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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:19 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, September 20, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Don Nelson
of Nelson Aerospace Consulting comes to the show.
Don A. Nelson is an aerospace consultant and writer. Mr. Nelson has consulted with congressional and government offices on NASA issues since his retirement from NASA in January 1999 after 36 years with the Agency. He has made numerous media appearances on national and foreign television.



He participated in the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle Projects as a mission planner and operations technologist. Mr. Nelson was a supporting team member for the first rendezvous in space, first manned mission to the moon, first manned lunar landing, and the first flight of the Space Shuttle. During his last 11 years at NASA, he served as a mission operations evaluator for proposed advanced space transportation projects. He was a member of the design team for the space shuttle. His NASA experiences give him a unique knowledge of NASA’s problems and for seeking feasible and realistic solutions. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Southern Methodist School of Engineering. He is a certified private pilot and holds a Phase VI Pilot Proficiency Wings award from the Federal Aviation Administration.

2. Thursday, September 23, 2009, 7-9 PM PDT (September 24, 2-4 GMT)
program welcomes back Dan Adamo and Dallas Bienhoff to discuss orbital propellant depots. Classroom co-hosts Dr. Jurist and Dr. Logan will be with us for this program. The toll free line will not be available for listeners as all lines are being used for the guests. Listener questions and comments are welcome by email and chat but as with all Classroom programs, must be relevant to the discussion taking place.

Dan Adamo is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BS Optical Engineering, 1975) and the University of Houston, Clear Lake City (MS Physical Sciences, 1981). From 1979 to 2008, he was employed as a contractor at Johnson Space Center. Throughout that interval, he was involved with space mission trajectory simulation, design, and operations. Beginning in 1990, he supported 60 Space Shuttle flights from Mission Control’s Flight Dynamics Officer (FDO) Console. In July 2008, he retired from regular employment to pursue astrodynamics research and consulting tasks full-time. He regularly participates in educational outreach activities.

Dallas Bienhoff is Boeing’s Manager for In-Space and Surface Systems within the Advanced Space Exploration organization. He is responsible for developing concepts and capturing contracts related to fixed orbital infrastructure systems (e.g., in-space propellant depots, orbiting assembly nodes, Deep Space habitats, communications & navigation networks), Moon and Mars surface systems (e.g., habitats, rovers, mining and processing equipment), and human servicing missions. He is also responsible for identifying, capturing, and creating commercial space opportunities in the Earth-Moon system. Dallas has 36 years of space systems experience with 28 in advanced programs development. He has led internal and contract many studies on Space exploration architectures, Earth to orbit transportation architecture studies, and lunar habitat concepts. He participated in the recent NSSO Space Based Solar Power study and contributed to the final report. And, most relevant to the discussion for this show, he provided relevant propellant depot data to the Augustine Panel, whose report has had a major impact on the Administration’s proposed budget for NASA and its new direction for Space Exploration.

Dr. Jim Logan has held numerous positions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 1981 including Chief, Flight Medicine; Chief, Medical Operations, Chief, Medical Informatics & Health Care Systems and Group Manager, Human Test Support. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, he served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-five space shuttle missions and was the only medical representative to serve on the NASA Headquarters-chartered Space Station Operations Task Force. As Project Manager for the Space Station Medical Facility he helped design the first telemedicine-based inflight medical care delivery system for long duration missions. Dr. Logan is a past Provost of International Space University, consultant for The RAND Corporation and a founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association. Recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speaker Award, his speaking activities have taken him to Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Iceland, Russia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guam, South Korea, New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China. Dr. John Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in the precursor of what is now called telemedicine. In the business arena, he created, grew, and ran a very successful biomedical engineering consulting firm, took over a surgical care facility with instructions from the board to prepare it for bankruptcy, and within a year, converted it into a successful operation. He also founded a nonprofit medical research institution and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget.

Dr. Jurist is experienced in running a business and evaluating a business plan. Now semi-retired, he is applying his experience to the developing new space industry. He has invested in several alt.space startups, supported research in others by corporate grants, and funded research projects at Montana State University and at Santa Clara University. Dr. Jurist is currently a Life Member of the Aerospace Medical Association, a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society among other professional organizations. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Space Studies at UND at the Odegard School Aerospace Sciences.

