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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:05 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, January 28, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
comes to the program to discuss the National Research Council’s recent study, NASA’S STRATEGIC DIRECTION AND THE NEED FOR A NATIONAL CONCSENSUS. Dr. Carnesale was the Chair of the Committee on NASA’s Strategic Direction.



Albert Carnesale is Chancellor Emeritus and Professor at the University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA). He was Chancellor of the University from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2006, and now serves as Professor of Public Policy and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research and teaching focus on public policy issues having substantial scientific and technological dimensions, and he is the author or co-author of six books and more than 100 articles on a wide range of subjects, including national security strategy, arms control, nuclear proliferation, the effects of technological change on foreign and defense policy, domestic and international energy issues, and higher education.  Carnesale chairs the National Academies Committee on Evaluating NASA’s Strategic Direction.  He was a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy at the direction of the President.  He chaired the National Academies Committees on America’s Climate Choices, on Nuclear Forensics, and on U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pacific Council on International Policy; and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, he is a member of the Mission Committees of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Advisory Board of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security. He serves also on the Boards of Directors of Teradyne Inc., NanoPacific Holdings Inc., and Amicrobe, Inc.  Prior to joining UCLA, Carnesale was at Harvard for 23 years, serving as Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Provost of the University. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.

1. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (January 30, 3-4:30 GMT)
, Parabolic Arc. Doug will be discussing recent Spaceport America news as covered by Parabolic Arc as well other interesting stories and facts about www.parabolicarc.com
Douglas Messier is Managing Editor of ParabolicArc.com, a daily blog that covers commercial space and much more. He is a skilled writer and analyst with more than two decades of experience in covering space exploration and conveying complex scientific and policy issues to the public. Over his varied career, Doug has held a number of positions: analyst at a Fortune 500 company; software tester for a start-up company; manager of distance education at a small, for-profit university; science editor and curriculum developer; biographer of a Mormon missionary; and scriptwriter who has pitched stories to Star Trek. He is the author of Carl: The Biography of William Carl Condie, a 222-page privately published biography of a beloved grandfather. Douglas now resides near Mojave, California to be where the “action” is for the suborbital and NewSpace part of the industry. He serves as Director of Testing, Communications and Social Outreach for an entrepreneurial software company. He is a graduate of the International Space University Summer Session Program and the George Washington University, where he studied under John Logsdon at the Space Policy Institute. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism.

3. Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
comes regarding his recent AstroPolitics article, “Weapons In Space: The Need to Protect Space Assets.”
Alan currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for North America for the Space Generation Advisory Committee, as a Board Member of the Moon Society, and on the Yuri’s Night Global Executive Team.  Alan holds a Bachelors in Psychology from Texas A&M University, Graduate Certificate in International Affairs from the a Bush School of Government and Public Service, a Masters of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University and a Masters of Political Science from the University of Houston. He has experience working with governmental and non-governmental agencies in Washington DC including the U.S. Department of Defense and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies.  Presently he is perusing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Houston. His dissertation focuses on the the effects of Web 2.0 social media on political participation, engagement and turnout.  Alan’s research interests more broadly include Electoral Behavior, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Space Policy and National Security.

4. Sunday, February 3, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
returns to the program to discuss his organization, Rocket Science Tutors ( see www.rocketsciencetutors.com).
Nino is Vice – President of Customer Integration at Universal Space Network where he is responsible for the design, integration and test of the ground network infrastructure. Before joining USN in 2000, he served 18 years with McDonnell Douglas/Boeing where he worked on a wide variety of programs including the Delta expendable rocket, the DC-X reusable rocket and the International Space Station. Nino received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit and a BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Michigan University. He holds a State of California certificate for teaching engineering.

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