The John Batchelor Show

Friday 1 June, 2012

Air Date: 
June 01, 2012

Elon Musk and the SpaceX team made history today.  The company's Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station and made it back to Earth earlier this afternoon.  This marks the first time that such a task has been carried out by private venture. It's an exciting prospect, and here are photos of the craft's reentry and landing.


905 PM: Thaddeus McCotter, MI-11, re jobless report fail, campaign 2012.

920 PM: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC, re the worldwide slowdown.

935 PM: Tunku Varadarajan, Newsweek International: Around the world news.

950 PM: Gordon Chang,, China falls off a cliff, can it survive recession?

1005 PM: Jim McTague, Barron's. June jobs report hits Washington, what is to be done?

1020 PM: McKay Coppins, June jobs report hits Romney campaign.10

1035 PM: Michael Casey, WSJ, re four crises at once: Euro, China, dollar, trade.

1050 PM: Marc Coleman, Irish Newstalk Radio, Ireland referendum on Euro.

1105 PM: Terry Anderson, PERC, re the European trading system in emission, price collapse due to intervention

1120 PM: Bob Zimmerman,, Space X success with Dragon capsule returned from ISS.

1135 PM: Andrew Lawler, Science, re Near East archeology under threat from border closings in Syria and Turkey.

1150 PM: Shaila Dewan, NYT, re the 99 weekers, unemployment in all the states this year, jobless without remedy.

1205 PM: Karla Zabludovsky, NYT, re Juarez residents seeks therapy recovering from trauma of violence.

1220 PM: David Weidner, WSJ, re the suckers who bought FB and ignored the warnings.

1235 PM: Tunku Varadarajan, Newsweek International: Around the world news.

1250 PM: Exeunt: Henry Miller, Hoover, re Bloomberg bans soda and embraces donut day.