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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 31, 2010 8:52 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, May 31, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Diane Murphy
of the Rocket Racing League comes to the show.
Diane Murphy is a senior executive with a unique portfolio of achievement in designing and implementing marketing, communications, education, issue management and public outreach campaigns for private industry, the federal government, US Congress, political candidates, entrepreneurial startups, non-profits and academic institutions. She has served as a congressional press secretary, political campaign operative, CEO and president of aWashington DC public relations firm, and led marketing communications efforts for two $30B+ aerospace corporations, EADS and Northrop Grumman, X PRIZE Foundation and entrepreneurial aerospace company, Space X. In support of campaigns, Murphy has written and produced films, media news segments, websites, civic and community events, as well as corporate and non-profit branding and educational activities.



Murphy is Chairman and CEO of Federal City Communications Corporation, a consulting firm she founded to provide communications and public affairs strategies for aerospace, defense, telecommunications and entertainment companies. Clients have included: Motorola, Iridium, BT Broadcast Services, Lockheed Martin, National Air and Space Museum, IMAX, Space Imaging, Earth Observation Satellite Company, Northrop Grumman, INTELSAT, WorldSpace, Ibiquity Digital Radio, and Army Times Publishing, including the initial marketing strategies and operations for both Defense News, and Space News. In the mid-1990s, she consulted for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) organizing media interviews for the Secretary General on the issue of expansion of NATO. Ms. Murphy also has served as Executive Vice President of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit using competitions to create innovative breakthroughs in exploration, energy and environment, life sciences and social entrepreneurship. Currently, Murphy is on contract to the Department of Energy as a senior consultant to the Under Secretary of Energy, Assistant Secretary, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). She is responsible for advice, analysis and strategic planning on a broad range of programs and issues pertaining to workforce development, and education and training with a primary focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. In this position, she also serves as the liaison to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other federal agencies with programs related to energy education and workforce. As Vice President of Marketing Communications for EADS North America, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Director, Northrop Grumman, Murphy was responsible for all media relations, employee and external communications, speechwriting, marketing, communications, exhibits, website, and film. She has supported campaigns for UAVs, aircraft, satellites,spacecraft, launch vehicles, telecommunications, laser programs and defense/reconnaissance systems.Murphy began her career on Capitol Hill as a press secretary to the House Minority Leader. Subsequently, she worked for a Washington campaign consultancy, where she managed media and political advertising campaigns for more than 30 campaigns. She is a member of the National Press Club and serves as a Trustee of the X PRIZE Foundation, Washington Space Business Roundtable, California Space Authority, and Dashew International Center for Students and Scholars at UCLA. A native Californian, Ms. Murphy was educated at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY, Northwestern University and studied in the former Soviet Union, before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service. She resides in Washington, DC and Manhattan Beach, CA.

2. Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (June 2, 2-3:30 GMT)
Space Show Classroom
Lesson 9 program features Dr. Henry Hertzfeld talking about civil, government, and foreign launchers, rockets, and the launch industry. This Classroom program is co-hosted with Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. John Jurist.

Dr. Henry R. Hertzfeld, Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, Space Policy Institute and the Center for International Science and Technology Policy, George Washington University, is an expert in the economic, legal, and policy issues of space and advanced technological development. He has served as a Senior Economist and Policy Analyst at both NASA and the National Science Foundation, and has been a consultant to many agencies and organizations. He is the co-editor of Space Economics (AIAA 1992), as well as many articles on space economic and legal issues. Dr. Hertzfeld holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. from Washington University, a Ph.D. degree in economics from Temple University, He also has J.D. degree from the George Washington University and is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Discussion topics will include the economics of launch vehicles, measuring socioeconomic benefits of better forecasts from weather and earth observation satellites, current issues in space law, including the property rights in space and on the Moon controversy and new regulations on human space, mainly suborbital.

3. Friday, June 4, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Professor Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl
, Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI).
Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria since 1 September 2007. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Corporate Development and External Relations Department in the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Previously he also work with the German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and the German Space Agency (DARA). He has been a delegate to numerous international forums and recently served as the chairman of various European and global committees (ESA International Relations Committee and two UNCOPUOS plenary working groups). He presented, respectively testified, at hearings of the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives. Kai-Uwe Schrogl has written or co-edited 11 books and more than 100 articles, reports and papers in the fields of space policy and law as well as telecommunications policy. He is editor of the “Yearbook on Space Policy” and the book series “Studies in Space Policy” both published at SpringerWienNewYork. In addition he sits on editorial boards of various international journals in the field of space policy and law (Acta Astronautica, Space Policy, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht, Studies in Space Law/Nijhoff). Kai-Uwe Schrogl is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (recently chairing its Commission on policy, economics and law) and the Russian Academy for Cosmonautics. He holds a doctorate degree in political science and lectures international relations at Tübingen University, Germany (as a Honorary Professor) and has been a regular guest lecturer including the International Space University and the European Centre for Space Law’s Summer Courses.

4. Sunday, June 6, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Space Show Classroom
Lesson 10 program welcomes back Dr. Eligar Sadeh who will be addressing space policy.

Dr. Eligar Sadeh is President of Astroconsulting International. Eligar held professorships in Space and Defense Studies at the College of Aerospace Sciences – University of North Dakota and at the United States Air Force Academy, and worked for Lockheed-Martin as a Space Systems Engineer. He serves as a Research Associate with the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the Air Force Academy and with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, Adjunct Professor with the University of Colorado, and Editor of Astropolitics published by Taylor and Francis, Routledge.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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