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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 1, 2012 10:59 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 1, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns to talk about his recent Kickstarter project and risk averseness in human spaceflight.
Rand Simberg is a former project manager with Rockwell International having previously worked at the Aerospace Corporation. At Rockwell, he worked on a number of advanced concepts, including solar power satellites, launch and orbit transfer systems, space tethers, and lunar resource utilization.



He has been cited as an expert in space transportation by the (now defunct) Office of Technology Assessment, and has provided key input into a number of space policy reports. He was editor of the Space Activists’ Handbook (a publication of Spacepac) for several years. For the past eighteen years, he has been the President of Interglobal Space Lines, Inc., a commercial space entrepreneurial company and consultancy, specializing in low-cost space access and tourism. He has dual degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan (concentrating in astronautics) and a masters in technical management from West Coast University, in Los Angeles. Now an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, he writes regularly at Popular Mechanics, Pajamas Media, The New Atlantis, and occasionally at National Review. He blogs regularly at the Washington Examiner, and maintains his own weblog on space policy and a range of other topics at www.transterrestrial.com.

2. Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 3, 2-3:30 GMT)
OF JP AEROSPACE returns for news and updates.
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, October 5, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
returns to the program. Now that Walt is a free man, he has a new business start-up underway and we will hear from him about his continued interest in commercial space development..
Walt Anderson is a noted space commerce financier and businessman. In September of 2007, New Scientist identified the 10 individuals who they believed had had the greatest influence in the development of outer space. Also on this list: Arthur C. Clark; James Webb; and, Sergei Korolev.  Walt Anderson co-founded the International Space University. He was it’s largest individual financial contributor in its first 5 years of operations, and he worked closely with the International Space University’s 1st – 2nd presidents to help establish the organization as a premier graduate level educational institution, with a permanent campus in Strasbourg, France.  Mr. Anderson also Founded FINDS (”Foundation for the International Nongovernmental Development of Space”), FINDS funded a electro-dynamic tether project designed to allow low earth orbit space stations to maintain station keeping using solar power and the earths magnetic field. This technology would have allowed the International Space Station and the MIR Space Station (if it still existed) to reduce amount of fuel in re-supply payloads and allow for more efficient operation. Mr. Anderson has also provided significant financial support to the Space Frontier Foundation and has served on their Board of Directors.  Walt Anderson made early investments in commercial launch companies. While these early efforts were not always successful, they paved the way for future commercial space opportunities. He was the founding Chairman of Micro Satellite Launch Corporation, and invested in American Rocket, Rotary Rocket, Space launch Corporation, and XCOR. Mr. Anderson was a Founder of Orbital Recovery Corporation which developed a method for on orbit service which extended the life of communications satellites.  Mr. Anderson has been a leader in the competitive telecom industry in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the United States he founded Mid Atlantic telecom, co founded Telco Communication Group, Inc. (TCGX-NASDAQ), and was a major investor and Director of Erol’s Internet. He was the Chairman of World X Change prior to it’s merger with World Access in 2001 (WAXS-NASDAQ).  In Europe, Walt Anderson founded Esprit Telecom in 1992. He was the Chairman and President of Esprit until shortly before it merged with GTS in 1999. Esprit Telecom competed against the giant monopoly telecom operators in the European Union. Esprit established network operations in 8 countries and served the entire European Union and EFTA region.  In Asia, Walt Anderson served on the Board of Directors of Asia Access Telecom. Asia Access was purchased by KDD one of the worlds largest telecom operators, and was merger with KDD International which now carries over 700 million minutes of voice traffic each month for the worlds largest telecom carriers. For more information about Walt Anderson, visit his bio on LinkedIn under “Walt Anderson, Director at Foundation for the Nongovernmental Development of Space (FINDS).”

4. Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
. All space and related topics are welcome. Science topics as well. New callers highly desired. Everyone welcome.

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