Dr. Donald Rapp

Dr. Donald Rapp is author of two new books, “Human Missions To Mars” plus "Assessing Climate Change: Temperatures, Solar Radiation, and Heat Balance." Dr. Donald Rapp has 48 years of post-doctoral experience. He is a true generalist. I am 50% scientist and 50% engineer. He has worked on an extremely wide variety of technical problems over the years and has wide knowledge of things technical. Dr. Rapp has a solid grounding in chemistry and physics and did fundamental work in these sciences for many years. In the second half of his career he worked on more applied problems, particularly in space technology and space mission design. He is an expert in requirements, architectures and transportation systems for space missions, with particular emphasis on impact of in situ resource utilization, and water resources. He has surveyed the wide field of global climate change and is familiar with the entire literature of climatology. Dr. Rapp is known far and wide in the NASA community as for my abilities to plan, organize and lead studies of broad technical systems. My services have been often sought in writing and reviewing major proposals for space ventures. His education includes B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1955, M.S. Chemical Engineering, Princeton, 1956, Graduate study, California Institute of Technology, 1957, Ph.D. Chemical Physics, University of California (Berkeley) - January, 1960. From 2005-2008, Dr. Rapp has been at JPL as a Consultant through Skillstorm, Inc.

Broadcast 2457 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Donald Rapp. We discussed using indigenous resources to facilitate HSF to Mars, then the great climate change debate based on facts not agendas. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.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 960 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Donald Rapp was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss his book, "Assessing Climate Change: Temperatures, Solar Radiation, and Heat Balance." This was a factual discussion of Earth's climate, climate change history over time, the Little Ice Age as a baseline, the hockey stick graph, and much more. Dr. Rapp takes a hard look at the climate talk and you will not want to miss what he has to say. He then defines the real problem as one of having sufficient energy for Americans and the world in the future.

Broadcast 929 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Donald Rapp was the guest for this Friday Space Show program. Dr. Rapp authored two new books, both of which were discussed on this program. During the first three-quarters of the show, we discussed his book, "Human Missions To Mars," and what it will take for humans to go to Mars. For the remaining part of the program, we discussed his book, "Assessing Climate Change," and here we facilitated an important discussion about the science behind climate change and global warming. Some listeners may find this to be a controversial show regarding both topics, so please be advised.

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