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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 7, 2008 4:42 pm
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, July 7, 2008, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-23:30 GMT)
Dr. Pat Hynes
is the director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She works on space related research and education across the State of New Mexico. Space Grant, started in 1989, is funded by Congress and administered by NASA. The role of the Space Grant program nationally is to bring the benefits of space research and education to the communities of the United States. NMSGC programs are statewide; include all 3 research universities in New Mexico, 2 community colleges, museums, federal and state partners. Dr. Hynes is responsible for the strategic planning, research and education support, development, and outreach efforts for the consortium, and programs related to space including efforts to recruit industry partners as part of her work with Spaceport America, the X Prize Cup and International Symposium on Personal Spaceflight. New Mexico is now the home of the X Prize Cup and the International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight, annual events held in Las Cruces, the home of New Mexico State University (NMSU). Dr. Hynes is the Co-Chair, International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight. She began working on the International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight (ISPS) with Dr. Bill Gaubatz of the X Prize Foundation in 1995, immediately after the state won the X Prize Cup competition. ISPS 2006 is the first official event of the 2006 X Prize Cup. Spaceport America, formerly the Southwest Regional Spaceport (SRS), is a project DR. Hynes has been involved with since 1991. She was the Director of the Center for Aerospace Science, Technology and Education (CASTE) which was established early in the state’s efforts to create a focal point for research and education related to inland spaceport development. NMSU recently established an Aerospace Engineering Program. Spaceport America is a natural next step for a state which has demonstrated innovation and leadership in space research and development since 1946. New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory has been involved in space based research since 1946 with the opening of the missile range and the testing of the V-2 rockets 15 miles from NMSU. Pat Hynes is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Ph.D in Business Administration.

2. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 9, 2-3:30 GMT)
William Simon
and Matt Everingham come to discuss the upcoming 2008 NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge.

Wil Simon is a Media Advisor/Consultant representing Primalmedia–a media relations support company in Central California. He is regular contributing writer to LAUNCH Magazine in New York, and an affiliate member of the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He has 17 years of communication experience. He has served in the capacity of reporter, producer, master copywriter, client manager, communications officer, and operations chief, and has written and produced news and web articles, press releases, radio and television shows and commercials, promotional materials, and books. He holds an MS in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School in Chicago, IL.

Matt Everingham is a graduate of University of California San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. During his time at UCSD, Matt participated in several student design projects. As a member of UCSD’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Design Build Fly team, he contributed to the design, analysis, fabrication and integration of composite structures for an Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This project culminated in an international competition held in Maryland. As a senior, Matt participated in a design study of an extremely high maneuverability Uncrewed Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) concept, a project mentored by The Boeing Company. After serving as an intern in the California Space Authority’s Sacramento office, where he contributed to public and policymaker awareness of space enterprise activities, Matt is currently a member of CSA’s corporate team serving as Manager of Engineering Programs. In this capacity he is responsible for managing the Regolith Excavation Challenge, MoonROx Challenge, New Space Professionals Working Group, and several projects under the WIRED initiative. Matt is responsible for the project management and technical management of the Regolith Excavation Challenge and Moon Regolith Oxygen (MoonROx) Challenge; prize competitions being executed under the NASA Centennial Challenges Program. These challenges are intended to accelerate technology development in the area of in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) for lunar missions and to develop a community around lunar ISRU, providing an avenue by which members of the public can contribute to the advancement of ISRU technologies. As the staff liaison to the New Space Professionals Working Group, Matt is engaged with the issues raised by the recruiting, integration, and retention of new space professionals into the space enterprise workforce. The working group seeks to give CSA members and other space community stakeholders insight into the perspectives of new space professionals and the various challenges resulting from the unique history of space enterprise

3. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 9:30-10:30 AM PDT (16:30-17:30 GMT)
William Watson
, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation returns to the show to discuss new developments with the upcoming New Space Conference later this month in Washington, DC. William Watson is presently the Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). He endeavors to create new business relationships for the Foundation and to communicate their vision. He is also serving as Chair of their annual NewSpace conference. This year the conference takes place in Washington DC, from July 17-19. Will chaired NewSpace 2007 in D.C. and was part of the SFF’s management team during NewSpace 2006 in Vegas. Before the Foundation, Will worked for the Tauri Group as an analyst on The Space Foundation’s The Space Report and on spaceport related business development. Mr. Watson’s professional involvement with the NewSpace industry started with his graduate placement at the Transformational Space Corporation, LLC (t/Space) during the summer of 2005. Will received his Master’s in Space Management from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The year long MSM graduate program focused on aerospace business, marketing, and law. Prior to ISU, Mr. Watson received a BA in Russian Literature & History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has studied in Moscow at Lomonosov University and as part of the Institute for Biomedical Problems’ summer space program.

4. Friday, July 11, 2008, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Eva-Jane Lark
is a Vice-President and Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada’s largest full-service investment firms. For over 20 years, she has provided expert advice on a wide variety of investment and wealth management issues. In 2003, Ms. Lark revived her childhood passion for seeing humanity live and thrive beyond Earth. Researching the state of the space industry, she began to consider how to contribute to such a future by taking a more active role. She has presented papers at space conferences, starting with the Investment Financing of Exploration. In that effort, she took a probing look at how historical journeys of exploration had been funded, discovering a number of parallels facing the space exploration community today. She has been invited as a speaker and panelist to discuss topics including: financing for new space companies and markets; business accelerators; business case issues facing Space-based Solar Power as a future energy source; and for her insights as a keen observer of the emerging new space industries. She was among the contributors to the Pentagon’s Space-Based Solar Power Architecture Study in 2007, with her work featured as the study’s central business case analysis. Ms. Lark is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and holds an Honors Bachelors Degree in Commerce. She is a member of the Management Advisory Board for the Center for Space Power at Texas A&M University.

5. Sunday, July 13, 2008, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Dr. William Gaubatz
returns to the show to discuss the upcoming anniversary DCX reunion (see www.dcxproject.com). Dr. Gaubatz may be joined by additional guests. Dr. Gaubatz, Senior Advisor, X PRIZE Foundation, is a pioneer and leader in program and concept developments that have impacted national programs and policies, leading the way to today’s Personal Spaceflight Industry. He is co-founder and President of SpaceAvailable LLC, a company creating virtual space adventures for science centers, museums and theme parks. At McDonnell Douglas, he originated and managed the development of the Delta Clipper reusable spaceplane concept. He was responsible for the Delta Clipper Experimental programs (DC-X and DC-XA) that proved through flight, that aircraft like operations could be routinely achieved for spaceplanes. He was an originating founder of Universal Space Lines, Inc. where he was President of SpaceClipper International (SCI) with the long-term goals of establishing an international network of spaceports and connecting Spaceway routes. He contributed to pioneering efforts for investigating the physiological, psychological and system requirements for public space travel and space tourism. He actively participated in early development activities leading to the formation of New Mexico’s Spaceport America. He is, a charter member of the X-Prize Committee, founder and Co-Chair of the annual International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight (ISPS), Chairman of the Space Tourism Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), a member of the International Institute of Space Law (ISSL) and an Honorary member of the Japanese Rocket Society (JRS). He has authored numerous papers and articles, including the inaugural Ansett Lecture for the SafeSkies Conference, Australia and is an international speaker advocating the development of the new space transportation infrastructure, the Spaceways, to open the space frontier to people.

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