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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:46 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, June 14, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Rick Tumlinson
has formed new entrepreneurial space businesses, XTreme Space, Orbital Outfitters (www.orbitaloutfitters.com) and Space Medicine Associates. Mr. Tumlinson is one of the world’s top “Visionaries” and one the top one hundred most influential people in the space field by Space News, Rick Tumlinson is the Co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, which has been called “pound for pound the most effective space organization on Earth.” >From an old Texas family whose pioneering credits include co-founding the Texas Rangers and fighting in the Alamo, Rick has spent his life fighting to open the space frontier.



The son of an Air Force Sergeant and his English wife, he was educated primarily in England and Texas. Mr. Tumlinson worked for noted scientist Gerard K. O’Neill at the Space Studies Institute, founded the New York L-5 Society, and was a key player in starting the Lunar Prospector project which discovered hints of water on the Moon. He also helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, testified before President Reagan’s National Commission on Space, and was a founding trustee of the X-Prize. Over the years he has been a lead witness in six congressional hearings on the future of NASA, the US space program and space tourism, most recently in early 2004, testifying before Senator John Mc Cain and the Senate Space and Technology Committee on the Moon, Mars and Beyond program. Not satisfied to just talk, write about and help get funding for projects, Mr. Tumlinson has put his time and money where his mouth is. He co-founded the firm LunaCorp which produced the first ever TV commercial shot on the International Space Station for Radio Shack. He led the team which turned the Mir Space Station into the world’s first commercial space facility, and was a co-founder of the space firm MirCorp. Along the way he personally signed up Dennis Tito, the world’s first “citizen explorer,” and has assisted in numerous other such projects. Rick was also Executive Director and co-Founder of the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental Development of Space (FINDS), a foundation which funds breakthrough projects and activities such as Helium 3 research, laser launch studies, and asteroid processing projects. The organization provided the first $100k in seed money for the founding of the Mars Society, operated the Cheap Access to Space Prize and supported such projects as The WATCH asteroid search program. FINDS also underwrote and co-sponsored a very successful series of Senate Roundtables on space issues in conjunction with the Foundation and the lobby Pro-Space over the last few years. In the realm of education and inspiration, Rick Founded the “Permission to Dream” project, which has over the years placed dozens of telescopes in the hands of schools and educational groups around the world, from Sri Lanka to Iran and Russia. To support his activism in his early years, Tumlinson produced the animated videos used to gain funding for the Air Force’s DC-X rocket project, the International Space University, the X-33 rocket program, the Air Force’s Space Command and created the first ever paid political announcement for space, which was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. A regular contributor to the space industry paper Space News Tumlinson’s writings and quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Reader’s Digest and dozens of other publications around the world. He has appeared on such television programs as ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Morning Show, and Politically Incorrect. Internationally he has appeared on TV sets from Russia to China’s CCTV and the BBC and been quoted in a wide range of journals, from The Economist to China’s People’s Daily. Recently, Rick has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, has been featured in two issues of Popular Science, and appeared as an expert guest on the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” CNBC’s “Open Exchange” and was quoted in papers such as the Washington Post, LA Times, and the Orlando Sentinel, regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He also appears often as a space commentator on CNN. In 2004 Rick was one of only 20 guests invited by the White House to hear President Bush announce his plans to return to the Moon and explore Mars. This year he joined NASA’s prestigious Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, which will be laying out the framework for the first human outpost on the Moon and steps towards putting humans on Mars. He has also been a consultant to the Heinlein Prize Organization, and is working on a book which will be out this fall entitled, “Return to the Moon,” and is starting his own space firm “XTreme Space.” Mr. Tumlinson is known as one of the best speakers in the field of space. His stirring and freewheeling talks range from critiques and discussions of current national space policy, to the presentation of a “Frontier” ideology for opening space, to the how and why of returning to the Moon, to a deeply spiritual discussion of our place in the universe, the search for other life and the reasons we are reaching for the stars.

2. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (June 16, 2-3:30 GMT)
. During the first few minutes of the program I will go over some issues, subjects and information, then the toll free line, email, and chat will be available for your comments and your discussion topics. Please remember there is only one phone line for the show so do your best to be succinct so as many people as possible have an opportunity to call the show.

3. Friday, June 18, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Dr. Scott “Doc” Horowitz
returns to the program to discuss NASA and U.S. space policy.
Selected as a pilot by NASA in March 1992, “Doc” is veteran of four space flights and has logged over 1,138 hours in space. He served as pilot on STS-75 (1996), STS 82 (1997) and STS-101 (2000), and was the commander on STS-105 (2001). Scott Horowitz retired from NASA in October 2004 to serve as Director of Space Transportation and Exploration at A.T.K.-Thiokol in Utah. In September 2005 he returned to NASA as Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. until October of 2007. He served as an USAF test pilot, F-15 fighter pilot, T-38 instructor pilot and retired from the USAF as a Colonel in 2004. Scott has logged over 6,500 hours of flight time in more than 50 different aircraft. He also taught graduate level engineering courses for California State University at Fresno and Embry Riddle University. He was also an Associate Scientist for the Lockheed Georgia Company. Scott received a BS in Engineering from California State University at Northridge, and MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scott has designed and built experimental aircraft, modified sports cars, and is the inventor of the Ares I launch vehicle (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/constellation/ares/aresI.html) that will send our future astronauts to space an order of magnitude safer than today’s Space Shuttle. His space flight experience includesSTS-75 Columbia STS-82 Discovery, STS-101 Atlantis, and STS-105 Discovery.

4. Sunday, June 20, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Joe Vogel
, Boeing’s X51-A Manager, comes to the show.
Joseph Vogel is currently Director of Hypersonics in Boeing Phantom Works / Defense Space & Security. He is the Boeing Program Manager responsible for the execution of the AFRLs X-51A Hypersonic Flight Vehicle Engine Test Program. In addition, he is responsible for leveraging the X-51 program through creation and execution of related air-breathing hypersonic capabilities strategies. Joseph is responsible for collaborating across the Boeing Enterprise in the development and execution of an integrated roadmap for the maturation of Hypersonics technology for all potential commercial, DOD, and civil applications. Previous Boeing duties included his role as the Director of Space Shuttle Upgrades and leadership roles in the development of a Shuttle to Station Fuel Transfer System, Cockpit Avionics Upgrades, Shuttle Systems Integration and a Station to Shuttle Electrical Power Transmission System. Past experience further includes ~12 years working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in various capacities supporting the Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs development & operations. He has his BSME from the State University Fullerton, California and an MBA from the University Of La Verne, California.

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