John Jossy

John Jossy is a certified Space Cadet.  He can trace his budding interest in space development back to the early 1970s when as a teenager he watched Star Trek, saw 2001: A Space Odyssey and voraciously read Analog Science Fiction and Fact.  In high school, as an amateur astronomer he built two telescopes by hand and wrote a report on space solar power satellites in his senior physics class. 

John holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Science with a minor in Astronomy from UC Berkeley.  In 1980 he was hired as a Product Assurance Engineer at Varian Microwave Power Tube Division where he worked on a Department of Energy program to develop a 200 kilowatt continuous wave microwave tube called a gyrotron used in nuclear fusion research.

All through the 1980s John continued his hobby as an amateur astronomer and began photographing celestial objects and selling them at art shows.  In 1986 he traveled to New Zealand to photograph Halley’s Comet. 

During the 1990s he joined Project Astro, a program of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific fostering collaboration between amateur astronomers and K-12 teachers to bring space science lesson plans into the classroom.

He became hooked on space advocacy after reading the High Frontier and has been a Senior Associate of the Space Studies Institute since its early days, as well as a member of the National Space Society.

From 1990 to 1993 he published a bi-monthly newsletter called Space Colonization Progress.  From 1993 – 1994 he was Technical Editor for the Space Faring Gazette, the newsletter of the Golden Gate Chapter of the National Space Society.

John participated in the Alliance for Space Development’s March Storm in 2016 traveling to Washington DC to meet with members of Congress advocating space development initiatives.

He is currently Director of Corporate Quality Systems at a leading orthodontic medical device manufacturer utilizing the largest 3D printing operation in the world.


Broadcast 4103: John Jossy

Guest: John Jossy. Topics:  The overall theme for this program was “Why Settle Space” per the blog Space Settlement Progress by John Jossy. We discussed the many contributing settlement vision statements submitted to John’s blog. The post is also on TSS blog for this show.  Check it out to read the mission statements submitted. Additional questions on various topics were fielded re the vision statements and ideas.

Broadcast 3673 AIAA SF Chapter: "The Space Show Behind The Scenes"


 This is the archived program, both audio and video, of The AIAA SF Northern California Chapter program from April 1, 2021 titled "The Space Show Behind The Scenes."  During this webinar, I was interviewed about The Space Show by John Jossy and Kim Holder.  Our moderator, Eric Wahl, also asked questions, then at the end of the interview, he brought in questions from the audience attending the webinar. 


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