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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 8, 2010 6:24 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, February 8, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Robert Zimmerman
returns to discuss the new proposed space policy as part of the 2011 U.S. budget.  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, February 9, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 10, 1-2:30 GMT)
Program is The Space Show Classroom program on the rocket equation.  Our guest panelist is Paul Breed of Unreasonable Rockets.  Our co-hosts, Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. John Jurist are with us as well.  Presentation material will be uploaded to the Classroom blog prior to the start of this program.  See http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com/.  Remember, blog protocols for the live show are applicable so check them out on the blog.  Use regular Space Show contact addresses for comments and questions during the live show.

Paul T. Breed’s company is Unreasonable Rockets ( see http://unreasonablerocket.blogspot.com).   Paul T Breed grew up in Alaska where his father ran a bush airline. He learned to fix and build things at a young age out of necessity. He has an engineering degree from Harvey Mudd college and has been working as an embedded systems engineer for 25 years.  He has been working with his son, Paul A. Breed, 21, building a rocket for the Lunar Lander Competition.  95% of the work for Unreasonable Rockets is by this father and son team.

Dr. Jim Logan has held numerous positions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 1981 including Chief, Flight Medicine; Chief, Medical Operations, Chief, Medical Informatics & Health Care Systems and Group Manager, Human Test Support. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, he served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-five space shuttle missions and was the only medical representative to serve on the NASA Headquarters-chartered Space Station Operations Task Force. As Project Manager for the Space Station Medical Facility he helped design the first telemedicine-based inflight medical care delivery system for long duration missions. Dr. Logan is a past Provost of International Space University, consultant for The RAND Corporation and a founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association. Recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speaker Award, his speaking activities have taken him to Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Iceland, Russia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guam, South Korea, New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China.

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 the Odegard School Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota and Adjunct Professor of Biophysics, Rocky Mountain College.

3. Friday, February 12, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PST (15:30-17:30 GMT)
Kris Kimel
of Kentucky Space returns to the show to discuss important new programs. Kris Kimel is President and a founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), a non-profit company with an international reputation for designing and implementing a range of innovative initiatives. Over the 21 year life of KSTC dozens of projects have been funded by diverse supporters involving corporations, private foundations, state and federal governments. KSTC funds important R&D and technology commercialization projects at Kentucky universities. It also designed and manages the Kentucky Enterprise Fund (KEF)…an early-stage venture fund which currently holds over 60 equity positions in innovation-driven Kentucky companies.  e has been the author and contributor to numerous articles and reports and is widely recognized as a leader in the areas of science and technology policy, entrepreneurship and innovation having presented on these topics  at numerous national and international conferences. Kimel is also the founder of the international IdeaFestival®. e was  leader behind the vision and implementation of Kentucky Space….a unique enterprise involving a consortium of universities, companies and other organizations centered on the design, launch and operations of  small satellites and other spacecraft.

3. Sunday, February 14, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)
Brent Sherwood
returns to discuss the NASA Flexible Path plan that he has authored.  Brent Sherwood is a space architect living in the Pasadena area near Los Angeles.  He has extensively published fields related to the human exploration and development of space. Currently he is Manager of Strategic Planning & Project Formulation for the seven business lines of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Before 2005, he was with the Boeing Company for 17 years, in space station business development, entrepreneurial space initiatives, program development for Sea Launch, space station manufacturing engineering, and human exploration system and mission concept engineering. He has masters degrees in aerospace engineering and in architecture.

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