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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 8, 2012 7:33 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 8, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
, Planetary Protection Officer for NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection. Visit their website at http://planetaryprotection.nasa.gov.
Dr. Catharine Conley is the NASA Planetary Protection Officer.  Dr. Conley received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Cornell University in 1994, and obtained a postdoctoral fellow position at The Scripps Research Institute studying proteins involved in muscle contraction.  In 1999 Conley became a research scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center. Her research focuses on the evolution of motility, particularly animal muscle. One of her experiments was on board during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.



The experiment, the fourteenth Biological Research In Canisters (BRIC-14), survived re-entry and the nematode cultures were still alive. Some scientific data was recovered.  In 2006, Conley was appointed as NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer in their Planetary Protection Office at NASA HQ.

2. Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 10, 2-3:30 GMT)
from UAB Huntsville regarding fusion propulsion.
Dr. Jason Cassibry is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Prior to this he worked as an assistant research professor following graduation from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research involves the experimental and theoretical application of fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics, and thermodynamics in the study of plasmas with application to plasma acceleration, implosions, in-space propulsion and fusion energy science.

3. Friday, October 12, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
, JOHN WOOD, and NICK WELLY for this special tribute program to the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law.

Nick Welly entered law school after 7 years of commissioned service as a space operations officer in the United States Air Force. He is a 2010 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he earned a Certificate in Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, with honors, from the National Center For Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law. While at Ole Miss, Nick served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal and a student editor for the Journal of Space Law. He was also a member of the school’s 2009 and 2010 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court team, earning “best brief” honors in the 2009 North American Regional competition.
Immediately following law school, Nick clerked for the Honorable Daniel P. Jordan III, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. He currently serves as an Honors Attorney in the CIA’s Office of General Counsel, and as a space operations officer and military strategist in the Air National Guard. He is the author of Challenges in Procuring National Security Space Systems: A Case Study in Failed Programs and Policies, 14 Holy Cross J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 173 (2010); Enlightened State-Interest: A Legal Framework for Preventing Tragedy in the Common Heritage of Mankind, 36 J. Space L. 273 (2010); and The Misleading Legacy of Tseng: Complete Preemption Under the Montreal Convention, 75 J. Air L. & Com. 407 (2010).

John Wood earned a certificate in Air & Space Law from the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law in 2010.  After graduation, he joined the group of Center alumni practicing law in Washington, DC.  John began his experience at the Center as a volunteer archival assistant with the Andrew G. Haley Archive (Haley is referred to as the world’s first practitioner of Space Law). John furthered his interest in the subject matter by participating in Center opportunities such as serving as a student editor for the Journal of Space Law and as a member of the 2010 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition team.  While at the Center, John realized his interest in public service through internships with the FAA and NASA.  After law school, John entered the 2010 DOT Honors Attorney Program and is now an attorney for the FAA.  John is proud of the Center’s history and looks forward to, as one of many, contributing to the Center’s legacy.  He will join us for this broadcast to speak to the Center’s history and his experiences as a student learning Aviation and Space Law through the Center’s many opportunities.

Chuck Dickey has been a lawyer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company since 1999.  Before joining LMSSC, he was General Counsel for two Lockheed Martin companies in Houston, Texas, involved in the space and environmental remediation businesses.  He began his career with Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia, as an attorney for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautical Systems Company.  His practice today focuses primarily on U. S. government contract law and space law.  During his career he has advised clients on a wide range of legal topics, including international transactions, commercial contracts, litigation, environmental, employment and intellectual property law.  Clients have consistently applauded his “preventative law” approach in helping them successfully achieve strategic objectives, resolve complex business issues, and avoid costly and unnecessary litigation.  Chuck is also well recognized for the strong ethical foundation upon which his day-to-day practice is based.  Chuck graduated from Emory University with a BA degree, and from Cumberland School of Law.  Before joining Lockheed Martin, he was an attorney for the United States Army Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama, specializing in contract litigation.  Chuck is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Public Contract Law, and the Forum for Air and Space Law.  He is a frequent speaker on various legal topics with the American Bar Association and other organizations involved in government contracting.

4. Sunday, October 14, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
comes to discuss his research on the potentially disastrous sequestration and its impact on DOD and aerospace. You can read his report at www.aia-aerospace.org/assets/Fuller_II_Final_Report.pdf.
Professor Fuller holds the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and is University Professor at George Mason University where he has been on the faulty since 1994. He also serves is Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. Previously, he was on the faculty at George Washington University for twenty-five years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development. Dr. Fuller received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University (1962) and his Doctorate in Regional Planning and Economic Development from Cornell University (1969). He serves on the Executive Committee of ULI’s Washington District Council and on the Boards of Directors of Tompkins Builders and the Global Environment and Technology Foundation. He served on the Virginia Board of Economic Advisors for Governors Wilder, Allen, Warner, and Kaine.

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