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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:38 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, April 26, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dr. William (Bill) Rowe
returns to discuss the plausibility of gene modification for long duration human spaceflight.  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.  Visit his website at www.femsinspace.com.

2. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PST (April 28, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dr. Robert Zubrin
, founder of The Mars Societym returns.  Dr. Zubrin will be sharing his thoughts on US space policy with us.  Dr. Robert Zubrin is a noted author and the Founder of The Mars Society.  The Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado.  Dr. Zubrin was formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver, he holds a Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington. Zubrin is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration, the author of over 100 published technical and non-technical papers in the field, and was a member of Lockheed Martin’s “scenario development team” charged with developing broad new strategies for space exploration. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing the “Mars Direct” mission plan, a strategy which by using Martian resources, allows a human Mars exploration program to be conducted at a cost 1/8th that previously estimated by NASA. Zubrin is known internationally as one of the most creative engineers working in the aerospace industry today, and he and his work have been subject of much favorable press coverage in The Economist, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the London Times, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Air and Space Smithsonian, Popular Science, Omni, Space News, and many other publications. He is the holder of two US Patents, and has two more pending.  In addition to his technical publications, Dr. Zubrin is the author of “The Case for Mars: How We Shall Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must,”  published by Simon and Schuster’s Free Press Division in Oct. 1996, and “Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization,” published by Tarcher Putnam in Aug. 1999, and “Mars on Earth” published by Tarcher Penguin in Sept. 2003.  His book, “The Holy Land,” is a science fiction satire of the current situation in the Middle East.  Dr. Zubrin has also written a play about Benedict Arnold.  His latest book, “How To Live On Mars: A Trusty Guidebook To Surviving And Thriving On The Red Planet,” is a must read.

4. Friday, April 30, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Alan Ladwig
is currently a political appointee of the Obama Administration serving in the Office of Public Affairs as Deputy Associate Administrator for Public Outreach at NASA Headquarters.  He served on the NASA Review Team for the Obama transition and upon his return to the Agency served as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator. Prior to returning to NASA Ladwig was the Manager of Space Systems for Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Inc. (WBB Consulting) and had been Sector Lead Executive for NASA business development at Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems. He served as Chief Operating Officer during the start-up phase of the Zero Gravity Corporation, a privately held space tourism and entertainment company.  As Vice President of Washington Operations and Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, he established and managed the Space.com’s Washington Bureau and was responsible for business development, NASA relations, and strategic planning.  Ladwig completed two previous tours at NASA.  As a political appointee of the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1994 Ladwig established and managed the Office of Policy and Plans at NASA Headquarters.  From 1981 to 1989 he was a civil servant at NASA Headquarters and managed a variety of programs for the Office of Education, the Office of Space Flight and the Office of Exploration.  NASA awarded Ladwig the Distinguished Service Medal, the Exceptional Achievement Medal, and two Exceptional Service Medals.  He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society.

5. Sunday, May 2, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. Neville Marzwell
returns to the program to discuss his recent college recruiting experiences and what it means regarding space and STEM education for our future.
Dr. Neville Marzwell is with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory(JPL) and is the Manager of Advanced Concepts and Technology Innovation for NASA JPL. He has 31 years experience in defense and aerospace systems technologies in which he initiated various technology breakthroughs and paradigm innovations. He has expertise in energy from space, weather modification from space, technology, space settlements, space and our national defense, ITAR, space commerce, and much more.  As a Space Show guest, Dr. Marzwell speaks for himself and his views, comments, and opinions are not to be construed as those of JPL, NASA, or Caltech.

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