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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon May 26, 2014 5:11 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7-8:30 PM PDT (May 28, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns to discuss the Mike Adams re-dedication of the memorial as he was killed in an X-15 accident. Michelle is the author of the best seller, “The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying The First Wings Into Space.”
Michelle Evans is the President of the Orange County Space Society (www.ocspace.org).



In addition,  Michelle Evans is founder and president of Mach 25 Media (www.Mach25Media.com) and is a writer, photographer, and communications specialist for aerospace news worldwide through her company. She writes and produces publications, creates photographs, and produces video programs used across the country at government centers, museums, and observatories. Her clients include the Griffith Observatory, HBO, ABC Entertainment, and Space Camp (in both California and Turkey). Her articles have appeared in Ad Astra, Space Daily, Space.com, and many other sources. She grew up during the early space program, which included the exciting research flights of the X-15 rocket plane. Her dream for many years has been to write a book on the program, not from the technical perspective, but at a more personal level from those involved in the program. This has now come to fruition with a book contract with the University of Nebraska Press for Michelle’s work, “X-15: Wings Into Space, Flying the First Reusable Spacecraft.” Her book will be a part of the Outward Odyssey series covering human spaceflight history, and is scheduled for release in late 2011.  Michelle is also president of the Orange County Space Society (www.OCSpace.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about space exploration. OCSS works closely with science centers and aerospace museums in Southern California, providing education and display services for astronaut appearances, lectures, book signings, and other space-related events. She has a deep passion for the future of humanity in space.

2. Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
of The Planetary Society comes to the show.
Emily Lakdawalla is a passionate advocate for the exploration of all of the worlds of our solar system. Through blogs, photos, videos, podcasts, print articles, Twitter, and any other medium she can put her hand to, Emily shares the adventure of space exploration with the world.  Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from Amherst College and a Master of Science degree in planetary geology from Brown University. She came to The Planetary Society in 2001 to oversee a portion of the Society’s Red Rover Goes to Mars project, an education and public outreach program on the Mars Exploration Rover mission funded by LEGO. She has been writing and editing the Planetary Society Blog since 2005, reporting on space news, explaining planetary science, and sharing beautiful space photos. She appears weekly on the Society’s Planetary Radio podcast, answering listener questions or rounding up the latest space news from the blog.  Emily has been an Administrator of the forum UnmannedSpaceflight.com since 2005, supporting a worldwide community of amateur space image processors. She is also a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope magazine. She is now writing her first book, tentatively titled Curiosity on Mars: Design, Planning, and the First Mars Year of Operations, due out from Springer-Praxis in 2015. The book will explain the development, design, mission, and science of Curiosity with the same level of technical detail that she delivers in the Planetary Society Blog.

3. Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
and AARON OESTERLE of the Space Frontier Foundation come to discuss and present the Space Enabling Test.

James Pura is a recent graduate of University of California, San Diego with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  He has previously worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, CA and SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA.  He recently accepted an offer and will be starting with NASA JPL this August.  He has been working for the Space Frontier Foundation since 2007 including the editor of the online publication NewSpace News.  He is now an Application Engineer at Altair Engineering and the President & Director at Space Frontier Foundation.

Aaron Oesterle, 34, is a professional space activist, and is currently an Associate at PoliSpace.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Space Frontier Foundation, as the Policy Director.  He is also currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the NewSpace 2014 conference.  He has a degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on Space Policy from the University of Michigan.

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