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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:14 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 10, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
returns for his latest views on space happenings and space news events. We will also ask him to look into 2013 and tell us what he sees for various aspects of space development and segments.
Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author. He posts regularly at his new website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues.



Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning author. His most recent book, THE UNIVERSE IN A MIRROR: THE SAGA OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND THE VISIONARIES WHO BUILT IT (Princeton University Press) was just released in paperback. The book tells the poignant tale of the men and women behind the telescope, and how many had to sacrifice careers and family to get it built.
It also describes in detail the importance of Hubble both scientifically and culturally. More than any other instrument sent into space, the Hubble Space Telescope reshaped the human perception of our place in the universe. Robert’s previous book, LEAVING EARTH: SPACE STATIONS, RIVAL SUPERPOWERS, AND THE QUEST FOR INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL, is a must read! It describes in detail the history of manned space flight, post Apollo. Thus, it includes a lot of information about the Soviet/Russian space program that is unknown to most Americans. In 2003 American Astronautical Society awarded LEAVING EARTH the Eugene Emme Award as that year’s the best space history for the general public. Mr. Zimmerman has also authored GENESIS, THE STORY OF APOLLO 8 (published by Four Walls Eight Windows in 1998), telling the family and political tale behind the first human journey to another world, and THE CHRONOLOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DISCOVERIES IN SPACE (published by Oryx Press, now ABC-CLIO, 2000), a detailed reference book describing what was accomplished on every space mission beginning in October 1957 with Sputnik and continuing through December 1999. His work is published regularly in such magazines as SCIENCE, ASTRONOMY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY, FORTUNE, AD ASTRA, AMERICAN HISTORY, STARDATE, and many other major magazines. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism. He can be reached at zimmerman at nasw dot org.

2. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 12, 3-4:30 GMT)
. All space and STEM topics are welcome. New listeners and first callers are encouraged to pick up the phone. Remember, we have only one toll free line. If someone is using it, wait until they get off otherwise you will just busy signals.

3. Friday, December 14, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
of Shackleton Energy comes to discuss their lunar plans.
Jim Keravala is the COO of Shackleton Energy Company (www.shackletonenergy.com). In addition, Jim has been a leader of top-level international teams in the aerospace, finance, and technology sectors for almost 20 years. An expert in space systems and infrastructure, Jim combines a deep knowledge of international business and technology trends with practical expertise in building cross-cultural teams that cut across diverse sectors. In the early 1990s, he was responsible for establishing a commercial space development office in Moscow where he led a team of ten senior Russian engineers and staff members. He helped lead the effort to transform the Russian launch industry from centralized planning to free market economics. In 1998, Jim became Launch Manager at the Surrey Space Centre in England, handling launch operations for commercial and governmental clients worldwide — including NASA, ESA, and the United States Air Force. Jim worked with the Surrey team to assist emerging nations in establishing local space capabilities — including engineering facilities, spacecraft fabrication centers, and national space agencies. In 2004, he left Surrey to lead cross-cultural teams that focused on capital intensive projects in infrastructure finance and development. This executive experience gave Jim a unique perspective on the establishment of large scale programs. Moving to Silicon Valley, Jim successfully raised venture capital for one of his companies creating a 3D information architecture and he is on the board of space and software technology companies that he has cofounded. Jim is also a member of Faculty at Singularity University for Technology Synthesis and Mapping, Chairman of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics San Francisco Section, a member of the Economics, and Investment Committee of the International Astronautical Federation.

4. Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
with associates comes to discuss nuclear propulsion from different perspectives.
Tabitha Smith lives and works in Washington, DC. where, she is the Chief Strategic Official of General Propulsion Sciences, which specializes in advanced propulsion systems including Plasma Thrusters, Hall thrusters and Nuclear Thermal. Tabitha is also working on her PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, where she is also an MA candidate in International Science and Technology Policy. She is interested in international collaborations, particularly between the U.S. and Russia. Tabitha also holds two Bachelors degrees – one in Physics and one in Sociology & Anthropology – from West Virginia University, her home-state. She is the youngest ever Subject Editor for the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

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