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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:30 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 16, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Hu Davis
returns to discuss alternative energy and SSP.
Hu Davis graduated from Texas A&M University in 1951 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a “Distinguished Military Graduate” from the Corps of Cadets, he accepted a Regular Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. On Dec. 1, 1953, he reported for duty as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Group at Kimpo, South Korea. Before his departure, he was promoted to Group Maintenance Officer, managing the efforts of about 900 men maintaining more than 80 of the premier fighters of the conflict, the F-86 Sabre, then engaged in combat with the Mig-15.



He later graduated cum laude from the Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate Aeronautical Engineering School and was assigned to Technical Operations in Headquarters, Air Force Fight Test Center, at Edwards AFB, California overseeing experimental flight test of both “X-Planes” and “Century Series” fighters. After a few years with LTV (Vought) in preliminary design, he joined the NASA Johnson Space Center in April 1962, where he managed selection and development of the Apollo Spacecraft Power and Propulsion Systems. He later planned and managed the Apollo Certification Ground Test Program, which succeeded in producing fully reliable spacecraft. Once this program was well underway, he became NASA’s manager of three Apollo Lunar Modules; LTA-8, LM-5 used or the first landing and LM-10, used on Apollo 15, the first to remain on the Moon three days and carry a Lunar Rover. He then became Manager of the Advanced Systems Office under Dr. Maxime A. Faget, providing many technical assessments and conceptual designs, some in-house and others contracted. It was in this capacity that Dr. Peter Glaser visited him circa 1976, explaining his invention of the Solar Power Satellite. Initially skeptical, Mr. Davis personally conducted an independent technical analysis, finding the concept technically sound. He then persuaded NASA, who persuaded DoE, to ask Congress for $19.5 millions to have Boeing and North American Aviation conduct thorough systems studies. Both confirmed Mr. Davis’s conclusions but by then, the Arab Oil Embargo had ended and interest in this concept subsided for many, but not for him. As a volunteer, he has devoted much of the many years since his retirement from NASA to this subject, as he believes the many technology advancements since 1980 have made it even more compelling as a source of much of the Earth’s future base load electrical power, to be used, in part, for new electric-powered surface transportation.

2. Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 18, 2-3:30 GMT)
. All topics are welcome but the first few minutes will be devoted to topics I put out for discussion. Frequent callers are welcome but as always, strive for new material. Be succinct, to the point, crystal clear. We want to know what’s on your space mind tonight.

3. Thursday, August 19, 2010, 9:30-10:30 AM PDT (16:30-17:30 GMT)
Dr. Simon Pete Worden
, Center Director for NASA Ames returns to discuss space policy and more.
Dr. Simon Pete Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.) is the new NASA Ames Research Center Director. Prior to becoming Director, Dr. Worden was a Research Professor of Astronomy, Optical Sciences and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona where his primary research direction was the development of large space optics for national security and scientific purposes and near-earth asteroids. Additionally he worked on topics related to space exploration and solar-type activity in nearby stars. He is a recognized expert on space issues—both civil and military. Dr. Worden has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific technical papers in astrophysics, space sciences, and strategic studies. Moreover, he served as a scientific co-investigator for two NASA space science missions. In addition to his former position with the University of Arizona, Dr. Worden served as a consultant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on space-related issues. During the 2004 Congressional Session Dr. Worden worked as a Congressional Fellow with the Office of Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), where he served as Senator Brownback’s chief advisor on NASA and space issues. Dr. Worden retired in 2004 after 29 years of active service in the United States Air Force. His final position was Director of Development and Transformation, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA. In this position he was responsible for developing new directions for Air Force Space Command programs and was instrumental in initiating a major Responsive Space Program designed to produce space systems and launchers capable of tailored military effects on timescales of hours. Dr. Worden was commissioned in 1971 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. He entered the Air Force in 1975 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a doctorate in astronomy. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Dr. Worden served in every phase of development, international negotiations and implementation of the Strategic Defense Initiative, a primary component in ending the Cold War. He twice served in the Executive Office of the President. As the staff officer for initiatives in the George Bush administration’s National Space Council, Dr. Worden spearheaded efforts to revitalize U.S. civil space exploration and earth monitoring programs. Dr. Worden commanded the 50th Space Wing that is responsible for more than 60 Department of Defense satellites and more than 6,000 people at 23 worldwide locations. He then served as Deputy Director for Requirements at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, as well as the Deputy Director for Command and Control with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations at Air Force headquarters. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Worden was responsible for policy and direction of five mission areas: force enhancement, space support, space control, force application and computer network defense. Dr. Worden has written or co-written more than 150 scientific technical papers in astrophysics, space sciences and strategic studies. He was a scientific co-investigator for two NASA space science missions.

