Dr. David Schrunk

David G. Schrunk is an aerospace engineer and medical doctor with board certifications in the medical specialties of nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Schrunk served two years in the United States Army as a flight surgeon / investigator at the US Army Aeromedical Research Unit and for one year as a flight surgeon / investigator with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics. He practiced medicine for twenty years as a partner in the Valley Radiology Medical Group in Escondido, California, and served as the radiation safety office for the San Diego North County Hospital District. He has authored numerous papers and presentations on scientific and law topics related to the exploration and development of the Moon and is the lead co-author of the book, "The Moon: Resources, Future Development, and Colonization," published by Wiley-Praxis in 1999; a second edition was released in 2007.  In 1995, Dr. Schrunk founded the Science of Laws Institute, whose purpose is to expand science to encompass laws of government and the lawmaking process.  In 2005, he authored the book, “THE END OF CHAOS: Quality Laws and the Ascendancy of Democracy,” which describes the rationale for developing the science of laws. Dr. Schrunk is a professor with the Kepler Space Institute and a member of the board of directors of the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA).  His affiliations also include the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Space Society (NSS).  Dr. Schrunk and his wife reside in Poway, California.  

Broadcast 808 (Special Edition)

Dr. David Schrunk and Dr. Madhu Thangavelu were our guests for this program regarding their book, "The Moon: Resources, Future, Development and Settlement," published by Springer/Praxis 2007. This book is available at Amazon.com and other book stores. During or program, both our guests fielded many questions regarding lunar development and why we should be doing it. They even received questions about environmental protection on the Moon and raised the concern of lunar development damaging the Moon's environment.

Broadcast 431 (Special Edition)

Dr. David Schrunk returned to The Space Show for this program. We began the discussion talking about the lunar south pole region known as Malapert Mountain. According to Dr. Schrunk, it is the ideal site for the first permanent lunar base for a variety of reasons, including its height. You will want to learn more about this south pole region of the Moon. We then turned our attention to his new book, "The End of Chaos: Quality Laws and the Ascendancy of Democracy." For more information about the book, visit www.qlpress.com.

Broadcast 322 (Special Edition)

Dr. David Schrunk returned to the Space Show to discuss his new book and the need for quality of laws. We discussed the need for quality of laws as applicable to space, but also to us here right now in our society. Dr. Schrunk made the point that we expect and demand quality control and quality in every aspect of our lives, why not law. He proposes no law be made unless it is has been designed by quality law professional designers specifically trained to design laws and that it is evaluated to make sure it is a beneficial law. Listen to this program. Dr.

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