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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:14 pm
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Friday, October 29, 2010
Taped interviews
made while on campus at the UND Space Studies Dept. When you see the program archived on the website, its ready for play, for podcasting, and it will be uploaded to the blog.



2. Sunday, October 31, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Debra Facktor Lepore
, President, DFL Space LLC, and Executive Liaison, Stevens Institute of Technology.
Debra Facktor Lepore is President of DFL Space LLC and Executive Liaison for Stevens Institute of Technology School of Systems and Enterprises.  A rocket scientist and “serial entrepreneur,” she has over 20 years experience in the aerospace industry, nearly all of which involved start-up projects or companies.  Her company, DFL Space LLC, engineers innovative business strategies, using Debra’s entrepreneurial, technical, and international skills to balance big picture visions with tactical implementation.  In her university appointment at Stevens, Ms. Lepore serves at the executive level to advance and grow space systems engineering education and research.  In 2005, she became President of AirLaunch LLC, a company (currently in hiatus) developing a small rocket launched out of a C-17 cargo airplane to deploy small satellites into space.  Prior to AirLaunch she was Vice President for Business Development and Strategy at Kistler Aerospace Corporation. Ms. Lepore played a key role at Kistler since joining the company in 1997 in raising over $600 million in private capital and setting the stage for emerging space launch companies to provide innovative services to US government customers.  Her first entrepreneurial venture came as the Cold War ended, when she lived and worked in Russia as chief of Moscow Operations for the ANSER Center for International Aerospace Cooperation to facilitate joint aerospace partnerships with the former Soviet Union.  Ms. Lepore began her career as an aerospace engineer working on strategic defense projects at ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.) in Arlington, Virginia.  Over the course of her career, she has conducted business and interacted with government and commercial entities around the world, including the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Europe, Japan, Canada, India, Australia, and South Korea.  Ms. Lepore is President of the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, Past Chair of the WIA Board of Directors, president of the Washington State Women’s Forum (WSWF), and former chair of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Space Council.  She is one of the “100 Top Women in Seattle Tech”, one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2008 Women of Influence and 2006 “40 Under 40” Awardees, and recipient of WIA’s 2007 International Achievement Award.  She is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); an Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and former Secretary of the IAA Commission on Space Policy, Law and Economics.  She is a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Commercial Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) and an alumna of the International Space University 1989 summer session program in Strasbourg, France.  Debra Facktor Lepore earned a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in 1988 and a Master of Science degree in 1989, both in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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