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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 2, 2010 5:00 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, August 2, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)

Program highlights the upcoming AIAA Space 2010 Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Ca. The conference will be August 30-September 2, 2010. You can find out about the conference and register by visiting www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=230&lumeetingid=2387. Today’s show features various AIAA and Conference representatives talking about what this year’s conference offers, the special programming and features. You do not want to miss this Space Show program or this very special AIAA Space 2010 conference.



This is a pivotal year for space policy and the future of our human space flight program. This conference is on the cutting edge of exploring, understanding, and making policy that will impact civil space for years to come.

2. Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 4, 2-3:30 GMT)
Clay Mowry
of Arianespace comes to the program.
Clayton Mowry has worked for over 17 years in the commercial launch and satellite sectors serving in government, as the leader of an industry trade association and as an executive for the world’s leading launch services company. Mr. Mowry joined Washington, D.C.-based Arianespace, Inc. as its President and Chairman in August 2001. As the head of the Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary, he is responsible for managing the company’s sales, marketing, government relations and corporate communications activities. Before joining Arianespace, Mr. Mowry served for six years as executive director at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit alliance of U.S. satellite operators, manufacturers and ground equipment suppliers. Prior to his role at SIA, he worked as a satellite/launch industry analyst and senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Clayton Mowry received a Master of Business of Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. In addition to his work at Arianespace, Inc., Mr. Mowry currently serves on the board of directors and as president of the Society of Satellite Professionals International. He is now in his second term as vice president for international programs with the American Astronautical Society. Mr. Mowry is also an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

3. Wednesday, August 4, 2009, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Noted author Mary Roach returns to the program to discuss her terrific new book, “Packing For Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.”You can buy her book from the One Giant Leap Foundation website and Amazon then donates to OGLF and The Space Show. Please use www.amazon.com/dp/0393068471?tag=onegialeafou-20.
Mary Roach is the author of “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers,” and “Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.” She also wrote “Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.”

4. Thursday, August 5, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Thalia Kohls
returns to the program. Thalia brings to the program her unique perspective and analysis about the nation’s current space policy debate, New Space, Commercial Space, space enthusiasts, the acrimony and lack of civility in the debate, and much more. You do not want to miss her cutting whit, humor, perspectives, space knowledge and expertise, all through the filter of her classical education.
Thalia Kohls is an artist currently trying to decide whether or not to pursue a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology. Her family hails from Southern California, and she now lives outside Seattle, having graduating with honors in Greco-Roman Civilization/Language from a Northwestern university and spending several years with small business startups. Growing up, Thalia was enthralled by the idea of space flight and committed herself to the goal of becoming an astronaut. She poured over histories and technical accounts of elements of manned space flight, visited Kennedy Space Center multiple times, attended Space Camp, and was even an invited guest to the grand opening of the Apollo/Saturn V Center at KSC after participating in a NASA documentary. She accordingly had a great interest in rocket propulsion and participated in a local rocketry club for almost a decade, building typical Estes and high-powered rockets. She became disenchanted with the NASA paradigm as many of the dysfunctional aspects of the manned space program became painfully clear to her. Disillusioned, she switched out of her academic scientific/technical track and has since tried to understand something of the human condition (which defies scientific explanation). Still a strong advocate for a manned presence in space, Thalia would like to see the private enterprise sector revitalize the manned space program. However, she believes that the alt.space community is making both strategic and tactical blunders that are turning alt.space’s goals from dreams into fantasies. Learn what the alt.space community looks like from the “outsider” viewpoint of an artist and historian.

5. Friday, August 6, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Robert Zimmerman
comes to the show. Bob will update us with all the space news, his analysis and certainly an energetic discussion of what is going on in our space policy, commercial, and space development community.
Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author.He posts regularly at his new website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues. Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning author. His most recent book, THE UNIVERSE IN A MIRROR: THE SAGA OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND THE VISIONARIES WHO BUILT IT (Princeton University Press) was just released in paperback. The book tells the poignant tale of the men and women behind the telescope, and how many had to sacrifice careers and family to get it built.
It also describes in detail the importance of Hubble both scientifically and culturally. More than any other instrument sent into space, the Hubble Space Telescope reshaped the human perception of our place in the universe. Robert’s previous book, LEAVING EARTH: SPACE STATIONS, RIVAL SUPERPOWERS, AND THE QUEST FOR INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL, is a must read! It describes in detail the history of manned space flight, post Apollo. Thus, it includes a lot of information about the Soviet/Russian space program that is unknown to most Americans. In 2003 American Astronautical Society awarded LEAVING EARTH the Eugene Emme Award as that year’s the best space history for the general public. Mr. Zimmerman has also authored GENESIS, THE STORY OF APOLLO 8 (published by Four Walls Eight Windows in 1998), telling the family and political tale behind the first human journey to another world, and THE CHRONOLOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DISCOVERIES IN SPACE (published by Oryx Press, now ABC-CLIO, 2000), a detailed reference book describing what was accomplished on every space mission beginning in October 1957 with Sputnik and continuing through December 1999. His work is published regularly in such magazines as SCIENCE, ASTRONOMY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY, FORTUNE, AD ASTRA, AMERICAN HISTORY, STARDATE, and many other major magazines. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism. He can be reached at zimmerman at nasw dot org.

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