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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:28 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, June 20, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dr. Robert D. Hienz
and Dr. Peter Roma come to the program to discuss Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors for crew safety.

Dr. Robert D. Hienz
, who has been conducting research for NSBRI since 2001, is the associate team leader for the NSBRI Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors (NBPF) Team. As associate team leader, he helps manage eight projects at five institutions, including his own. The NBPF Team’s research focuses on identifying how stress and isolation affect crew health, safety and productivity during long-duration space missions. Objectives include developing methods to detect and alleviate individual and group behavioral risk in spaceflight and identifying ways to enhance performance, crew motivation and quality of life.  Hienz is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan, a master’s in experimental psychology from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Dr. Pete Roma is Director of the Applied Behavioral Biology Unit at the Institutes for Behavior Resources (IBR) where he oversees the scientific development and daily operations of laboratory and operational studies of small group behavior and performance. Dr. Roma is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Biology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds collaborative appointments at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. For the human spaceflight program, Dr. Roma is a Co-Investigator on an NSBRI-funded project exploring the risk factors involved in intra- and inter-group communication, team performance, and psychosocial adaptation and to develop monitoring tools and countermeasures for long-duration missions.
In addition to experimental behavior analysis, his broad training and interests include behavioral pharmacology, sleep & fatigue research, animal behavior, neuroscience, and behavioral genetics. Through his involvement in science over the past decade, Dr. Roma has authored or co-authored over 25 published articles, book chapters, and technical reports, over 50 scientific conference presentations, served as an invited peer-reviewer for 12 scientific research journals, and provided expert commentary for Discover Magazine and Scientific American.

2. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT (June 22, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dr. Bruce Cordell
comes to the program to discuss 21stCenturyWaves.com and future trends in space exploration and technology, including his “fracta Maslow Window.”.
Bruce Cordell is an educator and consultant who writes and speaks on future trends in space exploration and technology. He is co-founder of 21stCenturyWaves.com, which monitors global trends in the economy, technology, and geopolitics. Formerly a program manager with General Dynamics Space Systems in San Diego, he worked closely with NASA and the USAF on lunar bases and human missions to Mars, space transportation and resources, and national defense.  His degrees are from UCLA (M.S.) and the University of Arizona (Ph.D.) in planetary and space physics, and he was a Weizmann postdoctoral fellow at Caltech. While a physics professor at the California State University, Bruce met Krafft Ehricke and participated with him in a public panel discussion on space at the Fleet Science Center in San Diego.  Soon after he joined General Dynamics where Bill Rector asked him to help position the company to participate in manned lunar and Mars missions.  Bruce organized a 10-member international team of subcontractors in support of General Dynamics.  With ESA-veteran Otto Steinbronn, he developed a concept for a world space agency – “Interspace” – that featured equal management authority for the major global space powers and broad opportunities for participation for all others.  Always fascinated by manned Mars missions, Bruce published the first systematic study assessing the potential for significant natural resources on Mars that could support human colonization.  In the mid-1980s, Dr. Cordell developed a ground-breaking concept for interplanetary commerce featuring retrieval of water from the moons of Mars for transportation and industrial uses in the Earth-Moon system. He led the first study showing its economic advantages and technical feasibility.  In 1996, Dr. Cordell published “Forecasting the Next Major Thrust into Space” in Space Policy, in which he sketched his new theory — based on long-term trends in the economy and technology over the last 200 years — that logically explained our romance with President Kennedy’s 1960s Apollo program and our retreat back to Earth orbit over the last 40 years.  And more importantly, he was able to forecast that the decade from 2015 to 2025 will be the analog of the 1960’s.  With several colleagues and friends this work has intensified over the last several years including the founding of 21stCenturyWaves.com and the introduction of the “fractal Maslow Window.”

3. Friday, June 24, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Bob Dickman
, Executive Director of AIAA returns to discuss the upcoming Joint Propulsion Conf. and AIAA.
Bob Dickman is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a professional membership technical society with more than 35,000 members in 79 countries. AIAA organizes the Space Exploration conference as well as many other technical conferences for the aerospace industry. His career spans the space business from basic research in particle physics to command of the 45 Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range at Cape Canaveral, FL. He served as the Air Force’s Director of Space programs, the Department of Defense Space Architect and the senior military officer at the National Reconnaissance Office. He retired from active duty in 2000 as a major general. From 2002 to 2005, he was Deputy for Military Space in the office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force. He was the National Space Club’s Astronautics Engineer of the Year, was selected as one of Space News ‘“100 Who Made a Difference” and is a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the National Reconnaissance Office’s Technical Advisory Group.

3. Sunday, June 26, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Laura Delgado
returns to talk about the frontier metaphor for space development and more.
Laura M. Delgado is a recent graduate from the George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, where she was a 2009 Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Northrop Grumman Fellow, and holds an M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy. Ms. Delgado joined the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies as the Earth Observations Associate and has been a correspondent for SpacePolicyOnline.com since 2009. She also held a position as a researcher with Project Ploughshares’s Space Security Index 2011 and in 2010 interned at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Space Initiatives division.  Her previous experiences include positions at the Space Studies Board of the National Academies, at the NAIC-Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, and at the Office of then-Congressman Luis Fortuño (now governor of Puerto Rico).  Ms. Delgado graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico. Her research interests include international relations theory as applied to space policy, Earth observations, space developments in Latin America and space security

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