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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 7, 2009 7:59 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, September 7, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dr. Haym Benaroya
returns to talk facts about lunar settlements and to tell us about his two upcoming important books on the subject.  Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Benaroya’s space interests include the modeling of space and lunar base structures, space business and technology transfer, as well as the economic and political factors affecting space commerce. Dr. Benaroya has published many space related articles in peer review publications, especially concerning lunar structures and engineering.

2. Tuesday, September 7, 2009, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)



Dr. Eligar Sadeh comes to discuss the National Space Policy Program.  Please note that this is the first of two Tuesday programs this week.  In addition, this program will archive and podcast on Monday, Sept. 14 as the host will be at AIAA Space 2009 for that full week.  Eligar Sadeh is President and CEO of Astroconsulting International that provides consulting solutions, research studies, and professional education for the national security, commercial, and civil space sectors in the United States and the global community. Clients and partners of Astroconsulting International include: Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the United States Air Force Academy; NASA Academy of Program, Project, and Engineering Leadership; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Professional Development; Center for Space Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Astropolitics of Taylor and Francis Routledge; and Imprimis Inc. Sadeh holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis on Science and Technology Policy, Space Studies, and Environmental Studies from Colorado State University. He also holds a Masters of Arts in International Studies with a focus on security, conflict, and cooperation from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences with specializations in space systems engineering and bioengineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. From 2001 to 2008, Sadeh held professorships in Space Studies at the College of Aerospace Sciences of the University of North Dakota, and in Space and Defense Studies at the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to these academic positions, Sadeh worked for Lockheed-Martin as a Space Systems Engineer. Sadeh currently serves as a Research Associate with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, Editor of Astropolitics published by Taylor and Francis Routledge, Editor of Space and Defense, journal of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies, and on the Editorial Board of Space Policy published by Elsevier Science. Sadeh has a number of publications in Acta Astronautica, Astropolitics, and Space Policy, and other peer-reviewed journals. He is a contributing author to a Space Power Theory Project sponsored by the National Defense University and a Space and Defense Policy textbook edited by the United States Air Force Academy, and published Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective in 2002 and Politics of Space that is forthcoming in 2009. Sadeh holds adjunct professorships with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and the American Military University to instruct space-related academic courses. In addition, Sadeh instructs professional development courses in space policy and space management for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, United Space Alliance Training Academy, and the NASA Academy of Program, Project, and Engineering Leadership. Sadeh is a recognized expert in the areas of space policy and law, space studies, space systems management, and space technology development with sponsored research, and invited interviews, presentations, and testimonies, including, among others: National Science Foundation, NASA, Taylor and Francis Routledge, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies, National Defense University, Tauri Group, Congressional Quarterly, United States Government Accountability Office, World Affairs Council of America, History Channel International, and National Public Radio.

3. Tuesday, September 7, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT (September 8, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dr. James Dewar
returns to the show to discuss his new Apogee book, “The Nuclear Rocket: Making Our Planet Green, Peaceful and Prosperous.”  I have one copy of the book to give away courtesy of Apogee and it will go to the first caller with a question for Dr. Dewar.  Dr. James A. Dewar is author of a newly released Apogee book, To The End Of The Solar System. James A. Dewar worked exclusively on nuclear policy issues in the Atomic Energy Commission and its two successor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Department of Energy. They include: nonproliferation, export control, testing and treaty verification, environmental, international, nuclear fuel cycle, intelligence and technology transfer from the nuclear weapons complex. He held a Q clearance with Sigma access as well as many intelligences clearances. He graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1966 with a BA; the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin in1968 with a MA; and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in 1974 with the PhD. He began his government career and interest in nuclear rocketry in 1969 as a summer intern in NASA.

4. Friday, September 11, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
David Hook
returns to discuss air and space security issues post 9/11.. Originally from LaGrande, Oregon, “Dave” Hook grew up in the Seattle, Washington area on Bainbridge Island. After graduating high school he won an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. There he served as a cadet soaring instructor and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Astronautical Engineering. Upon commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant, Dave went to pilot training and earned his first choice of aircraft, the C-130 Hercules. During his career Dave flew over 4,000 hours in many different aircraft and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Acquisition and Procurement Management from Webster University. As the U.S. Air Attaché in West Sub-Saharan Africa he not only flew special air missions throughout Africa, but also worked airport security for President Clinton’s visit to Accra, Ghana in 1998. Finally, he served nearly 6 years as an Air Commando and Chief Pilot for Air Force Special Operations. While there he flew numerous aircraft including the Russian-built An-2 “Colt” biplane and a highly modified C-47T “Turbo Dakota.” He retired from active duty with over 20 years of military service. Dave is President and Managing Member of Planehook Aviation Services, LLC in San Antonio, Texas. Now in its 4th year, Planehook specializes in security consulting for general aviation airports with clients throughout the United States. However, he and his company have been working quietly behind the scenes for over 2 years to ensure security regulations for the NewSpace industry are fair and reasonable. Dave has recently made his company’s expertise publicly available to the space tourism industry.

5. Sunday, September 13, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Declan O’Donnell
, Atty. returns to the program to discuss new developments in space governance.

Declan O’Donnell is an expert on issues relating to space governance and the founder of United Societies in Space (USIS), in addition to his being a tax and securities attorney. Mr. O’Donnell is on the Mars Society Steering Committee, and he is on the Board of Directors of the Space Development Authority as well as the Lunar Economic Development Authority. He is a member and past president of the Lunar Solar Power Coalition and a member of the National Space Society. He received the Indira Gandhi Award of India for International Space Law for publishing the Space Governance Journal. Mr. O’Donnell has a superb understanding of the issues concerning the expansion of space commerce and the importance of establishing a system of space governance that will facilitate commercial space growth.

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