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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:16 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, July 11, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dennis Wingo
on space policy, New Space, commercial space, and more.
Dennis Wingo is the author of the recently published book, “Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s Resources.” He is also the CTO of Orbital Recovery Corporation and president of Skycorp, Inc. He is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities and was an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and flew the first MacIntosh on the Space Shuttle as experiment controller.



Orbital Recovery Corporation is developing a way to extend the life of satellites by up to ten years or more and SkyCorp Inc. has developed a patented approach to the development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space Station. SkyCorp has also qualified payloads for flight to the station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle, one of which was used in the filming of a commercial last year for the American retailer Radio Shack. Mr. Wingo received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development.

2. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 13, 2-3:30 GMT)
Jeffrey Manber
, Managing Director of NanoRacks. Please visit their website at http://nanoracks.com.
Jeffrey Manber is a recognized innovator in bringing about a competitive space marketplace. In the 1980’s he worked with Shearson Lehman to realize the first Wall Street fund dedicated to private space ventures. In the 1990’s, he served as Managing Director of Energia USA, representing the Russian space organization NPO Energia in its discussions with NASA and American aerospace companies. He also assisted on the privatization of NPO Energia. Later, he became CEO of MirCorp, the Dutch venture that leased the Russian space station Mir, signed with NBC to do a game show in space, signed Dennis Tito to his historic launch contract and worked with Hollywood starts from James Cameron to Mark Burnett of Survivor and Lance Bass of ‘NSync. Currently, Mr. Manber is CEO of SFESpaceworks, a new venture co-founded by Professor Bob Twiggs of Stanford University, among others, to provide a platform for the small launch vehicle, small satellite community. It is scheduled to open in the New Year. He also advises organizations and companies on space policy and trade issues. Mr. Manber is also currently writing a book on his odyssey with the Russian space program, and is the co-author of Lincoln’s Wrath, the story of how Abraham Lincoln censored the anti-war press during the Civil War. Visit It’s www.sefspaceworks.com for more information.

3. Friday, July 15, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Irene Schneider
, founder of ISE – IHRENES SPACE ENTERPRISES, the first US commercial scientific consulting firm to specialize in offering comprehensive space radiation protection, space radiation mission planning, and dosimetry projections for commercial and non-commercial space missions.
An entrepreneur by nature Irene Schneider is founder of ISE – IHRENES SPACE ENTERPRISES. With a superb team of experts, ISE is the first US commercial scientific consulting firm to specialize in offering comprehensive space radiation protection, space radiation mission planning, and dosimetry projections for commercial and non-commercial space missions. ISE’s goal is to support and nurture the emerging commercial space industry by providing the much needed independent tailored mission radiation analysis and design support for the several critical elements of a successful human space mission, such as pre- and post-mission radiation analysis, simulation code development, and systems engineering as well as providing the design for novel space architectures and space habitation studies.   Irene holds a Masters degree in Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) with a specialty in space radiation environments and planetary habitability. Her research was focused around the radiation environments on the Moon and Mars and in collaboration with. Dr. Francis Cucinotta, world renowned space radiation expert and Chief radiation officer at the NASA Johnson Space Center Professor and emeritus professor James Kasting, a world recognized authority in planetary habitability. She also holds a BS in Physics (with honors) from the University of South Florida (USF). She has a long life passion in addressing the critical emergency scenarios that can arise if astronauts on a space mission would be exposed to a mayor solar storm potentially compromising mission success and the health of the astronaut crews.   Irene Schneider has as well as innate passion in communicating to the public high level scientific ideas. She has been featured on ABC News, Telemundo ‘Al Rojo Vivo’, Channel 10 News, and has been invited to produce a documentary on her research for the Penn State Research magazine on the habitability of planet Mars in regards with her participation in the MDRS NASA/Mars Society space manned simulation in the desert of Utah, USA. A number of times Mrs. Schneider has been invited to talk live on the renowned Space Show to talk about her research on the hazards of space radiation on the surface of planet Mars for future human exploration. In addition, she has been quoted on the United Press International, The NASA Astrobiology network, the Astrobiology network, the post Chronicle and other scientific related press. A much better presentation of Irene is her website where some of her videos can be watched and her public appearances are presented. Irene Schneider was born in Madrid, Spain, where she got 2nd place in the national university entry exams for pure sciences and went on to the field of pure physics at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, however she decided to continue her studies in the U.S.A. to graduate with a bachelor in Science, in Physics (with honors) from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Nominated “Student of the Year” in 1998 by the American Physical Society, she was later awarded a research internship at the Fermi National Laboratory near Chicago, Ill. Following this, she won an invitation to attend the CERN Particle Accelerator School in Geneva, Switzerland. She then earned a full doctoral research award in the field of Nuclear Physics at the Nuclear Physics Institute in the Netherlands.  Ms. Schneider has been a public speaker at prestigious scientific meetings such as the AIAA 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems ,The American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting and more as well as other public outreach oriented events such as the “The Advanced Space Suit Symposium” at the Mars Society International convention and has is a regular invited guest at the “Space Show” a world renowned web based radio show where prominent space personalities are interviewed to discuss current space issues.  She is a member of the AIAA, The American Geophysical Union, The American Nuclear Society, The Planetary Society, The American Institute of Physics (Sigma Phi Sigma), the Mars Society and has 13 hrs of flying lessons, loves to fly and is as well a certified PADI scuba diver.

4. Sunday, July 17, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. George Nield
, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA returns.
Dr. George C. Nield serves as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA. He has over 30 years of aerospace experience with the Air Force, at NASA, and in private industry. Dr. Nield came to the FAA from the Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he served as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group. His previous assignments include working as an Astronautical Engineer at the Space and Missile Systems Organization, a Flight Test Engineer at the Air Force Flight Test Center, and an Assistant Professor and Research Director at the USAF Academy. He was the Manager of the Flight Integration Office for the Space Shuttle Program at the NASA Johnson Space Center, and later worked on both the Shuttle/Mir Program and the International Space Station Program. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and an MBA from George Washington University. He is also a Flight Test Engineering graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School. Dr. Nield is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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