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Broadcast 2008 (Special Edition)Listen to the show!
Aired on May 14th, 2013
Guests: Dave Dressler, Dr. Stan Rosen
Tags: Dr. Stan Rosen, Dave Dressler, ISDC 2013, NSS, space education outreach, ISDC 2013 tours, ISDC speakers, ISDC Confirmed Tracks, Emerging Space Applications, SSP, transhumanism, Buzz Aldrin, asteroids, Breakthrough Science, Advanced Technology, Mars, space commerce, NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement. Guests: Dr. Stan Rosen, Dave Dressler. Topics: The upcoming NSS ISDC 2013 conference, space education, commerce, human exploration, science, & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed back Dr. Stan Rosen and for the first time, Dave Dressler, ISDC 2013 Chair, to talk about the upcoming ISDC 2013 event to be held in La Jolla, CA from May 23-27, and much more. For more ISDC 2013 information, visit their website, To find out more about the NSS and join, visit During our first segment of this 1 hour 44 minute program, Dr. Rosen focused on the reorganization of NSS management and programming, NSS membership, and other changes having taken place in the organization. Dave then started explaining the logistics for the conference including hotels and conference registration, plus the available tours in the San Diego region per conference arrangements and reservations. As for ISDC 2013 content, I asked about social events and we talked about the Saturday night costume (your choice) party and the networking plus open bar before each evening meal/program. During this segment, Dave went into detail about the tours one can go on when registered for the conference. We also talked about ISDC PR, local San Diego media, and much more. We highlighted key speakers and scheduled events. You can see the list of all the speakers confirmed to date at In our second segment, we talked about specific sessions and speakers based on the Confirmed Tracks page on the ISDC website, As you can see and hear, topics covered this year are cutting edge space development, commerce, policy, and exploration topics. We highlighted a few of the tracks including Asteroids, Breakthrough Science & Advanced Space Technology Concepts, Emerging Space Applications, SSP, the NSS Roadmap, and Transhumanism. During this segment, the 7th grader I have spoken about on other programs sent me his list of interview questions which I read on the air as an example of why we need NSS and others in terms of education outreach. Both of our guests and a caller talked about the questions plus how best to carry out space education outreach for all grade levels to adults. We talked more about the big Saturday evening party, the band, and the social networking of the event. Our two guests each provided us with closing comments. If you have any questions/comments, please post them on The Space Show blog. If you want to email either of our guests, do so through me at

About our guests...

Dave Dressler
Dave Dressler is the ISDC Chair for 2013. Dave has supported technology in education since 1989, and is currently Technology Manager for the San Diego County Career Technical Education / Regional Occupational Program (ROP). Dave is strongly advocating manned space exploration to the planets and beyond (to Mars by 2025). Inspired by space programs and great works of science fiction, Dave supports, organizes and participates in outreach activities such as conferences, science fairs and speaker sessions. He serves on the board of the San Diego Science Alliance and Ocean STEM. Dave is always looking for ways to bring space science to the community and inspire the next generation of space explorers. Space Advocacy - Director,, NSS and Planetary Society Member 1991-present Chair for International Space Development Conference 2013 in San Diego. Participated at ISDC 2006 (lead Mojave Spaceport tour), 2010, 2011 and ISDC 2012 promoting ISDC 2013. Founding Director and program manager for San Diego Space Society (since 2007). Organized events for SD Space such as the San Diego Science Festival, SpaceUp, Yuri's Night, education outreach, several speaker programs and Sally Ride Science. Presented T minus 5 sessions on the Space Elevator and Space beer. MBA from California State University, San Marcos, 1998, BSBA from San Diego State University, 1991. Yuri Gagarin unknowingly celebrated Dave's second birthday by orbiting the Earth on April 12, 1961.

Dr. Stan Rosen
Dr. Stan Rosen has had extensive experience in commercial, military and civil organizational and program management activities during a career spanning over 40 years. Since December of 2008, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University, serving as a Professor of Acquisition Management. Prior to taking this position, Dr. Rosen was a management consultant, both independently and with Toffler Associates, the executive advisory firm formed by Alvin and Heidi Toffler that helps companies and governments create their future in the fast emerging "Third Wave" economy. Formerly, Rosen was Director of Strategic Development and Integration for Boeing Satellite Systems. In this capacity, he was responsible for development of Boeing's strategy for succeeding in the global satellite market, serving a wide variety of U.S. Government and international commercial customers. Prior to the acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications by Boeing, he led Hughes' ballistic missile defense architecture development and was Strategic Planning Director for the Hughes Defense Systems and Hughes Space and Communications organizations. Before joining Hughes, Dr Rosen held scientific, engineering, program management, and strategy and policy development positions with the U.S. Air Force, during which time he worked on a wide variety of NASA, Air Force and classified space activities. His service included time on the staff of the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as duty with the German Aerospace Research and Test Establishment. His last position in a distinguished military career was Director of Long Range Planning, Space Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command. He retired from active duty in 1990. Dr. Rosen earned a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has served in various volunteer capacities with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, including chairman of the national Space Systems Technical Committee and the Los Angeles Section, national board member and Vice President of Public Policy, and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is a former chairman of the board of the California Space Authority, is Immediate Past President of the national Association for Strategic Planning, and is currently on the board of the National Space Society. He is certified as a Strategic Management Professional.

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