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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:08 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, September 12, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Bob Zimmerman
returns to the program for space policy and industry updates.
Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author. He posts regularly at his new website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues. Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning author. His most recent book, THE UNIVERSE IN A MIRROR: THE SAGA OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND THE VISIONARIES WHO BUILT IT (Princeton University Press) was just released in paperback. The book tells the poignant tale of the men and women behind the telescope, and how many had to sacrifice careers and family to get it built.



It also describes in detail the importance of Hubble both scientifically and culturally. More than any other instrument sent into space, the Hubble Space Telescope reshaped the human perception of our place in the universe. Robert’s previous book, LEAVING EARTH: SPACE STATIONS, RIVAL SUPERPOWERS, AND THE QUEST FOR INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL, is a must read! It describes in detail the history of manned space flight, post Apollo. Thus, it includes a lot of information about the Soviet/Russian space program that is unknown to most Americans. In 2003 American Astronautical Society awarded LEAVING EARTH the Eugene Emme Award as that year’s the best space history for the general public. Mr. Zimmerman has also authored GENESIS, THE STORY OF APOLLO 8 (published by Four Walls Eight Windows in 1998), telling the family and political tale behind the first human journey to another world, and THE CHRONOLOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DISCOVERIES IN SPACE (published by Oryx Press, now ABC-CLIO, 2000), a detailed reference book describing what was accomplished on every space mission beginning in October 1957 with Sputnik and continuing through December 1999. His work is published regularly in such magazines as SCIENCE, ASTRONOMY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY, FORTUNE, AD ASTRA, AMERICAN HISTORY, STARDATE, and many other major magazines. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism. He can be reached at zimmerman at nasw dot org.

2. Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT (September 14, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dr. Haym Benaroya
of Rutgers and Dr. John Jurist come to a space policy creation fest! We will strive to develop a successful human spaceflight strategy for NASA, the U.S. etc. Join in the discussion and help create The Space Show space policy but please stay on topic per the guest discussion. After the last open lines program, I have received numerous requests to limit the time a caller has on the phone. So callers, be succinct, to the point, & crystal clear. Calls will be limited to between 5-10 minutes max. Rather than always talking about this or that space policy or what it should be, on this program we are going to create, design and then advocate implementation of the outcome from our discussion.

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.

Dr. John Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in the precursor of what is now called telemedicine. In the business arena, he created, grew, and ran a very successful biomedical engineering consulting firm, took over a surgical care facility with instructions from the board to prepare it for bankruptcy, and within a year, converted it into a successful operation. He also founded a nonprofit medical research institution and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget. Dr. Jurist is experienced in running a business and evaluating a business plan. Now semi-retired, he is applying his experience to the developing new space industry. He has invested in several alt.space startups, supported research in others by corporate grants, and funded research projects at Montana State University and at Santa Clara University. Dr. Jurist is currently a Life Member of the Aerospace Medical Association, a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society among other professional organizations. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Space Studies at UND at the Odegard School Aerospace Sciences.

3. Friday, September 16, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Retired astronaut Col. William R. Pogue returns regarding his new book, “But for the Grace of God: An Autobiography of an Aviator and Astronaut.”
Former astronaut and author Col. (USAF RET) William Pogue’s 25-year military career included a combat tour in Korea, two years as aerobatic pilot with the Thunderbirds, a tour as an assistant professor of mathematics at the Air Force Academy, and an exchange assignment as test pilot with the Royal Air Force. During his career he flew over fifty types and models of American and British aircraft. He was selected in the 5th group of astronauts in 1966 and was on the support crews for Apollo missions 7, 11 and 14. Col. Pogue’s 84-day space flight aboard the Skylab space station (’73-’74), with astronauts Jerry Carr and Ed Gibson set eight endurance and distance records. He made two space walks (one for a new record of over seven hours) and conducted numerous experiments involving studies of the Earth, the sun and the long-term effects of zero gravity on crew members. Col. Pogue left NASA in 1977 and, since, has worked as an independent technical contractor for several aerospace companies. From 1984 to 1998 he provided contract technical support to the Boeing Company for the Space Station Freedom program that, in 1992, evolved into the International Space Station (ISS), also called Space Station Alpha, which is currently being assembled in Earth orbit. In October 1997, Col. Pogue was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Titusville, FL. He has also authored superb books, “Space Trivia” which is published by Apogee Books, and How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space?” His latest book is his autobiography, “But for the Grace of God: An Autobiography of an Aviator and Astronaut.”

4. Sunday, September 18, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Nancy Conrad
of the Conrad Foundation returns.
Ms. Conrad’s extensive accomplishments as an entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist have had great influence on the business, science, medicine, and the non-profit industries. Ms. Conrad is a champion of space education and space commercialization. In the non-profit world, her unique understanding of both the commercial and the government aspects of space travel have led her to create competitions that will propel the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians to consider the challenges of space travel in new and dynamic ways. Ms. Conrad is the coauthor of “Rocketman”, a biography of her late husband Pete Conrad. This book portrays the history of manned spaceflight as well as the very personal story of one man’s journey to the moon and beyond. Professional affiliations include the President’s Circle of the National Academy of Sciences, Member of the Board of Directors of Universal Spacelines, Former Member of the Board of Directors of California Air and Space Museum NASA Ames, and member of Explorer’s Club.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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