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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:43 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 25, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Hermes Project for using cell phones for getting data directly from space with Rishabh Maharaja as guest.



Rishabh Maharaja is currently the deputy flight operations team lead for the EO-1 mission at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and an adjunct professor for the Astronautical Engineering Department at Capitol Technology University (CTU). Rishabh received his Masters of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from Capitol Technology University (CTU) and developed the concept for Project Hermes at CTU and was the Principal Investigator for project Hermes. Rishabh and his team were able to:
1.         Establish Wi-Fi network in space for system bus use
2.         Pair an Android smartphone in space to an Iridium-based Wi-Fi hotspot device
3.         Use & program applications (such as Iridium and various Android automation apps) available in the Google Play store to function as our Flight Software (FSW).
4.         Use TCP / IP devices (smartphone & smartwatch (used by Aaron Bush)) on the ground as our Telemetry & Command System.

2. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 27, 2-3:30 GMT)
SmallSat Conference 2016 with Dr. Pat Patterson.

Dr. Patterson is currently the Director of the Strategic and Military Space Division within Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (USU/SDL), and is the Chairman of the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/USU Conference on Small Satellites. Other roles include membership on the Technical Committee for the European Space Agency’s 4S Symposium, and the Scientific Program Committee for the International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation. Dr. Patterson also serves as an Industrial Advisory Committee member for USU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, as a Trustee for the Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium, and member of the Issues and Programs Committee for the Universities Space Research Association.

3. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Dr. Seedhouse and students talk space.

Erik Seedhouse is a Norwegian-Canadian suborbital astronaut. After completing his first degree the author joined the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment. During his time in the ‘Para’s’, Erik spent six months in Belize, where he trained in the art of jungle warfare. Later, he spent many months learning the intricacies of desert warfare in Cyprus. He made more than 30 jumps from a C130, performed more than 200 helicopter abseils and fired more light anti-tank weapons than he cares to remember! Upon returning to the world of academia, the author embarked upon a Master’s degree, supporting his studies by winning prize money in 100km running races. After placing third in the World 100km Championships and setting the North American 100km record, Erik turned to ultra-distance triathlon, winning the World Endurance Triathlon Championships in 1995 and 1996. For good measure, he won the inaugural World Double Ironman Championships in 1995 and the infamous Decatriathlon, an event requiring competitors to swim 38km, cycle 1800km, and run 422km. Non-stop!.  In 1996, Erik pursued his Ph.D. at the German Space Agency. While conducting his studies he won Ultraman Hawai’i and the European Ultraman Championships as well as completing the Race Across America bike race. Due to his success as the world’s leading ultra-distance triathlete Erik was featured in dozens of magazine and television interviews. In 1997, GQ magazine nominated him as the ‘Fittest Man in the World’.In 1999, Erik retired from being a pro triathlete and took a research position at Simon Fraser University. In 2005 the author worked as an astronaut training consultant for Bigelow Aerospace and wrote ‘Tourists in Space’, a training manual for spaceflight participants. In 2009 he was one of the final 30 candidates in the Canadian Space Agency’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. Between 2008 and 2013 he served as director of Canada’s manned centrifuge and hypobaric operations.  Erik works as an Assistant Professor in Commercial Space Operations at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus. When not enjoying the sun on the Space Coast he spends as much time as possible in Sandefjord, Norway, and Kona, Hawaii.

4. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Open Lines. 1st time callers welcome, all space & STEM callers welcome.

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