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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:38 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 14, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Robert Zimmerman
is a well known and respected space historian and author.  He also wrote a weekly UPI column which can be found by doing a Google for “Zimmerman bibliography” and click on “A Zimmerman Bibliography”.    Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning author.  His new book is now out, “THE UNIVERSE IN A MIRROR: THE SAGA OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND THE VISIONARIES WHO BUILT IT” is published by Princeton University Press. The book tells the poignant tale of the men and women behind the telescope, and how many had to sacrifice careers and family to get it built.



It also describes in detail the importance of Hubble both scientifically and culturally. More than any other instrument sent into space, the Hubble Space Telescope reshaped the human perception of our place in the universe.  Robert’s book “LEAVING EARTH: Space Stations, Rival Superpower, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel” is a must read!  His work is published regularly in such magazines as ASTRONOMY, THE SCIENCES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY, FORTUNE, AD ASTRA, AMERICAN HISTORY, STARDATE, and many other major magazines. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism.  Before writing his newest book, LEAVING EARTH, Mr. Zimmerman authored two books, GENESIS, THE STORY OF APOLLO 8, published by Four Walls Eight Windows in 1998, describes the family and political tale behind the first human journey to another world and THE CHRONOLOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DISCOVERIES IN SPACE (published by Oryx Press, now Greenword Publishing Group 2000).  This is a detailed reference book describing what was accomplished on every space mission beginning in October 1957 with Sputnik and continuing through December 1999.  Mr. Zimmerman also won an Emmy Award for the best space history for the general public by the American Astronautical Society awarded on Nov. 16, 2004.

2. Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 16, 1-2:30 GMT)
Jeffrey Manber
returns to the show regarding his new Apogee book, “Selling Peace: Inside The Soviet Conspiracy That Transformed The U.S. Space Program.  Jeffrey Manber is a recognized innovator in bringing about a competitive space marketplace. In the 1980’s he worked with Shearson Lehman to realize the first Wall Street fund dedicated to private space ventures. In the 1990’s, he served as Managing Director of Energia USA, representing the Russian space organization NPO Energia in its discussions with NASA and American aerospace companies. He also assisted on the privatization of NPO Energia. Later, he became CEO of MirCorp, the Dutch venture that leased the Russian space station Mir, signed with NBC to do a game show in space, signed Dennis Tito to his historic launch contract and worked with Hollywood starts from James Cameron to Mark Burnett of Survivor and Lance Bass of ‘NSync.  Currently, Mr. Manber is CEO of SFE Spaceworks, a new venture co-founded by Professor Bob Twiggs of Stanford University, among others, to provide a platform for the small launch vehicle, small satellite community. It is scheduled to open in the New Year. He also advises organizations and companies on space policy and trade issues.   Mr. Manber is also currently writing a book on his odyssey with the Russian space program, and is the co author of Lincoln’s Wrath, the story of how Abraham Lincoln censored the anti-war press during the Civil War.  Visit It’s www.sefspaceworks.com for more information.

3. Friday, December 18, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Dr. John Jurist
returns regarding his recent Space Review Article, “Ares 1, the space advocacy community, and the media.”  You can read this article and the comments at www.tespacereview.com/article/1524/1.
Dr. John Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in the precursor of what is now called telemedicine. In the business arena, he created, grew, and ran a very successful biomedical engineering consulting firm, took over a surgical care facility with instructions from the board to prepare it for bankruptcy, and within a year, converted it into a successful operation. He also founded a nonprofit medical research institution and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget.  Dr. Jurist is experienced in running a business and evaluating a business plan. Now semi-retired, he is applying his experience to the developing new space industry. He has invested in several alt.space startups, supported research in others by corporate grants, and funded research projects at Montana State University and at Santa Clara University. Dr. Jurist is currently a Life Member of the Aerospace Medical Association, a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society among other professional organizations.  He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Space Studies at UND at the Odegard School Aerospace Sciences.

4. Sunday, December 20, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
Captain Sarah Ford
and Dr. John Jurist regarding Captain Ford’s thesis for UND Space Studies, “Defining the Human Limits of High-Altitude Skydiving and Bailout Situations.”
Sarah Ford recently earned her MAS in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota.  Her independent study project for the degree focused on high altitude skydiving and emergency egress situations.  She will continue research on human survival in these situations along with adjunct professor, Dr John Jurist.  Sarah is a Captain in the Air Force stationed at Buckley AFB in Denver Colorado.  Her husband, Steve, is also a recent Space Studies graduate and a Captain in the Air Force.

For Dr. John Jurist, please read his bio from the above Friday, Dec. 18th program.

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