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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:40 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, April 14, 2008, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-23:30 GMT)
Professor Joanne Gabyrnowicz
returns to the show.
Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz is the Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, and the Air and Space Law and Research Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She has her B.A. from Hunter College , her J.D., Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law and was a founding faculty member of the University of North Dakota Space Studies Department. Prof. Gabrynowicz now teaches space law and remote sensing law. She was an official observer for the International Astronautical Federation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. She was a member of the International Institute of Space Law delegation to the Unidroit Committee of Governmental Experts for the Preparation of a Draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Space Assets. The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs asked Prof. Gabrynowicz to lecture on space law at two capacity building workshops for government officials and policymakers from developing nations. She briefed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton as part of the Secretary’s preparation for the Earth Observation Summit. Prof. Gabrynowicz was the organizer and chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive. She also is a member of the Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. Prof. Gabrynowicz advised the Eisenhower Institute on its study, The Future of Space—the Next Strategic Frontier. She is also a member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote sensing International Policy Advisory Committee. Prof. Gabrynowicz was a founding faculty member of the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota, where she also served as its Director of Graduate Studies. She taught traditional campus classes, on two U.S. Air Force bases, and via distance learning technologies. Her students include civilians, government, and industry aerospace professionals, and officers of the Air Combat, Air Mobility, and Space Commands. In 1999, she developed and taught a live, real-time, interactive Internet seminar, Landsat 7 Live: Past, Present, and Future that coincided with the satellite’s launch. Speakers were the principals responsible for directing Landsat 7’s science, technology, operations, and commercial activities. From 1992-94, Prof. Gabrynowicz was a member of The Congress of the United States Office of Technology Assessment Earth Observations Advisory Panel. From 1994-96, she was a member of the National Research Council Committee that produced Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data. In 1994-95, Prof. Gabrynowicz was awarded a NASA/American Society of Engineering Education Summer Faculty Fellowship from Goddard Space Flight Center where she also served as the 1997 Dean of the NASA Space Academy. In 1996 she received a research fellowship from the USGS EROS Data Center. In 1999, the International Institute of Space Law invited Prof. Gabrynowicz to write and present the remote sensing law position paper at the Third UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III). In 2000, she was invited by the National Research Council (NRC) to participate in a study on Diplomacy in a Transparent World: The Use of Civil Remote Sensing in the Development and Implementation of Foreign Policy. In 2003, the NRC asked Prof. Gabrynowicz to testify before the Committee on Licensing Geographic Data and Services and the Stepping Stones to the Future of Space Workshop on International Cooperation/Competition- Why, How, When? She was also asked to address the NASA Public Health Applications Program on Confidentiality and Geospatial Data. In 2001, Prof. Gabrynowicz was invited by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to participate in the working group on Contribution of Space Systems to the Development, Implementation and Verification of International Environmental Agreements. She was invited by the University of Cologne Institute of Air and Space Law and the German Aerospace Center to serve as an expert for Project 2001 which produced, Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space Working Group on Remote Sensing. Before beginning her academic career in 1987, she was the managing attorney of a law firm in New York City. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on Aviation and Space Law, the New York State Bar, the International Institute of Space Law and Women in Aerospace, among other groups. Prof. Gabrynowicz is the recipient of the 2001 Women in Aerospace Outstanding International Award. She was a Distinguished Speaker in the 2003-2004 Donahue Lecture Series of the Suffolk University Law Review.


2. Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 7-8:30 PM PDT (April 16, 2-3:30 GMT)
Taped interviews conducted at the 2008 Yuri’s Night Party at NASA Ames.
These recorded interviews will play through the normal streaming services as a live show but they are taped so do not call, use email or chat during the program. As always, email will be available as with all archived shows. I was hoping to bring you more interviews from those attending the party, but because of the press/media treatment and the Yuri’s Night Rules which were very different this year from last year, it was not possible to do more.


3. Friday, April 18, 2008, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Dr. Donald Rapp
is author of the new book, “Human Missions To Mars” which we will discuss, plus an additional book recently written by Dr. Rapp, “Assessing Climate Change.” Dr. Donald Rapp has 48 years of post-doctoral experience. He is a true generalist. I am 50% scientist and 50% engineer. He has worked on an extremely wide variety of technical problems over the years and has wide knowledge of things technical. Dr. Rapp has a solid grounding in chemistry and physics and did fundamental work in these sciences for many years. In the second half of his career he worked on more applied problems, particularly in space technology and space mission design. He is an expert in requirements, architectures and transportation systems for space missions, with particular emphasis on impact of in situ resource utilization, and water resources. He has surveyed the wide field of global climate change and is familiar with the entire literature of climatology. Dr. Rapp is known far and wide in the NASA community as for my abilities to plan, organize and lead studies of broad technical systems. My services have been often sought in writing and reviewing major proposals for space ventures. His education includes B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1955, M.S. Chemical Engineering, Princeton, 1956, Graduate study, California Institute of Technology, 1957, Ph.D. Chemical Physics, University of California (Berkeley) – January, 1960. From 2005-2008, Dr. Rapp has been at JPL as a Consultant through Skillstorm, Inc.


4. Sunday, April 20, 2008, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
George Whitesides
returns to the program to discuss ISDC. George Whitesides is the Executive Director of the National Space Society, the largest space advocacy group dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS has roughly 20,000 supporters and over 50 chapters around the world. Founded in 1974 by Werner von Braun, NSS seeks to promote change to advance the day when humans will live, work and play in space. Whitesides began his career as Special Assistant to the President of Orbital Sciences Corporation. Since then, he has served as Vice President of Marketing for Zero Gravity Corporation, a private space-tourism company, and Director of Marketing for Blastoff Corporation, a space-experience company funded by film and technology leaders. For this work, he has been featured on MTV and NPR. Whitesides is also the co-founder of Yuri’s Night, a global celebration of space that includes thousands of celebrants each year around the world. He is also the founder of Permission to Dream, a global space-education program focused on astronomy, with local chapters in 16 countries. Permission to Dream donates telescopes and astronomy materials to disadvantaged children. A Fulbright scholar, Whitesides received his graduate degree in remote sensing and GIS from Cambridge University, and his undergraduate degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University. In recent years he has been a speaker at the Arthur C. Clark Awards in Los Angeles, UNESCO in Paris, the United Nations in Austria, and Oxford University, as well as events in other spacefaring countries like Brazil, China and Russia. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, where he worked with members such as current Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, former Secretary of State James Baker, and other leaders of government and industry. He is also a board member of the Space Generation Foundation, the parent organization of the International Space University. An active writer and commentator on space and exploration issues, Whitesides has been interviewed on NBC, CNN, Fox News, VOA, and many other media outlets, as well as contributing comment to NPR’s Day to Day, Space.com, and the Planetary Report. He has worked at the National Geographic Society on Adventure magazine and the Geographic Radio Expeditions program. He was the co-recipient, with Loretta Hidalgo, of the 2001 Permission to Dream award. Whitesides is a licensed private pilot and certified parabolic flight coach, with six flights and approximately 90 parabolas. His other interests include architecture, photography, ice hockey and mountaineering. In 2000 he made a successful ascent of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the western hemisphere, and in 2001 was named MVP of the Cambridge ice hockey team.

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