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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Mar 1, 2010 11:52 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, March 1, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Cynda Collins Arsenault
, co-founder of the  Secure World Foundation comes to the show (www.secureworldfoundation.org).  Cynda Collins Arsenault is President and co-founder of the Secure World Foundation.  Cynda and her husband, Marcel Arsenault started this foundation in order to work towards a secure world where war has become obsolete by the end of this century. They are currently focusing on preserving the mandate for the peaceful use of outer space by developing new global systems for sustainable space.



Cynda has been active in grass roots organizing and community building since the 1960s working on ways to build a secure and sustainable future for the children of the world. She has been involved for many years in promoting opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and has authored two books on this subject entitled:  Let’s Get Together: A Handbook in Support of Building Relationships Between Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Community, and When Do I Get Some Time for Me?: A Parent’s ‘Make it Happen’ Handbook for Finding and Using Respite Care and Other Supports For Their Children and Youth with Special Needs.   She received her BA in Sociology and Psychology at University of California Berkeley and earned her Masters Degree in  Education from Colorado State University. Cynda lives in Superior, Colorado with her husband, Marcel, and has two adult children, Erin and John.

2. Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PST (March 3, 1-2:30 GMT)
Howard Bloom
returns to talk about the Administration’s space policy proposals and the need for a space vision.
Howard Bloom has been called “the Darwin, Einstein, Newton, and Freud of the 21st Century” by Britain’s Channel4 TV and “the next Stephen Hawking” by Gear Magazine.  Bloom is the author of The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History (”mesmerizing”—The Washington Post) and Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century (”reassuring and sobering”—The New Yorker).  Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Evolution’s End and The Crack in the Cosmic Egg says “I have finished Howard Bloom’s two books, The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain, in that order, and am seriously awed, near overwhelmed by the magnitude of what he has done. I never expected to see, in any form, from any sector, such an accomplishment.  I doubt there is a stronger intellect than Bloom’s on the planet.”Bloom comes from the world of cosmology, theoretical physics, and microbiology.  But from 1968 to 1988, he created an entirely new form of fieldwork in cultural evolution, political science, and social psychology.  He turned down four graduate fellowships and embarked on what he calls his Voyage of the Beagle, an expedition to the heart of the beast, to the dark underbelly where new myths and new shifts in mass emotion are made.  The result: Bloom was a professional star-maker, helping build the careers of figures like Prince, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Billy Idol, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, John Mellencamp, and Queen, and turned around abandoned projects for companies like Sony, Disney, Pepsi Cola, Coca Cola, and Warner Brothers.
Bloom is a recent visiting scholar in the Graduate Psychology Department at New York University, a former Core Faculty Member at The Graduate Institute, and is the founder of three new fields: mass behavior, paleopsychology, and a new discipline he’s forging, omnology.  Bloom has worked for 50 years on unifying the sciences, the arts, and history to create a project of a sort that’s normally the province of madmen—a 4,800-chapter body of work called “The Grand Unified Theory of Everything In the Universe Including the Human Soul.”  Is this the insanity it seems?  Pavel Kurakin of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow doesn’t think so.  He concludes that, “Bloom has created a new Scientific Paradigm.  He explains in vast and compelling terms why we should forget all we know in complicated modern math and should start from the very beginning. …Bloom’s Grand Unified Theory… opens a window into entire systems we don’t yet know and/or see, new…collectivities that live, love, battle, win and lose each day of our gray lives.”

