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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:25 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, January 31, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
Meidad Pariente
, ME from Israel comes to discuss the issue of GEP satellite collisions.
Meidad Pariente, 40, is one of Israel’s leading space entrepreneurs.  As a student, he worked as an AMOS-1 Satellite operator, and after graduation he joined AMOS-2 systems engineering group, where he was responsible for integrated functional tests of end-to-end space segments and ground performance.  Meidad led the first phase of VENμS project, a joint Israeli-French satellite project, and was its chief systems engineer, responsible for overall mission design and budget. Later, at the young age of 35, he became the chief systems engineer of AMOS-3, Israel’s most sophisticated communications satellite and the first Israeli satellite launched directly to GEO.   Meidad was one of the founders of INSA – The Israeli Nano Satellite Association, a group ’space freaks’ educating the youth of Israel by using nanosatellites design and missions.  After 15 years of work for Israel Aerospace Industry, Meidad established SPACECIALIST, a young and innovative R&D company specializing in space related projects and research. SPACECIALIST has business partners in the US, Italy, France, The Netherlands, India and Israel.  Meidad is married to Maya which is also a space engineer, making them the first space engineers couple in Israel. She is also the his partnet at Spacecialist.  During his work as a consultant for space insurance companies, Meidad initiated a unique research regrading the impact of a collision in Geo-stationary belt.

2. Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 2, 3-4:30 GMT)
Berin Szoka
returns on the subject of internet freedom and his new book, “The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet.”
Berin Szoka has served since 2008 as a Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, a non-profit citizens’ advocacy group founded in 1988 and dedicated to advancing commercial opportunity and expansion of human civilization in space. He also sits on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), which advises the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. He is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Previously, he was an Associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham and Watkins LLP, where he advised clients on regulations affecting the Internet and telecommunications industries. Before joining Latham’s Communications Practice Group, Szoka practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, LLC, a boutique telecommunications law firm in Washington, and clerked for the Hon. H. Dale Cook, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Szoka received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Submissions Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.

3. Friday, February 4, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
Michael Belfiore
returns to the program.
Michael Belfiore began his career writing about the new space age in 2004, when he covered the launch of the first privately built spaceship for the New York Post. Since then he has written about the private space industry for Reuters, Wired News, and other outlets, including Popular Science, for which he has written numerous feature articles. His blog Dispatches from the Final Frontier has become a highly regarded source of news about the industry. He became a full-time writer in 1995, first working as a freelance technical writer explaining complex technical subjects to lay people, and then moving into the business world as a public relations writer for large corporations, still with a focus on technology. He has also written scores of biographical encyclopedia entries on astronauts, business people, politicians, and other newsmakers for half a dozen reference publications from The Gale Group. His book Life Aboard a Space Station, published by Lucent Books in 2004, describes the experience of living and working in space for young readers. His earlier was also discussed on The Space Show book, “Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space.” His newest book is titled “The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.”

4. Sunday, February 6, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese
comes to the program regarding space policy, military space, and more.
Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese has been a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College since August 2002. Previously, she taught at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, HI, the Air War College in Montgomery, AL, and was Director of the Center for Space Policy & Law at the University of Central Florida. Within the realm of international and national security studies, Dr. Johnson-Freese focuses her research and writing on space security issues, including technology transfer and export, missile defense, transparency, space and development, transformation, and globalization. Her book publications include: Heavenly Ambitions: America’s Quest to Dominate Space 2009; Space As A Strategic Asset, 2007; The Chinese Space Program: A Mystery Within a Maze, 1998; Space: The Dormant Frontier, Changing the Space Paradigm for the 21st Century, 1997; The Prestige Trap: A Comparative Study of the US, European and Japanese Space Programs, with Roger Handberg, 1994; Over the Pacific: Japanese Space Policy Into the 21st Century, 1993; and Changing Patterns of International Cooperation in Space, 1990. Articles written by Dr. Johnson-Freese have been published in such journals as Joint Forces Quarterly, Nature, Space Policy, Issues in Science & Technology and The Nonproliferation Review. She is on the Advisory Committee of the Secure World Foundation, a Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics; a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; on the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council; the Editorial Board of China Security; has testified before Congress on multiple occasions regarding space security and China, and teaches a course on Space & Security at Harvard’s Extension and Summer Schools.

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