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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jan 7, 2019 4:37 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 7, 2019, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)

The Commercial Lunar Propellant Study Analysis with Dr. George Sowers.



Dr. George Sowers has 30 years of experience in the space transportation field working for Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin and the United Launch Alliance (ULA). He recently retired from his position as Vice President and Chief Scientist at ULA where his team developed an architecture for fully reusable in-space stages fueled by propellant mined, refined and distributed in space. Dr. Sowers has now joined the faculty of the Colorado School of Mines as part of a newly created graduate program in space resources. He holds a BS in Physics from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado. Dr. Sowers is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

2. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7-8:30 PM PST (January 9, 3-4:30 GMT)

2019: Fun With Dr. Doug Plata, his “15 space advocate heresies.” Join the discussion.

Dr. Plata is a physician and public health specialist in Loma Linda, CA. His undergraduate degree was in biophysics and he went on to complete his MD and MPH with specialty training in Family and Preventive Medicine. His primary interest in space is the development of a cost-effective transportation to the Moon based upon lunar polar ice for propellant and the establishment of humanity’s first permanent foothold off Earth. A description of this Plan for Sustainable Space Development can be found at DevelopSpace.info. He has founded a new type of free-to-join space advocacy organization called the Space Development Network.

3. Friday, January 11, 2019, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)

Commercial space, management, and much more with Dr. Ken Davidian.

Dr. Ken Davidian has worked for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) in Washington, DC since 2008 and is currently the AST Director of Research and Program Manager for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. Dr. Davidian currently serves as a member of the Ohio State University Aerospace Engineering External Advisory Board, Associate Editor of the New Space Journal, Chair of the IAF Entrepreneurial & Investment Committee, and Vice Chair of the IAF Space Economy Committee. Dr. Davidian is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and an Advisor to the Space Generation Advisory Committee’s Commercial Space Project Group. Prior to FAA AST, Dr. Davidian worked for the NASA Lewis Research Center, International Space University, Paragon Space Development Corporation, X PRIZE Foundation, and NASA Headquarters. Dr. Davidian received his BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1983, and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. He attended the International Space University Summer Session Program in 1989. Dr. Davidian received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, in 2018. His thesis focuses on innovation management, and understanding the processes of emerging and evolving markets.

4. Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)

“The Indian Space Program: India’s incredible journey from the Third World towards the First” from Gurbir Singh.

Author of two books. Most recent-The Indian Space Programme published in 2017 Also occasionally blogs about infosec.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com

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