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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:28 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 25, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
OF AIAA and JOHN ROSE of Boeing return to discuss the 2013 AIAA California Space Day program scheduled for March 2013.

Duane is employed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a Communication Specialist and Grassroots Public Policy Coordinator, where he assists with the day-to-day communication needs of the Institute, and coordinates the Institute’s Congressional Visits Day and August is for Aerospace programs. He holds a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Speech Communication from Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa., and has his M.A. in Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University.



John has over 15 yrs of experience working in a variety of technical and managerial activities including aircraft design and certification, supporting space shuttle and ISS operations, and proprietary programs. He has also supported Boeing corporate activities include engineering liaison for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), India Industry Team, and the Import Compliance and Process team. While part of Boeing Defense, Space and security he managed the loads and dynamics group, supporting Boeing Commercial Aircraft on certification of winglets on various 767 platforms. His group also supported the USAF tanker proposal as well as other key projects. He has also supported several proposals, technology demonstration programs, and special projects. John leads Business Operations and several productivity improvement projects for the Knowledge Management effort, a Boeing wide initiative. John is also a member of AIAA’s Public Policy Committee where he is the chairman of its National Security subcommittee. He is also the Deputy Director of Public Policy for AIAA’s region 6 (the 9 western states) and is an active member on the Orange County council. He holds a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona as well as an MBA from USC. He was recently selected as an Associate Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

2. Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 27, 3-4:30 GMT)
Dr. George Robinson
, attorney,returns to discuss the justification of human spaceflight development, LEO habitation, the role of space in the human species survival and space law secularism.
Dr. George S. Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, where he majored in biology and chemistry. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an LL.M. and Doctor of Civil Laws degrees from McGill University’s Graduate Law Faculty, Montreal, Canada. For twenty-five years, Dr. Robinson served as legal counsel at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where he enjoyed an exceptionally broad law practice relating primarily to domestic and international science research activities, business law, and publications law. Before that, he served as an international relations specialist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration where he was Desk Officer for developing collaborative research and educational programs with Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Spain, and Pakistan. He also served as legal counsel at the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Robinson has authored over 100 articles and books on a broad range of subjects, including public and private international law relating to space activities, space commerce, and aviation law; science/technology law, maritime law and policies relating to oceanography and limnology research; law relating to conservation of land, critical habitats, and animal and plant species; terrestrial and oceanographic environmental law, and business law. Upon leaving the Smithsonian Institution in 1995, Dr. Robinson established with his sons and daughter-in-law the firm of Robinson & Associates Law Offices, P.C. (now Robinson and Robinson, LLC), a domestic and international law practice with offices in Virginia and Maryland. The practice has addressed, among other issues, matters of law relating to corporations and non-profit organizations, education, employment, intellectual property, collaborative research and attendant agreements, mergers and acquisitions, managed health care, and space commerce. Dr. Robinson has taught and lectured in law and business relating to space commerce at numerous universities in the United States and abroad, including among others George Mason University, St. Peter’s College/Oxford University, McGill University, George Washington University, and Georgetown University. He serves on the boards of directors of various science research facilities, foundations, and hospitals. He also has consulted for the National Research Council, the Smithsonian Institution, the Maritime-Aerospace Liaison Project of the Maine Maritime Academy, the Aerospace Technology Working Group, and NASA, where served over twenty years until recently on the Planetary Protection Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).

3. Friday, March 1, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
Attorney MARK SUNDAHL returns who will update us on the recent FAA Commercial Space Meeting in Washington, DC with space law updates.
Mark Sundahl is the Associate Dean for Administration and an Associate Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches international Business Transactions, Commercial Law, Space Law and Ancient Athenian Law. Prof. Sundahl is a leading expert on the law of outer space and focuses primarily on the business, legal, and policy issues arising from the recent increase in private space activity. He has lectured around the world on space law and his writings have appeared in leading academic journals. He currently serves as a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) which advises the Federal Aviation Administration regarding new regulations governing private space activity. He is also a Member (and former Assistant Secretary) of the International Institute of Space Law (headquartered in Paris) and was a member of the UNIDROIT working group that was charged with drafting a new international treaty on the finance of satellites and other space assets – the Space Assets Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. Prof. Sundahl holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Ph.D. in Classics from Brown University. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, he was an associate in the International Transactions Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco. He currently serves as Of Counsel to the the Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co., L.P.A.

4. Sunday, March 3, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
, Atty., returns. Wayne has some new ideas for lunar and space IP regarding property rights issues. We will also discuss property rights ideas and treaty aspects of the same.
WAYNE WHITE is CEO of SpaceBooster LLC, a start-up, veteran-owned HUBZone small business. SpaceBooster has 27 science and engineering consultants who provide aerospace & defense services. Wayne graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California, received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from U.C. Riverside, and received his law degree from U.C. Davis. He has a Certificate in Government Contracts Management from UCLA. Wayne has been a member of the L5 Society, and its successor the National Space Society (NSS) since 1978. Wayne was a member of the NSS Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004, and Chaired the Society’s 21st annual International Space Development Conference in 2002. He is the author of many published space law articles, and a frequent speaker in the field of national and international space law. Wayne previously worked for Oceaneering Space Systems in Houston, where he managed the Contracts & Purchasing Department. He was also a key member of Oceaneering’s Constellation Space Suit System proposal team, and subsequently served as Contract Manager for the NASA space suit prime contract. In 2003 he had the honor of representing the United States as a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Legal Subcommittee. He has also served as Associate Director of the National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center at the University of Mississippi; and as a member of the General Counsel’s office of the University of California.

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