3. Thursday, March 4, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PST (15:30-17 GMT)
Dr. Eric Seedhouse
returns regarding his new book, “The New Space Race: China vs. USA.”  This book is available at www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/books.  Note that this show will be repeated for Monday, March 8 and will archive at that time.
Erik Seedhouse is an aerospace scientist whose ambition has always been to work as an astronaut. After completing his first degree in Sports Science at Northumbria University the author joined the legendary 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, the world’s most elite airborne regiment. During his time in the ‘Para’s’ Erik spent six months in Belize, where he was trained in the art of jungle warfare and conducted several border patrols along the Belize-Guatemala border. Later, he spent several months learning the intricacies of desert warfare on the Akamas Range in Cyprus. He made more than thirty jumps from a Hercules C130 aircraft, performed more than two hundred abseils from a helicopter and fired more light anti-tank weapons than he cares to remember!  Upon returning to the comparatively mundane world of academia, the author embarked upon a Master’s degree in Medical Science at Sheffield University. He supported his master’s degree studies by winning prize money in 100km ultradistance running races. Shortly after placing third in the World 100km Championships in 1992 and setting the North American 100km record, the author turned to ultradistance triathlon, winning the World Endurance Triathlon Championships in 1995 and 1996. For good measure, he also won the inaugural World Double Ironman Championships in 1995 and the infamous Decatriathlon, the world’s longest triathlon, an event requiring competitors to swim 38km, cycle 1800km, and run 422km. Non-stop!  Returning to academia once again in 1996, Erik pursued his Ph.D. at the German Space Agency’s Institute for Space Medicine. While conducting his Ph.D studies he still found time to win Ultraman Hawaii and the European Ultraman Championships as well as completing the Race Across America bike race. Due to his success as the world’s leading ultradistance triathlete Erik was featured in dozens of magazines and television interviews. In 1997, GQ magazine nominated him as the ‘Fittest Man in the World’.  In 1999, Erik decided it was time to get a real job. He retired from being a professional triathlete and started his post-doctoral studies at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University’s School of Kinesiology. While living in Vancouver, Erik gained his pilot’s license, started climbing mountains and took up sky-diving to relax in his spare time. In 2005 the author worked as an astronaut training consultant for Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas and wrote ‘Tourists in Space’, a training manual for spaceflight participants. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the Aerospace Medical Association. Recently, he was one of the final thirty candidates of the Canadian Space Agency’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. Erik currently works as manned spaceflight consultant and author. He plans to travel into space with one of the private spaceflight companies. As well as being a triathlete, skydiver, pilot and author, Erik is an avid scuba diver and has logged more than two hundred dives in more than twenty countries. His favorite movie is the director’s cut of ‘Blade Runner’, his favorite science fiction authors are Allen Steele and Stanislav Lem and his favorite science fiction series is Red Dwarf. ‘Prepare for Launch’ is his fifth book. When not writing, he spends as much time as possible in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and at his real home in Sandefjord, Norway. Erik lives with his wife and two cats on the Niagara Escarpment in Canada.

4. Sunday, March 7, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PST (18-19:30 GMT)

Program is a Space Show Classroom program featuring a discussion on due diligence, finance, marketing, and business management.  Our guest panel member is Bruce Pittman plus our co-hosts.

Guest Panelist:  Bruce Pittman is the President of the Silicon Valley Space Club and a Founding Member of the Alliance For Commercial Enterprise in Space.  Bruce Pittman has been involved in high technology product development, project management and system engineering for over 30 years.  He spent 11 years working at the NASA Ames Research Center working on a number of flight projects including Pioneer Venus, IRAS, and several advanced studies programs.  Bruce is back at Ames under a Space Act Agreement as the Director, Flight Projects for the NASA Commercial Space Portal/ACES.  He has also worked with NASA as a consultant on a number of projects including the High Speed Civil Transport (1997-1998), the Lunar/Mars program (1989-1991) and Space Shuttle Processing (1987-1988).  In the late 1990s Bruce went back into corporate America as Director of Program Management for a telecom equipment manufacturer and Director of Presales Consulting for an enterprise software company that was later acquired by Agile Software.  Bruce has extensive experience both as a system engineer and project manager and has devoted the last 20 years to the understanding of complex product development including both the hardware and the people sides of the process.  He has successfully led numerous distributed, cross functional teams.  His system engineering experience allows him to understand and make the best us of the technical experts on the project.  He has broad experience in conceiving, developing, testing, marketing and selling complex systems.  Startups and early stage companies have always been very alluring for Bruce and he has participated in a number of such efforts including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd., and Industrial Sound and Motion.  Bruce was a founding team member of both SpaceHab and Kistler Aerospace which have raised more than $700 million in private financing and Bruce helped New Focus grow from 150 people to 2000 people in 2 years and where revenues increased from $25 million to $150 million including a very successful IPO.  Bruce co-founded Profit Engineering Technologies a high tech consulting firm in 1994 to develop tools and methodologies to assist project teams and organizations to perform better, produce superior results and have more fun doing it.  Bruce has provided training, consulting and mentoring to a number of Fortune 100 companies and government.  Some of the major clients that Bruce has worked with include: Align Technologies, Agile Software, Adobe, Boeing, Behring Diagnostic, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Varian, Cepheid, Texas Instruments, Westinghouse as well as NASA and DOE.  Bruce has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from U. C. Davis and a MS in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Concurrent Product Development.  Bruce is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  As a member of the International Council on System Engineering Bruce helped author the EIA 632 standard “Engineering of Systems”.  He has authored over 2 dozen papers on a technical and management topics in aerospace and high technology.  In addition to his technical work Bruce has been a member of the adjunct faculty in the Engineering School at Santa Clara University Graduate for over 20 years.  While working at NASA Bruce was awarded two Superior Achievement Awards and three Group Achievement Awards.  He also received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the AIAA for his efforts in founding and chairing the System Engineering Technical Committee.

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