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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 5, 2013 8:02 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, August 5, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns. Dr. Foust is the editor/publisher for The Space Review (www.thespacereview.com) and www.spacepolitics.com.
Dr. Jeff Foust is the editor of The Space Review (www.thespacereview.com), a weekly online publication of articles and commentary on space-related topics. 



He also publishes Spacetoday.net, which provides links to and summaries of space news from around the web, as well as spacepolitics.com, a weblog devoted to space policy topics.  He has written articles on a variety of astronomy and space topics for magazines such as Ad Astra, Astronomy Now, and Sky & Telescope.  He works as a launch industry analyst for the Futron Corporation, an aerospace and telecommunications consulting company in Bethesda, Maryland.  Jeff has a BS with honors in geophysics from Caltech and a PhD in planetary sciences from MIT.

2. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 7, 2-3:30 GMT)
Dr. Robert Zubrin is a noted author and the Founder of The Mars Society.  The Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado.  Dr. Zubrin was formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver, he holds a Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington. Zubrin is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration, the author of over 100 published technical and non-technical papers in the field, and was a member of Lockheed Martin’s “scenario development team” charged with developing broad new strategies for space exploration. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing the “Mars Direct” mission plan, a strategy which by using Martian resources, allows a human Mars exploration program to be conducted at a cost 1/8th that previously estimated by NASA. Zubrin is known internationally as one of the most creative engineers working in the aerospace industry today, and he and his work have been subject of much favorable press coverage in The Economist, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the London Times, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Air and Space Smithsonian, Popular Science, Omni, Space News, and many other publications. He is the holder of two US Patents, and has two more pending.  In addition to his technical publications, Dr. Zubrin is the author of “The Case for Mars: How We Shall Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must,”  published by Simon and Schuster’s Free Press Division in Oct. 1996, and “Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization,” published by Tarcher Putnam in Aug. 1999, and “Mars on Earth” published by Tarcher Penguin in Sept. 2003.  His book, “The Holy Land,” is a science fiction satire of the current situation in the Middle East.  Dr. Zubrin has also written a play about Benedict Arnold.  His latest book, “How To Live On Mars: A Trusty Guidebook To Surviving And Thriving On The Red Planet,” is a must read.

3. Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
comes to the show to discuss Solar System Express (www.solarsystemexpress.com).
Blaze graduated with a dual Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2010, focusing on embedded system design and mechatronics. Blaze held internship and civil servant positions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center, in astronaut human factors and robotics respectively from 2009 to 2012. Blaze was also the Technical Program Manager of the JURBAN Google Lunar X Prize team from 2011 to 2013, and is currently the Technical Lead of Deep Space Industries Special Project Division,and the CTO of Solar System Express, a New Space company enabling space settlement, via increased human capability on Earth. Blaze is SCUBA and TIG welding, & Amateur Radio certified, is working on his Class A skydiving license, a rock climbing enthusiast, and plans on obtaining his private pilot’s license and Electron Beam welding certification in 2015. Someone has to be the first person to set foot on another planet, and Blaze is preparing for it. On to Mars!

4. Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
returns regarding the new Apogee Prime book “Arthur C. Clarke: A Life Remembered” by his brother, Fred Clark. Find out more about the book at www.apogeeprime.com/prime/bookpages/9781926837260.html.
Robert Godwin was born in England in 1958. Educated at St Oswald’s College in Shropshire he studied mathematics and physics. In 2008 Robert Godwin started Apogee Science Fiction which he uses to bring important space-related fiction back into the public eye. In 2011 Robert continues to work closely with the space organizations around the world and spends his time editing and writing.

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