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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 6, 2013 7:28 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, May 6, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
, Atty. returns who will discuss the legal and policy issues surrounding space debris removal and solutions that he has proposed, including at a briefing he recently gave before the US Stratcom Joint Space Operations Center Command and Control Community of Interest.  Michael has written the following articles on the topic:



Legal issues surrounding space debris remediation
Addressing the challenges of space debris, part 1: defining space debris
Addressing the challenges of space debris, part 2: liability
Addressing the challenges of space debris, part 3: policy

Michael is an attorney and the founder and principal of Space Law and Policy Solutions, which is a firm that counsels governmental and private organizations on matters relating to space law and policy, including issues surrounding space debris. He serves as the Vice President of Legal Affairs for the International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) and is a frequent author on matters regarding space law and policy. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Systems from Franklin Pierce University and obtained his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Regent University School of Law. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar and a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Contact Michael at Michael@spacelawsolutions.com.

2. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 8, 2-3:30 GMT)
This is a surprise program in honor of the 2,000 plus Space Show programs to date and the upcoming 12th anniversary of The Space Show
. Several Space Show listeners and guests have control of this program and I am clueless as to its content so I will find out about it the same time you do. You can read about it below from Dr. Doug Plata, one of the organizers of the surprise:

Please Send us a Congratulatory Comment regarding 2,000+ Space Show programs & the upcoming 12th anniversary of TSS!

We would like to honor David Livingston on the occasion of his 2,000th episode of The Space Show and the upcoming 12th anniversary of the program! He has given so much of himself over the years and the space community is the richer for it. This coming Tuesday on The Space Show program (May 7, 7:00 – 8:30p) we are planning on publicly recognizing his contributions.  We would like to ask if you would be willing to reply to this e-mail with a brief (say up to 5 sentences) comment. We will bundle and forward all of these messages to him. We will also select a few to be read on the air.
So, please reply your congratulatory message to: HonorDrSpace@gmail.com
Thanks in advance for joining with us to acknowledge what an important part of the space community David and his Space Show is and how much we appreciate his contributions.

John Jurist, PhD, CRM
Doug Plata, MD, MPH
Michael Listner, JD

3. Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
of NASA comes to discuss on orbit servicing in GEO. Visit this website for more information: ..http://ssco.gsfc.nasa.gov/bio-cepollina.html.
Mr. Frank Cepollina serves as the Associate Director for the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. Known as the “Father of On-Orbit Servicing,” Mr. Cepollina’s exceptional leadership has generated many of the groundbreaking concepts, designs and procedures that have kept the Hubble Space Telescope at the cutting edge of technology throughout its long lifespan.  Mr. Cepollina’s involvement with Hubble dates back to the mid-1970s, when he contributed to the telescope’s modular instrument design, as well as its scientific command and control subsystem. Later, as Satellite Servicing Project Manager, he directed the design of the generic servicing platforms and instrument carriers that would be used for Hubble and many other NASA spacecraft.  A perpetual innovator, he established the architecture for NASA’s first serviceable Multi-Mission Modular Spacecraft, an approach that indelibly improved the way that space missions are conceptualized and executed.  In addition to leading the Solar Maximum Repair Mission – NASA’s first on-orbit satellite repair mission and the first repair mission to use the Space Shuttle – Mr. Cepollina also headed the historic 1993 effort that corrected Hubble’s blurred vision, one of NASA’s greatest achievements.  As the Deputy Associate Director of the Hubble Space Telescope Development Project, he led his team through three more servicing and upgrading missions to the observatory in 1997, 1999, and 2002.  They also demonstrated new Hubble technology aboard STS-95 (”the John Glenn Mission”) in 1998.  The fourth and last Hubble servicing mission, STS-125, was successfully completed in May 2009.  During this complex endeavor, two additional science instruments were restored on-orbit, and several capabilities were upgraded to keep this national asset operating for another five to ten years. He has been involved in designing Hubble’s astronaut interfaces and power tools since the inception of the Shuttle Program.  Since 2009, Mr. Cepollina has led the multifaceted SSCO team in advancing cutting-edge robotic technologies, tools, and techniques for on-orbit servicing.  Under his leadership, his team released a congressionally mandated study in 2010 on the vision, challenges, and roadmap to achieving future satellite servicing on orbit.  His office’s innovative 2010 Robotic Refueling Mission, which was rapidly developed, built and launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in an “impossible” eighteen months, represents an important milestone in the use of ISS for technology development. The RRM technology demonstration is laying the foundation for future robotic servicing missions in space. SSCO continues to push forward cutting-edge satellite servicing technologies in contact dynamics, autonomous rendezvous and capture, and on-orbit satellite inspection and refueling.  Mr. Cepollina’s body of work has led to important medical, manufacturing, and educational spinoffs. These include a Hubble Space Telescope instrument Charge Coupled Device (CCD) used for breast cancer detection; an intelligent, programmable, hand-held power tool developed for servicing Hubble that is finding manufacturing applications; and highly sophisticated, precision Hubble-type optics being employed to produce smaller, denser, faster computer chips.  Mr. Cepollina graduated from University of Santa Clara in 1959 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Among his many accolades, in 1985 he received a NASA Exceptional Achievement Award for leading the Solar Maximum Repair Mission. For his outstanding leadership of the 1993 servicing mission to corrected Hubble’s vision, he was awarded a NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, as well as the prestigious 1994 National Space Club Eagle Manned Mission Success Award. In 2000, the President of the United States of America conferred upon Mr. Cepollina the rank of Meritorious Executive in Senior Executive Service for his sustained, superior accomplishments in managing NASA Programs. For his visionary work in modular spacecraft design and satellite servicing, in 2003 he was inducted to the exclusive National Inventors Hall of Fame, which includes other pioneers such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers. In 2005, he received the prestigious Space Logistics Medal from SOLE–The International Society of Logistics for exceptional vision and leadership in space logistics.  He was the 2010 recipient of the Moe. I. Schneebaum Memorial Award for Engineering, NASA Goddard’s highest recognition for an engineering contribution.

4. Friday, May 10, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Bas Lansdorp
of Mars One returns to discuss Mars One updates, one to Mars applications & applicants, and more.
Bas Lansdorp has never been one to let bold ventures intimidate him. A born entrepreneur, he sees potential and opportunity when others shy away. He utilizes an articulate vision and genuine enthusiasm coupled with infectious powers of persuasion to get his point across. These attributes have allowed him to easily reach out to the heavyweight aerospace companies, experts and researchers to get – and hold – their attention. Organizing a manned mission to Mars has been Bas’ dream for many years. Before starting Mars One, he was the co-founder of Ampyx Power. Despite the success of Ampyx Power, he decided to leave when someone gave him the idea that merged all the pieces of the Mars dream together: a mission to Mars can be financed by building it into a global media spectacle. After all, who would be able to look away from an adventure such as this one? Who wouldn’t be compelled to watch, talk about, get involved in the biggest undertaking mankind has ever made? The entire world will be able to follow this giant leap from the start; from the very first astronaut selections to the established, independent village years later. The media focus that comes with the public’s attention opens pathways to sponsors and investors. Bas has been working on Mars One with partner Arno Wielders since January of 2011: “Our plan to go to Mars has evolved quite a bit since we started. Right now, just about everyone we speak to is amazed by how realistic we have kept it. The next step is introducing the project to the world and securing sponsors and investors.”

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