Dr. John Jurist

Dr. Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He earned degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine with his dissertation work performed in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Medical School’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications and organized a metabolic bone disease laboratory for translational research. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in a precursor to telemedicine. In the business arena, he created and ran a biomedical engineering consulting firm, was president of a successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years. Dr. Jurist is experienced in evaluating a business plan and in running a business. He has applied his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion, robotics, and biodynamics research groups at multiple universities. Among other professional organizations, he is currently a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Emeritus member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society. His teaching and research activities revolve around his present position as Adjunct Professor of Biophysics and Aviation at Rocky Mountain College and his previous Adjunct Professorship at the Space Studies Department of the University of North Dakota.

Broadcast 889 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. John Jurist. Dr. John Jurist, long time friend and supporter of the Space Show, was the guest on this slightly over 2 hour Sunday program. In this discussion, we covered many topics including science education, human factors, the balkanization of various components of the space industry , radiation, microgravity experiments, commercial space, suborbital and orbital space tourism, spaceport talk, and more. Dr.

Broadcast 797 (Special Edition)

UND Space Studies Students Beth Reynolds and Driss Takir were the guests for this program which originally aired on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and is archived as of Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. Dr. John Jurist was the co-host for this program as he was one of the guest speakers for this week's class focusing on human factors for space travel and settlement.

Broadcast 714 (Special Edition)

Dr. John Jurist was the guest for this special Space Show program, our inaugural Monday afternoon program on KKNW in Seattle. Please note that Dr. Jurist was on a VoIP phone line and there were phone line audio problems which cannot be corrected through post production editing. I apologize for this audio problem. Dr. Jurist spoke about investing in alt.space businesses from the perspective of an investor who has done so and who also has a successful track record as a risk taking investor. He explained due diligence, the importance of business planning and management talent and experience.

Broadcast 562

This Deep Space Message was submitted by Dr. John Jurist. Here is the text: "This is John Jurist. If you receive this message, you have technology. How many other societies do you know of who have not had their technology outstrip their ability to manage it?" "And on behalf of The Space Show and all Space Show listeners, Dr. Jurist we thank you for your transmission to deep space and as we say each month to those of you who may be out there some place listening to us here on Earth, thanks for checking out The Space Show, and stay tuned another message will be sent next month. This is Dr.

Broadcast 478 (Special Edition)

"The Rocket Company" authors, Patrick Stiennon and David Hoerr, returned to The Space Show to engage in a panel discussing with additional returning guests, Dr. John Jurist and Monte Davis. The panel discussed numerous aspects of what is required to develop and build a rocket launching company using "The Rocket Company" book as the discussion basis. The panel discussed rocket engineering, business planning, single stage to orbit mass and economics, the existing alt.space launch industry along with the established launch industry. We discussed financing, markets, and much more.

Broadcast 389 (Special Edition)

Dr. John Jurist returned to The Space Show to discuss human factors for commercial space travel, specifically for suborbital space tourism flights. The discussion focused on what happens to a human body under acceleration, the type of G force a person can handle without problems, radiation issues, decompression in the space vehicle, shirt sleeve environments versus pressure suits for the passengers, AST space flight participant guidelines, and more.

Broadcast 325 (Special Edition)

This program is a special presentation by Drs. John Jurist, Sam Dinkin and myself at the University of North Dakota Department of Space Studies on April 12, 2005. This two hour presentation was in the form of a two hour interactive workshop with faculty and students both present for the workshop and on the internet as UND presented the program as a webcast to their alumni, distant learning students, and to the Space Show family of listeners. The audio only is archived on The Space Show website.

Broadcast 243 (Special Edition)

Dr. John Jurist returned to the Space Show to discuss entrepreneurial and start-up space businesses from the perspective of an experienced and sophisticated investor. Dr. Jurist, having invested in several space business ventures in recent years, shared with Space Show listeners his insights, perspectives and lessons learned from having been closely associated with many companies striving to build a successful space operating/business company. His views and comments might be surprising to many Space Show listeners.

Broadcast 133 (Special Edition)

Dr. John Jurist is the guest on this edition of The Space Show. Dr. Jurist discusses the biomedical factors associated with suborbital flights, including acceleration, radiation exposure, reduced atmosphere pressure, gas issues and more. We will also address many of these issues for orbital space flight and longer space missions to Mars, including the pros and cons for using nuclear powered vehicles. Dr. Jurist will also discuss the regulatory issues of today compared to what they were forty years ago.

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