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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:17 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, November 18, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
comes to discuss his award winning Photonic Laser Thrusters (http://www.nasa.gov/spacetech/niac/2013phaseII_bae.html#.UnsFq_mVN8E).
Dr. Bae is the founder of the Y. K. Bae Corp. that is developing new approaches to space exploration and “green” energy generation by exploiting photons. 



He is the inventor of the patented Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT) and Photonic Railway.  He is the co-discoverer of He2- and Metastable Innershell Molecular State (MIMS).  Dr. Bae believes that the 21st Century is becoming the age of photon in analogous to that the 20th century was the age of silicon.  Thus, to ignite the photon age is the primary mission of the Y. K. Bae Corp.  After obtaining a Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley in 1982, he worked at SRI International, where he led research projects related with laser and particle beams, antimatter physics, high energy density materials, and nanoparticles. In 1984, he and his colleagues discovered the self- neutralizing He2- molecular ion. He and his colleagues pioneered and patented the application of C60 (buckyballs), a nanoparticle, in 1993. In 1994, he and his colleagues discovered a new molecular quantum state, Metastable Innershell Molecular State (MIMS) in materials under stellar conditions.  Recently, with the use of C60 (buckyballs) he invented innovative ways to study and utilize such stellar materials in tabletop devices under Defense Threat Reduction Agency contracts. More specifically, when Dr. Bae was at SRI International, he was investigating ways to condense antimatter under the Air Force’s antimatter propulsion program.  In the mid 1990’s, at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Bae led research projects that investigated various advanced propulsion concepts including cryogenic chemical rocket concepts and antimatter propulsion concepts.  Then, he collaborated with the late Dr. Forward on antimatter propulsion then, however, briefly encountered but disagreed with Dr. Forward’s proposition that Beamed Laser Propulsion is the only way to enable human interstellar flight.  To pursue advanced propulsion and energy research and development, Dr. Bae founded the Bae Institute in 2002, and the Y. K. Bae Corp. in 2007.  During recent years, he worked with ATK Mission on Directed Energy applications, especially in the area of High Energy Laser (HEL) target interaction.  During the work, Dr. Bae became more convinced with pure photon propulsion may be possible, because of the rapid technological development of High Energy Lasers for Directed Energy applications.  Dr. Bae realized that the best way to utilize photon propulsion is to amplify the thrust by recirculating photons in optical cavities.  First, he applied photon propulsion in modest thrust level to inflate tethered space structures under a NASA NIAC program.  After numerous experimental failures and theoretical investigation, he discovered a practical way to recirculating photons in optical cavities, and named the thruster using such a recirculation technique as Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT).  He has recently proposed a four-step developmental plan to achieve human interstellar flight using PLTs: 1) Development of PLTs for satellites and NEO manipulation, 2) Interlunar Photonic Railway (a two-way multi-stage PLT system), 3) Interplanetary Photonic Railway, and 4) Interstellar Photonic Railway.  Currently, Dr. Bae is working on scaling up and space flight demonstration of PLT with the use of DE technologies, especially Thin Disk Laser technologies.  This work is currently funded by NASA NIAC Phase II.  Dr. Bae has over 70 scientific and technology publications and over 200 presentations in US and international conferences and institutes. He has two patents.

2. Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (November 20, 3-4:30 GMT)
This special Space Show Classroom program features DAN ADAMO, DR. JIM LOGAN, DR. JOHN JURIST, and Dr. Livingston to discuss Dan’s work regarding Trajectory Challenges Faced By Orbiting Infrastructure Supporting Multiple Earth Departures For Mars. Prior to this program, Dr. Livingston will upload Dan’s charts and graphs to both The Space Show Blog and The Space Show Classroom blog (see http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com and http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com). Dr. Livingston urges you to review this material prior to the Classroom discussion.  As this is a Classroom program, listener questions and comments must be relevant to the discussion and they must be on topic, on point. Comments/questions that digress from our topic and discussion will not be accepted. Remember, Classroom programs are designed to be as if you are listening to a graduate school lecture on the subject being discussed.

Dan Adamo
is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BS Optical Engineering, 1975) and the University of Houston, Clear Lake City (MS Physical Sciences, 1981).  From 1979 to 2008, he was employed as a contractor at Johnson Space Center. Throughout that interval, he was involved with space mission trajectory simulation, design, and operations.  Beginning in 1990, he supported 60 Space Shuttle flights from Mission Control’s Flight Dynamics Officer (FDO) Console.  In July 2008, he retired from regular employment to pursue astrodynamics research and consulting tasks full-time.  He regularly participates in educational outreach activities.

Dr. Jim Logan held numerous positions in his twenty-year career at NASA including Chief of Flight Medicine and Chief of Medical Operations. He served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-five space shuttle missions and Project Manager for the Space Station Medical Facility, a telemedicine-based in flight medical delivery system for long duration missions. A founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Logan has consulted for as a variety of international and domestic healthcare organizations as well as the RAND Corporation and the Department of Defense. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine and recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speakers Award, his lecturing activities have taken him to thirteen countries including the Peoples Republic of China.  Dr. Logan has been a Provost for International Space University in Strasbourg, France and has been featured on the Public Broadcast System (PBS), CanadaAM, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and numerous radio talk shows. He recently completed a medical fellowship in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and now resides in Austin, Texas.

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.

Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show,  the nation’s only talk radio show focusing on increasing space commerce, developing space tourism, and facilitating our move to a space-faring economy and culture.  The Space Show® is broadcast multiple times per week on radio and the internet.  Past show archives, listening information, and coming events can be found at www.thespaceshow.com.  The Space Show is fully licensed to the newly formed One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) which Dr. Livingston started to promote his special type of space education.  OGLF is a 501(C)3 public benefit tax exempt foundation. In addition, Dr. Livingston is an adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota Graduate School of Space Studies, both on campus and in their distant learning program, specializing in space commerce economics, ethics, and management classes.  He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at Golden Gate University teaching Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and he has guest lectured at other university programs including Stanford University and Sonoma State University.  He earned his BA from the University of Arizona, his MBA in International Business Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) also at Golden Gate University.  His doctoral dissertation was titled Outer Space Commerce:  Its History and Prospects.  Livingston has spoken at or had his papers presented at various international space conferences, including Space and Robotics 98, 2000, and 2002, the Mars Society conferences of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, 2003, and 2005,  the Lunar Development Conference 2000 and 2001, the IAA 2000, the Cato Institute in March 2001, and the National Space Society Conference in May 2002, the World Space Conference in Houston in 2000, Space Access 2005, Space Exploration 2005, AIAA in Long Beach in 2005, ATWG NASA Ames in October 2005, the International Conference of Nanotechnology in San Francisco in November 2005, and more. His lecture topics include venture capital for space investments, RLVs and space tourism, effective business, strategic and assumption planning, along with developing the solutions to the barriers to space enterprise, talking to the public about space, tracing the dollars spent on space through the economy,  business ethics and corporate responsibility for off-Earth business ventures and New Space Industries, and observations about space development based on his radio show experience.  Dr. Livingston has written a Code of Ethics for Off-Earth Commerce.  His Code of Ethics for Off-Earth Businesses has been widely published and revised.  Dr. Livingston has appeared as a guest with both Art Bell and George Noory on the Coast to Coast radio program discussing space commerce and tourism, Red FM in Cork, Ireland discussing space tourism and providing regular space news updates when called upon,  and as a guest on other national talk shows, both on the radio and the internet.  Dr. Livingston is also a contributing author to the newly published book, Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space.  His chapter, “Making Space A Popular Goal,” documents how to move forward to a space-faring culture based on nearly five years of hosting The Space Show.  He is also providing a chapter on commercial space development and business ethics to a new book on the subject funded by NSF.  Dr. Livingston is also part of a new group with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Howard Bloom and others to raise the consciousness of people regarding the value and importance of space settlement and development for humanity.  When not teaching, occupied, or working with space matters, Livingston is a business consultant, financial advisor, and strategic planner.  For more than twenty-five years, he has worked in oil and gas exploration, real estate development sales,  the finance and security industry as well as in marketing and direct advertising sales.

3. Friday, November 22, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
who will be discussing the upcoming SunSat design competition. See www.nss.org/news/releases/NSS_Release_20131028_SunSat.html.
Don Flournoy holds advanced degrees from the University of Texas and the University of London. He held the position of Assistant Dean, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, and Associate Dean, SUNY/Buffalo. From 1971-1981, he served as University College Dean at Ohio University and from 1990-2007, as Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Studies (ITS) Director. Author of multiple articles and research reports, Dr. Flournoy’s most recent books include the Broadband Millennium: Communication Technologies and Markets, Chicago: International Engineering Consortium, 2004; Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration, Hershey PA: IGI-Global, 2009; and Solar Power Satellites, London/New York: Springer Science + Business Media, 2012. He is the founding editor of the Online Journal of Space Communication (2002-present), and has taught satellite communication at Ohio University since 1986. Dr. Flournoy’s early satellites mentor was T. Keith Glennan, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Noteworthy among his contributions to broadband satellite development was the NASA-funded satellite communication research conducted during at Ohio University for ACTS. In collaboration with colleagues in the Scripps College of Communication and the Russ College of Engineering, the ITS performed tests on the capabilities and performance of NASA’s Ka-band all-digital $500 million Advanced Communication Technology Satellite. Papers growing out of those studies are considered to be classics in the field.  Prof. Flournoy served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Satellite Professionals International 2003-2009, and was VP for Education and co-chair of the SSPI Academic Council 2004-2009. Pursuing his interest in Solar Power Satellite development, the Space Journal published in 2010 its largest issue ever on Solar Power Satellites, with a companion issue in 2013 entitled “Creative Visualization of Space Solar Power.” The follow-on International SunSat Design International Competition was launched 2013 in cooperation with the National Space Society, the SSPI and the Ohio University GRID Lab. His full vita can be viewed at: http://spacejournal.ohio.edu.

4. Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
William (Bill) Harwood
comes to the program. Bill is the CBS News space consultant who has covered America’s space program full time for more than 25 years, focusing on space shuttle operations, planetary exploration and astronomy. Based at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Harwood provides up-to-the-minute space reports for CBS News and regularly contributes to Spaceflight Now and The New York Times.
CBS News:space is written, edited and maintained by CBS News space analyst William Harwood, who has covered America’s space program full time for three decades, focusing primarily on space shuttle operations, assembly of the International Space Station and planetary exploration.  Based at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Harwood provides up-to-the-minute space reports for CBS News and CNET, including detailed email updates. He also contributes to Spaceflight Now and The New York Times. As always, comments, suggestions and corrections welcomed!

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