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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:31 pm
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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 24, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
is the guest to discuss the upcoming NewSpace Conference for 2013 (see http://newspace.spacefrontier.org/
Sara Meschberger is the Assistant Conference Chair for the NewSpace 2013 Conference.  She has a background in Aerospace industry,  experience in program management, logistics, business administration, public speaking and public relations.



Sara was also the Vice Chair SEDS-USA which is Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.  In that position, she helped oversee the national organization, work on the endowment as well as run projects and represent the organization on a national level.

2. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (June 26, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns to discuss his new book, “Safe Is Not An Option.”
Rand Simberg is a former project manager with Rockwell International having previously worked at the Aerospace Corporation. At Rockwell, he worked on a number of advanced concepts, including solar power satellites, launch and orbit transfer systems, space tethers, and lunar resource utilization. He has been cited as an expert in space transportation by the (now defunct) Office of Technology Assessment, and has provided key input into a number of space policy reports. He was editor of the Space Activists’ Handbook (a publication of Spacepac) for several years. For the past eighteen years, he has been the President of Interglobal Space Lines, Inc., a commercial space entrepreneurial company and consultancy, specializing in low-cost space access and tourism. He has dual degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan (concentrating in astronautics) and a masters in technical management from West Coast University, in Los Angeles.  Now an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, he writes regularly at Popular Mechanics, Pajamas Media, The New Atlantis, and occasionally at National Review.  He blogs regularly at the Washington Examiner, and maintains his own weblog on space policy and a range of other topics at www.transterrestrial.com.

3. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:30-10:30 AM PDT (16:30-17:30 GMT)
This special program is based on the Space Medicine Workshop at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and sponsored by the Teachers In Space program of the Space Frontier Foundation. The four guests are Bob Werb, Dr. Jason Kring, Elizabeth Kennick and Rebecca Zgorski.

Bob Werb was an active partner in Rivercrest Realty Investors from 1976 until 2001. Rivercrest Realty Investors is a privately held, real estate firm that owns and manages a portfolio of garden apartments, shopping centers and office buildings with properties in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida. Since 2001 he has assumed a more passive role in Rivercrest Realty Investors and has been spending more time working on a variety of projects including the Space Frontier Foundation. Bob is one of the three founders of the Space Frontier Foundation.

Elizabeth (Gallager) Kennick is the Project Manager and Principal Investigator for the Space Frontier Foundation Teachers in Space Program.  Ms. Kennick is also a Producer at TEDxMidTownNY , Advisory Board Member and Space Ventures Project Manager at Space Frontier Foundation, Executive Board Member at Yuri’s Night Global Space Party, a Guide at Dynamic Outdoors and a former VP at Morgan Stanley.

Rebecca Zgorski is a graduate student and space enthusiast who cares deeply about the commercial space industry. Rebecca is an assistant to Dr. Lance Erickson, the Program Coordinator of the B.S. in Commercial Space Operations program, who together in 2012 created the first Commercial Space Operations undergraduate degree program, first at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and in the nation.  With a degree in Haman Factors Psychology, Rebecca plans to pursue her master’s degree and continue working with Dr. Erickson in support of the new Commercial Space Operations program, through curriculum development and advisement.  Rebecca also works directly with the Space Frontier Foundation on the Teachers in Space project, and has an avid interest in space policy.

Jason P. Kring received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Emporia State University, and Ph.D. in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology from the University of Central Florida. He has worked as a researcher at the United States Army Research Institute in Orlando and interned at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, developing human factors recommendations related to the International Space Station. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Human Factors and Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.  His primary research area of is the performance of small teams in extreme environments like spaceflight and the military. Current research projects include developing ways to monitor the function and performance of crews on long-duration space missions, design considerations for space vehicles and planetary habitats, and using simulation and game-based exercises to train communication and leadership.

4. Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Retired astronaut JERRY CARR
returns for the 40th anniversary of Skylab and the Astronaut Scholarship Organizastion.
For 84 days Jerry Carr orbited the Earth on board the American space station Skylab. As commander of Skylab 4 the third and final residency the mission set a new World endurance record of 2017 hrs 16 min which was not surpassed by the Russians until 1978 and not by another American astronaut until 1995. Had events taken a different course Carr he could have become the 16th man to walk on the moon as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 19, but that flight was cancelled in budget cuts. Despite losing the moon Carr feels very fortunate to have commanded the longest flight in history at that time. Wernher von Braun once told Carr that Skylab 4 was his choice of a preferred mission in the development of long term space exploration. As we look at utilizing the International Space Station for a return to the moon and the first human flights to Mars, the importance of Skylab 4 in the larger programme becomes apparent. This book recounts not only the story of the pioneering mission of Skylab 4 but also the personal achievements of its commander both before entering the astronaut programme and after leaving it . With the full assistance of Jerry Carr, his family and colleagues his very special journey can be shared not only aboard Skylab but in life before and after a spaceflight.

5. Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
ARE BACK! All STEM and space related calls are welcome. First time callers are welcome. Please be to the point, succinct and let’s make room for everyone who wants to call in. Remember, there is only one toll free line for everyone. If it is busy, please keep dialing. Send me an email that you are trying to get in as that will be a reminder to go to the next caller. Thanks for calls and support. Of course emails are also welcome.

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