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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:15 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, January 11, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
Dr. Friedman
talks about his new book, “Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars.”



Dr. Louis Friedman is a native of New York City. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin in 1961, an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics at Cornell University in 1963, and a Ph.D. from the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at M.I.T. in 1971. His Ph.D. thesis was on Extracting Scientific Information from Spacecraft Tracking Data. Dr. Friedman worked at the AVCO Space Systems Division from 1963-1968, on both civilian and military space programs. From 1970 to 1980 he worked on deep space missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. He performed mission analysis and navigation system studies for pre-project definition of Mariner Venus-Mercury, Voyager and Galileo and was the program development leader for Venus Orbital Imaging Radar, which later became Magellan. He led the development and design for the Halley Comet Rendezvous-Solar Sail proposal and was the leader of the post-Viking Mars Program in the late 1970s. In 1979-80 he originated and led the International Halley Watch. He was manager of Advanced Planetary Studies at JPL. Dr. Friedman is the author of more than 20 technical papers on Celestial Navigation, Astrodynamics, Mission Analysis and Design, and Mission Planning. He is the author of the book Starsailing: Solar Sails and Interstellar Travel, published by John Wiley, Inc. In 1978-79, Dr. Friedman was the AIAA Congressional Fellow on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. He worked there on Space Policy, Operational Remote Sensing legislation, NASA program oversight and technology innovation on the railroads. He is a member of the American Astronautical Society, the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, Sigma Xi and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the British Interplanetary Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a National Fellow member of the Explorers Club. Dr. Friedman left JPL in 1980 and co-founded The Planetary Society with Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray. He was Executive Director of the Society for 30 years, stepping down to focus on particular projects, including the solar sail, in 2010. The Society is a non-profit, popular society seeking to inspire the people of Earth to explore new worlds and seek other life, through research, education and public participation. It is the largest space interest organization in the world. While at the Society he has worked on the Mars Balloon development, international Mars rover testing, a Mars microphone, and the joint educational project with LEGO – Red Rover Goes to Mars. He led Cosmos 1, the attempt to fly the first solar sail and is currently LightSail Program Director for The Planetary Society. He has traveled on field expeditions to Kamchatka, the Arctic and Antarctic, tours to observe Halley’s Comet, Belize and to several places in the former Soviet Union. Dr. Friedman frequently lectures in the U.S. and abroad about planetary missions and space exploration programs, has written many popular articles about planetary exploration and space policy as well as op-eds in major newspapers. He has frequently testified to the U.S. Congress about programs and policies in space exploration. Dr. Friedman is currently leader of the LightSail program developing a Cubesat-based solar sail mission privately funded mission for The Planetary Society. He is also co-leader of the Keck Institute for Space Studies Asteroid Retrieval Mission Study at Caltech and a member of the NASA NIAC External Council. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator of the Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment (LIFE) on the Russian Phobos Sample Return mission launching in Nov. 2011. This experiment will be the first instance of purposely sending life from Earth to interplanetary space. His most recent research is developing robotic milestone missions for interstellar flight using nano spacecraft and solar sails, and investigating the future of extending the human presence in space.

2. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PST (January 13, 3-4:30 GMT)
Asteroid mining & presidential candidate space views.
James A. M. (Jim) Muncy
is the President and founder of PoliSpace. Mr. Muncy started PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, in early 2000 to help space entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs succeed at the nexus of space business, technology, and public affairs. His clients include several firms in the emerging private human space flight industry and companies offering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs. His first client was the U.S. Air Force’s Military Space Plane program. Immediately prior to establishing this consultancy, Muncy spent over five years working in the U.S. Congress. From 1997 until 2000 he served on the Professional Staff of the House Science Committee’s Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee. In addition to being Chairman Dana Rohrabacher’s staff designee, Muncy held the lead responsibility on issues and programs such as reusable launch vehicles, human space flight commercialization, military space technology, export control reform, range modernization, and future NASA programs. Prior to this, Muncy spent over two years on Rep. Rohrabacher’s personal staff as his Legislative Assistant for Space. Prior to joining congressional staff at the start of 1995, Muncy had spent several years as a space policy and marketing consultant for various clients including NASA, NOAA, private industry, and the not-for-profit space community. In the mid-1980’s he worked for two and a half years as a policy assistant in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Reagan, where he served as the White House’s Staff Liaison to the National Commission on Space. Muncy began his work in space policy in 1981 as a staff advisor in the Office of Congressman Newt Gingrich, where he helped Mr. Gingrich co-found the Congressional Space Caucus and promote visionary space policy legislation and initiatives. A long-time leader in the space advocacy community, Muncy co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation in 1988 and served as its Chairman of the Board for six years. Earlier he had served on the Board of Directors of both the National Space Society and the L5 Society. He is a frequent speaker and writer on space policy issues. Mr. Muncy holds an MS in Space Studies from the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.

3. Friday, January 15, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
SpaceCom event.
Steve Wolfe
is the Deputy Executive Director of SpaceCom. He has spent more than 15 years working for trade associations and professional societies where he has served in conference development, marketing and operations capacities for such organizations as the National Coffee Association, IEEE and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Prior to his association management career, Steve was a legislative aide for space policy for the late Cong. George E. Brown, Jr., and served as executive director of Congressional Space Caucus. Steve remained active in the space policy arena after leaving the Hill, serving on the board of directors of the National Space Society, as president of the New York Space Frontier Society, as an Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation, and on the board of editors for the Journal of Space Philosophy. Steve is also the author of The Obligation, a novel that explores the human motivation to explore and settle the space frontier.

James Causey is the Executive Director of SpaceCom. He also joined NTP in November 2014 and serves as the Executive Director of SpaceCom, an NTP annual event done in collaboration with NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the Houston economic development community. In this capacity, he oversees the strategic direction and day to day operations of all aspects of the event. He coordinates the activities of the Board of Advisors and Industry Advisory Committee setup to focus on event content and attendee experience. He also accesses the professional resources of NTP for sales, operations and marketing to assist the dedicated team of SpaceCom.
Prior to joining NTP, James had over 30 years of diverse experience in varied business and event management roles. Most recently, he was President, Public Sector Media Group at 1105 Media in Vienna, Va. He has held other senior-executive positions at market-leading organizations, including Landmark Communications, Sabot Publishing, Ernst & Young and Cadmus Communications. James has an MBA from University of Maryland and BSc from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.

4. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
National Security and Defense Space.
Christopher Stone
(B.A., M.A., and M.S.) is a space policy and strategy professional in Washington, D.C. He has provided expertise and analysis for over eleven years supporting numerous government entities such as the National Security Space Office, Air Force International Affairs, National Reconnaissance Office and several inter-agency and industry-government space councils with the Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, Pentagon. Mr. Stone began his space career when he entered the United States Air Force as a graduate of the University of Missouri. He has served in various roles and responsibilities to include: staff member for two US Senators, Executive Director of a Public-Private Economic partnership and space policy consultant in Washington, D.C. In his military career he has served as an ICBM launch officer, Mission Director for a national level space operations center, space strategy planner supporting U.S. Pacific Air Forces, and has led and developed international space engagement between key allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He has published several articles on space policy, strategy and international affairs in The Space Review, Quest, and Space Safety Magazine. He is a former Board Member of the National Space Society and is the former Vice President for Policy and Strategy for the International Space Safety Foundation. He is a former William Van Cleave Scholar and graduate of the Missouri State University’s Defense and Strategic Studies master’s program. His comments are his own and do not reflect the views of his employer or the Department of Defense.

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