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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 3, 2012 8:55 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, December 3, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
and JONATHAN BELAND return to discuss the Futron 2012 Space Competitive Index. Download the free Executive Summary at www.futron.com/sci_exe_summary_download_form.xml.

Mr. David Vaccaro
has more than 10 years of experience in the international aerospace, satellite, and telecommunications arenas. Prior to joining Futron, Mr. Vaccaro assessed global governance issues at the World Bank. He also has onsite work experience in Africa, where he led a local project team in Burkina Faso, arranging meetings with government officials, including a large town hall meeting, to assess the feasibility of a national internet backbone.



His professional experience extends to Asia, where he led an internet design team at an advertising firm in Nanjing, China, as well as handling public relations for a Chinese e-commerce portal aimed at enhancing exports abroad. At Futron, Mr. Vaccaro oversees teams of employees on individual projects ranging from comprehensive financial and economic valuations of the satellite industry to quantitative analysis supporting multi-year, high-value federal government contracts. He has been a major contributor to reports on topics ranging from global space trends to the national security implications of telecommunications infrastructure. Mr. Vaccaro concentrated in Science, Technology, and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where his studies focused on telecommunications as an avenue for economic development. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and conversant in Mandarin Chinese and several European languages. In May 2012, Mr. Vaccaro was selected to participate in the NATO summit in Chicago through the Atlantic Council’s Young Atlanticist Program.

Mr. Jonathan Beland has worked at Futron since 2008, bringing a background in international economics and international relations. He participates in a wide range of assessments of space and telecommunications markets and programs, including strategic analysis of lunar transportation markets for NASA, analysis of the regulatory and market factors impacting deployment of a new communications satellite system, competitive analyses of companies producing satellites and components. Prior to joining Futron Mr. Beland worked on National Intelligence Council programs for Oxford Analytica, and supported the Federation of American Scientists’ website conversion. He also spent two years working for the Peace Corps in Ukraine.

2. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 5, 3-4:30 GMT)
returns to discuss his new certificate courses for Kepler Space Institute Online/Kepler Space University. He has developed KSU 715, Celestial Leadership: Advancing Humans beyond Low Earth Orbit and co-developed with Robert Frantz, President of Kepler Space University, KSU 200, Critical Thinking: Alternative Energies – Traditional Economics.
Martin Schwab received his Ph.D. in political science, specializing in international relations from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in May 2012. As part of his dissertation, “Prospects for Collaborative Power in a Brutal Universe,” he designed a seminar format to aid U.S. and global leaders to better implement multinational space exploration, space-based solar power and planetary defense. See 3×3globaldrills.com. He received his M.P.I.A. in international security studies from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 and his B.A. in history from the University of Dayton in 1995. He is author of Homeplanet Defense: Strategic Thought for a World in Crisis (Infinity Publishing, 2005). In recent weeks, Dr. Schwab has been building courses on Moodle for Kepler Space Institute Online/Kepler Space University as an independent contractor.

3. Friday, December 7, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
returns for his new book, “Catch A Rocket Plane: More Tales From the Cutting Edge and Beyond.”
For those who do not known him, Dr. Robert F. Brodsky is listed in “Who’s Who in –America”, -Engineering and Science” and, -American Education”. Until his retirement in 1996, he was a professor of astronautical engineering(>’81) at the University of Southern California, and-prior to that – was Professor and Head of the Aero. E. Department at Iowa State University (’71-‘80). He has held line, staff and executive engineering positions (’49-’88) at Sandia Corporation, Aerojet, Convair, TRW Space and Technology and Microcosm, Inc.

4. Sunday, December 9, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
and LANGDON MORRIS come to discuss the new ATWG book, “International Cooperation For The Development of Space. Langdon is one of the editors and Dr. Simpson will be talking about his specific chapter.

Dr. Michael K. Simpson
is the Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, after joining SWF as the Senior Program Officer in September 2011 following seven and a half years as President of the International Space University (ISU). Simpson holds a post as Professor of Space Policy and International Law at ISU. He is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics. After 23 years of service, Simpson retired from the Naval Reserve in 1993 with the rank of Commander. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers, presentations, articles and book contributions and his practical experience includes service as a Political Military Action Officer, observer representative to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and member of the Association of Space Explorers International Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation. He currently serves on the Commercial Spaceflight Safety Committee of the IAF. He received his Bachelors Degree magna cum laude from Fordham University in 1970 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has also been elected to academic honor societies in the fields of political science and business management. He completed his Ph.D. at Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, holds the Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University; and two Master of Arts degrees from The Fletcher School. He has also completed two prestigious one year courses in Europe: the French advanced defense institute (Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale) and the General Course of the London School of Economics.

Langdon Morris is a consultant and author. He is a partner of InnovationLabs LLC (www.innovationlabs.com) a consulting firm that develops and applies advanced methods in the fields of innovation, strategy, and organization. He is an accomplished facilitator, and has worked in this field for more than 20 years with large companies and small start-ups throughout the world. He is Senior Practice Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Ackoff Center where he is leading a research project on “Breakthrough Business Models,” and Senior Fellow of the Economic Opportunities Program of the Aspen Institute. He has taught Business Strategy at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, with courses in “Corporate Transformation” and “Complex Systems Management,” and the Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, where he taught “Creating the Future.” He is a member of ATWG and the Scientific Committee of Business Digest, Paris and a frequent contributor. He is a former Contributing Editor of Knowledge Management magazine, to which he also contributed the cover story of the February 1999 issue. He is author or co-author of numerous white papers and four acclaimed books, including Managing the Evolving Corporation; The Knowledge Channel; Fourth Generation R&D: Managing Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation (with William L. Miller); and The War for America. [Note: Fourth Generation R&D includes a detailed interview with Ken Cox in which he tells the fascinating story of his involvement in the successful return of the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft following the explosion en route to the moon. Langdon has appeared on dozens of radio and TV outlets nationwide, and speaks frequently at corporate and industry meetings around the world]

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