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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:11 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 30, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)

Note space attorney Wayne White returns to discuss space law updates, legal issues for orbital debris and suborbital tourism.  Wayne White is an attorney who works for an aerospace contractor. He is currently the Contract Manager for NASA’s Constellation Space Suit System prime contract.  He is the author of many articles, and a frequent speaker in the field of national and international space law. 



Mr. White graduated from Chapman University, received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from U.C. Riverside, and received his law degree from U.C. Davis.  Mr. White has previously served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Legal\Subcommittee; as Associate Director of the National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center at the University of Mississippi; and as a member of the General Counsel’s office of the University of California. Wayne has also served as a Director of the National Space Society, and Chair of the Society’s International Space Development Conference in 2002. He has been a member of the International Institute of Space Law for many years.

2. Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 2, 1-2:30 GMT)
Howard Bloom
returns to the program to discuss his new book, “The Genius Of The Beast.”
Howard Bloom has been called “the Darwin, Einstein, Newton, and Freud of the 21st Century” by Britain’s Channel4 TV and “the next Stephen Hawking” by Gear Magazine. Bloom calls his field “mass behavior” and explains that his area of study includes everything from the mass behavior of quarks to the mass behavior of human beings. He is the founder of three international scientific groups: The Group Selection Squad (started in 1995), The International Paleopsychology Project (1997), and The Space Development Steering Committee (2007), which includes Buzz Aldrin, Edgar Mitchell (the sixth man to set foot on the moon), and decision makers from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Air Force. And he’s the founder of a mass-communications volunteer group that gets across scientific ideas using animation, The Big Bang Tango Media Lab (started in 2001).  Bloom comes from the world of cosmology, theoretical physics, and microbiology. But he did 20 years of fieldwork in the world of business and popular culture, where he tested his hypotheses in the real world. In 1968 Bloom turned down four graduate fellowships and embarked on what he calls his Voyage of the Beagle, an expedition to the dark underbelly where new myths, new historical movements, and new shifts in mass emotion are made.  The result: Bloom generated $28 billion in revenues (more than the gross domestic product of Oman or Luxembourg) for companies like Sony, Disney, Pepsi Cola, Coca Cola, and Warner Brothers. He accomplished this by taking profits out of the picture and focusing on passion and soul. He applied the same principle to star-making, helping build the careers of figures like Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Billy Idol, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, John Mellencamp, Queen, Kiss, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Run DMC, and roughly 100 others. Bloom also plunged into social causes. He helped Launch Farm Aid and Amnesty International in the United States, created two educational programs for the Black community, put together the first public-service radio advertising campaign for solar energy, and co-founded the leading national music anti censorship movement in the United States, an organization that went toe-to-toe with Al Gore’s wife Tipper and with the religious extremists manipulating her.  A former visiting scholar in the Graduate Psychology Department at New York University and a former Core Faculty Member at The Graduate Institute in two fields–Conscious Evolution and Organizational Leadership–Bloom is the author of four books: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History (”mesmerizing”–The Washington Post), Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century (”reassuring and sobering”–The New Yorker), How I Accidentally Started The Sixties (monumental, epic, glorious literary achievement.” Timothy Leary), and The Genius of the Beast: A Radical re-Vision of Capitalism (”exhilaratingly-written and masterfully researched. I couldn’t put it down.”–James Burke).  But Bloom’s chef d’oeuvre is a project of the kind that normally only lunatics undertake, the 5,700 chapters of what he unabashedly calls “The Grand Unified Theory of Everything In the Universe Including the Human Soul.” Pavel Kurakin of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow says that with the Grand Unified Theory of Everything In the Universe Including the Human Soul, “Bloom has created a new Scientific Paradigm. He explains in vast and compelling terms why we should forget all we know in complicated modern math and should start from the very beginning. …Bloom’s Grand Unified Theory… opens a window into entire systems we don’t yet know and/or see, new…collectivities that live, love, battle, win and lose each day of our gray lives. I never imagined that a new system of thought could produce so much light.” Visit Howard’s website for more information, www.howardbloom.net.  If you want to order his new book, please do so through One Giant Leap Foundation at www.amazon.com/dp/1591027543?tag=onegialeafou-20.

3. Friday, December 4, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Brian Horais
comes to the show to discuss his Oct. 12, 2009 Space Review article.  Please read this article prior to the show at www.thespacereview.com/article/1489/1.  Brian Horais is a former DARPA Program Manager in the Strategic Technology Office involved in space and sensor technology development.  He has chaired five US and international conferences on small satellite technology with the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) and has authored more than 20 publications on space, sensor and advanced technology development.  He holds two patents in sensor and projectile technologies.  Brian is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS Aero), the Naval Postgraduate School (MS Aero), and the University of New Haven (MBA).  He is a retired Naval Reserve Officer and was a carrier-based A-6E Intruder pilot stationed onboard the USS John F. Kennedy(CV-67).   Brian currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where he consults for Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

4. Sunday, December 6, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
Dr. Marshall Kaplan
of Launchspace returns.  Marshall H. Kaplan, Ph.D., has been teaching courses on space technology since 1968. His career spans 40 years of combined professional experience in the aerospace industry, academia, and consulting. Dr. Kaplan enjoys an international reputation as a lecturer on several subjects in astronautical engineering and is an expert in spacecraft and launch vehicle design. He is presently very active with new communications satellite systems, launch vehicles and intellectual property issues. Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in the design and development of three-axis stabilized attitude control systems for communication satellites. He is the author of the textbook, “Modern Spacecraft Dynamics and Control.” During the past 12 years he has served as chief engineer on two launch vehicle programs, one expendable and one reusable. Dr. Kaplan has authored three books and more than 100 papers and reports on various aspects of astronautics. He received advanced degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T. and Stanford University, and he is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society.  Visit www.launchspace.com/ for more information about space courses and training offered by Dr. Kaplan.

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