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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:14 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 17, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
returns. Bray currently works at MSFC in Huntsville, AL supporting the SLS program and he pursues entrepreneurial space activities on his own time. Mark will be discussing development of a commercial space market, applications of Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm”, space policy and the challenges of transitioning the aerospace industry to a commercial industry.



Mark Bray currently works at MSFC in Huntsville, AL supporting the SLS program. He has 18 years of broad experience in the manned space flight programs at NASA including design, development, manufacturing, and operations. His education and training is in aerospace systems, and his expertise is in materials development and supplier qualification and certification for space transportation systems. His 14 years of work at Kennedy Space Center on the Orbiter Thermal Protection System included materials development, manufacturing, and operations. He was directly involved in the Columbia Accident Investigation as a systems engineer and worked on implementation of new requirements for return to flight. He moved to Huntsville AL to join the Constellation team and continues to work at MSFC as a contractor for NASA supporting the SLS program. He currently works in the Material Lab at MSFC working on standards development for materials used in extreme environments. His external pursuits include his own blog – http://braynstorms.com and entrepreneurial efforts in commercial space.

2. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 19, 3-4:30 GMT)
of www.pillownaut.com. She will be discussing NASA bed rest studies regarding the long-term effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Heather Archuletta was born and raised in San Francisco, and has degrees from Mills College in nearby Oakland, and the University of London, England. She loves to travel for both jobs and leisure, having lived in 7 US states and visited 47. After working in the tech industry for 17 years at large corporations like Oracle and Western Digital, she joined a NASA program for space flight simulations, which studies the long-term effects of weightlessness on the human body. These projects help Johnson Space Center scientists learn more about how to keep astronauts healthy in space for long duration flights, and she now works to find other qualified applicants for the programs. Her “Pillow Astronaut” blog (http://pillownaut.blogspot.com), which describes the flight sims in both personal and medical detail, has been featured in Wired, Popular Science and FOX news in America, as well as news outlets in Europe, India, Scandinavia and Russia.

3. Friday, December 21, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
comes to discuss his space finance plans. Armen introduced us to his ideas on the recent Space Show audition program. You can read his material at www.isdhub.com. Click on Money mechanics for Space: UCSC Presentation, a link near the top left of the page.
Armen Papazian is a financial economist, senior executive, and an entrepreneur with a track record of innovative successes. He is the founding chairman and CEO of Keipr, a boutique project management and consulting firm, and board member and founding Chief Executive of the ISDHub JV, International Space Development HUB. After earning his PhD in financial economics at the University of Cambridge, UK, he embarked on a career path that led him to achieve capital market history in the Middle East. As a former Managing Director of Innovation and Development at the Dubai International Financial Exchange (Nasdaq Dubai), he led the launch of the Middle East’s first Structured Products platform with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch. He has led the creation of the region’s first tradable bond and Sukuk indices with HSBC and the first fungible dual listing with a US exchange in the region. As a former Head of Islamic Finance for UBS, he was responsible for the Islamic operations of the Bank globally and across all business lines. He served wealth management, asset management, and the investment bank. He has also made unique contributions to financial valuation theory through the concept of Space Value of Money. He has proposed a unique solution to the global debt-crisis through the design of a unique instrument, i.e., Public Capitalization Notes, conceived as a monetization tool for money creation, transforming the equation of money invention from debt to wealth. He is a co-author of the Star Voyager Roadmap, September 2012, where he addresses the financing of interstellar travel. Until recently, he held the honorary position of Fellow at the Cambridge University Judge Business School, UK. He has numerous publications in a variety of outlets, he contributes regularly to policy debates in various media globally, and is a widely sought after speaker, economist, and consultant.

4. Sunday, December 23, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
comes to the show to discuss taking action on space enthusiast ideas.
Dr. Plata is a physician and public health specialist in Loma Linda, CA. His undergraduate degree was in biophysics and he went on to complete his MD and MPH with specialty training in Family and Preventive Medicine. His involvement in space has emerged only in the last three years. His primary interest in space is the development of a cis-lunar transportation infrastructure based upon lunar polar ice for propellant. A description of his concept can be found at CisLunarOne.com. He established the on-line Lunar COTS petition which has attracted signatures of individuals from NASA, industry, academia, advocacy organizations, and space journalists.

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