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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 19, 2014 7:03 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, May 19, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Today we take time to honor the 13th birthday of The Space Show. Calls and emails are welcome. I will also share my views comparing 13 years ago to today on issues we like to discuss on The Space Show.

2. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 21, 2-3:30 GMT)

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Veteran plasma physicist Dr. John Brandenburg returns to discuss his newest book, “Cosmic Jesus: The Metaphysics of How the God of Israel Became the God of the Cosmos.” Dr. Brandenburg will be focusing on his scientific analysis and his previously discussed GEM Theory (Gravity-Electricity-Magnetism). Remember, when buying his book, please use the Amazon One Giant Leap Foundation portal & instructions so that Amazon will donate part of the purchase price to The Space Show. Instructions can be found on our websites, each archive summary, and our blog.
John E. Brandenburg is a propulsion scientist/researcher at Orbital Technologies Corporation in Madison Wisconsin. He was before this, at Florida Space Institute at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida,  having come from The Aerospace Corporation, where one of his duties was as principle investigator of the MET (Microwave Electro-Thermal) propulsion project. He also performed an architecture study for a Human Mars Mission using solar electric propulsion.  He also performed research on Fusion Propulsion and Kaluza-Klein theory of Field Unification for purposes of space propulsion.  Before coming to Aerospace corporation Dr. Brandenburg was a researcher at Research Support Instruments (RSI) where he specialized in making controlled laboratory plasmas for uses ranging from Fusion research to the MET thruster. He also worked as an independent consultant on Space Missile Defense, Directed Energy Weapons, and space rocket plume phenomenology, and also at Mission Research Corporation and Sandia National Laboratories on plasmas for controlled fusion and similar topics.  Doctor Brandenburg was born in Rouchester Minnesota but grew up in Medford Oregon. He obtained a BA in Physics from Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon, home of the Shakespearean Festival. He obtained his MS in Applied Science at University of California at Davis and his PhD in Theoretical Plasma Physics at the UC Davis extension campus at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore California.  The Title of his Thesis was “A Theoretical Model of a Reversed Field Ion Layer Made of Monoenergetic Ions” and dealt with the magnetic confinement of plasmas for controlled nuclear fusion.  Inspired by the Apollo missions to choose a career in Physics he has always been an avid fan of space exploration and science fiction. He is the author the “Dead Mars, Dying Earth”(1999) with Monica Rix Paxson , which dealt with the problems of energy and global warming from a comparative planetary science ( Earth-Mars) perspective and has been published the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Japan. It was the winner of the Silver Medal in the Ben Franklin awards for books on science and environment. He has recently completed writing a science fiction novel “Morningstar Pass” dealing with the problems of initial contact between humanity and extraterrestrial intelligence and the development  of the human race into a space-faring civilization.   He has dedicated his career to problems of space, energy and national defense.

3. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
First WEBINAR for 2014
. The guest of honor is Joe Carroll and Dr. Livingston will be assisted on the panel with Dr. John Jurist and Dr. Jim Logan. Joe is updating us on his partial gravity work which was the topic of an earlier webinar in May 2011. You can listen to the audio only for this show as you would any Space Show program. If you want to see the live webinar, go to our private UStream Space Show channel, www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show. Note that this show will archive audio and video simultaneously. The video of our webinar will be on our private Space Show Vimeo channel. Watch for details.

Joe Carroll
has worked since 1981 on advanced space transportation, mostly involving long tethers. He led the development of the Small Expendable Deployment System (SEDS), which demonstrated controlled deorbit without rockets in 1993 and also flew successfully on SEDS-2 in 1994, and TiPS in 1996. He also developed the deployer and wire for the Plasma Motor Generator (PMG), which demonstrated electrodynamic thrust in orbit.  He has also worked on unmanned and manned reentry vehicle concepts for NASA and several startups. His main current work is on electrodynamic tethers.

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.
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