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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 2, 2013 8:59 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, September 2, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns to discuss starships, extra-solar planets, quasars, SpaceX, and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars at a meeting soon to be held in California.



Sir Martin Rees is a leading cosmologist and astrophysicist. He is Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University, a member of the House of Lords, and former president of the Royal Society. He lives in Cambridge, UK.

2. Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 14, 2-3:30 GMT)
comes regarding his new book on the history of the Soviet space program plus we will be talking modern day issues with the Russian program. Please visit his website at www.russianspaceweb.com.
Anatoly Zak – writer and illustrator specialized in the history of space exploration. Native of Russia, he attended School of Journalism at Moscow State University. Upon moving to the United States, he earned journalism degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is a publisher of RussianSpaceWeb.com, a unique and unmatched online resource for news, historical information, photography and imagery on space program in the former USSR. Zak also contributed reporting, illustrations and commentary on space to BBC, the Air & Space Smithsonian, CNN and many other mass media organizations around the world. His computer visualizations were used by NASA, European Space Agency and their major contractors including Boeing and Alenia among many others.  Back in Moscow, he worked as a contributing editor for the Astronomy and Cosmonautics series of Moscow Polytech Society and later as an aviation and space reporter for the Nezavisimaya Gazeta, the first independent daily in Russia. He visited all leading Russian space centers including Baikonur Cosmodrome and interviewed many legendary personalities in the Soviet space program, including Boris Chertok and Alexei Leonov.

3. Friday, September 6, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
of Oakman Aerospace (www.oak-aero.com) for updates.

Stanley O. Kennedy
, Jr. has over twenty-seven years of direct, hands-on experience in Aerospace Engineering and has worked on heavy-lift launch vehicles, upper stages, multiple spacecraft programs and ground systems supporting government and commercial customers, both domestic and international. Stanley earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA. He is an Associate Fellow and Lifetime member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) serving at both the regional and national levels. Mr. Kennedy is the Technical Chairman of the AIAA/SmallSat Frank J. Redd Student Competition held annually in conjunction with the AIAA/SmallSat Conference in Logan, UT, USA. Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Technical Committee of the Small Satellite Systems & Service (4S) Symposium. The 4S Symposium is Co-Sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France. Mr. Kennedy also serves on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace (ITAC-1). The Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representatives concerning trade matters.  Stanley has held technical and management/executive positions with Comtech AeroAstro, General Dynamics – Advanced Information Systems, and Lockheed-Martin Space Systems Company. Currently, Stanley serves as the President and Co-Founder of Oakman Aerospace, Inc. OAI specializes in Rapid & Responsive, Modular, Open-Architecture Space Systems.

Maureen O’Brien
currently serves as the Director of Space Trade and International Affairs for Oakman Aerospace, Inc. She has over 15 years experience in the aerospace industry in the areas of modeling and simulation, mission analysis, security, program management, and ITAR / export control.  In her current position, Ms. O’Brien oversees the commercial and international business at Oakman Aerospace which specializes in Rapid & Responsive, Modular, Open-Architecture Space Systems.  Ms. O’Brien has been involved in supporting the current ITAR / export control reform efforts and is part of the reform working group established by Senator Bennet and Congressman Coffman. Additionally she has worked in the area of space debris mitigation and remediation, presenting on the topic at the Small Satellite Systems & Service (4S) Symposium and taking part in an industry working group on ‘Rules of the Road’.  Ms. O’Brien has held technical and management positions with Comtech AeroAstro, Signal Research Corp., General Dynamics – Advanced Information Systems, and Lockheed-Martin Space Systems Company.

4. Sunday, September 8, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
from the UK comes to talk with us about SHIPinSPACE, a space tourism company (www.parabolicarc.com/2013/08/26/shipinspace-announcement).
Rob Lowe – graduated in computing in 1983 and soon became recognized within the IT industry for his all-round knowledge and strategic vision. Rob has been instrumental in the merger and acquisition process of major global organizations, and been at the helm of some of the most innovative technological companies including Vodafone, Motorola and Psion. At Psion Rob was Program Director responsible for the development of the first Smart Phone called the Odin Smartphone. Within aerospace, Rob was responsible for British Midland Airways/BMI Baby’s Safety, Compliance, Engineering and Technology for two years over the millennium period; a major responsibility within a large organization which required focus and thorough due diligence during a an extremely trying time. Rob has also spearheaded a number of major government technology improvements, where he was ultimately responsible for the delivery of all Projects and Programs of work as a member of the board. Rob has also worked on government communications protocols and at a company where the first Internet search engine, called ALIWEB, was developed. Rob was responsible for the development and support of the communications infrastructure for NASA and the Space Shuttle using secure military standard messaging solutions. In 1997 Rob was part of a 25-strong team who broke the UK Altitude record for a privately sponsored rocket. Rob’s views on many subjects, his innovative approach to life and original personality were recognized not only by technological organizations, but also by the Eccentric Club. In a fair annual contest in 2009, Rob was awarded with a title, Great British Eccentric of the Year”, and again in 2012 for his philosophical and technological publication called, “The Eccentric Universe”.  Rob has an affection for groundbreaking technology, a fascination with technological innovation, quantum physics and astronomy, coupled with wanting to improve the world technologically and environmentally, this has culminated in his association with SHIPinSPACE which is now set to challenge new frontiers on a scale yet to be seen.  This recent article may help with my bio too: www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/soldering-Sinclair-ZX80-working-Space-Shuttle/story-19121293-detail/story.html#axzz2UhgciKMg.

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