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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:44 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, January 16, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
comes to the program to discuss policy and his recent Space Review articles. Please check them out at www.thespacereview.com.
Dr. Roger Handberg, professor, Political Science Department, specializes in space policy, national security policy, and judicial politics. He also teaches courses dealing with government policies in science and technology, economic and business policy, and American security policy, particularly military space policy and ballistic missile defense.  Handberg has worked at UCF since 1972. He has published nine books and more than 160 articles and book chapters plus presented over 130 papers. His recent books include “Chinese Space Policy: A Study in Domestic and International Politics,” “International Space Commerce: Building from Scratch” and “Reinventing NASA and the Quest for Outer Space.” Presently working on a book titled the “Golden Triangle of Space,” examining the Chinese, Indian and Japanese space programs and their impact on the international space policy environment.



Other work focuses on the contradictory impact of advances of space technology on military operations by the United States and other powers.  Handberg previously served for two years in the U.S. Army. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, BBC, LA Times, Space News, Christian Science Monitor, Time Magazine, USA Today and local and regional media outlets.

2. Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (January 18, 3-4:30 GMT)
comes on advanced engineering, hypersonics and more.
Emeritus Professor, Retired Oliver L. Parks Endowed Chair, Department Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Parks College of Engineering and Aviation, Saint Louis University.  B.S. Aeronautical Engineering; Parks College of St. Louis University  President of HyperTech Concepts LLC, Technology Group International, LLC and Energy Directions, a sole proprietorship.  On the Board of Directory, Ice Management Systems, Inc., Temecula, California and the In-Space Operations Corporation, Arlington, Virginia. Head of the Wind Tunnel Technology Group, Gasdynamics Laboratory at MDC.  There were numerous innovations in hypersonic testing techniques were pioneered by the group, including a Mach 10 to 16 contoured, parallel flow nozzle, modifications that increased usable run time fivefold, a thermal mapping system. 1968 he became the Deputy Study Manager for the NASA sponsored Hypersonic Research Facility Study (HYFAC), that determined the research requirements and facilities needed to accomplish the research necessary to lead to Mach 12 operational systems.  Manager of the Computer Aided Design Engineering (CADE).  These multi-technology aircraft sizing programs were tools used by advanced design. New approaches to apply the techniques to incomplete data sets.  Manager of an Advanced Concepts Group. That group explored aircraft concepts with increased operational spectrums and new configurations.  Lead the effort to develop the evaluation methods that could determine the payoffs for integrating advanced technology into combat aircraft. Although MCAIR was not successful in winning this effort, the AFTI-15 configuration eventually flew in 1989 as the Advanced STOL Demonstrator. Between 1978 and 1983 was on special assignment with a group that was to initiate new fighter technologies.  Study Manager, Advanced Manned AeroSpace Systems.  This organization was to restart the MDC manned spacecraft effort.  That team won participation in Copper Canyon and the National AeroSpace Plane  (NASP) regaining that position.  In 1985 Mr. Czysz became the Principal Scientist of the NASP program. In 1985 was selected as a MDC Fellows.  Retired from MDC on 21 May 91.

3. Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 2-3 PM PST (22-23 GMT)
of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne comes to discuss hypersonics, progress in achieving low cost space access, and their launching the latest U.S. military communications satellite with their engines, The Wideband Global SATCOM which will improve communications capabilities for U.S. military.
Steve Bouley is Vice President, Launch Vehicle & Hypersonics Systems for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.  He has responsibility of managing programs related to liquid rocket engine design, manufacturing, and launch support as well as technology and development propulsion systems for multiple commercial and government customers.  These programs include the RS-68, RL10, RS-27, RD-180, X-51, LRASM, and others.  These programs operate primarily at four of PWR’s six geographic sites.  LVHS provides the booster and upperstage propulsion RS-68, RL-10 and RD-180 (RD AMROSS JV) for the Atlas V and Delta IV Launch Vehicles produced and launched by United Launch Alliance.  Steve is also currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RD AMROSS, the joint venture between Russia’s NPO Energomash and PWR that provides the RD-180 booster engine for the Atlas V launch vehicle. A native of Rhode Island, Bouley joined Rockwell International in 1980 as a development engineer on the Peacekeeper Program at the company’s Rocketdyne Division.  He held increasingly responsible positions in engineering and management since then on engine programs for the Peacekeeper, Delta and Atlas launch vehicles, as well as in advanced propulsion and technology programs including the X-33 Aerospike.  In late 2003, Bouley became Division Director of Expendable Propulsion Programs, including the RS-68, RS-27 and MA-5A engine programs. He was named General Manager of PWR’s California Operations in 2005, where he was responsible for the company’s operations in Canoga Park and De Soto and had a leadership role in the merger of Rocketdyne with Pratt & Whitney’s space business to form Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. He managed PWR’s West Palm Beach facility from September 2008 to February 2011. Bouley graduated with a BS degree in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.  He studied for an MS degree in mechanical engineering at California State University at Northridge, has a certificate in program management from West Coast University, and in August 1999 received his MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  Bouley is also a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering in California.

