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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:27 pm
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, January 13, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
CHARLES POOLEY
and ED LEBOUTHILLIER come to discuss the Charles Pooley book which is now available, “Microlaunchers: Technology for a new Space Age.”

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Charles Pooley
is self employed as a consultant and designer with 40 years experience in the fields of circuit design, servos, electrooptics. His background ranges from two years on an oceanographic research ship, involvement in startups, four patents, design of a sounding rocket.  Believing that the pathway to access to space requires developing the means to get there, he has for 30 years been studying the relevant technologies, including rocket propulsion, thermodynamics, and other areas bearing on the engineering of launcher systems.  For the past eight years he has been more narrowly focused on the strategy of small scale vehicles and spacecraft as the key to bypassing the problems encountered by startup ventures which hope to begin with “full size” vehicles. With the startup venture Microlaunchers, he is working to develop a small launcher system.

2. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7-8:30 PM PST (January 15, 3-4:30 GMT)
BOB ZIMMERMAN
returns for space news updates and more. Visit his blog, www.behindtheblack.com.
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, January 17, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
JOAN HORVATH
returns to discuss 3D Printing with us. Her company, Deezmaker, makes 3D kits.Visit http://deezmaker.com.
Joan Horvath joined Deezmaker in August 2013 as Vice President of Business Development, and is drawing on her background as a rocket scientist to explore new markets and collaborations.     She also has an appointments as Core Adjunct faculty for National University’s College of Letters and Sciences. She has taught at the university level in a variety of institutions both in Southern California and online. Prior to that, she has been involved in various entrepreneurial ventures.  Before becoming an entrepreneur, she spent the first sixteen years of her professional life at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  There, she worked in programs including the technology transfer office, the Magellan spacecraft to Venus and the TOPEX/Poseidon oceanography spacecraft.  Joan holds an undergraduate degree from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and an engineering Master’s degree from UCLA. She coauthored an art book on Saturn, authored a book about what scientists actually do, and is the author or coauthor of various technical papers. She is engaged in many volunteer activities, frequently in a leadership role. Some of her current positions include: President of the MIT Class of 1981, VP Communications of the MIT Club of Southern California, FIRST Robotics Southern California Regional judge, member of the Executive Committee of the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum, and full-garden docent and member of the Botanical Volunteer Board at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

4. Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Dr. Bill Rowe
returns for important news and updates. For more information, visit his website at www.femsinspace.com.
William J. Rowe M.D. FBIS (Fellow British Interplanetary Society ) is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine. He received his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati and was in private practice in Toledo, Ohio for 34 years. During that time he supervised over 5000 symptom – limited maximum hospital-based treadmill stress tests. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Ohio, School of Medicine at Toledo. He studied 3 world class extraordinary endurance athletes and published their exercise—related magnesium deficiencies. This triggered a 20 year pursuit of the cardiovascular complications of Space flight. He has published in LANCET that extraordinary, unremitting endurance exercise can injure a perfectly normal heart and in CIRCULATION a description of only the second Space-related Syndrome. He has been listed in the Marquis Whos Who of the World from 2002-2009, 2013, 2014. Dr. Rowe , as a specialist in Internal experience has many years of experience as a DIAGNOSTICIAN and has been successful in applying this to multiple space- related problems.

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