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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jun 3, 2013 7:52 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, June 3, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
for Astronauts4Hire updates. We are also expecting live reports from the Suborbital Researchers Conference underway in Broomfield, CO.
Brian Shiro’s lifelong ambition is to explore space while improving life on Earth. He has fifteen years experience leading and participating in ten field expeditions to remote locations around the globe, including Antarctica, Alaska, Canada, and various parts of the tropical Pacific. 



In 2009 and 2010, Shiro served as crew Geophysicist on a month-long simulated Mars mission at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) on Devon Island, Canada and as Commander on a two-week mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah.  His planetary analog experience also includes the 2012 NASA RESOLVE rover field campaign in Hawaii, and he currently serves as Mission Support Manager for the NASA HI-SEAS Mars analog mission in Hawaii.  He was a Highly Qualified NASA astronaut applicant in 2008 and 2012, placing him within the top 10% of applicants.  In 2010, he co-founded the nonprofit organization Astronauts for Hire (A4H) to build the next generation commercial astronaut workforce. Through A4H, he has completed astronaut training in a high-gravity centrifuge, zero-gravity parabolic flight, emergency survival skills, and spatial disorientation.  Brian is also a private pilot, scuba diver, marathon runner, and regular speaker at area K-12 schools on earth and space science topics.  Shiro holds a B.A. (2000) with majors in Integrated Science, Geology, and Physics from Northwestern University, a M.A. (2002) in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis, and a M.S. (2010) in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, with a thesis on Mars analog field science.  He is also a graduate of the International Space University (2005) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawaii, where he applies geophysical principles to solving astrobiological problems through the UH-NASA Astrobiology Institute.  Since 2005, Shiro has worked as a Geophysicist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.  In this capacity, he helps continuously monitors the globe for earthquakes, accesses their tsunamigenic potential, and issues tsunami warnings as needed.

2. Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
returns for his thoughts on the recently announced human spaceflight missions to Mars, plus Myopic Visions for space, Incomplete Architectures and Consequences, Disruptive Technologies and Grafting Incremental, Evolutionary Strategies for Fielding large infrastructures, and how this feeds into prevailing discussions. Madhu will also talk about his USC 2012 student class projects as we have done in preceeding years.You can check them out at http://denecs.usc.edu/hosted/ASTE/527_20111.
Professor Madhu Thangavelu is with the Department Of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a graduate thesis adviser and lecturer for a graduate seminar in Extreme Environment Habitat Design as part of the USC School of Architecture. He has been the Conductor of the ASTE 527 Space Exploration Architectures Concept and Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering in the School of Engineering at USC, as well as the Space Projects Director for the Calearth Institute located in Hesperia, California. Dr. Thangavelu is also an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a creative consultant to the aerospace and entertainment industries on concept synthesis for complex space architectures, and the recipient of the Lunar Base Design Award from the National Space Foundation. Dr. Thangavelu is also the co-author of The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization which was published in 1999 second edition in 2007. He is the invited author of “Living on the Moon” a chapter in The Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work by John Wiley and Sons, published in 2010, updated in 2012. He is on the team that won the NASA NIAC award for USC Engineering and Architecture Schools in 2011. He was also part of the first graduating class from the International Space University held at MIT in 1988.  His space expertise includes space system architectures – conception, design and creation of complex space projects, such as space stations, lunar and Mars missions to facilitate human activities in space and other extra-terrestrial environments, extra-terrestrial bases to facilitate development and colonization of the moon and planets, architectural designs to facilitate human activities in extreme environments of the Earth – in such naturally uninhabitable environments as underground and underwater dwellings, Antarctic bases, submarines, deep-sea oil drilling platforms, etc., visualizing future applications for space technologies, and building science.

3. Sunday, June 9, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
, CTO & CEO of Escape Dynamics returns. Check out their advanced propulsion work at their website, http://escapedynamics.com.
Dr. Tseliakhovich is a CEO and CTO of Escape Dynamics – an aerospace research and development start-up focused on highly efficient launch and aerospace propulsion systems.  Dmitriy is leading the research effort on advanced space launch engines, wireless power transfer and novel materials. Dmitriy has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Caltech and a M.Sc. in physics from Carleton University in Ottawa. Dmitriy is also a graduate of a revolutionary post-graduate program at the Singularity University – an institution founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil to promote leadership and empower the cadre of young leaders to address grand challenges faced by humanity today. Dmitriy has more than 10 years of research experience in physics, astrophysics, and space engineering. His technical expertise includes theoretical and experimental physics, experiment automation, development of large numerical simulations, CAD and digital prototyping.
Dr. Tseliakhovich is an active speaker, lecturer and writer. His work has been featured on CNN, CNET, Nature Magazine and other prominent media outlets. Dmitriy’s speaking engagements include opening keynote at the Autodesk University 2010 and presentation at Harvard Business School 2012 conference “Space: the next business frontier”. Dmitriy’s life is devoted to opening space for large scale commercial, social and scientific exploration and his work is focused on novel technologies that will allow cheap and sustainable access to space.

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