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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:12 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, November 28, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
Matthew Kleiman
, Atty, comes to discuss his recent Space Review article, ” “Protecting Apollo artifacts on the Moon.” Please read his article prior to the program: www.thespacereview.com/article/1961/1.
Matthew Kleiman is Corporate Counsel at the Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Draper is a not-for-profit research and development laboratory focused on the design, development, and deployment of advanced technological solutions for our nation’s most challenging problems in space exploration, national security, healthcare, and energy. 



A life-long space enthusiast, Matt frequently writes and speaks about space law and policy issues. He teaches space law at Boston University and serves on several national space law committees, including serving as chair of the Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law. Prior to joining Draper, Matt was outside general counsel to early-stage life science and technology companies as a senior associate at the law firm Wilmer Hale.  He earned his B.A. from Rutgers University and J.D. from Duke University, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law and Technology Review.

2. Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PST (November 30, 3-4:30 GMT)
Dave Reneke
comes to the program. Mr. Reneke is from Australia and has a strong space media presence in his country.
David Reneke, one of Australia’s most well known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers, has over 40 years experience in astronomy with links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions. David is the Editor for Australia’s Astro-Space News Magazine, past news editor of Sky & Space Magazine and is now affiliated as a writer and publicist for the prestigious Australasian Science magazine. David teaches astronomy at college level, is an invited speaker at astronomy conventions throughout Australia, a feature writer for major Australian newspapers, and is a science correspondent for ABC and commercial radio stations. In these weekly radio interviews David regularly appears on over 60 networked stations across Australia with all the latest news and on general astronomy and space discovery issues. David’s audience numbers around 4 million listeners weekly!
David’s media schedule includes appearances on regional, national and international TV. David has been featured on Regional TV stations in NSW, Good Morning America, American MSNBC news, the BBC, Spanish television and Sky News here in Australia. David is the prime media correspondent for Australasian Science Magazine. A list of all the stations David appears on is available on request. As host of his own program for many years, David has won major Australasian awards for his services to radio. David is a very experienced astronomy and space presenter who has entertained and educated many tens of thousands of people with his engaging shows in venues all around Australia. David has developed a style of presenting astronomy and space discovery to the public that is not only interesting but incredibly unique as well. He also produces a range of educational CD-ROMS on all matters associated with astronomy and space exploration for beginners. Since 2004, David has been touring most of the primary and secondary schools throughout NSW introducing a new interactive astronomy and space education program that he’s developed called ‘Astronomy Outreach’. Designed especially for Australian school students and their teachers, it gives students a refreshing new look at the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science. Austar and Discovery Science channel financially and physically sponsor David’s outreach program promoting him to schools across NSW. On a recent visit during 2009 the program donated a telescope and a $2,000 grant to each school visited. During January and February 2008, David toured the USA on assignment for Sky and Space where he was invited to attend the world press conference in New York for Sir Richard Branson’s new company, Virgin Galactic. David witnessed the unveiling of Branson’s brand new concept spacecraft ‘Spaceship-2’ heralding in private space travel. He was the only media representative invited to ride the astronaut training facility at their NASTAR headquarters in Philadelphia. David also visited several key space sites across America including a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and attended the Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys. He was invited for a 2-night stay at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona where he spoke to many professional astronomers and managed to peruse the actual documents and glass plates used by Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto in 1930. David’s trip finished up with the grand finale of being the invited guest to Buzz Aldrin’s home in Beverly Hills, California. In a one-to-one personal interview and conversation with the second man to walk on the Moon, David has gained a much deeper insight of this history-making flight from the man who actually carried out this unique feat. In January 2010, David conducted a series of specialized astronomy/space talks onboard Great Southern Railways train ‘Southern Spirit’ (sister train to the GHAN) and assisted at Parkes Radio Telescope as a special paid guest speaker for their ‘Platinum Service’ customers, traveling between Perth and Adelaide. Throughout 2010 & 2011 David has been invited to head a number of tours with Grand Pacific Tours Aust. to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand’s South Island to assist in setting up Astro Tourism at their exclusive dark sky sites.

3. Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
Dr. Jeff Bell
returns. Dr. Bell has a full agenda of discussion topics for us. Please note that while this interview is broadcast live, it will not archive until Dec. 9, 2011.
Dr. Jeff Bell has his B.S. (Physics + Astronomy) Univ. of Michigan 1977 M.S. (Astronomy) Univ. of Hawaii 1979 Ph.D. (Astronomy) Univ. of Hawaii 1984. From 1984-2000 he was Professor of Planetary Science, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, Univ. of Hawaii, he conducted research on mineralogical composition of asteroids from visible and IR reflection spectroscopy, he was a Science Team Member, Comet Rendezvous / Asteroid Flyby spacecraft (1984-88), and the Principal Investigator on several space mission proposals. Since 2003 Dr. Bell has written a semi-regular opinion column on space policy and technology for web site SpaceDaily.com, attempting to bring a more skeptical and realistic perspective to the pro-space community.

4. Thursday, December 1, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PST (16:30-18 GMT)
Dr. James Hughes
, author of ?Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond To The Redesigned Human Of The Future” comes. We will extrapolate tolong duration spaceflight as applicable. While this program is broadcast live, it will not archive until Sunday, Dec. 18.
Dr. Hughes received his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1994, and has taught health policy, medical sociology, bioethics and research methods at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Connecticut and Trinity College. He emphasizes the ability to convey ideas to public audiences through accessible writing and oral presentations.

5. Friday, December 2, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PST (16:30-18 GMT)
Dr. Roger Launius
of the National Air And Space Museum in Washington, D.C. returns for space history and perspectives with today’s space policy, direction, and activities.
Roger D. Launius is senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A graduate of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, he received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1982. He has written or edited more than twenty books on aerospace history, including Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); Societal Impact of Spaceflight (NASA SP-2007-4801, 2007); Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight (NASA SP-2006-4702, 2006); Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars (Smithsonian Books, 2003), which received the AIAA’s history manuscript prize; Reconsidering a Century of Flight (University of North Carolina Press, 2003); To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles (University Press of Kentucky, 2002); Imagining Space: Achievements, Possibilities, Projections, 1950-2050 (Chronicle Books, 2001); Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite (Harwood Academic, 2000); Innovation and the Development of Flight (Texas A&M University Press, 1999); Frontiers of Space Exploration (Greenwood Press, 1998, rev. ed. 2004); Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership (University of Illinois Press, 1997); and NASA: A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program (Krieger Publishing Co., 1994, rev. ed. 2001). He served as a consultant to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in 2003 and presented the prestigious Harmon Memorial Lecture on the history of national security space policy at the United States Air Force Academy in 2006. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues, and has been a guest commentator on National Public Radio and all the major television network news programs.

4. Sunday, December 4, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Lt. Col. Bob Lancaster
comes to the program. Col. Lancaster has some innovative suggestions for space advocacy leadership that we will be discussing.
Bob Lancaster is a life-long space exploration advocate and has been involved with several organizations since 1999 when he wrote two articles dealing with off-world law enforcement and security for the Artemis Society Project.  This led him to the Space Frontier Foundation “Return to the Moon” conferences starting in 2004 where he met our mutual friend Rick Tumlinson.  With Rick, Bob and several others now run the Texas Space Alliance, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to making Texas the world’s leading “Space State”.  Bob has applied his unique background, both as a career military officer and civilian police officer, to the issue of human space exploration and settlement. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Bob is retiring from the Air Force after a career in their Security Forces (Military Police).  Bob looks forward to continuing his work in the law enforcement and security field with a focus on assisting the emerging commercial spaceflight industry.”

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