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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 4, 2010 10:38 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, October 4, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Jacob Gullish
and Peggy Slye return to discuss the Futron Space Competitive Index for 2010.

Jay Gullish has more than 15 years experience in the communications, media and government sectors in the U.S. as well as Africa, Latin America and South/Southeast Asia. An economist by training, Jay has participated in a large number of financial transactions, assessments, due diligences, and forecasting. He has strong expertise in the ICT sector, including satellite telecommunications, information technology, outsourcing, contact centers, and business process outsourcing. Mr. Gullish has conducted strategy development and implementation at the senior level, including merger and acquisition activity – both as a party involved as well as an independent third party analyst. He has worked for and with major telecommunications companies and government clients in 20+ markets worldwide.



Prior to Futron Mr. Gullish was Director of Strategy and Marketing for an Indian-based call center software development company, and before that worked at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the US Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau.At the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center,

Ms. Peggy Slye has over 25 years experience in the global telecommunications industry. She is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of the Space & Telecommunications Division at Futron Corporation. She maintains responsibility for planning corporate strategy and leads an interdisciplinary teams of engineers, economists, regulatory and policy specialists, and analysts in serving commercial and government space and telecommunications clients. Prior to Futron, Ms. Slye served in a wide range of management positions at Intelsat, including Chief of Staff for CEO and COO, and focused on corporate performance, organizational development and corporate performance metrics.       She played a leadership role in multiple organizational restructuring programs resulting from Intelsat’s merger and acquisition activities. Ms. Slye is a frequent speaker at aerospace industry conferences and is a recognized contributor to industry publications.

2. Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 6, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dennis Stone
returns for World Space Week now in progress.
Dennis Stone serves as volunteer President of the World Space Week Association. The non-profit Association coordinates the global celebration of UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10, in some 60 nations. Mr. Stone co-founded the Association in 1981. Today it is the world leader in cooperative, synchronized programs to impact the mass public and youth with the excitement of space. Under his leadership, World Space Week has grown to become the largest annual public space on Earth. Building on the proven strategy of the media event, Mr. Stone encourages the space community to hold events during World Space Week to reach audiences through global news coverage. He has created and managed numerous programs and promotions, from Zero-G student flights, media campaigns, corporate licensing, fund raising, Board development, educational material dissemination, and a wide range of events. Mr. Stone is the Manager of Program Integration for NASA’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program in Houston. He leads efforts to support the emerging commercial space transportation industry, including development of markets for microgravity. He chaired the Business Committee of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) competitions resulting in a $500 million investment by NASA in this new industry. Previously, Mr. Stone spent 20 years supporting the Space Station, including as Chief System Engineer of the Assured Crew Return Vehicle, Manager of Avionics Integration, and chair of the Commercialization Working Group. Prior to his NASA career, he worked for McDonnell Douglas, Ford Aerospace, and Rockwell. He earned bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He enjoys traveling, having visited over 25 nations.

3. Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7-8 PM PDT (October 7, 2-3 GMT)
Dr. Lee Valentine
returns to discuss the upcoming Space Studies Institute Conference at NASA Ames in Mountain View, CA from Oct. 29-31, 2010. For more information, visit http://ssi.org.
Dr. Valentine has been involved in space development for three decades. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Studies Institute since 1980 and now serves as Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board. At SSI, he financed engineering models of the successful Lunar Prospector spacecraft. He financed the Mass Driver III test bed and, with EMEC Corp., the development of processes to refine aluminum on the Moon. He brought Prof. Yuri Raizer to SSI to perform analytic studies of laser shockdynamics in support of Prof. Leik Myrabo’s laser launch program at RPI. He started and financed the initial closed ecology life support systems development by Prof. William Jewell at Cornell University. He is an angel investor in projects needed for the human breakout and settlement of space. He has been an investor in XCOR Aerospace since 2002,and serves on XCOR’s Board of Directors. He is a director of Orbital Outfitters and was the initial outside investor. He is a general partner of V Aerospace Ventures, a private venture fund. He was the initial outside investor in SEEGRID Corp. the world’s sole producer of autonomous, visually guided, industrial robots. He is the author of “A Space Roadmap: Mine the Sky, Defend the Earth, Settle the Universe”, “Critical Trajectories for the Human Settlement of the High Frontier” and “Mass Drivers for Planetary Defense”. He is co author with Prof. William Jewell, of “The Engineering Trade Space for a Robust Closed Ecological Life Support System: A Suggested Technology Road Map.” He is the editor of Settling Circumsolar Space: Space Manufacturing 13. He is now managing Space Manufacturing 14: Critical Technologies for Settlement to be held at NASA Ames Research Center on Oct 29-31. He has served on the board of ProSpace America. Thirty years ago, he helped finance the successful defeat of the “Moon Treaty”. He is an advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation and a member and adviser of the National Space Society. Dr. Valentine has a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in internal medicine and in emergency medicine.

4. Friday, October 8, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Dr. Jim Vedda
returns to talk space policy and more.
Dr. James Vedda has been with the Aerospace Corporation in Arlington, Virginia since March 2004 performing policy research and analyses for various U.S. government customers, including NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Air Force, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and others. Previously, he spent six and a half years at ANSER Inc., also in Arlington, assigned full time to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This included four and a half years in the Space Policy Directorate and two years with the Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense. While at ANSER, Jim received the company’s highest employee award, the Alan S. Boyd Award for Professional Development, in 2002. Jim received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida. His dissertation analyzed the evolution of post-Apollo space policy-making in the executive and legislative branches. He also has a master’s degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been a member of the American Astronautical Society since 1997, serving as its Vice President for Public Policy from July 2002 to November 2004, and as a member of its Board of Directors from November 2004 to November 2007. From 1987 to 1993, Jim was a professor in the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, where he taught courses on civil, commercial, and military space policy to undergraduate and graduate students. He was one of the founding members of the faculty, helping to create the curriculum for the Master of Science in Space Studies degree. He was associate director of North Dakota’s participation in the NASA Space Grant program, served a term as department chairman, and pioneered the department’s use of multimedia teaching techniques. Jim’s published writing has appeared in book chapters and in journals such as Space Policy, Space News, Astropolitics, Space Times, Ad Astra, Space Energy and Transportation, Space Business News, The Journal of Space Law, and Quest. He has presented conference papers for the International Astronautical Federation, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, the Midwest Political Science Association, the NASA History Office, and the National Air & Space Museum, and commentary for the Public Members Association of the Foreign Service, CNN, and others.

5. Sunday, October 10, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Josh Neubert
of The Conrad Foundation comes to discuss this year’s Spirit of Innovation Awards and winners. He may be joined by others with the Foundation.
Mr. Joshua Neubert received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and 2004 respectively. He continued as a graduate researcher studying lunar exploration and resource utilization at the University of Hawaii until joining the X PRIZE Foundation in June of 2005. Mr. Neubert organized numerous conferences and symposia during his time at MIT and served as the national chairman for the “Students for the Exploration and Development of Space” from 2002 until 2005. He continues to serve as a member of the National Space Society’s International Space University Scholarship Committee and as an Advisory Board member for the Coalition for Space Exploration. Mr. Neubert was responsible for promotions, content development, educational programming, and other logistical coordination for the X PRIZE Cup from 2005 until the summer of 2008 when he helped form the Conrad Foundation. Mr. Neubert now focuses his time on bringing the great programs of the Conrad Foundation to students around the world.

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