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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:34 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, January 30, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
comes to the program to discuss space policy, space science and other updates from his Cosmic Log at www.msnbc.com.
Alan Boyle is the MSNBC.com science editor. As such, he covers space exploration and the physical sciences, plus scientific frills involving dinosaurs, ruins and high-tech. Before joining MSNBC.com in 1996, he worked for almost 20 years at newspapers in Seattle, Cincinnati, and Spokane. As an editor and reporter, Boyle has survived a hurricane, a volcanic eruption and an earthquake — and he has faith he’ll survive the Internet as well.



He has won many awards, including AAAS Science Journalism Award, 2002, NASW Science-in-Society Award, 2002, Cybersecurity Journalism Award, 2003 (co-winner), and the SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, 1999-2000 (co-winner). His full resume can be seen at http://family.boyle.net/alan/resume.htm.

2. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 1, 3-4:30 GMT)
William (Bill) Mellberg
comes to the show. Mr. Mellberg is a former press representative and commercial market analyst for Fokker Aircraft. He is also a prolific aviation and space writer and the author of Famous Airliners and Moon Missions. On this show, we will be comparing commercial aviation and commercial space.

Submitted by Bill Mellberg:
Today (January 31st) marks the 54th Anniversary of Explorer I, the first American artificial Earth satellite.  Four months earlier, Sputnik-1 caught my attention as a six-year old.  My interest in space exploration began at the dawn of the Space Age.  As I grew older, that interest increased with each new space achievement – including the flights of Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepard and John Glenn.  I followed the Soviet space program, as well as our own.  In 1962, my Father (now 91) became responsible for the design and development of the cameras aboard the Surveyor lunar landers – the first American spacecraft to touch down on the Moon.  In 1965, I represented my school at a reception for Gemini 4 astronauts Jim McDivitt and Ed White during their post-flight visit to Chicago.  In 1972, my Father and I were invited to witness the launch of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon.  That night I literally bumped into Wernher von Braun and sat with  astronaut Tom Stafford.  Twenty-five years later, I wrote a book called “Moon Missions” about the early exploration of the Moon.   Apollo 17 scientist-astronaut Harrison Schmitt reviewed my manuscript and wrote the foreword to that book.  I am now the co-editor of Dr. Schmitt’s blog … AmericasUncommonSense.com.  I entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1970, majoring in Aerospace Engineering.  I transferred to the College of Commerce for the safety of the flying public!  Following my graduation as a marketing major, I joined the legendary Dutch aerospace manufacturer, Fokker Aircraft, as a marketing and public relations representative in their North American Division (based in Washington, DC).  While with Fokker, I traveled all across the United States, Canada and Mexico – talking with senior airline executives and trade press editors.  I also worked with our sales engineers, helping to analyze the airline market and creating performance studies for potential customers.  I left Fokker to join Ozark Airlines where I learned about the operational side of the airline business.  I also worked for AAR Corp. which supplied aircraft parts to the commercial aviation industry – giving me valuable insights into aircraft support and maintenance. I later worked as a consultant to senior management at Chicago-based Midway Airlines.  Twenty-five years ago, I began working as a free-lance writer for several aerospace magazines.  I’ve had more than 200 feature articles published in magazines such as Airliners, Airways, Air Enthusiast, Air International, Air World and Sky & Telescope – to name just a few.  I’ve written three popular books:   Moon Missions, Famous Airliners and Famous Airliners 2.  Over the years, I’ve met and befriended leaders and legends from the aerospace industry.  During the past three decades, I’ve enjoyed a dual career.  Wearing a very different hat as a political humorist and impressionist, I’ve performed in all 50 states.  My audiences have ranged from chamber of commerce dinners to staff parties at the White House.  I have also addressed a variety of aerospace industry groups.  I wrote and starred in two nationally-televised PBS specials called “An Evening with the Presidents.”  I’ve also enjoyed writing and starring in a weekly radio program for the past 22 years.

3. Friday, February 3, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (16:30-18 GMT)
returns to the program for space policy updates and more.
Dennis Wingo is the author of the recently published book, “Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s Resources.” He is also the CTO of Orbital Recovery Corporation and president of Skycorp, Inc. He is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities and was an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and flew the first MacIntosh on the Space Shuttle as experiment controller. Orbital Recovery Corporation is developing a way to extend the life of satellites by up to ten years or more and SkyCorp Inc. has developed a patented approach to the development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space Station. SkyCorp has also qualified payloads for flight to the station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle, one of which was used in the filming of a commercial last year for the American retailer Radio Shack. Mr. Wingo received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development.

4. Sunday, February 5, 2012, 1-3 PM PST (21-23 GMT)
Space Show webinar
production. You can listen to the program as a regular audio only Space Show program or you can watch the webcast on our Ustream Space Show channel, www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show. Also note that the audio program will be archived at the same time the video is uploaded to our Space Show Vimeo channel. When you see it archived, its ready for viewing and play. We welcome DR. BOB KRONE, DR. ROBERT FRANTZ AND DR. SHERRY BELL this webinar about the Kepler Space Institute and their upcoming important meeting in Hilton Head, SC. Visit their website for more information, www.keplerspaceuniversity.com.
Dr. Bell received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University.  She specializes in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Individual and Team Performance Enhancement, Personality Assessment, and Consulting.  She is certified in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and currently provides Executive Coaching services.  Sherry is a member of many space organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society.  Dr. Bell became interested in science fiction at an early age.  Works by Isaac Asimov were among her favorites.  She was particularly intrigued by Asimov’s character, the robot psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin.  With this as a guide, later in life Sherry earned her doctoral degree in psychology—however unlike what she envisioned as a child, she works with humans rather than robots.  At this time Dr. Bell’s primary interest is in the evolutionary effects that are expected to result from humans living and traveling beyond Earth.  Her interest spreads across four different environments, those being: Space stations orbiting the planet Earth, Extraterrestrial space colonies, Space faring vehicles, and Settlement on an Exoplanet.  Her view of the future of humans is optimistic.  Her idea is that humans have evolved and will continue to do so, and humans in space are likely to evolve in ways that differ from those who are Earth-based.  Her work to understand the psychological and physiological alterations to humans in space is ongoing.  She will continue to explore and write about the changes that are likely to occur.  She is open to the ideas of others and very much welcomes input. Dr. Bell is the editor of “Living In Space,” a tome that’s intention was to explore a wide spectrum of issues that are important to humankind, and has written numerous space-related articles.  She can be reached at DrSherryBell@aol.com.

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