Ed Wright

Edward Wright is chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager for Citizens in Space. Formerly known as Teachers in Space, Citizens in Space now includes university students, informal educators, and backyard hobbyists as well. As project manager for Citizens in Space, Edward Wright is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training citizen astronauts; promoting citizen science; and overseeing the development and integration of approximately 100 citizen-science experiments to fly on suborbital flights. Previously, Edward Wright worked in the computer software industry for 20 years and was president of X-Rocket, LLC, which operated a high-performance MiG-21 jet fighter. His experience in citizen science projects includes collecting observations of Western lowland gorillas and New World cats.

Broadcast 2262 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ed Wright. Topics: Citizens in Space, Lynx Cub Payload Carrier, U.S. Rocket Academy, commercial space. 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 2047 (Special Edition)

Guest: Edward (Ed) Wright. Topics: Citizens In Space, Space Hacker Workshop. 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 1998 (Special Edition)

Guest: Ed Wright. Topics: Citizens in Space update & information on the upcoming Space Hackers Workshop in Mountain View, CA. 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 1753 (Special Edition)

Guest: Edward Wright. Topics: Citizens in Space program with the U.S. Rocket Academy. 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.

Broadcast 818 (Special Edition)

This program is the X Prize Cup 2007 series of interviews readied for the Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 Space Show. In addition to the introduction to this special program, there are five separate interview tracks/panel discussions. They run continuously for about 2.5 hours without a break. However, you will know when each interview ends as the guest or the panel is appropriately thanked and the next guest or panel is introduced.

Broadcast 497 (Special Edition)

Ed Wright returned to The Space Show for a very interesting conversation on many important topics. We started the interview talking about COTS. Ed gave us valuable insights and perspectives to apply to our understanding of the COTS program so don't miss this discussion. We talked extensively about returning to the Moon. Here too, Ed had much to say so don't miss it. Ed talked about the value of the private sector working with the military and the military space plane.

Broadcast 247 (Special Edition)

Ed Wright returned to The Space Show for this program to discuss the state of the suborbital industry and much more. We had an extensive discussion of the private-sector and space access, focusing on Space Ship One, the X-Prize, and other possible X-Prize winners such as the Canadian teams. Mr. Wright explained his program, the details of which will soon be announced, regarding his space tourism suborbital vehicle, the Archangel. Ed discussed his proposed program which will involve space training and much more.

Broadcast 95 (Special Edition)

Pat Bahn and Ed Wright are working with the newly formed Suborbital Institute to further legislation, regulation, insurance, liability, and other relevant issues to expedite the creation of this commercial space industry. This Space Show program talks in-depth about suborbital space flight, the prospects for this new industry, and the work being undertaken by the Suborbital Institute. In addition, Mr. Wright explains in detail the prospects for rocket racing, its current status, and it commercial potential.

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