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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:55 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 24, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dr. John Deaton
, Chair of the Human Factors Dept., Director of Research, College of Aeronautics, Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. John Deaton is the Director of Research and Chair, Human Factors Program College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology. Human factors is an exciting field that blends both Psychology and Engineering. Dr. Deaton is both Professor and Chair of the Aviation Human Factors program, Director of Research for the College of Aeronautics. He is responsible for teaching human factors courses, directing the Center for Aviation Human Factors (CAHF) lab, mentoring students, and securing sponsored research. 



His educational background includes his B.A. in General Psychology, San Diego State University 1972; his M.A. in Experimental Social Psychology San Diego State University 1975; his M.P.S. Pastoral Studies Loyola University 2005; and his Ph.D. Applied Experimental Psychology The Catholic University of America 1988.  For his full C.V., visit www.fit.edu/faculty/profiles/profile.php?tracks=jdeaton .

2. Friday, August 26, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Retired astronaut, Dr. Leroy Chiao comes to the program to discuss his long duration human spaceflight work with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBR).
Dr. Leroy Chiao, a veteran of four space flights including service as the commander and NASA science officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has been named chair of the User Panel for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).  The NSBRI, funded by NASA, is a consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration space flight. The Institute’s User Panel is an advisory board comprised of former and current astronauts and flight surgeons that ensures NSBRI’s research program is focused on astronaut health and safety. “As an experienced astronaut of three shuttle flights and one long-duration ISS mission, Dr. Chiao understands the opportunities for NSBRI science and technology to meet the needs of astronauts and flight surgeons,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton, NSBRI director. “We welcome him as chair of the User Panel.”  In preparation for lunar and Mars exploration, Chiao and the User Panel will help align NSBRI’s science and technology projects with the needs of astronauts on long missions.  Chiao recently left NASA following a 15-year career with the agency. In August, he will begin an appointment as the first Raborn Distinguished Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University. Selected by NASA in 1990, Chiao flew as a mission specialist on three space shuttle flights – STS-65 (1994), STS-72 (1996) and STS-92 (2000). In 2005, he was the commander and NASA science officer on International Space Station Expedition 10. He also served as chief of the Astronaut Office Extra-Vehicular Activity Branch. Prior to joining NASA, he worked as a research engineer at Hexcel Corporation and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Chiao graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of California (UC), Berkeley. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from UC, Santa Barbara, and completed postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. He has published 17 papers and articles in scientific journals; his most recent was submitted from space. The article, “Ocular Examination for Trauma: Clinical Ultrasound Aboard the International Space Station,” was published in the journal Trauma in 2005.  Chiao is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and an active member of the Association of Space Explorers. He was the recipient of the Asian Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award in 2006, and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association Public Service in Science and Technology award in 2005. He earned the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, four NASA Space Flight Medals, two Exceptional Service Awards, four NASA Individual Achievement Awards, two NASA Group Achievement awards and the NASA Going the Extra Mile award, among others during his tenure with the agency.NSBRI’s research program involves investigators at more than 70 institutions and government laboratories across the United States. Projects address space health concerns such as bone and muscle loss, cardiovascular changes, immunology, infection, balance problems, sleep disturbances, radiation exposure, nutrition, fitness, rehabilitation, remote-treatment medical technologies, and neurobehavioral and psychosocial factors.

3. Sunday, August 28, 2011, 12-2 PM PDT (19-21 GMT)
Josh Hopkins
returns for Part 1 of a two part special Space Show webinar series on what it takes to keep humans alive and well on a deep space mission, including a trip to a NEO or MARS. The UStream channel URL will be posted here later this week. Audio streaming will be as usual. Josh will be discussing stepping stones and how best to design, plan & build a HSF mission to Mars.
As one of Lockheed Martin’s most forward thinking principal investigators, Josh Hopkins leads a team of engineers who develop plans and concepts for a variety of future human exploration missions, including visits to asteroids and Lagrange points. He is responsible for the Plymouth Rock mission study for human exploration of Near Earth Asteroids using the Orion crew exploration vehicle. In a similar capacity he previously led Lockheed Martin’s technical team to determine mission capabilities for the Altair lunar lander. During his 14 years with Lockheed Martin, Hopkins has focused most of his efforts developing space transportation systems and launch vehicles. He began as a trajectory analyst, first on the Athena commercial launch vehicle program, and then in a similar role for the Atlas V launch vehicle. Later, he became responsible for vehicle sizing and system design for a variety of reusable launch vehicle design projects for NASA and the United States Air Force. He has since helped design a variety of expendable and reusable launch vehicles, government and commercial crew transportation spacecraft, and robotic and human exploration vehicles such as lunar landers.
Hopkins has been recognized as an innovative leader in the space industry, receiving the AIAA Summerfied Book Award in 2003 and the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Stellar Award in 2007. Mr. Hopkins has his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois.

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