4. Friday, January 20, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (16:30-18 GMT)
, co-founder of The Space Frontier Foundation and New Space spokesperson returns to discuss policy and program updates.
Rick Tumlinson has formed new entrepreneurial space businesses, XTreme Space, Orbital Outfitters (www.orbitaloutfitters.com) and Space Medicine Associates. Mr. Tumlinson is one of the world’s top “Visionaries” and one the top one hundred most influential people in the space field by Space News, Rick Tumlinson is the Co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, which has been called “pound for pound the most effective space organization on Earth.” >From an old Texas family whose pioneering credits include co-founding the Texas Rangers and fighting in the Alamo, Rick has spent his life fighting to open the space frontier. The son of an Air Force Sergeant and his English wife, he was educated primarily in England and Texas. Mr. Tumlinson worked for noted scientist Gerard K. O’Neill at the Space Studies Institute, founded the New York L-5 Society, and was a key player in starting the Lunar Prospector project which discovered hints of water on the Moon. He also helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, testified before President Reagan’s National Commission on Space, and was a founding trustee of the X-Prize. Over the years he has been a lead witness in six congressional hearings on the future of NASA, the US space program and space tourism, most recently in early 2004, testifying before Senator John McCain and the Senate Space and Technology Committee on the Moon, Mars and Beyond program. Not satisfied to just talk, write about and help get funding for projects, Mr. Tumlinson has put his time and money where his mouth is. He co-founded the firm LunaCorp which produced the first ever TV commercial shot on the International Space Station for Radio Shack. He led the team which turned the Mir Space Station into the world’s first commercial space facility, and was a co-founder of the space firm MirCorp. Along the way he personally signed up Dennis Tito, the world’s first “citizen explorer,” and has assisted in numerous other such projects. Rick was also Executive Director and co-Founder of the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental Development of Space (FINDS), a foundation which funds breakthrough projects and activities such as Helium 3 research, laser launch studies, and asteroid processing projects. The organization provided the first $100k in seed money for the founding of the Mars Society, operated the Cheap Access to Space Prize and supported such projects as The WATCH asteroid search program. FINDS also underwrote and co-sponsored a very successful series of Senate Roundtables on space issues in conjunction with the Foundation and the lobby Pro-Space over the last few years. In the realm of education and inspiration, Rick Founded the “Permission to Dream” project, which has over the years placed dozens of telescopes in the hands of schools and educational groups around the world, from Sri Lanka to Iran and Russia. To support his activism in his early years, Tumlinson produced the animated videos used to gain funding for the Air Force’s DC-X rocket project, the International Space University, the X-33 rocket program, the Air Force’s Space Command and created the first ever paid political announcement for space, which was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. A regular contributor to the space industry paper Space News Tumlinson’s writings and quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Reader’s Digest and dozens of other publications around the world. He has appeared on such television programs as ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Morning Show, and Politically Incorrect. Internationally he has appeared on TV sets from Russia to China’s CCTV and the BBC and been quoted in a wide range of journals, from The Economist to China’s People’s Daily. Recently, Rick has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, has been featured in two issues of Popular Science, and appeared as an expert guest on the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” CNBC’s “Open Exchange” and was quoted in papers such as the Washington Post, LA Times, and the Orlando Sentinel, regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He also appears often as a space commentator on CNN. In 2004 Rick was one of only 20 guests invited by the White House to hear President Bush announce his plans to return to the Moon and explore Mars. This year he joined NASA’s prestigious Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, which will be laying out the framework for the first human outpost on the Moon and steps towards putting humans on Mars. He has also been a consultant to the Heinlein Prize Organization, and is working on a book which will be out this fall entitled, “Return to the Moon,” and is starting his own space firm “XTreme Space.” Mr. Tumlinson is known as one of the best speakers in the field of space. His stirring and freewheeling talks range from critiques and discussions of current national space policy, to the presentation of a “Frontier” ideology for opening space, to the how and why of returning to the Moon, to a deeply spiritual discussion of our place in the universe, the search for other life and the reasons we are reaching for the stars.

5. Sunday, January 22, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
returns. Dr. Rowe will be talking about his latest research and his recent experiences in China with his Chinese counterparts.
Dr. William Rowe is a board certified internal medicine doctor specializing in work on the cardiovascular advantages of young females in space. He is the author of many peer and non-peer reviewed articles on this and other subjects. Dr. Rowe is a specialist in gender differences for astronaut selection, human physiology in space, when to best take spacewalks and more. His website, www.femsinspace.com, is a wealth of information for his papers and scientific information. Dr. Rowe also addresses issues relating to Mars colonization and has received awards from Marquis Who’s Who. He is quite the adventure traveler as well.

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