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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 7, 2011 10:23 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, February 7, 2011, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
Don Green
of the Napoleon Hill Foundation comes to the program to discuss the Napoleon Hill philosophy as applied to space development. We will be giving away Napoleon Hill books to callers during this program.
A resident of Wise, Virginia, the birthplace of Napoleon Hill, Don Green brings nearly 45 years of banking, finance, and entrepreneurship experience to his role as Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.



His first youthful business venture was charging admission to see his pet bear—yes, the living, growling kind! Since 2000, Green has traveled worldwide and used his finance skills to grow the Foundation’s funds in order to continue the Foundation’s educational outreach to prisons. Green has both modeled leadership skills as a CEO and taught them through the PMA Science of Success course at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Don specializes in discussing his personal experiences in leadership and providing audiences with proven methods of applying Dr. Hill’s success philosophy to business.  He was recently featured in a presentation on the Importance of Entrepreneurship in a National Economy by Dr. Peter Yun at a United Nations Forum.

2. Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 9, 3-4:30 GMT)
Open Lines.
Priority will go to first time callers. Topics we will be discussing including the European Code of Conduct for Outer Space and what this might mean for commercial space development as well as the U.S., Bigelow Aerospace plans for the Florida Space Coast and its one of a kind ITAR exemption. We will also discuss the increasing problem of launch cost increases for EELV and what this means for the science community as well as human rating the EELV for human spaceflight. There is also what appears to be a last ditch effort to keep Shuttle flying and we will be discussing that as well.

3. Friday, February 11, 2011, 9:30-11 AM PST (17:30-19 GMT)
Dr. John Logsdon
returns to the program to discuss his new book, “John F. Kennedy and The Race To The Moon.” This book is available on the OGLF Amazon partners page, www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/books.
Dr. John Logsdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to his leaving active faculty status in June 2008, he was on the faculty of the George Washington University for 38 years; before that he taught at the Catholic University of America for four years. He was the founder in 1987 and long-time Director of GW’s Space Policy Institute. He is also a faculty member of the International Space University.
Dr. Logsdon’s research interests focus on the policy and historical aspects of U.S. and international space activities. He is author of The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest and is general editor of the eight-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. He has written numerous articles and reports on space policy and history. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues. Dr. Logsdon is a member of the NASA Advisory Council and the Academic Council of the International Space University. From September 2008-August 2009, he held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. In 2003, he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. From 1997-1999, he served as a member of a blue-ribbon international panel evaluating Japan’s National Space Development Agency. From 1998-2008, he was a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Council of the Department of Transportation. He has also served on the Vice President’s Space Policy Advisory Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council. He is a recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service and Public Service Medals, the 2005 John F. Kennedy Award from the American Astronautical Society, and the 2006 Barry Goldwater Space Educator Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Xavier University (1960) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University (1970).

4. Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
Esther Dyson
returns to the program. Esther is a NewSpace investor. We will be talking about commercial space investment, financial opportunities, and more regarding space development.
Esther Dyson and EDventure Holdings. Esther Dyson is an active investor in a variety of mostly disruptive start-ups, and sits on the boards of many of them. She has a knack for finding things early. Dyson launched Flight School, a workshop for air and space start-ups, in 2005. This year’s Flight School, co-hosted with Imaginova, will be held June 4 to 6 in Boulder, CO (http://www.aviation.com/flightschool). Her portfolio of private space and air travel investments includes XCOR Aerospace, Space Adventures/Zero G (recently merged), Constellation Services, Icon Aircraft, Coastal Aviation Software and Airship Ventures. On the IT side, her investments have included Flickr and del.icio.us, both sold to Yahoo!; Medstory sold to Microsoft. Currently, she sits on the boards of Meetup, marketing giant WPP Group (wpp.com, not a startup, but a disrupter in its way), Eventful.com, Evernote, Boxbe and Yandex, the leading Russian search engine. Speaking of Russia, Dyson started exploring and investing in the former Soviet bloc since 1989. Dyson sold her business EDventure Holdings, along with its Release1.0 newsletter and PC Forum conference, to CNET Networks in 2004; PC Forum and Release 1.0 played key roles in the early development of the PC software marketplace and the commercial Internet. Dyson left CNET at the end of 2006 and (with permission) resumed doing business under the name of EDventure Holdings.

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