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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:51 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 16, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
comes to the show to discuss his contribution to “Starship Century.” See his website at http:cosmos.asu.edu.



Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist. He is Regents’ Professor and Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University, where he also runs a major cancer project and is co-Director of ASU’s Cosmology Initiative. His research ranges from the origin of the universe to the origin of life, the origin of cancer and the nature of time. Davies has written about 30 books, many for the general public, the latest being The Eerie Silence: are we alone in the universe? He was recently described by Nature magazine as “The Disruptor” on account of his provocative scientific thinking. He has received many awards and honors, and has an asteroid named after him.

2. Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 14, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns to discuss the hottest space topics of the day.
Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author. He posts regularly at his website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues. Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning author. His most recent book, THE UNIVERSE IN A MIRROR: THE SAGA OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AND THE VISIONARIES WHO BUILT IT (Princeton University Press) tells the poignant tale of the men and women behind the telescope, and how many had to sacrifice careers and family to get it built. It also describes in detail the importance of Hubble both scientifically and culturally. More than any other instrument sent into space, the Hubble Space Telescope reshaped the human perception of our place in the universe. Robert’s previous book, LEAVING EARTH: SPACE STATIONS, RIVAL SUPERPOWERS, AND THE QUEST FOR INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL, is a must read! It describes in detail the history of manned space flight, post Apollo. Thus, it includes a lot of information about the Soviet/Russian space program that is unknown to most Americans. In 2003 American Astronautical Society awarded LEAVING EARTH the Eugene Emme Award as that year’s the best space history for the general public. Mr. Zimmerman has also authored GENESIS, THE STORY OF APOLLO 8 (first published in 1998 and now available as an ebook from amazon.com and all other ebook distributors), telling the family and political tale behind the first human journey to another world, and THE CHRONOLOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DISCOVERIES IN SPACE (published by Oryx Press, now ABC-CLIO, 2000), a detailed reference book describing what was accomplished on every space mission beginning in October 1957 with Sputnik and continuing through December 1999. His work is published regularly in such magazines as SCIENCE, SKY & TELESCOPE, ASTRONOMY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FORTUNE, AD ASTRA, AMERICAN HISTORY, STARDATE, and many other major magazines. In 2000 he was co-winner of the David N. Schramm Award, given by the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society for Science Journalism. He can be reached at zimmerman at nasw dot org.

3. Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
comes to the show to discuss his chapter in “Starship Century,”Exotic Technologies for Interstellar Travel.
John Cramer is a Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle. John is an experimental physicist who approaches theoretical physics from an experimentalist viewpoint. He has published more than 200 physics research papers in peer-reviewed physics journals. John has written “hard” science fiction and is the author of two published novels: Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge. John is also a science writer, and writes a bimonthly science-fact column, “The Alternate View,” for Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine. John has written more than 160 columns, all of which are available on the web.  John Cramer’s contribution to Starship Century: “Exotic Technologies for Interstellar Travel.”

4. Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
and DR. MICHAEL SCHMIDT come to discuss their work on personal space medicine.

Dr. Michael A. Schmidt is part of the Advanced Pattern Analysis & Countermeasures Group, the Research Innovation Center, and the Infectious Disease Research Complex.  He is a professor at Colorado State University and co-author of the paper “Personalized medicine in human space flight: using Omics based analyses to develop individualized countermeasures that enhance astronaut safety and performance.”

Dr. Thomas J. Goodwin
is best known for his work in physiology and bioengineering research, particularly three-dimensional tissues for the study of human physiology and tumor biology, 3-D models as microbial hosts for infectious disease, and research into the effects of ultra-low frequency electromagnetic fields on human tissues. Dr. Goodwin has been granted 20 U.S. patents, with several disclosures pending, has published more than 45 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is the recipient of more than 55 NASA Scientific and Technical awards. He is based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.

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