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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 7, 2009 5:28 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, December 7, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Samantha Snabes
and Jason Aranha come to the show of the Go Boldly program.
Go Boldly is a campaign started by a group of young professionals in the space industry in order to urge our elected representatives to provide increased funding for NASA’s human spaceflight programs. Together we created a website that allows viewers to gain a better understanding and awareness on how education, security, health, energy, and the economy are influenced by our nation’s investment in space exploration. Individuals can then sign a letter expressing their support, which will be sent to their elected representatives in Congress and to the President.



To date, over 3,100 letters have been sent from 42 states and the District of Colombia. With one of the Augustine Commission’s key findings that NASA needs increased funding of about $3 billion to do anything “meaningful” in space, this is a critical time to ensure our elected representatives understand the importance of human space exploration.

Samantha Lynne Snabes is a young professional supporting JSC Space Life Science Strategic Planning and Innovation.  After graduating U of MI Dearborn with a BA in International Studies and a BS in Biology, she continued her studies by working towards an MBA and starting a small biotech company based on a tissue culture technology she invented as an undergraduate.  Currently, Samantha dedicates her time to working as the Deputy Strategist within Space Life Sciences, volunteering as a firefighter, running and mentoring underserved youth.

Jason Aranha shares a diverse background with an equally interesting engineering career. After growing up in Brazil, Jason moved to Florida in the mid 90s and went on to earn a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His studies took him to England where he worked with WilliamsF1 on the aerodynamic design for the company’s racing cars and then to Houston, TX to join the development team for NASA’s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. His background in the space business includes Integration of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle to the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle and Mechanical Design of Orion’s Crew Impact Attenuation System; designed to protect the astronauts in the event of a hard landing. Along with his engineering hobby, Jason is a professional auto racing instructor with an extensive background driving various types of modern and classic racing cars.

2. Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 9, 1-2:30 GMT)
Peter Sage
Of Global Market and Communications to discuss the commercialization and Investment potential of space solar power.
Peter Sage is a leading and well-known international entrepreneur who has brought over a dozen various start-ups to commercial success.  Virtually all of the businesses he has started and built have been in different industries and some of the most notable successes include; The World Wide Health Corporation, an anti-ageing corporation he founded in 1998 that he quickly took to USD $4M in revenue.  The Energie Fitness Group, which he co-founded in 2002 and is one of the UK’s fastest growing chains of Health & Fitness Centers and the winner of numerous prestigious industry awards.  His latest venture, Space Energy, is an ambitious attempt to commercialize Space Based Solar Power and bring the vast environmental and humanitarian benefits of this multi-billion dollar project to the world.  Mr. Sage is a long-standing active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, having built six qualifying companies to date.  He has also been featured in numerous publications worldwide and was nominated for the prestigious 2008 ‘Extraordinary Lives Award’ by the world’s largest social entrepreneurs organization, “XL”, of which he is a life member.  In 2004 he also served as the Chairman of the London YES Group, the largest personal development organization in Europe, and was the first recipient of their highest level of recognition, that of Honorary Life Member, one of only three people ever to receive the award for outstanding contributions to the organization.  Mr. Sage is also a qualified Navigator for the world-renowned ‘Life-Pilot’ organization and has recently been invited to serve on the Board of Advisors for INSEAD (Paris), one of the world’s top business schools in the field of entrepreneurship.  In addition, he was appointed as the first Global Ambassador for the highly established and respected student entrepreneurs’ organization, CEO.   Mr. Sage is also a highly sought after international keynote speaker, motivation specialist and expert in human behavior who entertains and inspires both public and corporate audiences all over the world.  His client list has included the likes of Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Fitness First and many others.  He was also a professionally qualified member of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) for 2005 & 2006 and is listed in the 2009/2010 edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who of global business professionals.  For almost 20 years, he has relentlessly studied great achievers in history and his passion has been bringing the powerful lessons learned through his studies, as well as those from the Personal Development Industry, to the corporate world.  He ranks as one of a small and elite number of officially qualified trainers for Robins Research International and is a trained specialist in Human Needs Psychology (as recognized by the Robbins-Madanes Institute).  This leads him to traveling around the world and volunteering up to one month per year to conduct strategic interventions and work closely with people from all types of backgrounds; from super achievers and successful businessmen through to homeless, drug addicts, abuse cases and suicide.

3. Friday, December 11, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Dr. John Olds
Of The FastForward Group comes to the show.
Dr. John Olds is the founder of SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI), and currently serves as the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Dr. Olds is responsible for the strategic growth and overall management of the company, as well as establishing an integrated vision for the company’s various operating divisions and technical activities. He also has ongoing technical roles within the company and holds a joint title as one of the firm’s Principal Engineers. Presently, Dr. Olds serves as the Executive Director of the FastForward Study Group, an ad hoc group of individuals interested in pre-competitive collaboration and research focused on commercial point-to-point flight (PTP) passenger and cargo services. The group is informally hosted by SpaceWorks Commercial, and currently consists of over 20 members from industry, government and academe. Dr. Olds has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace sector, including positions in private consulting, large aerospace industry, academia, and small business. From 1995 – 2006, Dr. Olds served as a professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the director of the school’s Space Systems Design Lab. Prior to that, he was affiliated with General Dynamics’ Space Systems Division and later N. C. State University’s Mars Mission Research Center. In his professional and academic careers, Dr. Olds has been active in the field of advanced space transportation systems analysis and design with particular emphasis on the integration of automated software analyses using multidisciplinary analysis techniques. He is author or co-author of over 100 technical papers related to conceptual design of advanced space systems since 1986 and is a former Fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC). He has led or participated in a wide range of aerospace concept design studies related to advanced launch systems, human exploration missions, LEO-based satellite constellations, lunar resource missions, space solar power satellites, and military  spaceplane concepts. Dr. Olds holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from N.C. State University, an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from N.C. State University. Dr. Olds is a native of South Carolina. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has received both NASA TGIR and NASA Group Achievement awards for his participation in previous NASA space systems design projects.

4. Sunday, December 13, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
Dr. Ray Williamson
, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation comes to the show.  Dr. Ray Williamson is Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, a private operating foundation with headquarters in Superior, Colorado. He was formerly Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs in the Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University. At the institute, he had led several studies of security issues in space and on the socioeconomic benefits of Earth science and space weather research. Ray is also an external faculty member of the International Space University (ISU), Illkirch, France, teaching general space policy and remote sensing for the ISU Masters and Space Studies programs. He is editor of Imaging Notes and serves on the editorial board of the journal Space Policy. As a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Dr. Williamson serves on Commission Five: Space Policies, Law & Economics. He is the author of more than 100 articles on space policy, remote sensing and space security and author or editor of nine books on outer space, the technologies of historic preservation, and American Indian astronomy, myth and ritual. From 1979 to 1995, he was a Senior Analyst and then Senior Associate in the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the U.S. Congress. While at OTA, Dr. Williamson led more than a dozen space policy studies requested by Congressional committees. Ray received his B.A. in physics from the Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland. After two years on the astronomy faculty of the University of Hawaii, he taught philosophy, literature, mathematics, physics and astronomy at St. John’s College, Annapolis. For the last five years he also served as Assistant Dean of the College. To see Ray’s presentations, writings and interviews related to the Foundation’s mission, www.secureworldfoundation.org.

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