Broadcast 1606 (Special Edition)

15 Aug 2011 Stanley O. Kennedy, Fred Slane, Pam Esquinca
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Guests: Paul Lithgow & Stanley Kennedy, Jr.; Fred Slane; Pam Esquinca. Topics: These are three separate Small Sat interviews covering aerospace engineering, telecommunications, standards, and the new SMAD text & reference book. 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. There are three separate interviews for this particular program running one right after the other. You will find about a ten second dead air gap between interviews and then the next discussion starts. We start off with Paul Lithgow and Stanley Kennedy, Jr. updating us on the activities of Comtech AeroAstro and as you will hear, much has happened since Paul was a guest from Small Sat last year. New programs have started and we talked extensively about student interns as well as business planning in these uncertain times with diminishing budgets. Following the Comtech AeroAstro segment, we talked with former Space Show guest Fred Slane regarding the adoption of standards for the space industry. Adopting standards can be very important for moving forward with space development so don't miss this discussion. Fred was a guest on the program June 21 of last year. Our final segment was with Pam Esquinca who runs the Microcosm bookstore, www.astrobooks.com. Pam took us through the new book, "Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD," explained and highlighted the differences in the new version as compared to the older version. We also talked about the educator package for teachers, the authors and reviewers and then as people came up to the counter to look at the book, I asked a few of them to share their impressions of The New SMAD with us. There was some loud background noise due to the fact that there was a break underway so some of the comments by those both buying and interested in the book were hard to hear due to the loud break chatter and noise. That said, you can certainly come up with an understanding of the very strong and positive impression this book has and is making on those that see and check it out. The website for the book is http://astrobooks.com/spacemissionengineeringthenewsmadsme-smadwertzever.... Post your comments or questions about these discussions on the blog URL above. If you want to email any of those interviewed, send your note to me and I will forward it to the person of your choice.

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