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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:13 pm
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, July 27, 2009, 2-4     PM PDT (21-23 GMT)
Repeat from Saturday, July 25
and it features Dr. Paul Spudis.  The program will stream live at the regular show time, then it will be archived and set for podcasting on The Space Show website.  Dr. Paul Spudis is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. 



He is a Principal Investigator in the Planetary Geology Program of the NASA Office of Space Science, Solar System Exploration Division, specializing in research on the processes of impact and volcanism on the planets.  Served on NASA’s Lunar and Planetary Sample Team (LAPST), which advises allocations of lunar samples for scientific research, the Lunar Exploration Science Working Group (LEXSWG),that devised scientific strategies of lunar exploration, and the Planetary Geology Working Group, which monitors overall directions in the planetary research community.  Served on the Committee for Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX), an advisory committee of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Synthesis Group, a White House panel that in 1990-1991, analyzed a return to the Moon to establish a base and the first human mission to Mars. Member, Presidential Commission on the Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy, 2004.  Deputy Leader of the Science Team for the Department of Defense Clementine mission to the Moon in 1994.  Principal Investigator, mini-SAR experiment on Indian Chandrayaan mission to the Moon, 2008.  Team member, mini-RF technology demonstration experiment, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission to the Moon, 2008.

2. Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 29, 2-3:30 GMT)
Rand Simberg
will be discussing his New Atlantis Article, “A Space Program for the Rest of Us” which can be found at www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/a-space-program-for-the-rest-of-us .  Rand Simberg is a former project manager with Rockwell International having previously worked at the Aerospace Corporation. At Rockwell, he worked on a number of advanced concepts, including solar power satellites, launch and orbit transfer systems, space tethers, and lunar resource utilization. He has been cited as an expert in space transportation by the (now defunct) Office of Technology Assessment, and has provided key input into a number of space policy reports. He was editor of the Space Activists’ Handbook (a publication of Spacepac) for several years.  For the past ten years, he has been the President of Interglobal Space Lines, Inc., a commercial space entrepreneurial company and consultancy, specializing in low-cost space access and tourism. He has dual degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan (concentrating in astronautics) and a masters in technical management from West Coast University, in Los Angeles. He formerly published a weekly column at Fox News on line, and maintains a weblog on space policy and a range of other topics at www.transterrestrial.com.

3. Saturday, August 1, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Brent Sherwood
comes to the show to discuss his recent White Paper.  Brent Sherwood is a space architect living in the Pasadena area near Los Angeles.  He has extensively published fields related to the human exploration and development of space.  Currently he is Manager of Strategic Planning & Project Formulation for the seven business lines of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Before 2005, he was with the Boeing Company for 17 years, in space station business development, entrepreneurial space initiatives, program development for Sea Launch, space station manufacturing engineering, and human exploration system and mission concept engineering. He has masters degrees in aerospace engineering and in architecture.

4. Sunday, August 2, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. Dwayne Day
comes to the program to discuss the Planetary Science Decadal Survey, the role of the other decadal surveys (astronomy is going on right now, along with one on life and microgravity sciences), military space history and current space policy. Dr. Dwayne Day is a program officer for the National Research Council’s Space Studies Board.  He is currently directing several congressionally mandated studies, including the planetary exploration decadal survey and a study of the survey and detection, and possible mitigation techniques, for the hazards posed by near-Earth objects.  He is also assisting on a study of suborbital science opportunities and recently worked on a study of radioisotope power systems for space that resulted in a Department of Energy decision to restart production of Plutonium 238 for deep space missions.  He has previously served as an investigator for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and was the first historian for the Congressional Budget Office.  He frequently writes about space history and policy and has authored a history of the Air Force Chief Scientist’s Office and served as primary or secondary editor of several books, including Eye in the Sky, a history of the early American satellite reconnaissance program known as Corona.  His articles have been published in The Washington Post, Space News, Forbes.com, Air & Space, Spaceflight, Novosti Kosmonavtiki, and Raumfahrt Concret, and he is a frequent contributor to The Space Review.  He holds a Ph.D. in political science from The George Washington University.  He also likes dogs.

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