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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 13, 2013 6:30 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 13, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
BUZZ ALDRIN
returns to discuss his new book, “Mission to mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.” Check out the book at www.amazon.com/Mission-Mars-Vision-Exploration-ebook/dp/B008EDPMB2/ref=onegiantlea20.
Buzz Aldrin was the second human to walk on the moon.

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On July 20, 1969, he followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface while a third American astronaut, Michael Collins, remained in orbit overhead. Aldrin attended West Point, flew fighter jets in the Korean War, and then earned a doctorate in astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before joining the NASA astronaut corps in October of 1963. He flew on the Gemini 12 space mission (launched 11 November 1966) and then was chosen as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. The success of Apollo 11 made Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins international heroes. Since his retirement from NASA, Aldrin has been an unabashed booster for space exploration. He founded Starcraft Boosters, a private rocket design firm. His autobiography, Return to Earth was published in 1973. He also wrote the sci-fi novels Encounter With Tiber (1996) and The Return (2000). Aldrin reached the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force… He reportedly got the nickname Buzz from his baby sister, who called him “buzzer” while trying to say “brother”. You can find out much more about Buzz by visiting his website, www.buzzaldrin.com.

2. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 15, 2-3:30 GMT)
DR. STAN ROSEN
AND DAVE DRESSLER come to the program to discuss the upcoming ISDC 2013 conference in San Diego. Visit the ISDC website for more information at http://isdc.nss.org/2013.

Dr. Stan Rosen has had extensive experience in commercial, military and civil organizational and program management activities during a career spanning over 40 years. Since December of 2008, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University, serving as a Professor of Acquisition Management. Prior to taking this position, Dr. Rosen was a management consultant, both independently and with Toffler Associates, the executive advisory firm formed by Alvin and Heidi Toffler that helps companies and governments create their future in the fast emerging “Third Wave” economy. Formerly, Rosen was Director of Strategic Development and Integration for Boeing Satellite Systems. In this capacity, he was responsible for development of Boeing’s strategy for succeeding in the global satellite market, serving a wide variety of U.S. Government and international commercial customers. Prior to the acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications by Boeing, he led Hughes’ ballistic missile defense architecture development and was Strategic Planning Director for the Hughes Defense Systems and Hughes Space and Communications organizations.
Before joining Hughes, Dr Rosen held scientific, engineering, program management, and strategy and policy development positions with the U.S. Air Force, during which time he worked on a wide variety of NASA, Air Force and classified space activities. His service included time on the staff of the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as duty with the German Aerospace Research and Test Establishment. His last position in a distinguished military career was Director of Long Range Planning, Space Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command. He retired from active duty in 1990. Dr. Rosen earned a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
He has served in various volunteer capacities with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, including chairman of the national Space Systems Technical Committee and the Los Angeles Section, national board member and Vice President of Public Policy, and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is a former chairman of the board of the California Space Authority, is Immediate Past President of the national Association for Strategic Planning, and is currently on the board of the National Space Society. He is certified as a Strategic Management Professional.

Dave Dressler
is the ISDC Chair for 2013.  Dave has supported technology in education since 1989, and is currently Technology Manager for the San Diego County Career Technical Education / Regional Occupational Program (ROP). Dave is strongly advocating manned space exploration to the planets and beyond (to Mars by 2025). Inspired by space programs and great works of science fiction, Dave supports, organizes and participates in outreach activities such as conferences, science fairs and speaker sessions. He serves on the board of the San Diego Science Alliance and Ocean STEM. Dave is always looking for ways to bring space science to the community and inspire the next generation of space explorers.  Space Advocacy – Director, SDSpace.org, NSS and Planetary Society Member 1991-present Chair for International Space Development Conference 2013 in San Diego. Participated at ISDC 2006 (lead Mojave Spaceport tour), 2010, 2011 and ISDC 2012 promoting ISDC 2013. Founding Director and program manager for San Diego Space Society (since 2007).  Organized events for SD Space such as the San Diego Science Festival, SpaceUp, Yuri’s Night, education outreach, several speaker programs and Sally Ride Science.  Presented T minus 5 sessions on the Space Elevator and Space beer.  MBA from California State University, San Marcos, 1998, BSBA from San Diego State University, 1991.  Yuri Gagarin unknowingly celebrated Dave’s second birthday by orbiting the Earth on April 12, 1961.

3. Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
FRANK STRATFORD
of Mars Drive in Australia returns to discuss his latest Space Review article and more. The article is “The Business of Space Travel, April 23, 2013 and can be found at www.thespacereview.com/article/2281/1.
Frank Stratford was born during the closing days of the Apollo era in Australia, a nation without a space program. His interests and skills were focused on the subjects of space exploration since the age of 8 when the space shuttle first started operating. Frank started work at an early age and following 15 years running his own business in landscaping and horticulture, he went onto gain senior level management experience within the automotive parts industry with his own company Dynamic Fuel Solutions before moving into the IT sector as Financial Services Compliance Officer at United Electrical Engineering today. Parallel to this, he had been active within the non-profit sector leading teams of social workers and acting as a volunteer counselor and adviser. His intense interest in space and Mars lead him to leadership roles at ‘Red Colony’ and the ‘Mars Society’ where, in 2005, he founded ‘MarsDrive’ and has been working diligently at overcoming the issues that hold humanity back from a potential future in space. Along with organizing for such events as ISDC 2006 and 2007 or lecturing at Mars Society conferences, he has also contributed many thought-provoking articles on Mars and space exploration, some of which can be found in publications like “Australian Sky and Telescope”, “Metro UK”, “The Space Review” and “Red Colony.” On the subject of what we can do to get into space, Frank has stated, “The future of our expansion into space and onto Mars is really up to each of us as individuals. If there remains no generation to step up to make the decision to go, who will?” As CEO of MarsDrive, his vision is to see people everywhere enjoy the wonder of their own space adventures, including such programs as orbital space tourism, a Moon base and a crewed Mars mission and colony within the next two decades.

4. Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
JOHN BRANDENBURG
returns to discuss Feynman, matters of gravity, the Higgs boson ( his recent paper in Albq.) and the presence of Chechen terrorists in his Asteroid Sepulveda Novel !
John E. Brandenburg is a researcher at Orbital Technologies Corporation in Madison Wisconsin. He was before this, at Florida Space Institute at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida,  having come from The Aerospace Corporation, where one of his duties was as principle investigator of the MET (Microwave Electro-Thermal) propulsion project. He also performed an architecture study for a Human Mars Mission using solar electric propulsion.  He also performed research on Fusion Propulsion and Kaluza-Klein theory of Field Unification for purposes of space propulsion.  Before coming to Aerospace corporation Dr. Brandenburg was a researcher at Research Support Instruments (RSI) where he specialized in making controlled laboratory plasmas for uses ranging from Fusion research to the MET thruster. He also worked as an independent consultant on Space Missile Defense, Directed Energy Weapons, and space rocket plume phenomenology, and also at Mission Research Corporation and Sandia National Laboratories on plasmas for controlled fusion and similar topics.  Doctor Brandenburg was born in Rouchester Minnesota but grew up in Medford Oregon. He obtained a BA in Physics from Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon, home of the Shakespearean Festival. He obtained his MS in Applied Science at University of California at Davis and his PhD in Theoretical Plasma Physics at the UC Davis extension campus at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore California.  The Title of his Thesis was “A Theoretical Model of a Reversed Field Ion Layer Made of Monoenergetic Ions” and dealt with the magnetic confinement of plasmas for controlled nuclear fusion.  Inspired by the Apollo missions to choose a career in Physics he has always been an avid fan of space exploration and science fiction. He is the author the “Dead Mars, Dying Earth”(1999) with Monica Rix Paxson , which dealt with the problems of energy and global warming from a comparative planetary science ( Earth-Mars) perspective and has been published the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Japan. It was the winner of the Silver Medal in the Ben Franklin awards for books on science and environment. He has recently completed writing a science fiction novel “Morningstar Pass” dealing with the problems of initial contact between humanity and extraterrestrial intelligence and the development  of the human race into a space-faring civilization.   He has dedicated his career to problems of space, energy and national defense.

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