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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:08 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, November 17, 2014, 2:30-4 PM PST (22:30-0 GMT)
returns to discuss space policy & the impact on policy and commercial space of recent events.



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.

2. Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
comes back to discuss space policy, space budgets and midterm election issues for space.
Marcia S. Smith is President of the Space and Technology Policy Group, LLC in Arlington, VA, which specializes in policy analysis of civil, military and commercial space programs, and other technology areas. She is also the founder and editor of the website SpacePolicyOnline.com. From March 2006-March 2009, Ms. Smith was Director of the Space Studies Board (SSB) at the National Research Council (NRC), and from January 2007-March 2009 additionally was Director of the NRC’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). The NRC is the operating arm of The National Academies, comprised of the NRC, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academies is a non-profit organization that provides advice to the nation on science, engineering and medicine. Previously, Ms. Smith was a senior level specialist in aerospace and telecommunications policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. CRS provides objective, non-partisan research and analysis exclusively for the Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. Ms. Smith specialized in U.S. and foreign military and civilian space activities, as well as telecommunications issues (including the Internet). She worked at CRS from 1975-2006, except for a one year leave of absence from 1985-1986 while she served as Executive Director of the U.S. National Commission on Space. The Commission, created by Congress and its members appointed by the President, developed long term (50 year) goals for the civilian space program under the chairmanship of (the late) former NASA Administrator Thomas Paine. The Commission published its results in the report Pioneering the Space Frontier (Bantam Books). Before joining CRS, she worked in the Washington Office of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (then headquartered in New York). A graduate of Syracuse University, Ms. Smith is the author or co-author of more than 220 reports and articles on space, nuclear energy, and telecommunications and Internet issues. Ms. Smith is the North American Editor for the quarterly journal Space Policy, Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Currently member of AIAA’s International Activities Committee and has served on many other AIAA committees, was an AIAA Distinguished Lecturer (1983-1988), and a member of the AIAA National Capital Section Council (1994-1996), Fellow, Past President, and former member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). Co-chair of the AAS Fellows Committee (2004). Awarded the AAS “John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award” in 2006. Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society. Founder, Emeritus Member, and Past President of Women in Aerospace (WIA). Awarded the WIA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Member, former Vice President, and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Member and former Trustee of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Co-chair of IAA’s Space Activities and Society Committee (1991-1997). Member of the Advisory Committee for the Secure World Foundation. Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Washington Academy of Sciences (Board of Directors, 1988-1989), and Sigma Xi (the honorary scientific research society).

3. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
NSBR researchers Dr. Dorit Donoviel
and Dr. Eugene de Juan come who will discuss the NSBRI research project “Vision For Mars Challenge: A Unique Opportunity for Ophthalmology.”

Dr. Eugene de Juan, Jr.
is the founder of ForSight Labs  where he participates as an active inventor and advisor in early-stage ophthalmic opportunities.  Dr. de Juan, Jr. splits his time between ForSight Labs and UCSF Medical Center. He holds the “Jean Kelly Stock Distinguished Chair” in Ophthalmology. UCSF recruited Dr. de Juan for this special role to augment translation of the many ideas being developed within the academic center. He continues to see patients and teach at UCSF.  Dr. de Juan, Jr., has participated in the development of a number of ophthalmology’s most exciting new technologies with over 100 products and founding a number of venture funded companies, including Second Sight, InnoRx (bought by Surmodics in 2005), and ForSight Labs’ companies Transcend Medical, founded in 2005, NexisVision, Vision 4, 5 and recently Vision 6.  Prior to moving to San Francisco, Dr. de Juan, Jr., was a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Southern California and chief executive officer of the Doheny Retina Institute, focusing on innovative techniques for treating blinding retinal disorders through retinal transplantation, macular translocation, robotic surgery, retinal implants and other new procedures, medicines and instruments.  Dr. de Juan served at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  where he was co-director of Vitreoretinal Service, director of the Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory (MADLAB) and Joseph E. Green Professor of Ophthalmology. From 1983 to 1992 he was a member of the medical staff of the Duke University Eye Center, holding joint teaching appointments with the departments of ophthalmology and cell biology.  Dr. de Juan completed his medical degree and internship training at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He served an internship at University of South Alabama Medical Center followed by a residency at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Duke University. He holds patents on over 100 medical devices and is responsible for more than 250 academic publications.

Dr. Dorit Donoviel
oversees the diverse portfolio of science and technology research and development projects at NSBRI that address the challenges faced by humans in space. She also leads the Industry Forum which facilitates the commercialization of NSBRI funded products for Earth-based markets. In addition to her role as Deputy Chief Scientist and Industry Forum Lead, Dr. Donoviel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.   Dr. Donoviel graduated from the University of California at San Diego and went on to receive a doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. She completed a Human Frontiers post-doctoral fellowship at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada where she created mouse genetic models for Alzheimer Disease.  Dr. Donoviel worked in Pharmaceutical Discovery for 8 years at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company based in The Woodlands, Texas. She managed a metabolism research group that identified and validated targets for drug discovery by using in-vivo functional genomics technology, and developed small molecule compounds, antibody, and protein therapeutics against these validated targets.

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