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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Matt on Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:34 pm
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1.  The Monday, December 28, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)

Dr. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington  University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to his leaving active faculty status in June 2008, he was on the faculty of the George Washington  University for 38 years; before that he taught at the Catholic University of America for four years. He was the founder in 1987 and long-time Director of GW’s Space Policy Institute. He is also a faculty member of the International  Space University.



Dr. Logsdon’s research interests focus on the policy and historical aspects of U.S. and international space activities. He is author of The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest and is general editor of the eight-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. He has written numerous articles and reports on space policy and history. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues. Dr. Logsdon is a member of the NASA Advisory Council and the Academic Council of the International Space University. From September 2008-August 2009, he held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. In 2003, he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. From 1997-1999, he served as a member of a blue-ribbon international panel evaluating Japan’s National Space Development Agency. From 1998-2008, he was a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Council of the Department of Transportation.  He has also served on the Vice President’s Space Policy Advisory Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council. He is a recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service and Public Service Medals, the 2005 John F. Kennedy Award from the American Astronautical Society, and the 2006 Barry Goldwater Space Educator Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.  He holds a B.S. in Physics from Xavier University (1960) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University (1970).

2. The Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 30, 1-2:30 GMT)

welcomes back Tom Olson for his end of the year Space News wrap up program. Tom has some provocative and important topics for discussion this year so don’t miss this program. Thomas Andrew Olson is Managing Partner, Exodus Consulting Group Co-Founder, ColonyFund.com  For nearly a quarter-century, Mr. Olson has been a business systems engineer and analyst in the Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors. In addition, he has worked in an investment analysis and operations capacity in the Financial Services area (cash and fund management). A serial entrepreneur, he helped found Exodus Group as a way to bridge the gap of understanding between entrepreneurial space tech startups and Angel/VC/Institutional investors seeking new opportunities. He is also on the organizing committee for the “Space Investment Summits”, a semi-annual event bringing together interested investors and entrepreneurs for knowledge sharing and professional networking.

3. The Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT):  Happy New Years.

Due to the holiday, there is no show today.

4. The Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)

welcomes back Taylor Dinerman to discuss his recent Space Review articles on China, Climategate and NASA, and much more.  Read his articles at www.thespacereview.com.

Taylor Dinerman is a well-known and respected space writer regarding military and civilian space activities since 1983.  From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Dinerman ran Space Equity.com.  Taylor Dinerman has now been writing for a variety of publications including Ad Astra,  The Wall Street Journal and the American Spectator.  He is a regular contributor with a weekly piece for Jeff Foust’s Space Review.  Mr. Dinerman’s articles on a wide range of important space topics can be read at www.thespacereview.com.  His work also appears in the Wall Street Journal, the National Review, and he was the author fo the text book, “Space Sciences for Students.”  He is a part-time consultant for the US Defense Department.

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

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