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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:06 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 23, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Michael Belfiore
returns to the show to discuss his new book, “The Department of Mad Scientists:
How DARPA is Remaking Out World from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.”Michael Belfiore began his career writing about the new space age in 2004, when he covered the launch of the first privately built spaceship for the New York Post. Since then he has written about the private space industry for Reuters, Wired News, and other outlets, including Popular Science, for which he has written numerous feature articles.



His blog Dispatches from the Final Frontier has become a highly regarded source of news about the industry.  He became a full-time writer in 1995, first working as a freelance technical writer explaining complex technical subjects to lay people, and then moving into the business world as a public relations writer for large corporations, still with a focus on technology.  He has also written scores of biographical encyclopedia entries on astronauts, business people, politicians, and other newsmakers for half a dozen reference publications from The Gale Group. His book Life Aboard a Space Station, published by Lucent Books in 2004, describes the experience of living and working in space for young readers.  His earlier was also discussed on The Space Show book, “Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space.”  His newest book is titled “The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.”

2. Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (November 25, 1-2:30 GMT)
Alan Boyle
returns to the program to discuss his new book, “The Case For Pluto: How A Little Planet Made A Big Difference.”  Alan Boyle is the MSNBC.com  science editor.  As such, he covers space exploration and the physical sciences, plus scientific frills involving dinosaurs, ruins and high-tech. Before joining MSNBC.com in 1996, he worked for almost 20 years at newspapers in Seattle, Cincinnati, and Spokane.  As an editor and reporter, Boyle has survived a hurricane, a volcanic eruption and an earthquake — and he has faith he’ll survive the Internet as well.  He has won many awards, including AAAS Science Journalism Award, 2002, NASW Science-in-Society Award, 2002, Cybersecurity Journalism Award, 2003 (co-winner), and the SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, 1999-2000 (co-winner).  His full resume can be seen at http://family.boyle.net/alan/resume.htm.

3. Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Paul T. Breed’s
company is Unreasonable Rockets ( see http://unreasonablerocket.blogspot.com).   Paul T Breed grew up in Alaska where his father ran a bush airline. He learned to fix and build things at a young age out of necessity. He has an engineering degree from Harvey Mudd college and has been working as an embedded systems engineer for 25 years.  He has been working with his son, Paul A. Breed, 21, building a rocket for the Lunar Lander Competition.  95% of the work for Unreasonable Rockets is by this father and son team.

4. Sunday, November 29, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
program.  Open Lines works best with your phone calls so please use the toll free number but keep your comments short to allow more callers and more topics to be discussed.  One topic I will have some things to say about is the continued discussion regarding space solar power.  Also the recent Space News article on space tourism.  All topics are welcome.  Also, if you would like to be a guest on The Space Show, calling in on an Open Lines program is your starting point.

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