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Broadcast 1776 (Special Edition)Listen to the show!
Aired on May 16th, 2012
Guest: Guillermo Söhnlein
Guest: John Batchelor, Guillermo Sohnlein, Dr. Space. Topics: The Sea-Space Initiative, synergies with the oceans and space. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, During our 11.5 minute segment, Guillermo Sohnlein joined us to talk about the first of several upcoming Sea-Space Initiative Workshops to help develop long-term strategic plans as well as near-term tactical projects that are synergistic between the oceans and space. This first workshop takes place next week at the offices of Google, Inc. in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit Our guest talked about both inner and outer space, he mentioned several synergistic industries, we talked about NASA's interest in the oceans plus a host of other issues. John also asked about the Law of the Sea Treaty and the space treaties in terms of impact on sea and space future opportunities/obstacles. I will be attending the workshop and in fact am chairing the communications panel discussion. I will report on the workshop on our next open lines program. If you want to email John Batchelor, you can do so through me at Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.

About our guest...

Guillermo Söhnlein
Guillermo Söhnlein is Co-Founder and CEO of OceanGate, a Seattle-based venture dedicated to expanding humanity's understanding of the world’s oceans through exploration, research, and education. OceanGate owns and operates Antipodes, a 5-person submersible capable of reaching depths of 285 meters (936 feet). Guillermo is also Chairman of the Marine Technology Society's Ocean Exploration Committee. Guillermo's passion for ocean exploration is a natural supplement to his lifelong passion for space exploration. He is the Founder and Director of Space Angels Network, a national group of accredited investors focused on early-stage aerospace ventures. He was previously the Founder and Chairman of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, an online community focused on promoting global entrepreneurship in space ventures, which was recently transferred to the Space Frontier Foundation for ongoing growth. Guillermo's career outside of exploration has spanned over twelve years in leadership roles with various early stage technology ventures in Silicon Valley and the Washington DC area, as well as an active duty tour in the United States Marine Corps. He earned an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

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