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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:34 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 17, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Dr. Peter Westwick
comes to the program to discuss California aerospace industry history as part of his work as the Director of the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.
Dr. Peter Westwick is Assistant Research Professor in the History Department at the University of Southern California, and Director of the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.  He was previously an Olin Fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University and, from 2000 to 2004, Senior Research Fellow in Humanities at Caltech.



He is the author of Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004 (Yale University Press, 2006), which won the Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award of the American Astronautical Society, and The National Labs: Science in an American System, 1947-1974 (Harvard University Press, 2003), which won the Book Prize of the Forum for the History of Science in America. He is also editor of Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California (University of California Press, forthcoming 2012).  He has published articles in Diplomatic History, Physics Today, Technology and Culture, Minerva, Centaurus, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences. He received his BA in physics and PhD in history from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently working on a history of the Strategic Defense Initiative, and a history of surfing.

2. Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 19, 2-3:30 GMT)
Lynn Baroff
returns to the program to discuss long duration human spaceflight realities for Mars and other destinations, plus advocacy pros and cons.
Lynn Baroff is a System Engineering Principal Leader of the Computer Sciences Corporation at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.  He is a member of the Human Factors Technical Discipline Team of NASA’s Engineering and Safety Center, and co-lead of an agency-wide team developing criteria for automated and robotic systems that support long duration human space missions. He worked many years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), most recently with the Systems Engineering and Integration Office of NASA’s Constellation Program. Between JPL and Ames, he spent a year as Executive Director of California’s Space Education and Workforce Institute, helping the state’s educational establishment at all levels organize science, technology, engineering and math programs that support the space enterprise. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management, Bachelors in Communications, and has taught Instructional Design and Behavioral Science at the graduate level for many years.  Additionally he holds a Certification in Systems Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and several certifications from NASA.  He has been an adjunct faculty member in the USC School of Public Administration, and adjunct faculty at UCLA, teaching Systems Engineering in the Graduate Extension program.  Mr. Baroff is a founding member of spacearchitect.org, and the Vice Chairman of the Space Architecture Technical Committee in the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and is a past Board member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and a leader of that society’s academic group.  His publications include many peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations on topics as diverse as program-level Systems Engineering, Human Factors issues in mission assurance, human-rating for robotic and automated systems used in human space flight, and role-focused competency-based approaches to human resource development in the American workforce.

3. Friday, October 21, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Amaresh Kollipara
returns for commercial space investment, business models, India, and more.
Amaresh is a Founder and Managing Partner of Earth2Orbit, LLC, which is a global provider of satellite launch services.  Earth2Orbit is working with the Indian Space Research Organization to provide commercial launch services to a variety of satellite clients.  Amaresh is fascinated by the science of space exploration and believes that involvement from the entrepreneurial sector, via emerging applications such as nanosatellite based services, is an essential enabler for continued exploration.  In addition to his role at Earth2Orbit, Amaresh serves as a management consultant and financial advisor to a new generation of entrepreneurs by helping them develop viable businesses and navigate the world of venture finance.  As part of this role, Amaresh serves as the Team Lead of Commercial Operations for Orbital Outfitters, a company devoted to providing spacesuits and services to government and commercial clients.  In another role, he spearheaded a project examining the commercial feasibility of Space Solar Power by comparing the economics between SSP and terrestrial power generation options.  Amaresh’s vision to provide management guidance to space entrepreneurs led him to co-produce the first and second annual Space Venturing Forum, an entrepreneurial event hosted by the National Space Society.  Amaresh often speaks at conferences on topics related to the business and economics of the commercial space industry. Amaresh also enjoyed a successful career with the Strategy group of Accenture, where he managed key strategy offerings and developed recommendations for Global 500 clients such as Cisco, HP, and Siemens.  He specialized in creating business cases, operational plans, Internet strategies, and M&A assessments.  He has been influential in pricing multi-million dollar private equity deals as well as in assisting clients to strategically allocate large-scale investments.  Amaresh’s diverse background includes roles as a biotechnology researcher, planetarium presenter, and physics teacher.  His professional experience extends to international locations such as Argentina, England, India, Japan and Mexico.  Amaresh holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.  He also earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley.

4. Sunday, October 23, 2011, 12-2 PM PDT (19-21 GMT)
Open Lines
. New callers are more than welcome to call in and have a chat. Both the toll free number as well as Skype are available for your participating in this discussion. Choose your own space related topic.

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