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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:55 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, December 16, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
returns to discuss commercial space and more in this special year end Space Show program.
Bruce Pittman is the Director, Flight Projects and Chief System Engineer at the Space Portal, NASA Ames Research Center where he supports commercial space efforts including both Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) and lunar commercialization.



He has been involved in high technology product development, project management and system engineering for over 30 years. Mr. Pittman has also been a founder and member of the startup team in a number of  early growth companies including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd., and Industrial Sound. Mr. Pittman has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from U. C. Davis and a MS in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Concurrent Product Development.  Mr. Pittman is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the AIAA Commercial Space Group.  He is also a member of the organizing committee for the Space Investment Summit Coalition and is a member of the Aerospace Technology Working Group (ATWG).  He has authored over 2 dozen papers on a technical and management topics in aerospace and high technology.  In addition to his technical work Mr. Pittman is also a member of the adjunct faculty in the Graduate Engineering School at Santa Clara University.

2. Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (December 18, 3-4:30 GMT)
return to discuss space radiation issues for HSF, Mars, and more. Prior to this program, Dr. Jurist will upload a special PPT to both The Space Show blog (http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com) and The Space Show Classroom blog (http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com).  We will refer to some of these slides during our discussion but we will not go thorough the PPT slide by slide. This PPT is for our information and education on radiation issues. If you can, be sure to take a look at it prior to this Classroom program.

Dr. Jurist
was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business.  He earned degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine with his dissertation work performed in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery.  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 successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years.  Dr. Jurist is experienced in evaluating a business plan and in running a business.  He has applied his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion, robotics, and biodynamics 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. 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 inflight 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.

3. Friday, December 20, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
comes back to the program for updates on his fusion work and more.
Dr. Jason Cassibry is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Prior to this he worked as an assistant research professor following graduation from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  His research involves the experimental and theoretical application of fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics, and thermodynamics in the study of plasmas with application to plasma acceleration, implosions, in-space propulsion and fusion energy science.

4. Sunday, December 22, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
program for 2013. All space and stem calls welcome. First time callers welcome. In addition, this will be our first ever predictions show. Call us with your space prediction for the New Year! We want to hear from you.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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