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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:12 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 22, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
and DR. BETH LEFFEL come to talk about their potential radiation mitigation pill. Their company, Terapio, won honorable mention in the New Space Business Plan Competition this year.

Dr. Curt Bilby, the President and CEO of Terapio since 2007, has over twenty years of executive leadership experience in the biotechnology, healthcare and information technology sectors both domestically and in Europe. Previously, Dr. Bilby was President and CEO of Seahawk Biosystems Corporation which developed a biosensor based on technology developed at the Naval Research Laboratory.



Prior to that, he was the Chairman and CEO of Evacyte Corporation, a company developing laser-based cancer detection and cell diagnostics using technology developed at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bilby also served as the Président-Directeur Général of the multi-national company Eurimed, S.A. headquartered in Paris, France. Dr. Bilby has engineering degrees from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Auburn University and conducted his doctoral work at The University of Texas at Austin. Of note is his selection as a Distinguished Young Alumnus of Rose-Hulman where he was also awarded an honorary doctorate.

Elizabeth Leffel, PhD, MPH, is the Vice President of Preclinical and Nonclinical Programs at Terapio. Dr. Leffel has over ten years of experience developing and using animal models for autoimmune and infectious diseases. She is a specialist in countermeasure models and characterizing models for regulatory approval under the FDA Animal Rule. Previously, Dr. Leffel was the Senior Director of Nonclinical Sciences of PharmAthene Inc., where she was responsible for nonclinical evaluation of three medical countermeasures for chemical and biodefense applications. Prior to that, she was Chief of the Aerosol Research Center at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Leffel was a collaborator on over 15 research grants designed to investigate exposure to various biothreat agents, in addition to completing her own research on vaccines and therapeutics for anthrax. She has numerous publications and book chapters and has been an invited speaker to the Food and Drug Administration, Institute of Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Health Protection Agency of the UK, among others. Dr. Leffel earned her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in Public Health from The George Washington University.

2. Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 24, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns. Brad will be discussing NIAC-RAP – the robotic asteroid prospector project recently funded by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, space governance and the orbital debris lawsuit, Icarus Aerospace: Space Diving – competing with Red Bull Stratos NewSpace Analytics – Economic consulting for NewSpace startup companies and general questions about lunar and asteroid ISRU (my background as a geologist, mining engineer, mineral economist)
Brad is a geologist, mining engineer and mineral economist consulting from Idaho Springs, Colorado on advanced mining and aerospace technology, and the future economic use of space resource. He began researching lunar in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) in 1989 under NASA Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) funding as a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines. During the summer of 1999, Brad was a visiting professional at the NASA/JSC Exploration Office, where he learned and practiced the art of cost estimation in support of a design reference mission for human Mars exploration. From 2001-2005, he and a small team at Colorado School of Mines conducted research for NASA on topics related to ISRU. Since that time Brad has worked under US and Canadian government research contracts, and consulted for aerospace and mining industry clients on ISRU design and economic analysis as well as advanced ISRU technologies. He directly participated in two NASA centennial challenges and is currently advising and participating in NewSpace startup companies.

3. Friday, October 26, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Author and artist Jackie Kingdon comes to the show to discuss her new comedic mystery book “Chocolate Chocolate Moons.”
Jackie Kingon is a teacher, writer and artist. She has published three articles in The New York Times focusing on education and autism. Her short stories have been published by Flying Island Press, The Fringe Magazine and Static Movement Magazine. Kingon’s story for the blind, entitled “A Rose By Any Other Name,” was recorded by Taping for the Blind, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Her paintings are part of the Estee Lauder collection. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City; a Bachelor of Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

4. Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1-3 PM PDT (20-22 GMT)
returns for this special webinar. Dr. Jurist will present his back of the envelope preliminary analysis interactive spreadsheet focusing on rocket and mission analysis, launch reliability, costs, and payload size as well as looking at the question do depots work and at what cost. Viewers will be able to manipulate spreadsheet variables to see how these variables impact the mission reliability, payload, and costs. Note that the spreadsheet is copyrighted by Dr. Jurist and remains his property. Any unauthorized use is prohibited. For further information about the spreadsheet, contact Dr. Jurist at jmjurist@aol.com. This program will stream both audio as usual and video on The Space Show UStream channel, www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show. The video will be archived on our Space Show Vimeo channel.
Dr. Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Medical School’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications and organized a metabolic bone disease laboratory for translational research. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in a precursor to telemedicine. In the business arena, he created and ran a biomedical engineering consulting firm, was president of a highly successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget. Dr. Jurist is a proven expert on running a business and evaluating a business plan. He is now applying his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an early investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion and robotics research groups at multiple universities. Among other professional organizations, he is currently a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Emeritus member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society. His teaching and research activities revolve around his present positions of Adjunct Professor of Space Studies in the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and Adjunct Professor of Biophysics and Aviation at Rocky Mountain College.

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