Dallas Bienhoff

Dallas Bienhoff is the Founder of Cislunar Space Development Company, LLC (CSDC).  Mr. Bienhoff is a proponent of reusable LOx/LH space tugs and Moon shuttles operating in concert with water to LOx/LH propellant depots. He established CSDC in June 2017 to provide commercial cislunar transportation and logistics services after retiring from The Boeing Company.  Dallas is also the Transport to/from Moon Market Team Lead for the Lunar Commerce and Economic Working Group of the Moon Village Association. Mr. Bienhoff was Space Architect, Project Manager, Capture Team Lead and Proposal Manager at The Boeing Company and Rockwell International Space Division where he focused on human space missions and commercial space opportunities.  Dallas was a Member of Technical Staff at The Aerospace Corporation focused on Space Shuttle Facilities development at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Shuttle Main Engine Development and space propulsion in general before joining Rockwell. He was on the Space Shuttle Main Engine development team at Rocketdyne where he evaluated engine test data, analyzed pogo suppression component test stand data and designed and analyzed engine components.  His career started as a Titan IIIC payload interface design engineer at Martin Marietta. Dallas has a Master of Science Engineering from California State University – Northridge (1985) and a Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology (1974).

Broadcast 3184 Dallas Bienhoff

Guest:  Dallas Bienhoff;  Topics:  Cislunar development, rocket fuels, life support, gateways, exploration, and much more.  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 1428 (Special Edition)

Guests: Classroom featuring Dr. David Livingston, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Jim Logan and Dan Adamo, Dallas Bienhoff. Topic: Orbital Propellant Depot. Welcome back to this Classroom program focusing on an intense and comprehensive 2 hour 25 minute two segment program. Please note that as with all Classroom programs, your emails and comments are to be posted on The Classroom Blog at http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com once this program is archived as the Lesson 13 Archived Program.

Broadcast 1355 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dallas Bienhoff. Topics On orbit fuel/propellant depots. Dallas Bienhoff was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss orbital fuel/propellant depots. In our first segment, Dallas started out by describing the concept behind the orbital propellant depot which he said was similar in concept to a gas station for cars except it was in orbit. Dallas suggested that by using depots we could increase payload capabilities between 2-3 times were we refueling in LEO today. He also summarized the history of depots which goes back to the early days of the space age.

Broadcast 879 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dallas Bienhoff. Dallas Bienhoff returned to The Space Show in order to update us and provide new information on the possibility of orbital fuel depots. This important discussion takes up the first segment of the show because such a depot would be applicable for returning to the Moon, visiting a NEO, going to Mars, or focusing on Earth imaging if that is the direction the next administration prefers when it takes office in January 2009.

Broadcast 678 (Special Edition)

Dallas Bienhoff was the special guest for this Space Show program. Our discussion with Dallas focused on building an on orbit propellant depot to enhance and facilitate the VSE program with NASA and to also serve the developing private sector space community. Dallas took us through all phases of building a propellant depot and we discussed the four most significant hurdles: the cost of space access, zero g fuel transfer, long term cryogenic storage, and the autonomous rendezvous and docking necessary for the depot.

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