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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:23 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, January 25, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Chris Carberry
returns to the show to discuss the upcoming BLITZ.  Chris Carberry is the former  Executive Director of The Mars Society.  Prior to that position, Chris Carberry was a volunteer actively involved in the space exploration advocacy community, serving on the Steering Committees for the Mars Society (where he serves as chairman) and the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) as well as the Board of Directors for the National Space Society. 



For several years, he has been the national political director for the Mars Society, for which he has organized congressional outreach efforts around the country; he has spoken to most major presidential candidate during the last several elections.  He co-authored space language in the 2000 Republican National Platform, has co-authored Congressional testimony, and has met with high level officials at the White House, NASA and Congress. He was chairman of such congressional lobbying events as the 2007 Space Budget Blitz, the 2007 Moon-Mars Blitz, the 2006 Space Blitz, and the Great 2006 Mars Blitz.  In 2008, Chris will be organizing several major lobbying efforts in 2008 as well as helping to coordinate events at the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Chris has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, The Boston Herald, The Hartford Courant, The New Scientist, Metro (of London) and stories have been written about him in several publications including the Wired News (picked up by ABC NEWS), Salem News and the Eagle-Tribune.  He has provided commentary on various television stations including CNN International, and has appeared as a guest on the Paul Sullivan Show on WBZ radio in Boston. He is also the author of numerous articles concerning space policy and politics.  Chris is the author of a mystery/science fiction novel called Celestial Pursuits: in the hub of the universe which was published in 2006. He is currently working on several writing projects, including another science fiction novel as well as a non-fiction book concerning art theft. In addition, Chris has recently signed a movie option contract for his novel, Celestial Pursuits, with a Los Angeles production company. Chris Carberry has a Bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master’s degree in history and archival methods.  For several years Chris worked as an archivist at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where he processed the papers of United States Senator Leverett Saltonstall, as well as numerous other collections.  While in this position, he compiled The Guide to Modern Political Papers in Massachusetts and helped to put together numerous displays.  Chris transitioned into the role of Operations Manager at the Historical Society, where he is responsible for the protection of numerous art works and the greatest collection of early American documents outside of the Library of Congress.  Chris has a heavy background in historical research, having worked as research assistant for several authors, including British biographer Sarah Bradford (America’s Queen) and former New York Times Magazine editor Ed Klein (The Kennedy Curse). In 2007, Chris was contracted to archive a large collection of family correspondence and documents and to write a biography on Boston businessman John W Humphrey.

2. Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PST (January 27, 1-2:30 GMT)
John Powell
of J.P. Aerospace returns for updates.  Check out his website at www.jpaerospace.com. Apogee has provided me with two copies of his book, “Floating In Space” and I will give them away on the show to the first two callers with a question or comment for John.  John Powell is the President and Founder of JP Aerospace. John Powell and the JPA team has been giving NASA competition.  His work has included a wide variety of development projects and flight systems including Orbital transfer vehicles, micro-satellites, rockets, balloon based rocket launch systems and high altitude airships. JP has over eighty flight missions under his belt.  The JPA team has made the edge of space their playground.  Mr. Powell is both a pilot and submarine builder and lives in Placerville, California.

3. Friday, January 29, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Dr. Haym Benaroya
from Rutgers University returns to discuss his two upcoming lunar engineering books as well as the important subject of lunar habitat development.  Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University.  He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate.  He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Benaroya’s space interests include the modeling of space and lunar base structures, space business and technology transfer, as well as the economic and political factors affecting space commerce. Dr. Benaroya has published many space related articles in peer review publications, especially concerning lunar structures and engineering.

4. Sunday, January 31, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
Dr. Charles (Les) Johnson
, co-author of “Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth” returns. This book can be purchased through One Giant Leap Foundation’s website as an Amazon partner, see www.amazon.com/dp/0387799850?tag=onegialeafou-20.  Dr. Les Johnson is the Deputy Manager for NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  He is a co-investigator on a Japanese space tether experiment that will fly in the summer of 2009.  During his career at NASA, he served as the Manager for the Space Science Programs and Projects Office, the In-Space Propulsion Technology Program, and the Interstellar Propulsion Research Project.  He was the Chief Scientist for the ProSEDS space experiment, twice received NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, and has three patents.  He is an author of three popular science books, Living Off the Land in Space and Solar Sailing: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, and the soon-to-be published, Paradise Regained: The Re-greening of Planet Earth, which will explain why space advocates and environmentalists should work together.  Les was the technical consultant for the movie, “Lost in Space.” Les has numerous peer reviewed publications and has been published in Analog. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the National Space Society, The World Future Society, and MENSA.  National Public Radio, CNN, The New York Times, and Fox News have interviewed him.  He’s appeared in several documentaries shown on The Discovery Channel and The Science Channel.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and his Master’s degree in physics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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