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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:08 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, October 21, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns to discuss many of his latest articles and publications. To find out more about Michael, visit his website, http://michaelbelfiore.com
Michael Belfiore began his career writing about the new space age in 2004, when he covered the launch of the first privately built spaceship for the New York Post.



Since then he has written about the private space industry for Reuters, Wired News, and other outlets, including Popular Science, for which he has written numerous feature articles. His blog Dispatches from the Final Frontier has become a highly regarded source of news about the industry.  He became a full-time writer in 1995, first working as a freelance technical writer explaining complex technical subjects to lay people, and then moving into the business world as a public relations writer for large corporations, still with a focus on technology.  He has also written scores of biographical encyclopedia entries on astronauts, business people, politicians, and other news makers for half a dozen reference publications from The Gale Group. His book Life Aboard a Space Station, published by Lucent Books in 2004, describes the experience of living and working in space for young readers.  His earlier was also discussed on The Space Show book, “Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space.”  His newest book is titled “The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.”

2. Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 23, 2-3:30 GMT)
of Project PoSSUM, a Polar Suborbital Research Project devoted to the ongoing observation of our home planet and its changes. Visit their website for more information, http://projectpossum.org.
Jason is a Research Scientist with the Space Science Institute and President of Integrated Spaceflight Services, serving as Principal Investigator of Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) campaign to study the polar mesosphere and noctilucent clouds structures using manned reusable launch vehicles.  Jason is also leading the development of spacecraft egress training modules, training simulators, and analog space training capability.  In addition, Jason also works as a commercial research pilot and flight test engineer with GATS, Inc, a NAUI SCUBA Divemaster, and is the author of “Spacecraft Egress and Rescue Operations”. Jason served for six years as a system engineer and project manager for NASA’s Constellation Program, leading studies on launch aborts, launch commit criteria, landing conditions, post-landing and emergency crew egress trades, and propulsion options.  Jason also led a NASA and NSF-funded flight research campaign to study noctilucent cloud time evolution, structure, and dynamics in Northern Canada as lead investigator and pilot-in-command, and then further applied his background in airborne remote sensing to conduct research in glaciology to better understand the dynamic changes of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet as part of NASA’s Operation ICE Bridge.  Jason has been a Commissioned Officer of the US Air Force and a spacecraft flight director for Space Systems Loral. Jason holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He also holds a M.S. degree in Physics from San Francisco State University, a M.S. degree in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee, a M.S. Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.

3. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
returns to discuss his recent Space Review article on The Space Fence, www.thespacereview.com/article/2357/1 .
Brian Weeden is Technical Advisor for Secure World Foundation, and has fourteen years of professional experience in the national and international space security arena. His wealth of technical knowledge and expertise has established him as a thought leader for providing critical analysis that supports development of space policy on a global scale. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Weeden served nine years on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force working in space and ICBM operations. As part of U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), Captain Weeden directed the orbital analyst training program and developed tactics, techniques and procedures for improving space situational awareness. In his current role as Technical Advisor, Mr. Weeden conducts research on space debris, global space situational awareness, space traffic management, protection of space assets, and space governance. He also organizes national and international workshops to increase awareness of and facilitate dialogue on space security and sustainability topics. Respected and recognized as an expert, Mr. Weeden’s research and analysis have been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, the BBC, Fox News, China Radio International, the Economist, academic journals, presentations to the United Nations, and testimony before the U.S. Congress. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Space Security. View Mr. Weeden’s publications Education.  Mr. Weeden holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, a Masters of Science (M.S) degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and is also a graduate of the International Space University Space Studies Program (2007, Beijing). He is currently a PhD student in Science and Technology Public Policy at George Washington University.

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