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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:46 am via: source
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, August 10, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Replay from the previous week
as the host is at the SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah.  When you see the program archived on the website, it is ready for play and podcasting  The program features Eric Daniels and Margaret Lau of the California Space Authority to discuss the new program, French Aerospace Valley Association.

Mr. Daniels is currently employed as the Director, State and Local Government Relations for the California Space Authority, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit corporation founded to promote and advocate the continuing development and growth of California’s space enterprise community. In this capacity, Mr. Daniels manages the Sacramento office of CSA and oversees the advocacy and education programs designed to help foster better awareness of space enterprise among state and local elected and regulatory officials. A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Mr. Daniels earned a BA degree in History and a BA degree in Government. He began working in the State Capitol of California even before graduating, first as an intern and eventually as an administrative assistant to various legislators. Mr. Daniels served nine years as a California Assembly staff member and two years as a US House of Representatives staff member, where he served as district chief of staff. Much of his legislative and congressional career has been spent serving the needs of the Vandenberg Air Force Base area. He has, consequently, fostered a network of relationships with state legislators, congressional members, their staffers and air force personnel. Upon leaving legislative and congressional service, Mr. Daniels took the position of Executive Director and Legislative Advocate for a statewide consumer lending organization. In this capacity he directed all aspects of the association’s activities, including membership development, political action committee development, meeting planning, staffing, budgeting, bill tracking and legislative and regulatory lobbying.  Mr. Daniels broadened his knowledge of advocacy by entering private lobbying practice and taking on clients with varying interests. Among his many clients, Mr. Daniels represented the California Premium Finance Association, the California Deer Farmers Association, the California Casket Retailers Association, the City of South Pasadena, the California Printer Cartridge Remanufacturers Association and the California Space Authority which is now his fulltime employer. He has been instrumental in legislation and regulations relative to the creation of commercial spaceports in California, sales tax exemptions on aerospace development and satellite ownership, automobile repossessions, late fees on consumer credit accounts, food safety and venison testing and regulations governing printer toner recycling.  A fifth generation native of California, Mr. Daniels grew up among the ranching families of Monterey County. He has been active in numerous civic organization including Rotary International, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP), the Small Family Wineries Association and the Sacramento Historical Society.

Margaret Lau is the Special Assistant to the Executive Director/Project Coordinator for the California Space Authority, a statewide non-profit dedicated to promoting and advocating for the continued development and growth of California’s space enterprise. In this capacity, Margaret assists in the coordination, management and implementation of activities, processes, partnerships and collaborations among the organization’s state offices and Executive Director.  With 17 years of experience in administrative support capacities at Allan Hancock College, including four years as coordinator of economic development, Margaret’s scope of knowledge, skills, and talents is both extensive and comprehensive. As coordinator of economic development, she coordinated, managed and monitored grant deliverables – most notably the college’s NASA Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award, the National Science Foundation SpaceTEC grant and Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration WIRED Initiative – in addition to developing and implementing contract education opportunities throughout the college’s service area. Facilitating the development of curricula, as well as associated outreach materials and programs, Margaret successfully engaged the support of numerous students, staff, faculty and administrators, industry partners, and members of the nationwide K-16 educational community. As a representative of Allan Hancock College, local partnerships were enhanced by her enthusiastic participation and support of the Santa Barbara County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council; Constructing Connections Resource Committee; Santa Maria Employer Advisory Council; Santa Maria Manufacturers’ Association; and California Space Center Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Allan Hancock College, Margaret worked in International Regulatory Affairs and in Quality Assurance for a global, multi-specialty pharmaceutical firm.  Margaret is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of California, Irvine, with a B.S. in biological sciences. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been a resident of Santa Maria, located on California’s beautiful central coast, for over 20 years. She and her husband, Bowman, are proud parents of a son, Ryan, who is away at college.

2. Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 12, 2-3:30 GMT)
Replay from the previous week
as the host is at the SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah.  The program features  Dr. Bernard Foing of the European Space Agency (ESA) to the show to discuss Smart-1 highlights, and future lunar exploration (global robotic village and international lunar bases.  Prof. Bernard H. Foing is the Chief scientist and Senior Research Coordinator, at ESA Space Science Department. Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG).  PhD in Astrophysics and Space Techniques with a sounding rocket experiment (France CNRS and US New Mexico, Boulder, Harvard). ENSET and Agrégé Professor of Physics, he joined CNRS and worked 3 years with ESO and French embassy  in Chile. He has worked at ESA as visiting scientist, staff scientist, Head of Research Division, Chief scientist and Senior Research Coordinator, in ESA Space Science Department. Co-investigator of space missions instruments such as TRC, SOHO, XMM, Mars-Express, COROT, BIOPAN, Expose/ISS, ExoMars. He is the Project scientist, father of SMART-1 first European mission to the Moon, from conception in 1996 to lunar final impact in 2006. He has led studies of lunar orbiters and landers, and technology developments.  With ILEWG, he has been promoting international collaborative projects, the preparation for a global robotic village, and a human base. He is a corresponding member of International Academy of Astronautics, Distinguished Research Professor at Florida Tech. Space scientist in lunar and planetary exploration, astrophysics, he authored or co-authored more than 450 papers, and edited 16 books.

3. Friday, August 14, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Interviews from the SmallSat Conference
.  For example, the host is meeting with ATK Monday morning for a hard hitting, factual discussion on Ares 1.  These taped interviews will play in full for this Friday program.

4. Sunday, August 16, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dave Ketchledge
returns regarding his updated new book, “Rocket Science.”

Mr. Ketchledge has authored “The Next Shuttle” and his new book, “Rocket Science.” Professionally, Dave is an Instrumentation Engineer with an extensive background in nuclear power. He has served as a nuclear control systems test Engineer, along with being an Instructor in Reactor theory, Electronics and Physics. From 1987-1990 he was the lead maintenance manager at the Idaho A1W power station with Naval Reactors. Dave holds a BS degree from SIU in Industrial Engineering with additional courses in programming and process control systems. For nearly 40 years he has been part of the hobby rocketry community in the NAR and TRA. He has been a key technical writer with awards in Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics and small telemetry systems.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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