Dr. Jim Busby

DIRECTOR of MEDIA RELATIONS Aerospace Legacy Foundation- Founding Member on Board of Directors, Downey, CA 1999-2009 • Manages Media Relations at former historical aerospace site and operations between City of Downey’s new Columbia Space Center museum and education center. • On -camera and radio expert for KCBS News after “Columbia” accident. • Currently writing “Downey’s Aerospace History 1929-1946” for Arcadia Books (2011 publication date) • Contributing writer “Downey’s Aerospace History 1947-1999”, with Gerald Blackburn for Arcadia Books (2009) • Employed by City of Downey to research and assist in design of educational exhibits (2008). • Writes news articles and blogs, conducts interviews, and coordinates design and research between ALF, the city of Downey, and exhibit design companies.(2004-2009) • Locates, obtains and manages aerospace artifacts for the foundation and the City of Downey. • Conducts history lectures and tours about historical nature of Downey site. • Networks with NASA, educational and business communities in sponsorships, fundraising and collaboration projects. In- training for NASA solar system ambassador and Challenger Center Flight Director at CSC. PUBLICIST XCOR Aerospace, Mojave, CA 2006 • Fulfilled transitional management of Media Relations department for major rocket engine firm. • Wrote news articles, press releases and managed publicity during buildup of rocket racing aircraft. • Conducted news conferences, lectures and tours. • Wrote visitor safety guidelines and news handbook. • Responsible for raising awareness in national and international publications, radio and television. RESEARCHER, PROJECT LEADER Empizi Productions, LLC, Hollywood, CA 2004 – 2005 • Researcher and project leader for "Untitled Wernher von Braun Film Project". • Traveled extensively around United States researching archives, touring space facilities and conducted extensive historical interviews of rocket development personalities. • Compiling and writing companion biography of Wernher von Braun. MARKETING CONSULTANT SENIOR SALES REPRESENTATIVE Global Effects, Inc., North Hollywood, CA 2001 – 2003 • Directed sales and marketing of costuming and props to Motion Picture and Television productions. • Designed and marketed real and replica space hardware for museums, exhibitions, and collectors. • Expanded sales 20% by marketing science fiction and space collectables. James M. Busby 17700 S. Avalon Blvd. #399, Carson, CA 90746 310-515- 7332 apollo.busby@yahoo.com MUSEUM ASSISTANT State of California, California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA 1984 – 2002 • Assisted in design and implementation of California Aerospace Museum in Los Angeles (1984). • Provided thousands of educational tours over an 18 year period. • Provided management to 12 personal in education department. • Wrote aerospace education and technical information, proposed designs and support materials for museum exhibits and tours. Became first in nation to supply NASA- TV to public (1985). • Represented museum at media, community and national educational and professional events. • California regional coordinator for national "Young Astronauts" educational program (1986) • Organized and conducted NASA Educators conferences at museum • Coordinated Hollywood and media events for museum activities MARKETING DIRECTOR - LUNAR PROGRAM MANAGER Space Frontier Foundation, Studio City, CA 1999 – 2001 • Organized national awareness of commercial space activities • Managed California office operations, mailings and lectures. • Organized, marketed and conducted two International Lunar Development Conferences (2000/2001) and the Sir Arthur C. Clarke fund raiser at Playboy Mansion (2001). TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR HBO MINI-SERIES "FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON" Clavius Base Productions, Hollywood, CA 1996 – 1998 • Provided research and technical expertise for Tom Hank's 12-part mini-series on the Apollo program • Assisted other media projects- “Salvage-1”(1979),”Surrender” (1988), “Apollo-13” (1995), “Redstone” aka “Race into Space”(2000), “Lord of War” (2006). OTHER PROJECTS • Contributor, Apogee Books – Apollo series (Apollo 13-17), Mars and Space Probe books. • Book Review Editor- American Astronautical Society Magazine- “Space Times”. • Advisory Board- American Astronautical Society, History Committee. • Advisory Board member, The “W” Foundation, San Francisco Bay area collectors/exhibitions. • Founding Member, Organization to Support Space Exploration, Apollo re- creationists group. Produced displays for various functions and air shows such as Apollo-13’s 25th and 30th anniversary celebrations and National Space week displays. • National Space Society, Orange County and Los Angeles chapters’ member and lecturer. • Advisor, Traveling Space Museum of Los Angeles. • Advisor, Teachers- in- space project, Space Frontier Foundation. EDUCATION Computers and Historical Writing Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA 2001 Media Relations and Public Speaking Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA 1979 – 1981 General Astronomy, Geology, Biology, Photography Riverside City College, Riverside, CA 1976 –1978 AWARDS  Honorary Doctorate of Space Science Information- California Science Center, (1995).  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Regional Education Award. (1979)  Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation Education Award (1986)  Space Advocate Award – Space Frontier Foundation (2000)

Broadcast 1322 (Special Edition)

Guests: Responsive Space Live Audience. Topics: Responsive Space issues, affordable space, Israel and small states, Apollo 13, PR, California space issues. This was our annual live audience Responsive Space program from the 8th Responsive Space Conference in Los Angeles. There were no breaks in the show. We started the program with a discussion led by Dr. Jim Wertz who opened the conference with the admission that this might be the last Responsive Space Conference. Thus, we discussed the significance and the progress so far of the responsive space programs and concerns.

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