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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Apr 4, 2011 9:26 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, April 4, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Billy Richardson
comes to the program.
Billy Richardson, N5VEIa past participant in the ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology, a professional development program that is part of ARRL’s donor-funded Education & Technology Program, is leading a middle school effort to launch a balloon to space.. Richardson is the sponsor of the school’s Radio and Technology Club. 



The balloon will be equipped with instruments to track its exact location and a camera that will take snapshots every 15 seconds.  You can read more about the effort and Billy Richardson at www.eham.net/articles/25605.

2. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 7-9 PM PDT (April 6, 2-4 GMT)
discussion on the continuation of our propellant depot series. Co-hosts Drs. John Jurist and Jim Logan will be with us as will Dan Adamo and Jon Goff. Please note that there will be no toll free line available for this program. Email questions are welcome providing they are on the topic being discussed. Please make them succinct. Check The Classroom blog as I will be uploading presentation material in advance of this discussion by Dan Adamo. Jon Goff has pointed out the paper that appeared on NASA Watch which you can find here as provided by Mr. Goff. :http://nasawatch.com/archives/2011/03/using-commercia.html. Please note that we may be able to webcam all or part of this discussion as we are implementing and testing our new webinar system courtesy of Secure World Foundation. If we are able to do this, I will give out the video streaming URL at the top of the program. Audio streaming will be as always. As Dr. Jurist, Dr. Logan, Dan Adamo and Jon Goff are frequent guests on The Space Show, I am not including their bios in this newsletter. Their bios will be included when I archive this program.

3. Friday, April 8, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Robert (Bob) Zimmerman
returns for all the space news fit and unfit for public discussion. Taylor Dinerman to discuss the role and importance of nuclear power in our economy and throughout the west plus other updates regarding space, DOD and more.
Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author. He posts regularly at his new website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues. Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning author. His most recent book, THE UNIVERSE IN A MIRROR: THE SAGA OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND THE VISIONARIES WHO BUILT IT (Princeton University Press) was just released in paperback. The book tells the poignant tale of the men and women behind the telescope, and how many had to sacrifice careers and family to get it built.
It also describes in detail the importance of Hubble both scientifically and culturally. More than any other instrument sent into space, the Hubble Space Telescope reshaped the human perception of our place in the universe. Robert’s previous book, LEAVING EARTH: SPACE STATIONS, RIVAL SUPERPOWERS, AND THE QUEST FOR INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL, is a must read! It describes in detail the history of manned space flight, post Apollo. Thus, it includes a lot of information about the Soviet/Russian space program that is unknown to most Americans. In 2003 American Astronautical Society awarded LEAVING EARTH the Eugene Emme Award as that year’s the best space history for the general public. Mr. Zimmerman has also authored GENESIS, THE STORY OF APOLLO 8 (published by Four Walls Eight Windows in 1998), telling the family and political tale behind the first human journey to another world, and THE CHRONOLOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DISCOVERIES IN SPACE (published by Oryx Press, now ABC-CLIO, 2000), a detailed reference book describing what was accomplished on every space mission beginning in October 1957 with Sputnik and continuing through December 1999. His work is published regularly in such magazines as SCIENCE, ASTRONOMY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY, FORTUNE, AD ASTRA, AMERICAN HISTORY, STARDATE, and many other major magazines. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism. He can be reached at zimmerman at nasw dot org.

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