4. Friday, August 20, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Paul Wieland
comes to the show, author of “Crossing The Threshold: Advancing Into Space To Benefit The Earth.” You can buy this book from the OGLF website and Amazon will contribute to The Space Show/OGLF. Please see www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/books.
Paul Wieland is a professional engineer who earned degrees in botany and mechanical engineering from the University of Louisville. From 1983 to 2005, he was a NASA civil servant at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, working primarily on development of the environmental control and life support systems for the ISS and other space missions. In 1991 he was a founding member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Life Support. Pursuing his interests in sustainability and energy efficiency, from 1989-to 1991 he founded and ran Wiseland Products, the first paper company in Alabama to carry recycled paper products; he served as a technical adviser to the American Lung Association Health House ‘96 project in Huntsville to demonstrate that it is possible to build a house that is energy efficient and has good indoor air quality, and later renovated three 60-year old houses to meet the Health House criteria; and in 2009, he became a LEED Accredited Professional. He also converted a Ford F-250- diesel pickup truck to run on waste vegetable oil. Paul enjoys hiking and camping; contra dancing and swing dancing – he founded the Huntsville Swing Dance Society in 1995. He also enjoys making potter and he co-founded the Tennessee Valley Ceramic Arts Guild in 2008.

5. Sunday, August 22, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Professor Joanne Gabrynowicz
returns to discuss space law and other topics.
Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz is the Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, and the Air and Space Law and Research Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She has her B.A. from Hunter College , her J.D., Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law and was a founding faculty member of the University of North Dakota Space Studies Department. Prof. Gabrynowicz now teaches space law and remote sensing law. She was an official observer for the International Astronautical Federation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. She was a member of the International Institute of Space Law delegation to the Unidroit Committee of Governmental Experts for the Preparation of a Draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Space Assets. The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs asked Prof. Gabrynowicz to lecture on space law at two capacity building workshops for government officials and policymakers from developing nations. She briefed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton as part of the Secretary’s preparation for the Earth Observation Summit. Prof. Gabrynowicz was the organizer and chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive. She also is a member of the Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. Prof. Gabrynowicz advised the Eisenhower Institute on its study, The Future of Space—the Next Strategic Frontier. She is also a member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote sensing International Policy Advisory Committee. Prof. Gabrynowicz was a founding faculty member of the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota, where she also served as its Director of Graduate Studies. She taught traditional campus classes, on two U.S. Air Force bases, and via distance learning technologies. Her students include civilians, government, and industry aerospace professionals, and officers of the Air Combat, Air Mobility, and Space Commands. In 1999, she developed and taught a live, real-time, interactive Internet seminar, Landsat 7 Live: Past, Present, and Future that coincided with the satellite’s launch. Speakers were the principals responsible for directing Landsat 7’s science, technology, operations, and commercial activities. From 1992-94, Prof. Gabrynowicz was a member of The Congress of the United States Office of Technology Assessment Earth Observations Advisory Panel. From 1994-96, she was a member of the National Research Council Committee that produced Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data. In 1994-95, Prof. Gabrynowicz was awarded a NASA/American Society of Engineering Education Summer Faculty Fellowship from Goddard Space Flight Center where she also served as the 1997 Dean of the NASA Space Academy. In 1996 she received a research fellowship from the USGS EROS Data Center. In 1999, the International Institute of Space Law invited Prof. Gabrynowicz to write and present the remote sensing law position paper at the Third UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III). In 2000, she was invited by the National Research Council (NRC) to participate in a study on Diplomacy in a Transparent World: The Use of Civil Remote Sensing in the Development and Implementation of Foreign Policy. In 2003, the NRC asked Prof. Gabrynowicz to testify before the Committee on Licensing Geographic Data and Services and the Stepping Stones to the Future of Space Workshop on International Cooperation/Competition- Why, How, When? She was also asked to address the NASA Public Health Applications Program on Confidentiality and Geospatial Data. In 2001, Prof. Gabrynowicz was invited by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to participate in the working group on Contribution of Space Systems to the Development, Implementation and Verification of International Environmental Agreements. She was invited by the University of Cologne Institute of Air and Space Law and the German Aerospace Center to serve as an expert for Project 2001 which produced, Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space Working Group on Remote Sensing. Before beginning her academic career in 1987, she was the managing attorney of a law firm in New York City. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on Aviation and Space Law, the New York State Bar, the International Institute of Space Law and Women in Aerospace, among other groups. Prof. Gabrynowicz is the recipient of the 2001 Women in Aerospace Outstanding International Award. She was a Distinguished Speaker in the 2003-2004 Donahue Lecture Series of the Suffolk University Law Review.

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