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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 8, 2013 9:40 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, July 8, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns regarding his new book, “The Obligation.” See http://theobligationbook.com for more information.
Steven Wolfe has been a writer, speaker and advocate for the advancement of the space settlement concepts and related ideas for more than 25 years. He was a legislative aide for the late Cong. George E. Brown, Jr., where he served as executive director of Congressional Space Caucus.



He served on the board of directors of the National Space Society, president of the New York Space Frontier Society and Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation. Steve drafted the Space Settlement Act of 1988 for Cong. Brown that was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan as part of the NASA Authorization bill. Steve serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Space Philosophy. Steven is currently a consultant in the solar energy industry.

2. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 10, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns to discuss the first human NEO mission study and design program. Visit his websites: Bruce’s personal site: www.damer.com and Bruce’s podcast: www.levityzone.com.
Dr. Bruce Damer lead his team at DigitalSpace for a decade building 3D real time simulations under contract by NASA and several aerospace companies. His career led him into mission design with concept models for lunar ice core drillers, teleoperated lunar base construction and more recently, a space station experimental science bay aerogel collection concept to trap micrometeorites for mineral, volatiles and bio-reactive assays. By far his most extensive project with NASA was his design for a 2007 study for the then administrator Mike Griffin, on how to take constellation hardware, such as the Orion crew capsule, to targets beyond the moon, notably: asteroids, sometimes referred to as near earth objects or NEOs. Bruce worked with a team of civil servants drawn from several NASA centers and created one of the first plausible designs for a human crew to dock their spacecraft to a NEO, carry out surface EVA operations and return to the Earth. Other work Bruce is involved with includes work on origins of life with the Astrobiology community, curating one of the worlds largest historical computer collections in his DigiBarn Computer Museum, and running an artistic and organic farm with his wife Galen Brandt in the mountains of Northern California.

3. Friday, July 12, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Ed Wright
returns to discuss the latest Space Hackers Workshop in Dallas and Citizens In Space updates.
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.

4. Sunday, July 14, 2013, 1-3 PM PDT (20-22 GMT)
Special Space Show webinar
focusing on space education outreach for all grades up to and including college. Our panel guests include DR. JOHN JURIST, CHRISTINE NOBBE, LYNNE ZIELINSKI, & BARBARA DAVID. To view the webinar, use our Space Show UStream channel, www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show. You can listen to the audio only as you would a traditional Space Show program.

Dr. Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business.  He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine.  Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Medical School’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center.  In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications and organized a metabolic bone disease laboratory for translational research.  In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in a precursor to telemedicine. In the business arena, he created and ran a biomedical engineering consulting firm, was president of a highly successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget.  Dr. Jurist is a proven expert on running a business and evaluating a business plan.  He is now applying his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an early investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion and robotics research groups at multiple universities.  Among other professional organizations, he is currently a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Emeritus member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society.  His teaching and research activities revolve around his present positions of Adjunct Professor of Space Studies in the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and Adjunct Professor of Biophysics and Aviation at Rocky Mountain College.

Lynne F. Zielinski
is a recently retired physics. space science, and astronomy teacher of 32 years at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois.  She is currently a member of the National Space Society’s Board of Directors and is their Vice President of Public Affairs.  She began chairing the Education and Outreach committee in 2006. Since 2009, she has managed the oral presentations, poster sessions, awards presentations, and student education track for the NSS/NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Competition at the NSS International Space Development Conference.  Last year she hosted over 260 students from around the world at this conference.  Ms. Zielinski has been engaging students in NASA programs since 1987, overseeing more than 60 nationally placed and NASA Center winners.  In addition, she is a ‘Stars At Yerkes’ educator providing professional development workshops and student outreach programs for Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin since 2010.  The Glenbrook Aerospace Development Get-away Experiment Team (GADGET), a student-run organization founded by Zielinski, has flown six active and more than 200 passive experiments on six Space Shuttle missions, nine experiments on sub-orbital NASA rockets, five NASA drop-tower experiments,  a NASA C-9 and two Zero-G aircraft reduced gravity experiments, and experiments on three NASA high-altitude balloon flights. GADGET has also collaborated on NASA experiments with students in Israel, Portugal and Morocco. Ms. Zielinski and her GADGET students have conducted educational outreach for K-12 students and teachers in three states, and at state and national teacher workshops, NASA centers, and professional conferences. Ms. Zielinski’s creative and passionate commitment to science education is demonstrated through a wide range of efforts including authorship of student experiment results in NASA journals, contributions to NSIP (NASA Student Involvement Program) resource guides, chapter sets in physical science textbooks, and designing educational websites and activities for national astronomy programs. Ms. Zielinski has also worked at NASA Johnson Space Center in the Space Station Training Division (1990-91) and at the University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory (2000-01) where she helped launch a NASA rocket into the aurora and created astronomy and space science education curricula.  Ms. Zielinski has done scientific research in collaboration with scientists and astronomers in topics that include CIV winds in active galactic nuclei, electrostatic particle interactions in microgravity, dust disks around variable stars, and the f950-60 rectification of lunar topography by Gerard Kuiper and his graduate students.

