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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:08 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, February 24, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
returns to discuss the latest space design projects by his USC Studio students.
Professor Madhu Thangavelu is with the Department Of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a graduate thesis adviser and lecturer for a graduate seminar in Extreme Environment Habitat Design as part of the USC School of Architecture. He has been the Conductor of the ASTE 527 Space Exploration Architectures Concept and Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering in the School of Engineering at USC, as well as the Space Projects Director for the Calearth Institute located in Hesperia, California.



Dr. Thangavelu is also an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a creative consultant to the aerospace and entertainment industries on concept synthesis for complex space architectures, and the recipient of the Lunar Base Design Award from the National Space Foundation.  Dr. Thangavelu is also the co-author of The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization which was published in 1999 second edition in 2007. He is the invited author of “Living on the Moon” a chapter in The Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work by John Wiley and Sons, published in 2010, updated in 2012. He is on the team that won the NASA NIAC award for USC Engineering and Architecture Schools in 2011. He was also part of the first graduating class from the International Space University held at MIT in 1988.  His space expertise includes space system architectures – conception, design and creation of complex space projects, such as space stations, lunar and Mars missions to facilitate human activities in space and other extra-terrestrial environments, extra-terrestrial bases to facilitate development and colonization of the moon and planets, architectural designs to facilitate human activities in extreme environments of the Earth – in such naturally uninhabitable environments as underground and underwater dwellings, Antarctic bases, submarines, deep-sea oil drilling platforms, etc., visualizing future applications for space technologies, and building science.

2. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 26, 3-4:30 GMT)
of MSNBC Science and Cosmic Log returns for space news information and updates.
Alan Boyle is the MSNBC.com  science editor.  As such, he covers space exploration and the physical sciences, plus scientific frills involving dinosaurs, ruins and high-tech. Before joining MSNBC.com in 1996, he worked for almost 20 years at newspapers in Seattle, Cincinnati, and Spokane.  As an editor and reporter, Boyle has survived a hurricane, a volcanic eruption and an earthquake — and he has faith he’ll survive the Internet as well.  He has won many awards, including AAAS Science Journalism Award, 2002, NASW Science-in-Society Award, 2002, Cybersecurity Journalism Award, 2003 (co-winner), and the SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, 1999-2000 (co-winner).  His full resume can be seen at http://family.boyle.net/alan/resume.htm.

3. Friday, February 28, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
returns to discuss his venture, Do It Yourself Space (DIY).
Steve Murphey is the founder of DIY Space Exploration, an organization dedicated to showcasing the “Do it yourself” space revolution. Whether you want to build a personal satellite, launch a high altitude balloon, rocket or send an experiment to the International Space Station…DIY Space Exploration will help you move forward. Steve has an Aerospace Engineering Degree from Embry Riddle and a Marketing MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. He has worked as a mechanical engineer for Microcosm, Spectrum Astro and General Dynamics and has advised dozens of startups in various technology industries as part of ASU’s Venture Catalyst program.

4. Sunday, February 23, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
A special program
is being planned for this date but we are still waiting on the confirmation of one of the key participants.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
Source and copyright by The Space Show.

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