Guests

George Whitesides is the CEO of Virgin Galactic, the US based and regulated Space Tourism Company. Virgin Galactic has developed the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo air launched space system over the past six years using technology developed by Scaled Composites based on the X Prize winning...

Dr. Michael Gaffey is a Professor of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota (UND). Dr. Gaffey has been at UND since 2001. His research is into the nature and origin of asteroids, space resources, impact hazards, and the origin and evolution of life on Earth. Dr. Gaffey has strong...

Joe Latrell is the founder and CEO of Beyond-Earth Enterprises, a suborbital launch company based in Roswell, New Mexico. He is a firm believer in opening Space to everyone and his company's focus is to make that happen. Mr. Latrell is a member of both the Planetary Society and the National...

Shubber Ali is a senior manager in Accenture's Process & Innovation Performance group, where he helps private and public sector clients to develop non-incremental innovation capabilities and offerings in industries ranging from financial services to high tech. He previously served as the...

Robert Zimmerman is a well known and respected space historian and author. He posts regularly at his website, http://behindtheblack.com, on space, science, and other matters relating to cultural and political issues. Mr. Zimmerman is also an award winning...

Andrew Chaikin has authored books and articles about space exploration and astronomy for more than 25 years. He is active as a lecturer in public and private venues, and frequently visits schools of all grade levels to talk about space-related topics. Chaikin is best known as the author of A Man...

Constance Adams is a NASA consultant and space architect, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Constance Adams is one of a growing number of architects who have worked at NASA in recent years on human systems, that is, the usable design of spacecraft and space missions. Having studied...

Dr. Alan Binder is author of both "Lunar Prospector: Against All Odds" "Moon Quake" which is a science faction book published by Apogee. He is also the Director and Founder of the Lunar Research Institute in Tucson, AZ and a Lunar and Planetary Scientist with over 40 years of experience working...

Dr. Lee Valentine has been involved in space development for three decades. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Studies Institute since 1980 and now serves as Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board. At SSI, he financed engineering models of the successful...

Rutgers University: Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of...

Henry Vanderbilt was a space-struck kid watching a Mercury launch on TV when someone explained that the Atlas rocket cost ten million dollars and they threw it away each flight. It precociously dawned on him that nobody was ever likely to pay for him to go to...

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...

Mr. Pimenta has created the virtual reality lunar DVD for PCs, Lunar Explorer (www.lunarexplorer.com). He is also currently an Applications Engineering Manager for a New Jersey company that engineers and manufactures computer systems used by electric...

Former astronaut and author Col. (USAF RET) William Pogue's 25-year military career included a combat tour in Korea, two years as aerobatic pilot with the Thunderbirds, a tour as an assistant professor of mathematics at the Air Force Academy, and an exchange assignment as test pilot with the...

Greg Klerkx is the author of "Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age." From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Klerkx served as a senior manager with the SETI Institute, the Silicon Valley based organization that uses advanced computing and radio telescopes to seek evidence of...

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