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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:22 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Friday, September 30, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Dr. John Hogan
of NASA Ames comes to the program to discuss life support for long duration space missions. Dr. Hogan was a panel speaker at the recent New Space Conference at NASA Ames.
Dr. John Hogan is an environmental scientist in the Bioengineering Branch at NASA Ames Research Center, where he supports NASA’s Life Support and Habitation Systems Program. His major research interests include developing biological and physico-chemical technologies for regenerative air, water and solid waste treatment systems, food production, and systems analysis. Selected projects include the development of optimized biological solid waste reactors/simulators, biological air filtration, and the capture and compression of carbon dioxide.



He is also investigating the application of closed-loop life support principles to forward sustainable practices in terrestrial systems. Prior to joining NASA, he was research faculty at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the Department of Environmental Sciences, where he participated in a NASA funded program developing biologically-based, sustainable systems for long-term extraterrestrial human habitation. John received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University.

2. Sunday, October 2, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. David Whitehouse
from the UK comes. Dr. Whitehouse is a well known science journalist, science reporter with the BBC and more. Visit his website at www.davidwhitehouse.com. Among the topics we will discuss will be his recent article on science journalism. You can read the article, “More Science Journalists, Fewer Science Supporters” at www.thegwpf.org/the-observatory/3334-more-science-journalists-fewer-science-supporters.html. www.thegwpf.org/the-observatory/3334-more-science-journalists-fewer-science-supporters.html.
Dr. David Whitehouse is the world’s most cited science journalist. He has a doctorate in astrophysics from the world famous Jodrell Bank radio observatory with The Victoria University of Manchester. He then worked at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory of University College, London. He has been a consultant to many space agencies and involved in many space missions. He became the BBC Radio science correspondent in 1988, and between 1998 and 2006 was an internet pioneer as Science Editor of BBC News Online. His many awards include a Glaxo for newspaper science writing, a record five Netmedia awards (internet Oscars) and he is the only Briton to win the European Internet Journalist of the Year. He also won the first Arthur award for space journalism (named after Arthur C Clarke). He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and author of four books, The Moon: A Biography, The Sun: A Biography, Astronaut, and Arch of Heaven: The Science and Mystery of the Rainbow. He is a regular commentator on TV and radio, and the asteroid 4036 was renamed Asteroid Whitehouse after him.

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