Guests

Tom Risen covers breaking news and writes features about space and aviation technology from the Washington, D.C., area as the staff reporter for Aerospace America. He has reported for U.S. News & World Report, Slate and Atlantic Media.

 

James S.J. Schwartz (Ph.D., Wayne State University) teaches philosophy at Wichita State University.  His principal area of research is philosophy and ethics of space exploration, where he defends an array of theses aimed at articulating and defending the scientific value of space exploration. ...

Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show®, broadcast multiple times per week on radio and the internet.

In addition, Dr. Livingston is an adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota Graduate School of Space Studies, both on campus and in their distant...

Jose Ocasio-Christian is an energetic, innovative, agile, spiritually guided, and resilient leader focused on strategy development and industry disruption with a global reach in any sector. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer for Caelus Partners, an organization focused on Space...

ToTran is the Executive Director of the Caelus Foundation, whose mission is to broaden participation in the space domain. She believes in leading and organizing with a human-centered approach that takes people’s everyday experience of their world as the basis for working toward ethical,...

Seth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of ten, when he first picked up a book about the solar system. This innocent beginning eventually led to a degree in radio astronomy, and now, as Senior Astronomer, Seth is an enthusiastic participant in the...

Kirsten Howley is a physicist on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) planetary defense team. She derives analytic equations and leverages large-scale computing systems (supercomputers) to simulate asteroid deflection scenarios, with a focus on the effectiveness of standoff nuclear...

Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, consultant, and author. He is serving as an Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute and has his own aerospace consulting firm, with current and former clients including Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, Richard...

Dirk Schulze-Makuch is professor for planetary habitability and astrobiology at the Technical University Berlin, Germany, and also adjunct professor at Washington State University and Arizona State University.  He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and worked afterwards...

As Director of Space Policy, Casey leads the strategic planning and implementation of the Society's policy and advocacy efforts. He works closely with the Society's leadership, the Board of Directors, and other policy experts to craft the organizational positions about the future of space...

•Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist and a science-fiction writer.

• As a writer, he is the author of eighty published short stories and novelettes, and just under fifty poems. His novel Mars Crossing appeared from Tor Books, and a short story collection Impact...

Jason is a Research Scientist with the Space Science Institute and President of Integrated Spaceflight Services, serving as Principal Investigator of Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) campaign to study the polar mesosphere and noctilucent clouds structures using...

Ben Pearson is the creator of http://www.whereisroadster.com/, and a moderator at the Space Stack Exchange Q&A Site, http://space.stackexchange.com/. He has worked in the aerospace industry for 11...

Dr. Adam Dodd teaches media studies and communication at the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests are focused on the cultural history of science media and science communication, especially the historical representation of the nonhuman. He...

Josh's research has focused on the processes that have formed the crust and regolith of Mars, the Moon, and Earth analogs. He uses infrared and visible spectral and imaging data returned from orbiting spacecraft and landers to determine the mineralogical, thermophysical, and morphological...

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