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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 17, 2010 10:48 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, May 17, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Janice Dunn
of the California Space Authority returns to discuss their current Space Center project.  For information, please visit www.californiaspaceauthority.org.  Janice Dunn is currently employed as Deputy Director and General Counsel by the California Space Authority, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit corporation founded to promote and advocate the continuing development and growth of California’s Space Enterprise community.  Ms. Dunn was graduated with honors from California State University San Diego in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and economics. 



She began her career by first serving as a newspaper reporter for The Vista Press and then serving as the producer of a news talk show on KSDO radio station in San Diego.  Ms. Dunn subsequently entered law school and was graduated from the University of San Diego.  She began her legal career as a law clerk with NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was subsequently hired as an attorney at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  As a NASA attorney, Ms. Dunn focused upon government contract issues related to launch vehicles and satellite services.  Ms. Dunn departed NASA in order to serve as a civilian attorney for the Air Force at Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, California.  While there, she focused upon government contract issues, including the Air Force’s procurement of medium launch vehicle services and implementation of the Commercial Space Launch Act which included drafting a model agreement for private sector use of Air Force launch property and services.  Ms. Dunn subsequently served the Air Force as a civilian attorney assigned to the Office of the General Counsel in the Pentagon.  In that capacity, she focused upon legal issues pertaining to the procurement of space systems.  She successfully represented the Air Force in the dispute of a $2 billion contract award for a classified communications system and represented the Air Force in negotiations with Congress that led to amendments of the Commercial Space Launch Act.  Ms. Dunn next served in the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, as counsel to the Space Subcommittee.  In that capacity, she provided legal counsel to members of Congress and committee staff on issues related to NASA programs, including expendable launch vehicles, commercial space, and the International Space Station.   Ms. Dunn departed Congress in order to represent private sector clients in litigation related to federal government contracts.  She later represented private sector clients and state government organizations in negotiations with Congress and the federal executive branch on funding and policy issues.  In her capacity as General Counsel, Ms. Dunn provides legal advice to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of CSA.  In her capacity as Deputy Director, she leads the organization in the absence of the Executive Director.   Ms. Dunn is a runner, an avid scuba diver, a gourmet cook and a gardener.

2. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 19, 2-3:30 GMT)
Part Two of The Space Show Classroom Human Factors Series
.  Our two human factors experts are with us, Dr. Jim Logan of NASA JSC and Dr. John Jurist.  For more information, please visit The Space Show Classroom Blog at http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com.  In addition, the presentation material for Lesson 7 by Dr. Jurist is also applicable for Lesson 8, this particular program.  Note that the material on the Classroom blog is copyrighted by Dr. John Jurist.

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 UND at the Odegard School Aerospace Sciences.

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.

3. Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Megan Prelinger
, “Another Science Fiction.”  Megan Prelinger is a historian and a lifelong collector of space history ephemera and science fiction literature. She is co-founder and architect of information design of the Prelinger Library, a private research library open to the public, which houses more than forty thousand books and other print artifacts on North American regional and land use history, media and cultural studies, and technology, including a space history collection. She is also a naturalist and rehabilitator of aquatic avian species. She lives and works in San Francisco.

4. Sunday, May 23, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
OPEN Lines
program.  Your calls and comments on all topics are welcome but please keep your calls short to allow for as many listener calls as possible.  Its best to be concise and succinct.  We may also have a surprise caller with a surprise informal survey to see what Space Show listeners think about a certain subject that comes up on the program from time to time.  To learn more about this, tune us in during this Open Lines program.

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