aerospace engineering

Broadcast 1432 (Special Edition)

Guest: John Garvey. Topics: Garvey Spacecraft Co. updates, students, nanosats, cubesats, building & launching rockets. We welcomed John Garvey, CEO of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation back to the program. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshowoutsidethebox.blogspot.com. In our first segment, John reviewed the activities of Garvey Spacecraft since his last visit with us in 20007. The company is now focusing on a nanosat capability.

Broadcast 1425 (Special Edition)

Guest: Tim Pickens. Topics: Dynetics, rocket propulsion, space policy, and more. We welcomed Tim Pickens back to the program for the first time since he sold his company, Orion Propulsion, to Dynetics, Inc. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshowoutsidethebox.blogspot.com. In our first segment, Tim started out talking about the need to have fun in business but that fun is not a business or policy entitlement.

Broadcast 1418 (Special Edition)

Guests: Josh Hopkins; Larry Price; Steve Harrington. Topics: Near Earth Asteroids, Orion Crew Capsule, space policy, aerospace engineering, academics, turbo pumps, pistonless pumps. This Space Show program consists of three interviews back to back separated by about ten plus seconds of silence. Josh Hopkins was interviewed on Tuesday, August 31, Larry Price was interviewed on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Steve Harrington was interviewed on Thursday, Sept. 2. As you will hear, the Harrington interview was a change of pace and topic discussion from the first two interviews.

Broadcast 1347 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: policy, Obama Space, commercial space, various space start-ups. This was a two hour plus OPEN LINES program with almost non stop listener telephone calls in addition to email and chat. We started our fist segment with a phone call from Bob Zimmerman. Bob did a 15 minute or so rant on Obama space, the April 15 space conference at the Cape and more so don't miss this energetic start for this program.

Broadcast 1328 (Special Edition)

Guest: Peter Homer. Topics: NASA Centennial Challenges, spacesuits, technology innovation. Peter Homer was our guest for this program. Peter is the President and Founder of FLAGSUIT LLC and has twice won the NASA Astronaut Glove Centennial Challenge. For more information, visit www.flagsuit.com. In our first segment, Peter discussed the NASA Centennial Challenge program and introduced us to his astronaut glove which has won two competitive Centennial Challenge competitions.

Broadcast 1305 (Special Edition)

Guest: Kris Kimel. Topics: Kentucky Space innovative space programs. Kris Kimel returned to update Space Show listeners on new Kentucky Space programs and projects. For more information, visit www.kentuckyspace.com. In our first segment, Mr. Kimel told us about the Kentucky Space cubesat program with Professor Bob Twiggs. We also learned about the approaching suborbital launch on Feb. 24 and the upcoming Glory Mission with a Kentucky Space satellite launch to orbit out of Vandenberg later this year.

Broadcast 1216 (Special Edition)

Guest: Paul Lithgow. Topics: aerospace engineering, micro & nanosatellite technology, Comtech AeroAstro opportunities. The Space Show sat down with Comtech AeroAstro President Paul Lithgow at the recent SmallSat Conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah for this interview. We were joined by Space Show friend and One Giant Leap Foundation Board Member, Dr. John Jurist. I first learned of Comtech AeroAstro at the most recent Responsive Space Conference and arranged to meet Mr. Lithgow during SmallSat and talk small satellite and space security business with him.

Broadcast 1184 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Paul Mueller, Adam Vore, David Stechmann. Topics: rocket competition, college teams, aerospace engineering, building rockets. Dr. Mueller returned for this Space Show program to update us on the recent intercollegiate rocket engineering competition for the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) recently held in Utah. With him on the show were the first and second place team captains, Adam Vore from Cal State Long Beach and David Stechmann from the University of Washington.

Broadcast 1094 (Special Edition)

Guest: Brian Shiro. Topics: Brian's "Space Studies Showdown: ISU vs. UND," space engineering studies, MBA space program, PhD space program, accreditation, scholarships, and financial aid. Brian Shiro was our guest on this special Space Show program to present his comparison of the two multidiscipline Space Studies programs based on his experiences at ISU in Strasbourg, France and UND SpSt in Grand Forks, ND. Brian is currently a distance student in the UND Space Studies program and he is a graduate of the ISU Summer Program when it was in Vancouver, Canada.

Broadcast 941 (Special Edition)

Guest: Lt. Col. Carol Welsch, USAF, returned for this special Space Show program. We started our discussion on the subject of last year's Chinese ASAT test as this subject was the focus of Col. Welsch's thesis at the US Air Force War College at Maxwell AFB, AL. As soon as her thesis is published, she will let me know and I will announce it on the show. During this program, we discussed some of the Colonel's findings and conclusions regarding intent, the scope of the Chinese ASAT program, plus many other factors.

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