3. Friday, September 24, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
George Wooden
and Luisa Fernanda Zambrano-Marin come to the program to discuss the upcoming Puerto Rico Space Congress and Auction which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Oct. 23-27, 2010. For more information, visit their website at http://leeward.crowdvine.com.

George Wooden is the President/CEO and Principal Fundraising Event Consultant with BW Unlimited. With a twelve year successful fundraising background, George has the unique ability to quickly diagnose problems with fundraising events coupled with his ability to correct them with successful alternatives making him an asset to any charitable fundraiser. For an example, recently, under George’s fundraising leadership, non-profit fundraising groups have grown from an astonishing 58 attendees with a net income of only $8,753.00 to an astonishing 610 attendees with a net revenue of $98,100.00. He was consulted by volunteers all across the nation for his opinion and advice of their failing events. Two CEO’s of national non profits have traveled to his home in order to consult with him due to his uncanny ability to host extremely successful fundraisers. Based on his many successes, he is continually interviewed for magazines and radio as a leading expert in charitable fundraising. Based on his uncanny and remarkable talent to raise money for various fundraisers across the country, he is continually consulted by non-profits in order to maximize the dollars raised for their individual causes.

Luisa Fernada Zambrano Marin was born in Santa-Fe De Bogota, Colombia, she moved to The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1998(USA) to avoid Colombian wars. She finished her secondary education at The Central High for Visual Arts; a High School specialized in Arts where she studied photography. Her goal was to become an Astronaut, for which she did her undergraduate degree in Applied Physics with a scholarship from the National Space Foundation ( NSF) Model Institutions for Excellence(MIE) Scholar. She was the first female to graduate from the Physics program at Metropolitan University (UMET) in San Juan Puerto Rico. She has been given various awards for research presentations at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS). As an undergraduate she did research with the Vatican Observatory Group in Castel-Gandolfo for the Kepler Mission. After college she participated in the NSF Saturday Academy Program at UMET as a mentor to high school students in research projects including the development of a scale model of the Luna Gaia Moon based selected by NASA’s last administration. She then moved to Strasbourg, France to do her Masters in Space Studies at the International Space University(ISU) and has been an active member of the Space community ever since. She did her Thesis project at Goddard Space Flight Center under the mentorship Dr. Mario Acuna (1941-2009) relating to the Juno Mission and an analysis of the Voyager 1 and 2 Missions. Currently she is pursuing her PhD at the University of Texas at Brownsville, at the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy. She manages the only observatory in the Rio Grande Valley, the Nompuewenu Astronomical Observatory and her main goal is to motivate the uprising generations in pursuing education thought the integration of all fields of study by Space Exploration.

4. Sunday, September 26, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Jim Muncy
returns to discuss space policy options and directions.
James A. M. (Jim) Muncy is the President and founder of PoliSpace. Mr. Muncy started PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, in early 2000 to help space entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs succeed at the nexus of space business, technology, and public affairs. His clients include several firms in the emerging private human space flight industry and companies offering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs. His first client was the U.S. Air Force’s Military Space Plane program. Immediately prior to establishing this consultancy, Muncy spent over five years working in the U.S. Congress. From 1997 until 2000 he served on the Professional Staff of the House Science Committee’s Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee. In addition to being Chairman Dana Rohrabacher’s staff designee, Muncy held the lead responsibility on issues and programs such as reusable launch vehicles, human space flight commercialization, military space technology, export control reform, range modernization, and future NASA programs. Prior to this, Muncy spent over two years on Rep. Rohrabacher’s personal staff as his Legislative Assistant for Space. Prior to joining congressional staff at the start of 1995, Muncy had spent several years as a space policy and marketing consultant for various clients including NASA, NOAA, private industry, and the not-for-profit space community. In the mid-1980’s he worked for two and a half years as a policy assistant in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Reagan, where he served as the White House’s Staff Liaison to the National Commission on Space. Muncy began his work in space policy in 1981 as a staff advisor in the Office of Congressman Newt Gingrich, where he helped Mr. Gingrich co-found the Congressional Space Caucus and promote visionary space policy legislation and initiatives. A long-time leader in the space advocacy community, Muncy co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation in 1988 and served as its Chairman of the Board for six years. Earlier he had served on the Board of Directors of both the National Space Society and the L5 Society. He is a frequent speaker and writer on space policy issues. Mr. Muncy holds an MS in Space Studies from the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.

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