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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 3, 2010 6:01 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, May 3, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dallas Bienhoff
returns to the program to discuss orbital propellant depots.  Dallas Bienhoff is the Manager for In Space and Surface Systems for Constellation, Space Exploration.  He is responsible for developing concepts and capturing contracts related to fixed orbital infrastructure systems (e.g., in-space propellant depots, orbiting assembly nodes, communications & navigation networks) and lunar surface systems (e.g., habitats, rovers, mining and processing equipment). 



He is also responsible for identifying and creating commercial space opportunities in the Earth-Moon system.  Previously, Dallas Bienhoff was the Boeing Chief Architect for Space Exploration and was the Project Manager for  the Concept Exploration and Refinement Study; the Next Generation Launch Technology Project Manager for The Boeing Company Transformational Space Systems organization where he was responsible for the System Analysis Project contract with NASA LaRC and the Space Launch Initiative Systems Engineering and Architecture Definition Project (Technical Area 1).  He received the 2003 Space Technology Applications and International Forum Outstanding Paper Award for his “Boeing Space Launch Initiative Program Overview” presentation and was a 1990 Rockwell Engineer of the Year nominee.  Mr. Bienhoff has 32 years of aerospace experience at Boeing, Rockwell, The Aerospace Corporation, Rocketdyne, and Martin Marietta.  Dallas joined Rockwell in 1982 as a member of the Advanced Programs technical staff responsible for various IR&D projects and contract tasks including Shuttle-C concept studies, the Space Transportation Architecture Study Contract Requirements Task and the Teleoperated Maneuvering System IRAD Project.  He became a group supervisor in 1985, responsible for ~30 engineers conducting advanced space systems studies and was the Phase A Advanced Launch System Requirements Lead.   In 1988, Dallas was named Project Manager for Advanced Space System Studies and has had a variety of assignments on numerous studies and programs including:  ISS and Space Shuttle Integration Manager for International Space Station (ISS) Propulsion Module; Project Manager and Chief Engineer for X-38 Crew Return Vehicle; Systems Engineer on the Rockwell X-33 Operational RLV; Russian Integration Team Co-Lead with NASA for the ISS Zarya Module; Project Manager for the Human Transportation System Study Contract; and Project Manager for Space Exploration Initiative IRAD tasks.  From 1979 through 1982, Dallas worked in the Shuttle Project Office and the Propulsion Department at The Aerospace Corporation supporting Shuttle facility development at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) development, launch vehicle failure analysis, and evaluation of advanced space transportation systems and advanced propulsion systems.  From 1975 through 1982, Dallas worked at Rocketdyne on the SSME Development Program where he evaluated single and multiple engine test data, designed and analyzed pneumatic control systems, evaluated pogo suppression system test stand operations data, and conducted engine component stress analysis.  From 1974 and 1975, Dallas worked at Martin Marietta in Denver, Colorado where he developed and incorporated Titan III/Payload Interface design changes.  Dallas earned a Master of Science in Engineering from California State University-Northridge in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology in 1974.  He is a member of several professional and grass roots organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Astronomical Society; Society of Automotive Engineers; The National Space Society; The Planetary Society; The Oasis Society; and The Mars Society.

2. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 5, 2-3:30 GMT)
Tom Olson
and Robert Jacobson return to discuss the upcoming Space Investment Summit #8 to be held in Chicago on May 26. For information, visit http://spaceinvestmentsummit.com.

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.

Robert Jacobson
is a multi faceted entrepreneur and founding member of Desert Sky Holdings, a Los Angeles based boutique private equity group that focuses on below the radar opportunities. Robert’s varied professional experience includes real estate marketing & brokerage, music production, publishing, business development, and coaching.  He is former Vice President of American International Realty where he oversaw several commercial office properties. Robert has also served as Chief Investment Strategist for American Trade Group where he identified unique market opportunities for international trade.  Robert currently works with portfolio companies and clients in the areas of marketing and business development.  A life long space enthusiast, Robert was inspired by the Ansari XPRIZE competition to personally and professionally involve himself in the entrepreneurial space industry through research, advocacy, investment, and leadership. Additionally, Robert is the co-founder of 62MileClub, the premier source for entertainment and information on all things New Space.   Robert is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he studied Music and Business. Robert also holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.  A born promoter, improviser, team builder, and dealmaker, he is passionate about incorporating creativity into business. Robert believes that the combination of creativity and passion is one of the most powerful driving forces available.

3. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 6, 2-3:30 GMT)

4. Friday, May 7, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Dr. Eric Seedhouse
returns to discuss his new book, “Prepare to Launch.”  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.

5. Sunday, May 9, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. Madhu Thangavelu
returns to discuss innovative new ideas for the space use of ICBMs and more.  Professor Madhu Thangavelu is with the Department Of Astronautics & Space Technology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a lecturer for a graduate seminar in Extreme Environment Habitat Design as part of the USC School of Architecture.  He has been the Conductor of the Space Exploration Architectures Concept and Synthesis Studio in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at USC,  as well as the Space Projects Director for the Calearth Institute located in Hesperia, California.  Dr. Thangavelu is also an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a creative consultant to the aerospace and entertainment industries on concept synthesis for complex space architectures, and the recipient of the Lunar Base Design Award from the National Space Foundation.  Dr. Thangavelu is also the co-author of The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization which was published in 1999.  He was also part of the first graduating class from the International Space University held at MIT in 1988. His space expertise includes space system architectures — conception, design and creation of complex space projects, such as space stations, lunar and Mars missions to facilitate human activities in space and other extra-terrestrial environments, extra-terrestrial bases to facilitate development and colonization of the moon and planets, architectural designs to facilitate human activities in extreme environments of the Earth — in such naturally uninhabitable environments as underground and underwater dwellings, Antarctic bases, submarines, deep-sea oil drilling platforms, etc., visualizing future applications for space technologies, and building science.

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