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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:40 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, November 26, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
DR. MADHU THANGAVELU
and JAKE DODD come regarding the Space Nuclear Activation Plant.
Professor Madhu Thangavelu is with the Department Of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a graduate thesis adviser and lecturer for a graduate seminar in Extreme Environment Habitat Design as part of the USC School of Architecture. He has been the Conductor of the ASTE 527 Space Exploration Architectures Concept and Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering in the School of Engineering at USC, as well as the Space Projects Director for the Calearth Institute located in Hesperia, California.

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Dr. Thangavelu is also an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a creative consultant to the aerospace and entertainment industries on concept synthesis for complex space architectures, and the recipient of the Lunar Base Design Award from the National Space Foundation. Dr. Thangavelu is also the co-author of The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization which was published in 1999 second edition in 2007. He is the invited author of “Living on the Moon” a chapter in The Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work by John Wiley and Sons, published in 2010, updated in 2012. He is on the team that won the NASA NIAC award for USC Engineering and Architecture Schools in 2011. He was also part of the first graduating class from the International Space University held at MIT in 1988. His space expertise includes space system architectures – conception, design and creation of complex space projects, such as space stations, lunar and Mars missions to facilitate human activities in space and other extra-terrestrial environments, extra-terrestrial bases to facilitate development and colonization of the moon and planets, architectural designs to facilitate human activities in extreme environments of the Earth – in such naturally uninhabitable environments as underground and underwater dwellings, Antarctic bases, submarines, deep-sea oil drilling platforms, etc., visualizing future applications for space technologies, and building science.

JAKE DOOD was a USC Astonatuical Engineering student in the ASTE 527 Graduate Space Concepts Studio. The space Nuclear Activation Plant was his December 2011 class team project.

2. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (November 28, 3-4:30 GMT)
Space attorney MICHAEL LISTNER returns for our first ever space law year in review program with a focus on 2012 space law issues.
Michael Listner is a 1998 graduate of Franklin Pierce University, and a 2001 graduate of Regent University School of Law. He is a space law attorney with a focus on counseling organizations on issues relating to domestic and international space law. He also consults on issues relating to space law and policy. Michael is a contributor to several online publication, including Space Safety Magazine and a Senior Contributor to Defense Policy.Org.

3. Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
DR. ROGER LAUNIUS
returns regarding his new NASA book, “Coming Home: Reentry and Recovery from Space.”
Roger D. Launius is senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Between 1990 and 2002 he served as chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A graduate of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, he received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1982. He has written or edited more than twenty books on aerospace history, including Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008); Societal Impact of Spaceflight (NASA SP-2007-4801, 2007); Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight (NASA SP-2006-4702, 2006); Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars (Smithsonian Books, 2003), which received the AIAA’s history manuscript prize; Reconsidering a Century of Flight (University of North Carolina Press, 2003); To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles (University Press of Kentucky, 2002); Imagining Space: Achievements, Possibilities, Projections, 1950-2050 (Chronicle Books, 2001); Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite (Harwood Academic, 2000); Innovation and the Development of Flight (Texas A&M University Press, 1999); Frontiers of Space Exploration (Greenwood Press, 1998, rev. ed. 2004); Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership (University of Illinois Press, 1997); and NASA: A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program (Krieger Publishing Co., 1994, rev. ed. 2001). He served as a consultant to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in 2003 and presented the prestigious Harmon Memorial Lecture on the history of national security space policy at the United States Air Force Academy in 2006. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues, and has been a guest commentator on National Public Radio and all the major television network news programs.

4. Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Keith Henson
comes to discuss his solar powererd satellite concepts with us.
As a proto-transhumanist, Keith’s life is scattered over electronics, space engineering, memetics, cryonics, nanotechnology, evolutionary psychology and free speech to name just a few. He has run his own businesses and acted as a consultant since a 1972 dismissal for refusing to certify an electronic module for nuclear power plant use that failed to meet the required MTBF (Mean-Time-Between-Failure) specification. He was once described as a person of integrity by a Deputy DA who prosecuted him for picketing a cult over its lethal practices.

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