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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:53 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, November 16, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Dr. Ted Bateman
and Dr. Jeff Willey come to the show to discuss their research project funded by NSBRI) to understand radiation-induced bone loss and to determine which treatments can be used to reduce that loss and lower the risk of fractures.

Dr. Ted Bateman is a researcher with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute:Musculoskeletal Alterations Team. Principal Investigator: Space Radiation and Bone Loss: Lunar Outpost Mission-Critical Scenarios and Countermeasures Clemson University: Director, Osteoporosis Mechanics Lab Associate Professor, Department of Bio Engineering. 



Dr. Ted Bateman has more than 15 years in engineering and 15 years in Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering, with seven of those years at Clemson University. His current research focus is on the effect of radiation exposure on bone, including space radiation. In addition, to his NSBRI work, Bateman is conducting NASA-funded research.  His other research studies involve disuse osteoporosis and molecular therapies, SCI/Nerve damage induced bone loss, biomineralization/biomechanics, and spaceflight pre-clinical disease models. Prior to joining Clemson, Bateman was an assistant professor at Colorado State University and a research associate at the BioServe Space Technologies Center at the University of Colorado. He also worked as an Automation Engineer at Amgen Inc., Boulder, Colo.

Dr. Jeff Willey is a researcher with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute: Musculoskeletal Alterations Team.  Principal Investigator: Radiation Effects on Bone Tissue and Cells in Reduced Gravity.  Clemson University: Postdoctoral Research Associate.  Dr. Jeff Willey has more than eight years research experience in the fields of bioengineering and biological sciences. His current research investigates radiation-induced osteoporosis. Specifically, how ionizing irradiation that models cancer therapy and spaceflight conditions causes bone loss. In addition to his NSBRI-funded project, Willey is a collaborator on other NSBRI, NASA-funded and private-industry-funded projects. Prior to arriving at Clemson, Willey conducted biomechanics research at Ohio University and was a biology instructor at Ohio Northern University. Willey is also active in promoting educational outreach. He is the past-chairperson Radiation Research Society Scholars-In-Training Committee, a group dedicated to promoting the development of students and fellows in the radiation sciences.

2. Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (Novemner 18, 1-2:30 GMT)
Dr. Edward McCullough
is a retired principal scientist from Boeing. He has received his professional schooling mainly in nuclear engineering through the U.S. Navy (gaining his Certification for Nuclear Engineering in 1975). Mr. McCullough focuses on concept development and advanced technology at Rockwell Space System’s Advanced Engineering and Boeing’s Phantom Works. He has researched innovative methods to reduce the development time of technologies and systems from 10 to 20 years down to 5 years. He has experienced successes in the area of chemistry and chemical engineering for extraterrestrial processing and photonics for vehicle management systems and communications. This included leading a chemical process development research team in a skunk works environment for 4 years. Mr. McCullough has led efforts for biologically inspired multi parallax geometric situational awareness for advanced autonomous mobility and space manufacturing. He recently developed several patents, including patents for an angular sensing system; a method for enhancing digestion reaction rates of chemical systems; and a system for mechanically stabilizing a bed of particulate media. Mr. McCullough has served in a variety of professional societies and councils. He is an Emeritus member of the Board of Trustees for the University Space Research Association, a member of the Science Council for Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science, an Emeritus Chairman of the AIAA Space Colonization Technical Committee and a charter member of the AIAA Space Exploration Program Committee. He has worked several studies for the National Research Council.

3. Friday, November 20, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Dr. Jim Vedda
has been with the Aerospace Corporation in Arlington, Virginia since March 2004 performing policy research and analyses for various U.S. government customers, including NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Air Force, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and others. Previously, he spent six and a half years at ANSER Inc., also in Arlington, assigned full time to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This included four and a half years in the Space Policy Directorate and two years with the Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense. While at ANSER, Jim received the company’s highest employee award, the Alan S. Boyd Award for Professional Development, in 2002.  Jim received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida. His dissertation analyzed the evolution of post-Apollo space policy-making in the executive and legislative branches. He also has a master’s degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been a member of the American Astronautical Society since 1997, serving as its Vice President for Public Policy from July 2002 to November 2004, and as a member of its Board of Directors from November 2004 to November 2007.   From 1987 to 1993, Jim was a professor in the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, where he taught courses on civil, commercial, and military space policy to undergraduate and graduate students. He was one of the founding members of the faculty, helping to create the curriculum for the Master of Science in Space Studies degree. He was associate director of North Dakota’s participation in the NASA Space Grant program, served a term as department chairman, and pioneered the department’s use of multimedia teaching techniques.  Jim’s published writing has appeared in book chapters and in journals such as Space Policy, Space News, Astropolitics, Space Times, Ad Astra, Space Energy and Transportation, Space Business News, The Journal of Space Law, and Quest. He has presented conference papers for the International Astronautical Federation, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, the Midwest Political Science Association, the NASA History Office, and the National Air & Space Museum, and commentary for the Public Members Association of the Foreign Service, CNN, and others.

4. Sunday, November 22, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
Jim Crisafulli
, Director of the Hawaiian Office of Aerospace Development comes to the show. A native of Los Angeles, Jim Crisafulli pursued joint undergraduate studies in Physics and Zoology at Harvey Mudd College and Pomona College inClaremont, California. Following a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps as a secondary school physics teacher in Fiji, he returned to Claremont Graduate University to obtain a Masters Degree in International Studies, with special emphasis on the technologies and economies of Asia/Pacific societies. In 1978, Jim was awarded a 3-year international research fellowship with the East-West Center in Honolulu, where he continued to investigate technology development issues affecting Asia/Pacific communities. He subsequently held positions as an economic development specialist and program director for the Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) and the Economic Development Corporation of Honolulu. In 1988, Jim joined the Hawaii State Government to serve as Space Program Projects Manager for the State Office of Space Industry (until its closure in May, 1995), and subsequently served as Science & Technology Officer and Research & Development Coordinator for the State’s Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT). In his current capacity as Director of DBEDT’s new Office of Aerospace Development (OAD), Jim serves as the State’s representative for the aerospace industry in Hawaii, and continues to work with various municipal, state, federal, and international agencies and institutions to promote innovative applications of advanced space-related technologies, with special emphasis on satellite telecommunications and space-based remote sensing networks, space-based power systems, disaster management networks, and commercial space launch activities. As Executive Director for the Japan-U.S. Science, Technology & Space Applications Program (JUSTSAP), Jim also coordinates bilateral and multinational space activities through Hawaii, including development of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) on the Big Island of Hawaii, to facilitate the research, development, testing and evaluation of innovative technologies, as well as professional training and aerospace education programs, to support future robotic and human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

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