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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:09 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 21, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Dr. Bill Rowe
to discuss is peer reviewed and medical journal published information regarding the potential for kidney disease/dysfunction in all those engaged in very long space missions or colonizing.  Please visit his website, www.femsinspace.com. Dr. William Rowe is a board certified internal medicine doctor specializing in work on the cardiovascular advantages of young females in space. 



He is the author of many peer and non-peer  reviewed articles on this and other subjects.  Dr. Rowe is a specialist in gender differences for astronaut selection, human physiology in space, when to best take spacewalks and more. His website, www.femsinspace.com, is a wealth of information for his papers and scientific information.  Dr. Rowe also addresses issues relating to Mars colonization and has received awards from Marquis Who’s Who.  He is quite the adventure traveler as well.

2. Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 23, 1-2:30 GMT)
Tom Ligon
and M. Simon come to the program to discuss Bussard’s fusion and other fusion matters.
Tom Ligon is a science fiction author, whose work has appeared primarily in Analog Science Fiction and Fact.  Tom had the chance to work with physicist Robert W. Bussard on the Polywell fusion project from 1995 to 2001.  Tom proudly calls himself an Engineering Technologist, and holds two bachelors’ degrees from Virginia Tech.  He also serves on SIGMA, a think tank of science fiction authors that consult pro-bono for the government.  Two of Tom’s fact articles on the Polywell have appeared in Analog, and both have won Analab awards.  If you would like more information about him, his website is tomligon.com.  Listeners interested in papers on the subject of Polywell fusion, or in seeing some of Dr. Bussard’s speculations on fusion-powered space travel, are invited to go to www.askmar.com/Fusion.html.  Askmar also has a separate page on Dr. Bussard which includes several of his interstellar ramjet papers.  Those wishing to participate in a discussion of the Polywell or related topics should visit www.talk polywell.org.

Michael Simon is an aerospace electronics engineer. He is a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Power School (’66). After his stint in the Navy he worked for Raytheon Computer on the computers for the displays of the Air Traffic Control Routing Centers. In 1977 he designed the I/O board that went into the World’s First BBS. He helped Randy Suess And Ward Christiansen  in debugging  some hardware issues  related to the use of the board for the BBS. He currently resides in the Mid-West near Chicago. He has been an avid fan of Polywell Fusion ever since he heard (via the magic of the internet) Dr. Bussard give his Google talk in November of 2006.

3. Sunday, December 27, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
.  Call on any topic other than politics.  Interview for being a guest on The show.  Wrap up 2009 by letting us know your thoughts on space.

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