John Powell

John Powell is the President and Founder of JP Aerospace. John Powell and the JPA team has been giving NASA competition. His work has included a wide variety of development projects and flight systems including Orbital transfer vehicles, micro-satellites, rockets, balloon based rocket launch systems and high altitude airships. JP has over 170 flight missions under his belt. The JPA team has made the edge of space their playground. Mr. Powell is both a pilot and submarine builder and lives in Placerville, California.

Broadcast 2882 John Powell of JP Aerospace

Guest:  John Powell;  Topics:  JP Aerospace progress and update report with much new information for us.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  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.

Broadcast 2402 (Special Edition)

Guest: John Powell. Topics: John provided us with updates on the activities of JP Aerospace. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com . 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.

Broadcast 2229 (Special Edition)

Guest: John Powell. Topics: Updates on JP Aerospace and the Airship To Orbit program. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. 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.

Broadcast 1864 (Special Edition)

Guest: John Powell. Topics: JP Aerospace updates re PongSats, Airship to orbit, orbital physics for a balloon. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. 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.

Broadcast 1297 (Special Edition)

Guest: John Powell. Topics: Airships to orbit, balloons, team management and leadership. John Powell returned for this two hour program to update us on the progress made by JP Aerospace. In our first segment, John told us that JP Aerospace celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. He told us how he got started, what made the year 2009 special with the Discovery and National Geographic TV programs, and the Toshiba commercial with the chair going up on the balloon to promote big screen TVs.

Broadcast 972 (Special Edition)

Guest : John Powell was with us for this Space Show program to discuss his new book published by Apogee, "Floating To Space: The Airship To Orbit Program." John discussed airships to space, from the basic airships to the more advanced airships that he is planning on building in the future. We discussed altitude, density, shockwaves, and much more. John also spent considerable time on the economics of this potential spaceflight system, so make sure you hear this part of the program. He talked about upcoming launches and more PongSat opportunities.

Broadcast 667 (Special Edition)

John Powell, President and Founder of JP Aerospace, returned for this Space Show program. We started off the program with updates regarding JP Aerospace with current missions, recently completed mission, and future missions. John brought to our attention his advertising/logo programs which are readily available for interested people as a means to participate and support the work of JP Aerospace. Check it out at www.jpaerospace.com.

Broadcast 165 (Special Edition)

John Powell, President and Founder of JP Aerospace, was the guest on The Space Show Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. John discussed the plans for JPAerospace, its launch platforms, balloon launches, the technology and science supporting their business plan and operations. John also discussed the need for his company to comply with ITARS, what it is like working with the FAA AST on regulatory issues, and the State Dept. regarding ITARS. We also discussed his coming project with Michael Laine regarding space elevator technology, his thoughts on space policy, the OSP, NASA, and other relevant topics.

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