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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jun 2, 2014 6:58 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, June 2, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
TOM OLSON
returns to discuss the new Lightening Round which replaces this year’s New Space Business Plan Competition.
For over a quarter-century, Mr. Olson has been a business systems engineer and analyst in the Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors. In addition, he has worked in an investment analysis and operations capacity in the Financial Services area (cash and fund management).

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A serial entrepreneur, he helped found Exodus Group as a way to bridge the gap of understanding between entrepreneurial space tech startups and Angel/VC/Institutional investors seeking new opportunities. He has served on the organizing committee for the “Space Investment Summits”, an event bringing together interested investors and entrepreneurs for knowledge sharing and professional networking. Currently he is an adviser to, and investor in, three tech startups.

2. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7-8:30 PM PDT (June 4, 2-3:30 GMT)
CLAY MOWRY
, the head of the Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary in Washington, DC returns,
Clayton Mowry has worked for over 17 years in the commercial launch and satellite sectors serving in government, as the leader of an industry trade association and as an executive for the world’s leading launch services company. Mr. Mowry joined Washington, D.C.-based Arianespace, Inc. as its President and Chairman in August 2001. As the head of the Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary, he is responsible for managing the company’s sales, marketing, government relations and corporate communications activities. Before joining Arianespace, Mr. Mowry served for six years as executive director at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit alliance of U.S. satellite operators, manufacturers and ground equipment suppliers. Prior to his role at SIA, he worked as a satellite/launch industry analyst and senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Clayton Mowry received a Master of Business of Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. In addition to his work at Arianespace, Inc., Mr. Mowry currently serves on the board of directors and as president of the Society of Satellite Professionals International. He is now in his second term as vice president for international programs with the American Astronautical Society. Mr. Mowry is also an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

3. Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
KEVIN SLOAN
returns to discuss this year’s Mars Society University Rover Challenge program.
Kevin Sloan is the Director of The Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge sponsored by TASC (URC). Now in its fifth year, URC is an annual competition for college teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts in the field. Kevin also sits on the Steering Committee for The Mars Society, and in between his roles with The Mars Society spends his days working as a Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC area. He holds baccalaureate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland

4. Sunday, June 8, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
DR. BRIAN LAUBSCHER
returns to discuss carbon nanotube progress and advancements plus updates with the space elevator.
Dr. Laubscher is a PhD in Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics. After a career as a project leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory that included research and development of astronomy projects, space missions, satellite instrumentation, optics, novel electrodynamic detection techniques, high power lasers, and classified projects Bryan became interested in the Space Elevator. Bryan’s current Space Elevator activities include being the General Chairman for the annual Space Elevator Conference held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA. Pursuing the R&D of the Space Elevator has led him to start Odysseus Technologies, LLC a small company based in Washington state with the goal of developing high strength carbon nanotube materials. In August 2010, Odysseus Technologies competed in the NASA Centennial Strong Tether Challenge. Although the tether was not strong enough to win prize money, it was strong enough to beat the other two teams. Odysseus Technologies, LLC is planning to compete in the 2011 challenge. Bryan now lives in Olympia, WA with his wife Carla.

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