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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:55 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, April 29, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Ed Wright
returns for Citizens in Space updates and information about the upcoming Space Hackers Workshop ( see http://spacehacker.eventbrite.com.
Edward Wright is chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager for Citizens in Space. Formerly known as Teachers in Space, Citizens in Space now includes university students, informal educators, and backyard hobbyists as well.



As project manager for Citizens in Space, Edward Wright is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training citizen astronauts; promoting citizen science; and overseeing the development and integration of approximately 100 citizen-science experiments to fly on suborbital flights. Previously, Edward Wright worked in the computer software industry for 20 years and was president of X-Rocket, LLC, which operated a high-performance MiG-21 jet fighter. His experience in citizen science projects includes collecting observations of Western lowland gorillas and New World cats. He is single, with one horse, and lives in Plano, Texas.

2. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 1, 2-3:30 GMT)
, retired astronaut, comes to discuss his new book “Spacewalker” and space related everything. You can get more information about his book at http://www.amazon.com/Spacewalker-Journey-Space-Record-Setting-Frequent/dp/1557536317/ref=onegiantlea20. Visit his website at www.jerrylross.com.
Jerry Lynn Ross is an Indiana native, a graduate of Purdue University, a retired United States Air Force officer, and a former astronaut who retired from NASA in 2012. He is a veteran of seven U.S. Space Shuttle missions and shares an individual world record for the most spaceflights flown. First person in history to be launched into space seven times. With NASA Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz, holds the record for the number of times launched into space—seven. One of only three NASA astronauts to support the US Space Shuttle program from before the first launch through its final landing. Supported the International Space Station program from inception through final assembly and initial operations. Led the team of spacewalkers who began assembly of the Space Station and among the first to enter it on orbit. With nine spacewalks, is tied for third among spacewalkers worldwide and second in the US for most spacewalks performed. With over fifty-eight hours on spacewalks, is third among spacewalkers worldwide and second in the US for time spent walking in space. Helped develop and create the facilities, tools, techniques, and training needed to construct the International Space Station. Performed a leadership role in the recovery of the Space Shuttle Columbia wreckage. Awarded two Defense Superior Service Medals, the Air Force Legion of Merit, four Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, and fifteen NASA medals. The only three-time recipient of the American Astronautical Society’s Victor A. Prather Award for spacewalking achievements and the only four-time recipient of the Society’s Flight Achievement Award. Named to the Purdue University Air Force ROTC Hall of Fame. Recipient of the honorary doctor of science degree from Purdue University in 2000 and the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the Purdue University College of Engineering in 2004. In 2003, his hometown school system, Crown Point Community School Corporation, named Jerry Ross Elementary School in his honor. A member of the Silver Team, NASA’s first pair of spacewalking grandfathers.

3. Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
AND BILL KETCHUM come to discuss space policy, SSP & much more with two highly regarded and respected space veterans. Visit http://solarhigh.org for more information.

Hu Davis was a manager of Apollo spacecraft power and propulsion systems at NASA Johnson Space Center, and also managed assembly and checkout of four Lunar Modules (including LM-5, the Apollo 11 lunar landing vehicle). After Apollo, he served as JSC Future Programs manager. working on the Inertial Upper Stage and Shuttle C Heavy Lift vehicles. After Peter Glaser introduced him to the SPS, he was responsible for NASA’s involvement with the DOE in the CDEP and was a major contributor to that study. He remains a strong supporter, working on several concepts for economical launch to orbit that can make Space-Based Solar Power competitive with terrestrial sources of energy.

William Ketchum is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He started his Aerospace career in 1956 at Edwards Air Force Base in Flight Test Engineering. He then worked for General Dynamics Space Systems Division specializing in cryogenic liquid propellant rocket propulsion systems, developing the Atlas and Centaur space launch vehicles. He participated in designing the Fully Reusable Space Shuttle, Space-Based Orbit Transfer Vehicles, and Nuclear-Thermal rockets for human interplanetary missions. His military experience was in the U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal testing the solid propellant Nike-Zeus Missile Defense System. His work is in Astronautics and Astrodynamics. He is a consultant for the next generation of Space Launch Systems, and he is developing a small reusable personal spaceplane. He has written many technical reports and papers and lectured on the history of the space program at schools and public events nationwide. He lives in San Diego, California.

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