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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:16 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, September 19, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Space science and more with Dr. Paul Sutter.

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Paul Sutter received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. After spending three years at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, he now splits his time between a research fellowship in Trieste, Italy, and a visiting scholar position at the Ohio State University’s Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics. His research focuses on many diverse topics, from the emptiest regions of the universe, to the earliest moments of the Big Bang, to the formation of the first stars. Paul is the university’s own “Agent to the Stars”, and has passionately engaged the public in science outreach for several years. He is the host of several podcast and youtube series, consults for TV and film productions, writes for Space.com, and is writing and starring in a new youtube series currently in production with National Geographic Studios.

2. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (September 21, 2-3:30 GMT)
Mark Whittington’s latest space news and opinion articles.

Mark R. Whittington writes about space matters for the Houston Space Examiner. He previously worked for Yahoo News and is published in USA Today, the Washington Post, the LA Times, and the Houston Chronicle. He is the author of “The Man from Mars: The Asteroid Mining Caper.” His alternate history book “Children of Apollo” was recently rereleased as a trilogy, “Children of Apollo: The Space Race Gambit,” “Children of Apollo: The Hard Road to the Stars,” and “Children of Apollo: The First Woman on the Moon.” He is currently working on a space policy book on a return to the moon that involves both government and commercial participation. He blogs at Curmudgeons Corner.

3. Friday, September 23, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Falcon 9 and more with Dennis Wingo.

Dennis Wingo is the author of the recently published book, “Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s Resources.” He was a founder of Orbital Recovery Corporation and CEO/President of Skycorp, Inc. He is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities and was an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and flew the first MacIntosh on the Space Shuttle as experiment controller. Orbital Recovery Corporation is developing a way to extend the life of satellites by up to ten years or more and SkyCorp Inc. has developed a patented approach to the development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space Station. SkyCorp has also qualified payloads for flight to the station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle, one of which was used in the filming of a commercial last year for the American retailer Radio Shack. Mr. Wingo received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development.

4. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Hybrid fusion with Dr. John Brandenburg.

John E. Brandenburg is a theoretical plasma physicist who was born in Rochester Minnesota, and grew up in Medford Oregon. He obtained his BA in Physics, with a Mathematics minor, from Southern Oregon University in 1975 and obtained his MS in 1977 and PhD in Plasma Physics both from University of California at Davis in 1981. He presently is working as a consultant at Morningstar Applied Physics LLC and a part-time instructor of Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics at Madison College and other learning institutions in Madison Wisconsin. Before this, he worked at Orbital Technologies in Madison Wisconsin, as Senior Propulsion Scientist,  working on space plasma technologies, nuclear fusion, and advanced space propulsion. He is the principle inventor of the MET (Microwave Electro-Thermal) plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion.  He has previously worked on SDI, the Clementine Mission to the Moon, Rocket Plume-Regolith Interactions on the Moon and Mars, Vortex theory of Rocket engine design, combined Sakharov-Kaluza-Klein theory of Field Unification for purposes of space propulsion and Mars science. He is a lifetime member of the AIAA.  He also performed an architecture study for a Human Mars Mission using solar electric propulsion.  Before coming to ORBITEC he was teaching and performing research at the Florida Space Institute of the University of Central Florida, at Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly Va., and earlier at Research Support Instruments (RSI) in Lanham Maryland. During the Reagan years he worked at Mission Research Corporation and Sandia National Laboratories on SDI and plasmas for controlled fusion and directed energy weapons. He has authored the popular science books “Death on Mars,” (2014)  “Life and Death on Mars” (2010), “Beyond Einstein’s Unified Field” (2011) and “Dead Mars, Dying Earth” (1999) with Monica Rix Paxson, which won the Ben Franklin Silver Medal award for best Science/Environmental  book in 2001.  He has written two science fiction novels under the pen name “Victor Norgarde”: “Morningstar Pass, The collapse of the UFO Coverup” and “Asteroid 20-2012 Sepulveda” He is the recipient of the William Gerald Award in 2006 from the Harlem Children Society for his work with underprivileged students, and the 2012 Devi Bhargava Award at Madison College for working with students with disabilities.

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