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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:44 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, April 13, 2015, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
comes to the show to discuss his latest book “Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars ( New Series in NASA History.”



Erik M. Conway is the historian at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He is the author of several books. In High-Speed Dreams, Conway argues that U.S. government sponsorship of supersonic commercial transportation systems resulted from Cold War concerns about a loss of technological prowess in the modern world. Realizing the Dream of Flight consists of eleven essays on individuals prepared in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight. Conway also wrote Blind Landings and he is a co-author of a secondary-level education text entitled Science and Exploration. Atmospheric Science at NASA was published in 2008. His 2010 book Merchants of Doubt was co-authored with Naomi Oreskes, as was his article in the Winter 2013 issue of Daedalus called The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. Show Less
Occupation: Historian

2. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7-8:30 PM PDT (April 15, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns for space news and policy updates.
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.

3. Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
comes back to discuss his new book, “Beyond: Our Future In Space.”
Dr. Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor and Deputy Head of the Department, in charge of all academic programs. His research interests are observational cosmology, gravitational lensing, and the evolution and structure of galaxies. He has 160 refereed publications and 60 conference proceedings, and his work has been supported by $18 million in grants from NASA and the NSF. As a professor, he has won eleven teaching awards, and he has been heavily involved in curriculum and instructional technology development. Impey is a past Vice President of the American Astronomical Society. He has also been an NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar, a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, and the Carnegie Council on Teaching’s Arizona Professor of the Year. Impey has written over thirty popular articles on cosmology and astrobiology and co-authored two introductory textbooks. His first popular book “The Living Cosmos,” was published in 2007 by Random House; his second, called “How It Ends,” will be published in 2010 by Norton. He was a co-chair of the Education and Public Outreach Study Group for the Astronomy Decadal Survey of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

4. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. John Jurist
and Kobi Hudson come to talk about the recent Orbital ATK 5 segment booster test plus the ISS project Kobi has been working on as a school project.

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.

Kobi Hudson has been at Rocky Mountain College for four year but this is only his second year out of high school. This year we started math club and rocket club where I am the vice president and this is where John and I have been messing around with rockets! I have been the lead on our AGAR algae project for this past year but have been working on it for about two years now. I have worked with the FIREBIRD cube sats from Bozeman MT. I am currently a math, computer science, and physics major. That’s pretty much the just of my academic bio. If you would like anything else let me know!

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