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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:38 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, October 17, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Space news events and project information from Eric Berger.



Eric Berger is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, covering everything from astronomy to private space to wonky NASA policy. Eric has an astronomy degree from the University of Texas and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. He previously worked at the Houston Chronicle for 17 years, where the paper was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for his coverage of Hurricane Ike. A certified meteorologist, Eric lives in Houston.

2. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 19, 2-3:30 GMT)
Space object behavior with Dr. Moriba K. Jah.

Moriba Jah, director of the UA Space Object Behavioral Sciences initiative, brings to bear his experience — navigating for NASA Mars missions and working for the Air Force in situational awareness — as he steers the UA to being a world center of research and discovery on how objects behave in outer space.

Jah has led research programs in space object behavior assessment and prediction for the Air Force Research Laboratory since 2007. He directed the Air Force’s Advanced Sciences and Technology Research Institute for Astronautics, or ASTRIA, on Maui, Hawaii, for eight years, and for the last two years has headed the space situational awareness program at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

As a spacecraft navigator (a title he shares with few people) for the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1999 to 2006, Jah charted courses for the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Exploration Rovers and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. He also has participated in missions to the red planet for the European Space Agency, or ESA, and to asteroid Itokawa with the Japanese space agency, JAXA.

Jah, UA associate research scientist of engineering and associate research professor of engineering, received his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, in 1999 and his master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2001 and 2005.

He is a fellow in the American Astronautical Society, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Royal Astronomical Society, an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a senior member and journal associate editor with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers journal Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.  He has authored or co-authored more than 75 articles in astrodynamics, engineering and other professional peer-reviewed journals and is a popular speaker on the topic of spacecraft debris, which he calls “the unknown iceberg equivalent in space.”

3. Friday, Ocotber 21, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Space project, hardware, & systems design and integration discussed with Johannes Torpe.

As the founder and vision behind Johannes Torpe Studios, Danish designer Johannes Torpe is a pioneer in the world of lifestyle, design and immersive branding experiences. He delivers thought-provoking solutions in concept design, interior design and industrial design to clients from all regions of the world. Torpe has pursued his ventures without any conventional training. His keen eye for emerging trends and a holistic approach to the business of design is the driving force behind his creative consultancy expertise. This has given him the opportunity to surround himself with a team of multi-disciplinary experts from around the world, and the honor of being the first ever Creative Director for luxury design and sound brand Bang & Olufsen.

In almost 20 years Danish designer Johannes Torpe has delivered immersive branding experiences and thought-provoking solutions in concept design, interior design and industrial design to clients from all regions of the world. With the support from free-thinking parents, he has pursued his ventures without any conventional training and has gone from sought after lighting designer, to selling millions of singles as a professional drummer and music producer and designing furniture for companies like Moroso and Hay and not to forget leading Danish luxury brand Bang & Olufsen into the future as their Group Creative Director. Today his Copenhagen-based studio specializes in creating holistic branding and concepts for the retail, food and hospitality industries. Whilst running the studio Johannes has also embarked on a fellowship at Westminster University where he is focusing on creative leadership.

4. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Mars City Design Competition with Professor Madhu Thangavelu and Vera Mulyani.

Madhu Thangavelu
conducts the ASTE527 graduate Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering, and he is also a graduate thesis adviser in the School of Architecture at USC. He holds degrees in both engineering and architecture and has contributed extensively to concepts in space architecture, especially dealing with extraterrestrial development. He is the author or co-author of over 70 technical papers in space architecture, as well as numerous articles in space related trade journals and magazines dealing with space stations, lunar base design and human factors. He is a co-author of the book The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement(1999) published by John Wiley and Sons and second edition by Springer/Praxis in 2007. He is the invited author of the chapter “Living on the Moon” in the Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work published by John Wiley and Sons in 2010 and the on-line second edition updated in 2012. He is a member of the USC team that won the consecutive NASA NIAC Phase I award in 2011 and Phase II award in 2012 for advancing robotic building technologies for extraterrestrial construction. Madhu is an alumnus of the inaugural session of the International Space University at MIT where he proposed the MALEO concept for lunar landers and is on the faculty of the International Space University, an international organization that offers advanced interdisciplinary, intercultural and international training for promising leaders and space professionals. He is a former AIAA officer, having served as Vice Chair for Education in the Los Angeles section. Mr.Thangavelu’s concepts have been reviewed and appreciated by NASA, the National Research Council, the National Space Council(Bush Sr. Administration),and his work has been presented before the National Academy of Sciences.

Mr. Thangavelu’s concept creation work was greatly appreciated for proposing ideas that pointed to the “leading-edge sensor concept” for return to flight of the space shuttle fleet. Madhu is a consultant to NASA, the space and entertainment industry.

He is on the advisory board of the Moon Society and the editorial board of the Journal of Space Philosophy. Madhu is a strong advocate for articulating the philosophy of space:

Scientists and Engineers(in particular) have a tendency to get lost in the tools and toys they make, though some of us do arrive at philosophy for the meaning of what we do and why, via the long route of experience. By then, alas, for the most part, our life’s work is done. It is a good idea to set us all on a solid foundation in space philosophy, so we can all have a steady handle on our works, as nature reveals her secrets… slowly, ever so slowly, but surely…

Ms. Mulyani’s multidisciplinary background in master planning in various fields of art; architecture, urban design, filmmaking and storytelling, has made her specialized in conceptual strategy in technology, innovation and business development. Ms. Mulyani contributes her expertise in applying combining these fields, creating a collaborative competition platform for designing cities for Mars, our next step to settle the Red Planet. Ms. Mulyani is the Master Architect and planner of Mars City Design.

Mulyani has traveled to many cities as a photographer and architect, working closely with world renowned architects Jean Nouvel and Rudy Ricciotti, contributing studies of urban analytics and experimental solutions for dynamic change to cities such as Nantes, France, Ruhr, Germany, Shanghai, China, Jakarta, Indonesia, Cairo, Egypt, Hiroshima, Japan, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and New York City.

Mulyani’s thesis, F* da Rules (Master the Rules), suggests an innovative adaptation to the contradictive layers of New York City’s urban rules, which contributed to the collapse of the real-estate economy during the 2007 Construction Boom.

Ms. Mulyani’s shortfilms The Melody of Choice (2012) and Elah and The Moon (2008) were successfully crowdfunded and hosted at the Cannes Film Festival and other prestigious venues. Her photography and other works of art have been exhibited at many international shows, such as PhotoLA, ArtSland, London and Batten Gallery HongKong.

Mulyani is a co-founder and co-organizer for SPACEPORT LA, the biggest space community, the home base for space enthusiasts, learners and professionals living in Los Angeles, California.

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