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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:48 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, July 14, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
JIM PLAXCO
comes to the show to discuss the ISS & other science platforms, the recent ASS ISS R&D Conference and the commercial space component of the space industry.

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Professionally Jim Plaxco is a digital artist. He currently serves as the President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies and is a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Enterprise in Space.  He has previously served as a Director and Vice President of the National Space Society; as a Director and Vice President of the Planetary Studies Foundation; and as President of the Northern Illinois Space Advocacy.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Computer Science.

2. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 16, 2-3:30 GMT)
KEN MURPHY
returns who will discuss his recent Space Review articles on space and sci-fi films.
Ken Murphy is the new president of The Moon Society, a commercial space focus organization founded in 2000 as an adjunct to The Artemis Society, an early effort to find a commercial path to the Moon.  The Moon Society (TMS) publishes the acclaimed Moon Miner’s Manifesto, which for over two decades has explored what it will take for humans to one day live and work on the Moon. Ken comes to the space field from a non-traditional path, having over two decades of professional experience in international banking and finance, from the perspective of both investment and commercial banking.  He was a U.S. delegate to the Space Generation Forum in 1999, and received a Master of Space Studies cum laude from International Space University in 2001.  He worked program support at the NASA Academy at Goddard SFC in 2002, and has been associated with NSS of North Texas since 2003.  In 2007 he co-chaired NSS’s International Space Development Conference, and served on the NSS Board of Directors in 2008 & 2009.  He initiated a number of projects at the chapter level, including a space scholarship awarded at the local Science Fair, and a Santa Space Toy Drive to benefit disadvantaged youth in the community.  For the last three years he has organized a Moon Day event in July that brings together all of the space organizations and activities in the area to show off for the public.  Over 2000 people have taken advantage of the event to date, with many younger attendees receiving Lunar Sample Bags full of space goodies.  He’s also responsible for arranging each year’s Art Show, which continues long after the event.  This year was space-themed comic book covers (ongoing).  Tune into the show for next year’s event.

3. Wednesday, July 16, 2013, 8:30-9:30 AM PDT (15:30-16:30 GMT)
DR. JEFF  PUSCHELL
of Raytheon comes to discuss the upcoming AIAA Space 2014 conference the first week of August in San Diego, CA.  For more information, check under events at www.aiaa.org.
Dr. Jeff Puschell is Principal Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California. He is an internationally recognized expert in the system engineering of space-based imaging and remote sensing systems. His 30+ years of experience is broadly based and includes leading and making major contributions toward development of visible-infrared instruments for space-based operational environmental remote sensing, development and field testing of laser-based communication and remote sensing systems and building and using millimeter, infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelength instrumentation for ground-based astronomy. He has been Chief Engineer, Chief Scientist or Technical Director for more than a dozen major projects in space-based remote sensing and laser-based communication/remote sensing systems. He has served on many advisory boards including the NASA PACE Science Definition Team, the Department of Commerce Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee, the AMS Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Committee and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Industry Group and Steering Committee along with many NASA, NSF and DARPA review panels.  Dr. Puschell has authored or co-authored 130+ papers on a variety of topics in astrophysics, imaging, remote sensing and optical communication. He is co-editor and co-author for the leading reference book Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD. He holds patents for innovative passive and active remote sensors.  He participates actively in technical societies such as the SPIE and AIAA. He chaired the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) in 2009-2010 and the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section in 2012-2013. He is currently AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum General Chair and a Deputy Director for the AIAA Space and Missiles Group. He is Associate Editor of the SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing and Chair for the SPIE Remote Sensing System Engineering Conference.  Dr. Puschell is actively involved with universities as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago along with being member and past chair of the External Advisory Board for the NOAA CREST Institute at City College of New York. He was Raytheon Professor of Practice at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011-2012 and he chaired the Industrial Advisory Board for the NSF Center for Metamaterials in 2010-2012.  Dr. Puschell received an A.B. (with Honors) degree in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in 1979. He is a SPIE Fellow and a Fellow of the AIAA. He and his wife Dana live in Solvang and Hermosa Beach, California.


4. Friday, July 18, 2014, 8:30-10 AM PDT (15:30-17 GMT)
DR. RACHEL ARMSTRONG
, team lead for Project Persephone-Living Architectures. For more information, visit www.icarusinterstellar.org/projects/project-persephone.
Rachel Armstrong is Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Re- search) in Architecture & Synthetic Biology at The School of Architecture & Construction, University of Greenwich, London, a 2010 Senior TED Fellow, and Visiting Research Assistant at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark. Rachel is a sustainability innovator who investigates a new approach to building materials called ‘living architecture,’ that suggests it is possible for our buildings to share some of the properties of living systems. She collaboratively works across disciplines to build and develop prototypes that embody her approach. Rachel was a member of the RESCUE “Collaboration between the natural, social and human sciences in global change research” Working Group, an interdisciplinary body of European experts making recommendations to the EU for strategic investment for interdisciplinary/scientific research of climate change. She was also part of the TARPOL report Targeting environmental pollution with engineered microbial systems á la carte, for the European Commission which will be published by Wiley this year. In 2011 Rachel was named as one of the top ten UK innovators by Director Magazine, featured in the top ten ‘big ideas, 10 original thinkers’ for BBC Focus Magazine and selected as one of BMW/Wired’s Change Accelerators. She has also just released a TED Book on Living Architecture, which is available on Kindle, Nook and iBook.

5. Sunday, July 20, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
RAND SIMBERG & BILL SIMON
return to celebrate this special day with us and the Evoloterra ceremony. You can download Evoloterra at www.evoloterra.com Click on the astronaut’s helmet.

Rand Simberg
is a former project manager with Rockwell International having previously worked at the Aerospace Corporation. At Rockwell, he worked on a number of advanced concepts, including solar power satellites, launch and orbit transfer systems, space tethers, and lunar resource utilization. He has been cited as an expert in space transportation by the (now defunct) Office of Technology Assessment, and has provided key input into a number of space policy reports. He was editor of the Space Activists’ Handbook (a publication of Spacepac) for several years. For the past eighteen years, he has been the President of Interglobal Space Lines, Inc., a commercial space entrepreneurial company and consultancy, specializing in low-cost space access and tourism. He has dual degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan (concentrating in astronautics) and a masters in technical management from West Coast University, in Los Angeles.  Now an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, he writes regularly at Popular Mechanics, Pajamas Media, The New Atlantis, and occasionally at National Review.  He blogs regularly at the Washington Examiner, and maintains his own weblog on space policy and a range of other topics at www.transterrestrial.com.

Bill Simon
is currently a sales engineer doing business development and sales for high-technology companies. His experience includes over 14 years as a manufacturer’s representative in Southern California specializing in complex RF and microwave components, composites and instrumentation. From 1988 to 2008 Bill started and ran a corporation that designed and manufactured high-performance CCD cameras for low-light imaging used in applications such as astronomy. In addition to managing company operations, he was involved in the electronic and mechanical design of the products, and was awarded two patents for an innovative thermoelectric cooling system. In 2008 Bill participated in the design and fabrication of the NASA/JPL Goldstone radar receiver for the 70-meter antenna as part of the Goldstone Solar System Radar project. Bill is also a technical writer, editor, and illustrator as well as web site designer.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

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