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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 1, 2018 4:23 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, October 1, 2018, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)

Xinabox STEM programs in South Africa, launches from Wallops with Bjarke Gotfredsen.



Bjarke has more than 30 years experience in Information & Communication Technology. He ran his own consulting company in Denmark, before moving to South Africa in 1999, where he worked with several IT companies at board level. He was instrumental in forming the South African Legal Information Institute, and in 2008 co-founded the Meta Economic Development Organisation (MEDO) with Judi Sandrock. Bjarke founded XinaBox in 2015, having not found the right tools to bring STEM alive in the classroom, as part of the MEDO.SPACE initiative.

Bjarke has a B.Sc. in IT from the Business University of Copenhagen, and an MBA from GIBS, and has published in international journals, and holds world wide patents in ICT security processes.People might not know … Bjarke enjoys long walks in the mountains around Cape Town, sometimes venturing as far as 25km, accompanied by a Sat phone and his Apple Watch to take notes.

2. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7-8:30 PM PDT (October 3, 2-3:30 GMT)

Space nuclear power new ideas with Dr. Christopher Morrison.

Dr. Chris Morrison, astro-nuclear engineer for UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation in Seattle focuses on the use of nuclear energy in space and how his work can also help with energy on earth.

3. Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)

Dr. Jay Melosh, an Aerospace engineer, a popularly requested guest.

H. J. Melosh is a Distinguished Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. He also holds appointments in the departments of Physics and Astronomy and Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering at Purdue. He received an AB degree in Physics from Princeton University in 1969 and a PhD in Physics and Geology from Caltech in 1973. His principal research interests are impact cratering, planetary tectonics, and the physics of earthquakes and landslides. His recent research includes studies of the giant impact origin of the moon, the K/T impact that extinguished the dinosaurs, the ejection of rocks from their parent bodies and the origin and transfer of life between the planets. He was a science team member of NASA’s Deep Impact mission that successfully cratered comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005 and flew by comet Hartley 2 on November 9, 2010. He was also a Co-Investigator of the GRAIL mission that returned detailed data on the Moon’s gravity field.

Professor Melosh is a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society, the Geological Society of America the American Geophysical Union and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was awarded the Barringer Medal of the Meteoritical Society in 1999, the Gilbert prize of the Geological Society of America in 2001 and the Hess Medal of the American Geophysical Union in 2008. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1996-1997 and a Humboldt Fellow at the Bavarian Geological Institute in Bayreuth, Germany, in 2005-2006. Asteroid #8216 was named “Melosh” in his honor. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2003 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. In 2014 he received the McCoy award of Purdue University, Purdue’s highest science award.

He has published approximately 200 technical papers, edited two books and is the author of a major monograph, Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process and a text “Planetary Surface Processes” with Cambridge University Press.

4. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)

Open Lines. Talk about your favorite topic. Everyone welcome.

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

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