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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:00 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, March 11, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns to discuss aviation security and the new magazine, General Aviation Security Magazine.
Originally from LaGrande, Oregon, “Dave” Hook grew up in the Seattle, Washington area on Bainbridge Island. After graduating high school he won an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. There he served as a cadet soaring instructor and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Astronautical Engineering.



Upon commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant, Dave went to pilot training and earned his first choice of aircraft, the C-130 Hercules. During his career Dave flew over 4,000 hours in many different aircraft and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Acquisition and Procurement Management from Webster University. As the U.S. Air Attaché in West Sub-Saharan Africa he not only flew special air missions throughout Africa, but also worked airport security for President Clinton’s visit to Accra, Ghana in 1998. Finally, he served nearly 6 years as an Air Commando and Chief Pilot for Air Force Special Operations. While there he flew numerous aircraft including the Russian-built An-2 “Colt” biplane and a highly modified C-47T “Turbo Dakota.” He retired from active duty with over 20 years of military service. Dave is President and Managing Member of Planehook Aviation Services, LLC in San Antonio, Texas. Now in its 4th year, Planehook specializes in security consulting for general aviation airports with clients throughout the United States. However, he and his company have been working quietly behind the scenes for over 2 years to ensure security regulations for the NewSpace industry are fair and reasonable. Dave has recently made his company’s expertise publicly available to the space tourism industry.

2. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (March 13, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns for updates on the current state of affairs in space and a discussion about his new space novella on Amazon, “Dreams of Barry’s Stepfather.”
Mark Whittington is a writer and space policy analyst residing in Houston, Texas. He is the author of “Children of Apollo,” an alternate history novel set during the early space program and “The Last Moonwalker.” Mr. Whittington also writes numerous articles about space topics in USA Today, the LA Times, the Houston Chronicle, the online magazine Washington Dispatch, and internet content sites Finetuning.com and AssociatedContent.com. He runs a blog call Curmudgeons Corner at http://curmudgeons.blogspot.com.

3. Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9:30-10:30 AM PDT (16:30-17:30 GMT)
of the Space Foundation comes to discuss the upcoming National Space Symposium.
Janet Stevens, APR, is responsible for the Space Foundation’s marketing and public relations programs, including public relations and marketing strategy, media relations, brand identity, advertising and promotion, graphic design, web communications, social media, community relations and public outreach. Prior to joining the Space Foundation, she was senior vice president – public relations for Idearc Media, one of the nation’s largest yellow pages publishers. Before that, she spent more than 30 years in public relations, advertising and quality management positions at GTE, Fidelity Investments and Verizon. During her career, Stevens has won numerous public relations awards and was instrumental in both creating the application and managing the site visit for GTE Directories’ 1994 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Stevens, who has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.

4. Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
returns for updates regarding Altius Space Machines& a discussion about his lunar patent idea.
Jonathan Goff is the President and CEO of Altius Space Machines, an aerospace R&D and rapid-prototyping startup that was recently founded in Louisville, CO. Before founding Altius, Jonathan was one of the co-founders and the Lead Propulsion Engineer for Masten Space Systems. At Masten Jonathan led the development and contract fabrication of rocket propulsion systems, propellant tanks, and propellant feed systems for Xombie and Xoie, Masten’s prize-winning Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge vehicles. In addition to his previous rocket propulsion work at Masten, Mr Goff has coauthored several papers and chaired several discussion panels on propellant depots and advanced space transportation technologies. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, also from Brigham Young University.

5. Sunday, March 17, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
returns to the program to continue our discussion on reducing total mission costs as well as taking a hard look at practical solutions and ideas that both work and don’t work.
As President of Microcosm, Dr. Wertz has technical and management responsibility for work in Microcosm’s main business areas: space mission engineering, low cost space launch systems, autonomous navigation and orbit control, satellite orbit and attitude systems, space sensor design, and space software development. Under the direction of Dr. Wertz, Microcosm has become a principal creator of practical solutions to reduce both space mission cost and launch cost.
In addition to his management functions, Dr. Wertz continues a technical leadership role and remains an internationally recognized authority in orbit and attitude determination and control systems, satellite autonomy and sensor measurement theory, and space mission cost reduction. His experience includes virtually all mission phases: concept exploration, hardware design and development (both at the system and component levels), integration and test, launch support, and mission operations. He is the editor and principal author of:
• Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control (D. Reidel, 1978, 858 pg.), the standard reference work in this field now in its 13th printing.
• Space Mission Analysis and Design (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1st edition, 1990; 2nd edition, 1992; 3rd edition, 1999, 969 pg.), the most widely used astronautics text and reference in print.
• Reducing Space Mission Cost (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996, 617 pg.), volume aimed at changing the way business is done in space.
• Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, 934 pg.), first of a 3-volume series intended as the new standard reference in Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Systems.
Dr. Wertz holds multiple patents in orbit and attitude systems. He has taught courses worldwide in “Space Mission Analysis and Design,” “Orbit and Attitude Systems,” “Design of Low-Cost Space Missions,” and “Constellation Design, Management and Economics.” He has provided professional systems and mission engineering training at JPL, JSC, GSFC, LaRC, ESA, ESTEC, CNES, CSA, AFRL, SMC, and numerous corporate venues in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Dr. Wertz is an Adjunct Professor of Astronautics at USC, a Fellow of both the British Interplanetary Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Dr. Wertz received his Ph.D in physics at the University of Texas in Austin, his B.S. in physics at MIT, and his M.S. from George Washington University.

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