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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:25 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, October 19, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
David Vaccaro
and Jacob Gullish of Futron come to talk with us about the “Futron 2009 Space Competitiveness Index: A Comparative Analysis of How Countries Invest in and Benefit from Space Industry.” This is Part One of a Two Part program.  The second interview will air Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, 2009.



Jay Gullish has more than 15 years experience in the communications, media and government sectors in the U.S. as well as Africa, Latin America and South/Southeast Asia.  An economist by training, Jay has participated in a large number of financial transactions, assessments, due diligences, and forecasting.  He has strong expertise in the ICT sector, including satellite telecommunications, information technology, outsourcing, contact centers, and business process outsourcing.   Mr. Gullish has conducted strategy development and implementation at the senior level, including merger and acquisition activity – both as a party involved as well as an independent third party analyst.  He has worked for and with major telecommunications companies and government clients in 20+ markets worldwide. Prior to Futron   Mr. Gullish was Director of Strategy and Marketing for an Indian-based call center software development company, and before that worked at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the US Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau.

David Vaccaro has 10 years of experience in space and telecommunications research and analysis involving satellite communications and ground infrastructure, national telecommunications policies, and international space programs. Prior to joining Futron, Mr. Vaccaro analyzed global telecommunications governance issues at the World Bank. He also has onsite work experience in emerging Asian markets, leading an internet design team at an advertising firm in Nanjing, China as well as managing public relations for a Chinese e-commerce portal. At Futron, Mr. Vaccaro has managed several teams of employees on individual projects ranging from comprehensive economic valuations of the satellite industry to quantitative analysis on behalf of multiple-year, multimillion-dollar federal government contracts. He has been a major contributor to reports on topics ranging from global space competitiveness to the national security implications of international telecommunications infrastructure. Additionally, he maintains a database of space activity featuring more than 20,000 interlocking tables and records relating to launch events, spacecraft, payload instruments, launch vehicles, and space-related organizations. Mr. Vaccaro concentrated in Science, Technology, and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where his studies focused on telecommunications as an avenue for economic development. He is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and conversant in several other European languages.

2. Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 21, 2-3:30 GMT)
Part Two of the special Futron program.

3. Friday, October 23, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Doris Hamill
, Technology Manager working for NASA Langley Research Center regarding her Oct. 12, 2009 Space Review article, “To Reach Ever Further: A Mission and a Vision For NASA.”  You can read this article at www.thespacereview.com/article/1487/1.  Ms. Hamill is speaking for herself and her private views, not for NASA.  Doris Hamill is a Technology Manager with NASA Langley Research Center in Business Development.

4. Sunday, October 25, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dennis Stone
comes to the show to discuss World Space Week and more.

Dennis Stone serves as volunteer President of the World Space Week Association.  The non-profit Association coordinates the global celebration of UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10, in some 60 nations.   Mr. Stone co-founded the Association in 1981.  Today it is the world leader in cooperative, synchronized programs to impact the mass public and youth with the excitement of space.  Under his leadership, World Space Week has grown to become the largest annual public space on Earth.   Building on the proven strategy of the media event, Mr. Stone encourages the space community to hold events during World Space Week to reach audiences through global news coverage.   He has created and managed numerous programs and promotions, from Zero-G student flights, media campaigns, corporate licensing, fund raising, Board development, educational material dissemination, and a wide range of events. Mr. Stone is the Manager of Program Integration for NASA’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program in Houston.  He leads efforts to support the emerging commercial space transportation industry, including development of markets for microgravity.  He chaired the Business Committee of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) competitions resulting in a $500 million investment by NASA in this new industry.   Previously, Mr. Stone spent 20 years supporting the Space Station, including as Chief System Engineer of the Assured Crew Return Vehicle, Manager of Avionics Integration, and chair of the Commercialization Working Group.  Prior to his NASA career, he worked for McDonnell Douglas, Ford Aerospace, and Rockwell.  He earned bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii.  He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.  He enjoys traveling, having visited over 25 nations.

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