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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 1, 2011 9:55 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, October 5, 2009, 11-12:30 PM PDT (18-19:30 GMT)
1. Monday, July 27, 2009, 2-4 PM PDT (21-23 GMT)
Special AIAA/Space Show Augustine Commission panel discussion featuring Bob

1. Monday, August 1, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dr. Haym Benaroya
of Rutgers and lunar structure engineering fame for updates and more.
Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Benaroya’s space interests include the modeling of space and lunar base structures, space business and technology transfer, as well as the economic and political factors affecting space commerce. Dr. Benaroya has published many space related articles in peer review publications, especially concerning lunar structures and engineering.



2. Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 3, 2-3:30 GMT)
Robert Pearlman
of CollectSpace returns to discuss space artifact and memorabilia collecting. Visit his website, www.collectspace.com.
An accomplished journalist, sought-after space history expert and respected appraiser of space memorabilia, Robert Pearlman is the editor of collectSPACE.com, the leading online publication, resource site and community for space history enthusiasts.  Prior to founding collectSPACE in 1999, Pearlman drove the content and creation of some of the most popular and influential sites devoted to space exploration. His Ask An Astronaut website preceded even NASA’s efforts to connect the public with the men and women who have flown in space and was honored as Kid Site of Year in 1996. As Online Program Director, Pearlman led the redesign and expansion of the National Space Society’s website, including authoring the viewer’s guide to Tom Hanks’ HBO miniseries “From The Earth To The Moon.” In 1997, he was recruited by Apollo moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to develop the website accompanying Aldrin’s first novel. And in 1999, Pearlman co-founded the astronaut-endorsed Starport.com, which was later acquired by Lou Dobbs’ SPACE.com (Pearlman was then hired by SPACE.com as a producer and tasked with managing their community projects).  Between 1998 and 2003, Pearlman was the on-air online host for the National Space Day webcast filmed annually from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. In 1996, Pearlman was hired by Space Adventures, Ltd., the first company to launch privately-financed tourists to the International Space Station, as their first Marketing and Public Relations Director, a position held until 2003.  Pearlman is a member of the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation Board of Directors, he serves on the History Committee of the American Astronautical Society and on the nominating induction committee for the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Florida. He’s a director emeritus of the National Space Society and former national chair of the Students for the Exploration and Development and Space (SEDS).  In 2001, his work on collectSPACE earned Pearlman the Collector of the Year Award from the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC). In 2009, Pearlman was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame, in part for his work on collectSPACE.

3. Friday, August 5, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
MIT Professor Dr. David Kaiser
, author of “How the Hippies Saved Physics.”
David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Department Head of MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and a Senior Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Physics. He completed an A.B. in physics at Dartmouth College, and Ph.D.s in physics and the history of science at Harvard University. Kaiser’s historical research focuses on the development of physics in the United States during the Cold War, looking at how the discipline has evolved at the intersection of politics, culture, and the changing shape of higher education. His physics research focuses on early-universe cosmology, working at the interface of particle physics and gravitation.  Kaiser is author of the award-winning book, Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (University of Chicago Press, 2005), which traces how Richard Feynman’s idiosyncratic approach to quantum physics entered the mainstream. His latest book, How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (W. W. Norton, 2011), charts the early history of Bell’s theorem and quantum entanglement. His edited volumes include Pedagogy and the Practice of Science: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (MIT Press, 2005), and Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision (MIT Press, 2010). He is presently completing a book entitled American Physics and the Cold War Bubble (University of Chicago Press, in preparation).  Kaiser’s work has been featured in such magazines as Harper’s, Nature, Science, Scientific American, and the London Review of Books; on National Public Radio and NOVA television programs; and in specialist journals in physics and history. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Other honors include awards for best book in the field from the History of Science Society (2007) and the Forum for the History of Science in America (2006); the Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award for distinguished tenure-track faculty member at MIT (2006); the Leroy Apker Award for best undergraduate physics student from the American Physical Society (1993); and several teaching awards from Harvard and MIT.

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