Ken Davidian

Mr. Ken Davidian has worked for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) in Washington, DC since 2008 and is currently the AST Director of Research and Program Manager for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. Mr. Davidian currently serves as a member of the Ohio State University Aerospace Engineering External Advisory Board, Associate Editor of the New Space Journal, Chair of the IAF Entrepreneurial & Investment Committee, and Vice Chair of the IAF Space Economy Committee. Prior to FAA AST, Mr. Davidian worked for the NASA Lewis Research Center, International Space University, Paragon Space Development Corporation, X PRIZE Foundation, and NASA Headquarters. Davidian received his BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1983, and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. He attended the International Space University Summer Session Program in 1989. Mr. Davidian is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. His dissertation focuses on affecting policy, programmatic, and acquisition strategy decision-making within FAA AST to improve the viability of nascent space transportation markets.

Broadcast 2954 Ken Davidian

Guest:  Ken Davidian:  Topics:  Space entrepreneurship, FAA AST and space, Ken's doctoral dissertation, interview questions for Dr.Space.  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.

Broadcast 1768 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ken Davidian. Topics: Commercial Space, FAA AST, space industry development, theories, and markets. 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 992 (Special Edition)

Guests: Andrea Seastrand and Janice Dunn with Matt Everingham of the California Space Authority (CSA), followed by Ken Davidian of NASA, followed by Jim Buenrostro of the team Technology Ranch at the NASA Lunar Regolith Challenge at Cal Poly were our guests for this set of taped interviews. We start this set of interviews with a message from me, your host of the Space Show, regarding the Falcon 1 launch attempt and my comments about it. As you will hear, I relate these comments and events to the Challenge which took place at Cal Poly this weekend.

Broadcast 668 (Special Edition)

Ken Davidian was the guest for this program to discuss NASA Centennial Challenges. Ken began our discussion by telling us some prize history, the origins of the NASA Centennial Challenges and the way in which the program works. Ken went through the prizes being offered, their respective supporting allied organizations. Several questions from listeners addressed the timing and dates of the prizes, what happens if a prize is not won, how does it work when the prize is extending over multiple years.

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