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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:27 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, July 11, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Nuclear Propulsion & its history with Scott Lowther.



Scott received his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State U in 1996, and got his first job in the industry at Orbital Sciences designing the thrust structure for the X-34B. But the X-34B was cancelled the week after he got there, so they cancelled him shortly after. From there he went to work for Pioneer Astronautics/Rocketplane in Colorado, then United Technologies/Chemical Systems Division in California, then ATK/Promontory in Utah. He has been interested in aerospace design and history for as long as he can remember, and has focused his attention on the things that *didn’t* get built: the concepts that failed, for whatever reason, and the concepts that formed the evolutionary line from conception to completion for successful aircraft and spacecraft. He started writing and editing Aerospace Projects Review in the late 1990’s in response to hearing some shocking tales of company archives being thrown out, shredded and incinerated. While he has an overall general interest in all things unbuilt, he has a few particular loves, such as the X-20 Dyna Soar and the nuclear bomb powered Project Orion.

2. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 13, 2-3:30 GMT)
Possible liver damage for long duration spaceflight and Dr. Karen Jonscher and Dr. Virginia Ferguson.

Dr. Karen Jonscher has over 20 years of experience in biological mass spectrometry, including instrument development, method design and data interpretation and validation.  She collaborates with and assists researchers in developing detailed analytical plans and constructing realistic budgets for proteomics-based projects.  She has expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry-based proteomics sample preparation workflows, including protein fractionation, immunoprecipitation, gel electrophoresis, nanscale HPLC and isoelectric separation of peptides. She has extensive experience in proteomics data interpretation and manual validation that helps ensure the reliability of results obtained from proteomic experiments.  She is affiliated with the Mucosal Inflammation Program and the Center for Hypoxia and Ischemia Research within the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Denver.

Professor Virginia (Ginger) Ferguson
is a tenured Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado. Her group studies problems deeply rooted in mechanical behavior of materials with applications that extend from understanding causes of functional tissue failure, developing new solutions for tissue regeneration, novel biomaterials, and studying emerging and complex materials (e.g., for energy-based applications – batteries and photovoltaics).

3. Friday, July 15, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
2001: The Lost Science with Adam Johnson.

Adam Johnson is an aerospace engineer and adjunct advisor for the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. He has the envious job of curating the Frederick I. Ordway III Collection, home to the research and behind-the-scenes material amassed by Ordway, science advisor to 2001 A Space Odyssey. In late May 2012, Adam presented a talk on “The Science and Technology of 2001: A Space Odyssey” at Wonderfest with a slideshow of images, 90% of which have never been published, including blueprints, model photos, and much more. You may recognize Adam from his AJA Models, producer of some of the best 2001 resin kits ever

4. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
National security space deterrence with Christopher Stone.

Christopher Stone (B.A., M.A., and M.S.) is a space policy and strategy professional in Washington, D.C. He has provided expertise and analysis for over eleven years supporting numerous government entities such as the National Security Space Office, Air Force International Affairs, National Reconnaissance Office and several inter-agency and industry-government space councils with the Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, Pentagon. Mr. Stone began his space career when he entered the United States Air Force as a graduate of the University of Missouri. He has served in various roles and responsibilities to include: staff member for two US Senators, Executive Director of a Public-Private Economic partnership and space policy consultant in Washington, D.C. In his military career he has served as an ICBM launch officer, Mission Director for a national level space operations center, space strategy planner supporting U.S. Pacific Air Forces, and has led and developed international space engagement between key allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He has published several articles on space policy, strategy and international affairs in The Space Review, Quest, and Space Safety Magazine. He is a former Board Member of the National Space Society and is the former Vice President for Policy and Strategy for the International Space Safety Foundation. He is a former William Van Cleave Scholar and graduate of the Missouri State University’s Defense and Strategic Studies master’s program. His comments are his own and do not reflect the views of his employer or the Department of Defense.

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