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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:22 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, February 18, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
returns to discuss impulse launch, rail guns, hydrogen gas guns for delivering propellant, and microwave propulsion for delivering propellant & delicate cargo, including a discussion of the physics and economics.
Doctorate in theoretical particle physics from The College of William and Mary in 1984.  Ran the Super High Altitude Research Project (SHARP) 400 foot long hydrogen gas gun in the 90s at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 



SHARP launched scramjets at Mach 9 and set other records. Founded Water Station in 2000, a non-profit supplying water to desert travelers at 140 Water Stations on the Southern California border.  Also started Citizens for All American Canal Safety. which resulted in the installation of 100 safety lines with buoys in the All American Canal.  Worked with a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team delivering gun truck armor kits to US soldiers in Iraq during 2004 and 2005.  Has appeared on 60 Minutes, USA today, Smithsonian Magazine and the National Enquirer.  Currently manage two companies:  Sundance Solar LLC and Star Sports LLC.

2. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 20, 3-4:30 GMT)
. First time callers welcome. Space, science, and STEM topics welcome.

3. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 21, 3-4:30 GMT)
returns to discuss asteroids, meteorites, and more. For a preview, visit his blog, www.johnslewis.com.
John S. Lewis is Professor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Space Engineering Research Center at the University of Arizona. He was previously a Professor of Planetary Sciences at MIT and Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University, Beijing. His research interests are related to the application of chemistry to astronomical problems, including the origin of the Solar System, the evolution of planetary atmospheres, the origin of organic matter in planetary environments, the chemical structure and thermal history of icy satellites, the hazards of comet and asteroid bombardment of Earth, and the extraction, processing, and use of the energy and material resources of nearby space. He has chaired several conferences on the economic development and colonization of space. He served on the Board of Directors of American Rocket Company (AmRoc) during the development of hybrid rocket motors for the private launch business, a process that culminated in the use of an AmRoc-designed motor to propel SpaceShipOne to an altitude of over 100 km and win astronaut’s wings for its pilots in 2004. He has served as a member or Chairman of a wide variety of NASA and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) advisory committees and review panels. He has written, edited, or translated 19 books, including graduate and undergraduate planetary science texts and popular science books, and has authored over 150 scientific publications. He has given invited lectures at M.I.T., Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and Brown Universities, Dartmouth College, the University of Maine, Wellesley College, Smith College, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Williams College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, Old Dominion, University of Maryland, Wheeling Jesuit University, Georgia Tech, the College of Wooster, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, the University of Iowa, Washington University (St. Louis), the University of Colorado, Western Louisiana State University, Maharishi International University, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, Northern Idaho State University, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, Arizona State University, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, the University of California campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Berkeley, San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford University, NASA Headquarters, NASA Ames, Goddard, and Johnson Research Centers, the University of Paris, the University of Istanbul, Kyoto University, Peking University (Bei Jing Da Shue), the Centers for Space Science and Applied Research and for Lunar Missions of the Chinese Academy of Science, and Tsinghua University (Qing Hua Da Shue). He is a regular commentator on Chinese civil space missions on China Central Television CCTV9, Including the Shenzhou 6 & 7 manned missions and the Chang’e 1 & 2 lunar missions. Dr. Lewis is the author of the well known, respected and popular book, Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets. He is presently retired and living and writing in Anacortes, Washington.

4. Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
of Interorbital return(see www.interorbital.com).

Randa Milliron, IOS’ co-founder, is also the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. Confident in positions of leadership, her professional experience spans the television and film industries, and academia. She has served as a Television News Director and Producer at the US Military Station, AFN Berlin. For over a decade, Ms. Milliron has taught television production and communication courses at colleges in Europe and America, and is currently on faculty with the University of Phoenix. Randa holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Linguistics from Duquesne University. An award-winning television director/producer, Randa is in charge of all promotion, marketing and public relations. She is also involved in the aerospace engineering assembly and design, specializing in high temperature composite materials.

Prior to co-founding Interorbital Systems Corporation, Mr. Milliron co-founded Cyberplex Systems, an engineering application software development company. From 1979-1984, Mr. Milliron was a Radar Systems Engineer at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, New York. At Grumman, he was involved in Airborne Early Warning (AEW) tracking algorithm and software development. He also worked on passive detection system (PDS) algorithm and software development as well as an interactive Battlefield Simulator. Between 1984-1987, he was a Software Systems Engineer at General Dynamics Corporation in Pomona, California. At General Dynamics, he was involved in software development for various terrestrial and space surveillance projects. His extensive software engineering experience is currently being applied to the development of a novel low-cost inertial measurement unit (IMU), guidance system software, and various rocket control system software. Roderick has been independently designing, building and testing liquid rocket engines and space launch vehicles for the past 20 years. He is also the inventor of the Neptune-Series Modular Rockets and the TubeSat Personal Satellite.  He has taught Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Roderick is a frequent guest speaker at national and international space conferences.

5. Sunday, February 24, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
comes to the program to discuss turning your space advocacy plans and ideas into action.
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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