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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 5, 2011 9:12 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, September 6, 2011, 7-9 PM PDT (September 7, 2-4 GMT)
Open Lines
. Preferred discussion topics include Russian chief saying he regrets focus on manned missions, possible need to abandon the ISS, Super-Earth on ‘edge of habitability’, space debris reaches tipping point, Dominos Pizza on the Moon, Blue Origin failure, China plans for SSP, Dr. Mike Griffin in his Space News Op-Ed from Aug. 31 “Let The Games Begin,” and Wall St. Journal articles by Andy Pasztor on the Blue Origin failure and his audio interview which many believe to be an attack on commercial space.



I hope you can find the articles in question to read them before this discussion.

2. Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Focus on the AIAA Space 2011 Conference
to be held in Long Beach, CA from Sept. 27-29, 2011. Visit http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=230&lumeetingid=2426 for more information. Our guests are General Bob Dickman, Executive Director of the AIAA and Dr. Jeff Puschell of Raytheon.

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.

Dr. Jeff Puschell is Principal Engineering Fellow and Chief Scientist, Space Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California. He is an internationally recognized expert in the system engineering of space-based imaging and remote sensing systems. He has >31 years of experience in developing advanced technology infrared and visible wavelength systems for a variety of operational and research applications. His experience is broadly based and includes leading and making major contributions toward development of visible-infrared instruments for space-based operational environmental remote sensing, development and field testing of laser-based communication and remote sensing systems and building and using millimeter, infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelength instrumentation for ground-based astronomy. Dr. Puschell has authored or co-authored >120 papers on a variety of topics in astrophysics, imaging, remote sensing and optical communication. He holds several patents for innovative passive and active remote sensors. He participates actively in technical societies such as the SPIE including the Nanotechnology and Thermosense Technical Groups and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) including the Space Systems and Sensor Systems Technical Committees. He chaired the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee in 2009-2010. He chairs the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Metamaterials headquartered at City University of New York and he is a member of the US Department of Commerce Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing and Chair for the SPIE Remote Sensing System Engineering Conference. He is a member of the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Puschell received an A.B. (with Honors) degree in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in 1979. He is a SPIE Fellow and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

3. Sunday, September 11, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Lauri Wiggins
returns to the program to discuss space and systems engineering.
Laurie Wiggins is the founder and president of LJW Enterprises, a systems engineering and business development services company.  An entrepreneur and an engineer, she has established two other companies including a space payload services firm, ToSpace Inc. and is a co-founder of New Leaf Global, an environmental company.  Ms. Wiggins has over 25 years of experience in engineering and business development.  As a systems engineer, formerly with The Boeing Company, she has experience on several successful development programs including Space Station Freedom, the Sea Launch launch vehicle and satellite accommodations, flown space experiments, Next Generation US air traffic control systems and software network development.  She has worked with the National Geographic Society and World Vision International on strategic planning for carbon credit programs.  She has assisted numerous clients in obtaining new business via business and project planning and proposal writing.  Ms Wiggins is a consultant to firms in the aerospace and IT industries resulting in a broad experience base.  Her strategic systems perspective enables her unique problem identification and solution skills, and enhances her ability to bring seemingly disparate elements together to create innovative solutions.  In addition to her technical skills, she has a solid business perspective focused on customer satisfaction.

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