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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sun Aug 8, 2010 10:10 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, August 9, 2010
Replay from August 4, 2010 with author Mary Roach
who discusses 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. When you see this program on the website, its ready for play and podcasting.
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.” See her information at www.maryroach.net.

2. Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Replay from August 5 with Thalia Kohls
. 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. When you see the program on the website, its ready for play and podcasting.
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.

3. Friday, August 13, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Taped interviews from the Small Sat Conference
conducted during the week.

4. Sunday, August 15, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Franz Gayle
comes to the program to talk about SUSTAIN and much more.
Franz Gayle enlisted in the Marine Corps on his 17th birthday, left the Corps as a Sgt in 1979 and attended the Univ of MN studying political science. He returned to the Marines as an officer in 1983 and served as an infantry officer, retiring in 2002. During his career, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School earning an MS in Space Systems Operations. After retiring as a Major, he returned to the Pentagon as a civilian science and technology advisor to one of the deputy commandants, where he works today. In recent years Franz Gayle earned another MS in national resource strategy at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (at NDU) and he is a graduate of the Senior Acquisition Course. He has also worked as a Service Chief’s intern at DARPA for 5 months and served as a Marine science advisor in Al Anbar province for 6 months, 06-07. Franz is functionally fluent in German and working hard at learning Mandarin. He has one patent and has been working in support of NSSO on the space transportation tech roadmap, and am concurrently supporting the USMC Expeditionary Energy Office with the development of an energy tech road map. I have five wonderful children and five grandchildren. My wife Conchita works for American AL in the Admiral’s Club at Reagan National, so please say hi if you go through there. We have two beautiful Rhodesian Ridgebacks that keep me sane in light of some on-going challenges. He is looking forward to attending the Singularity University GSP11 next year.

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