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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:02 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 15, 3-4:30 GMT)
Dr. John Brandenburg has updates on GEM and a new science fiction book for us.

www.TheSpaceShow.com

www.TheSpaceShow.com


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 California at Davis in 1981. He presently is working as a consultant at Morningstar Applied Physics LLC and a part-time instructor of Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics at Madison College and other learning institutions in Madison Wisconsin. Before this, he worked at Orbital Technologies in Madison Wisconsin, as Senior Propulsion Scientist,  working on space plasma technologies, nuclear fusion, and advanced space propulsion. He is the principle inventor of the MET (Microwave Electro-Thermal) plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion.  He has previously worked on SDI, the Clementine Mission to the Moon, Rocket Plume-Regolith Interactions on the Moon and Mars, Vortex theory of Rocket engine design, combined Sakharov-Kaluza-Klein theory of Field Unification for purposes of space propulsion and Mars science. He is a lifetime member of the AIAA.  He also performed an architecture study for a Human Mars Mission using solar electric propulsion.  Before coming to ORBITEC he was teaching and performing research at the Florida Space Institute of the University of Central Florida, at Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly Va., and earlier at Research Support Instruments (RSI) in Lanham Maryland. During the Reagan years he worked at Mission Research Corporation and Sandia National Laboratories on SDI and plasmas for controlled fusion and directed energy weapons. He has authored the popular science books “Death on Mars,” (2014)  “Life and Death on Mars” (2010), “Beyond Einstein’s Unified Field” (2011) and “Dead Mars, Dying Earth” (1999) with Monica Rix Paxson, which won the Ben Franklin Silver Medal award for best Science/Environmental  book in 2001.  He has written two science fiction novels under the pen name “Victor Norgarde”: “Morningstar Pass, The collapse of the UFO Coverup” and “Asteroid 20-2012 Sepulveda” He is the recipient of the William Gerald Award in 2006 from the Harlem Children Society for his work with underprivileged students, and the 2012 Devi Bhargava Award at Madison College for working with students with disabilities.

2. Sunday, February 19, 2017, 12-1:30 PM PST (19-20:30 GMT)
Janet’s Planet on The Space Show with Janet Ivey.

Janet Ivey is the creator and CEO of Janet’s Planet, Inc. and is committed to enriching the lives of children through educational content driven multi-media education and programming.
Janet’s Planet is an American educational children’s television show hosted by Janet Ivey and her explorers. The show explores one topic per episode like “Mars,” “Aviation,” and “Microgravity,” to name a few. Janet’s Planet originally aired on PBS and over 140 of its affiliated local public stations. The series aims to teach lessons about science to a preteen audience. The show has an appeal beyond the young audience by featuring national musical guests like Lord Huron and staples of classic children shows like puppets and animations. Janet’s Planet also features engineers, designers, and makers like the designer of Lego’s NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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