Irene Schneider

An entrepreneur by nature Irene Schneider is founder of ISE – IHRENES SPACE ENTERPRISES. With a superb team of experts, ISE is the first US commercial scientific consulting firm to specialize in offering comprehensive space radiation protection, space radiation mission planning, and dosimetry projections for commercial and non-commercial space missions. ISE's goal is to support and nurture the emerging commercial space industry by providing the much needed independent tailored mission radiation analysis and design support for the several critical elements of a successful human space mission, such as pre- and post-mission radiation analysis, simulation code development, and systems engineering as well as providing the design for novel space architectures and space habitation studies. Irene holds a Masters degree in Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) with a specialty in space radiation environments and planetary habitability. Her research was focused around the radiation environments on the Moon and Mars and in collaboration with. Dr. Francis Cucinotta, world renowned space radiation expert and Chief radiation officer at the NASA Johnson Space Center Professor and emeritus professor James Kasting, a world recognized authority in planetary habitability. She also holds a BS in Physics (with honors) from the University of South Florida (USF). She has a long life passion in addressing the critical emergency scenarios that can arise if astronauts on a space mission would be exposed to a mayor solar storm potentially compromising mission success and the health of the astronaut crews. Irene Schneider has as well as innate passion in communicating to the public high level scientific ideas. She has been featured on ABC News, Telemundo ‘Al Rojo Vivo’, Channel 10 News, and has been invited to produce a documentary on her research for the Penn State Research magazine on the habitability of planet Mars in regards with her participation in the MDRS NASA/Mars Society space manned simulation in the desert of Utah, USA. A number of times Mrs. Schneider has been invited to talk live on the renowned Space Show to talk about her research on the hazards of space radiation on the surface of planet Mars for future human exploration. In addition, she has been quoted on the United Press International, The NASA Astrobiology network, the Astrobiology network, the post Chronicle and other scientific related press. A much better presentation of Irene is her website where some of her videos can be watched and her public appearances are presented. Irene Schneider was born in Madrid, Spain, where she got 2nd place in the national university entry exams for pure sciences and went on to the field of pure physics at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, however she decided to continue her studies in the U.S.A. to graduate with a bachelor in Science, in Physics (with honors) from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Nominated "Student of the Year" in 1998 by the American Physical Society, she was later awarded a research internship at the Fermi National Laboratory near Chicago, Ill. Following this, she won an invitation to attend the CERN Particle Accelerator School in Geneva, Switzerland. She then earned a full doctoral research award in the field of Nuclear Physics at the Nuclear Physics Institute in the Netherlands. Ms. Schneider has been a public speaker at prestigious scientific meetings such as the AIAA 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems ,The American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting and more as well as other public outreach oriented events such as the "The Advanced Space Suit Symposium" at the Mars Society International convention and has is a regular invited guest at the "Space Show" a world renowned web based radio show where prominent space personalities are interviewed to discuss current space issues. She is a member of the AIAA, The American Geophysical Union, The American Nuclear Society, The Planetary Society, The American Institute of Physics (Sigma Phi Sigma), the Mars Society and has 13 hrs of flying lessons, loves to fly and is as well a certified PADI scuba diver.

Broadcast 1592 (Special Edition)

Guest: Irene Schneider. Topics: IHRENES SPACE ENTERPRISES (ISE), space radiation. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, 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 1449 (Special Edition)

Guests: Pablo De Leon, Irene Schneider. Topics: UND Space Studies programs, Lunar analog base project, space radiation, NDX 2 prototype planetary space suit. This interviewed was taped on Wednesday, Oct. 27th in the lounge of the Hilton Garden Inn which is connected to the UND Space Studies Department. This interview was the only interview I did while at UND this week as the planned walking tour program of the Space Studies Observatory was cancelled due to heavy rains and wind.

Broadcast 1074 (Special Edition)

Guest: Irene Schneider returned to The Space Show for this program to discuss the Phoenix Lander on Mars, radiation, and Martian astrobiology including the search for present and/or past microbial life on Mars. Our discussion with Irene covered many topics as we took a close look at the ongoing search for microbial life on Mars, how it is being carried out, and what the chances are for finding such life on Mars. We talked about the harsh environment and noted that even here on Earth life can exist in extremes, even in high radiation, so why not on Mars?

Broadcast 544 (Special Edition)

Irene Schneider returned to The Space Show to discuss cosmic radiation radiation issues and manned spaceflight. In this interview, we talked about radiation on the Moon, Mars, in deep space and on space craft such as the ISS, shuttle, and future space vehicles. Ms. Schneider does a very good job of explaining shielding from Mars, how elevation makes a huge difference, and why radiation exposure on the Moon is the most risky and damaging of all. We talked about shielding with water, dirt and plastic materials. While Ms.

Broadcast 416 (Special Edition)

Ms. Irene Schneider was the guest for this Space Show program. We focused the interview on radiation issues regarding the human exploration of Mars. As part of this discussion, space radiation in general was discussed in some detail, starting in LEO, going to the Moon, staying on the Moon, Mars, settling on Mars, and elsewhere in space. We also talked about what makes a planet habitable and Ms. Schneider's thesis research topic which addresses the evolution Mars as a habitable climate and place for some sort of biological life to have existed in the past.


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