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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:47 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, February 27, 2012, 4-5:30 PM PST (February 28, 0-1:30 GMT)
MARCIA SMITH
returns for a comprehensive look at the NASA FY 13 budget proposal. Time permitting, we will also examine the budget proposal for DOD.
Marcia S. Smith is President of the Space and Technology Policy Group, LLC in Arlington, VA, which specializes in policy analysis of civil, military and commercial space programs, and other technology areas. She is also the founder and editor of the website SpacePolicyOnline.com. From March 2006-March 2009, Ms. Smith was Director of the Space Studies Board (SSB) at the National Research Council (NRC), and from January 2007-March 2009 additionally was Director of the NRC’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB).

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The NRC is the operating arm of The National Academies, comprised of the NRC, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academies is a non-profit organization that provides advice to the nation on science, engineering and medicine. Previously, Ms. Smith was a senior level specialist in aerospace and telecommunications policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. CRS provides objective, non-partisan research and analysis exclusively for the Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. Ms. Smith specialized in U.S. and foreign military and civilian space activities, as well as telecommunications issues (including the Internet). She worked at CRS from 1975-2006, except for a one year leave of absence from 1985-1986 while she served as Executive Director of the U.S. National Commission on Space. The Commission, created by Congress and its members appointed by the President, developed long term (50 year) goals for the civilian space program under the chairmanship of (the late) former NASA Administrator Thomas Paine. The Commission published its results in the report Pioneering the Space Frontier (Bantam Books). Before joining CRS, she worked in the Washington Office of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (then headquartered in New York). A graduate of Syracuse University, Ms. Smith is the author or co-author of more than 220 reports and articles on space, nuclear energy, and telecommunications and Internet issues. Ms. Smith is the North American Editor for the quarterly journal Space Policy, Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Currently member of AIAA’s International Activities Committee and has served on many other AIAA committees, was an AIAA Distinguished Lecturer (1983-1988), and a member of the AIAA National Capital Section Council (1994-1996), Fellow, Past President, and former member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). Co-chair of the AAS Fellows Committee (2004). Awarded the AAS “John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award” in 2006. Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. Founder, Emeritus Member, and Past President of Women in Aerospace (WIA). Awarded the WIA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Member, former Vice President, and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Member and former Trustee of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Co-chair of IAA’s Space Activities and Society Committee (1991-1997). Member of the Advisory Committee for the Secure World Foundation. Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Washington Academy of Sciences (Board of Directors, 1988-1989), and Sigma Xi (the honorary scientific research society).

2. Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 29, 3-4:30 GMT)
JOHN POWELL
of JP Aerospace returns for updates with JP and more. .
John Powell is the President and Founder of JP Aerospace. John Powell and the JPA team has been giving NASA competition. His work has included a wide variety of development projects and flight systems including Orbital transfer vehicles, micro-satellites, rockets, balloon based rocket launch systems and high altitude airships. JP has over eighty flight missions under his belt. The JPA team has made the edge of space their playground. Mr. Powell is both a pilot and submarine builder and lives in Placerville, California.

3. Friday, March 2, 2012
Taped interviews from earlier this week from the Next Generation Suborbital Conference
in Palo Alto. When you see the program archived on the website and the blog, it is ready for play. Please ignore the standard show times for Friday.

4. Sunday, March 4, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
MARK BRAY
returns for an update on what is happening in Huntsville within the space community and more related to policy.
Mark Bray currently works at MSFC in Huntsville, AL and has 16 years of experience in the manned space flight programs at NASA. He worked for 14 years at Kennedy Space Center on the Orbiter Thermal Protection System in varying capacities from materials development, manufacturing, and operations. He was directly involved in the Columbia Accident Investigation as a systems engineer and worked on implementation of new requirements for return to flight. He took a position on the Solid Rocket Motor program (Ares and Shuttle) at MSFC in July 2008. He currently works in the Material Lab at MSFC performing engineering oversight on the development of new rocket motor materials and processes with propellant, liners, insulation, seals, and composites. His external pursuits include his own blog – http://braynstorms.com and entrepreneurial efforts in commercial space.

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