Christine Nobbe is a National Board Certified Teacher who is passionate about space exploration. She is an avid advocate for lunar colonization and meeting the educational needs of gifted and talented learners. Christine taught in public school settings for 33 years, and just retired on June 30! She had been an adjunct professor at Webster University for 10 years, and is now the coordinator of gifted education and talent development. In education, Christine focuses on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art/design, and technology; she explores a Return to the Moon and robotics with students of all ages. Christine incorporates LEGO bricks and Mindstorm robots in her work with children and adults. She is also fascinated by the biographies of mathematicians and uses them to introduce enriching mathematical topics to young learners.  For 15 years, Christine hosted a school-wide event each year called Moon Madness Night with keynote speakers, break out sessions, and an exhibit hall full of spacey organization, artists, and student-created projects. Elementary students, their parents, grandparents, siblings, and family members attended, about 300 or so each year. Highlights from those events include NASA Astronaut Steven Lindsey who judged student-designed lunar colonies, Astronaut Bob Behnken who kept his remarks short and spent most of his time answering questions prepared by students, and Dr. Anita Sengupta, NASA engineer and supersonic parachute expert (of Seven Minutes of Terror fame), Christine has discovered the beauty of social media to network and advocate. She attended three Socials last summer – a SpaceX – NASA Social, Be A Pilot Day Social sponsored by The Air and Space Museum at Udvar-Hazy, and a Curiosity landing Social at Glenn Research Center (the first multi-center NASA social). Thru these socials (formerly called Tweet-Ups) and social media, Christine has networked with like-minded space-cadets around the world (even off the planet). You can connect with her thru Twitter @NobbeChristine, or Facebook` and Instagram with the same handle.

Barbara (Sprungman) David is a space science education specialist and a space journalist. She earned her elementary school teaching credentials from the innovative program at University of California at Santa Cruz, and has taught elementary and pre-school, as well as alternative high school. Barbara is an experienced curriculum writer dedicated to the topics of space, astronomy and Earth sciences. She has authored or co-authored science curriculum units and lesson plans funded by Virgin Galactic about SpaceShipTwo, IMAX, NASA, National Science Foundation, National Science Teachers Association, The Discovery Channel, USA TODAY and the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. She has also provided space education resources for educators including for the Coalition for Space Exploration’s online Education Station. She was inspired to pursue space and astronomy education endeavors by viewing the planets, stars and the Moon through a telescope for the first time in the mid 1980’s. Barbara grew up in San Diego, and lived in Washington, DC for 13 years, before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2001 with her space journalist husband Leonard David. They co-authored a supplemental reading book on space for Newbridge Educational Publishing called Extreme Flight: Rocket Science.  She has also published curriculum units and articles under her former name, Barbara Sprungman. With Lonnie Schorer, she co-authored the publication Kids to Space Mission Plans: An Educator’s Guide, a collection of lesson plans related to space topics for grades 5th through 8th published by Apogee Books in 2008. (See Lonnie’s interview which aired on May 19, 2006 and is archived on The Space Show website about the book she authored in 2006, Kids to Space: A Space Explorer’s Guide, containing thousand of kids’ questions and answers about space exploration and astronomy which inspired the educator’s guide at – http://thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=496.  Barbara also recently had a small contract with SpaceX to provide ideas for their space education endeavors. For Virgin Galactic, she created lesson plans on SpaceShipTwo’s test flight milestones in spring of 2013. They are available at this link – http://www.virgingalactic.com/news/item/galactic-unite-lesson-plans-are-now-live.  You can send email to her at BarbaraDavid321@aol.com

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