Guests

Rod Pyle is a space author, journalist and historian. He has written 13 books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in seven languages. His frequent articles have appeared in Space.com, LiveScience, Futurity, Huffington Post and ...

Aggie Kobrin has managed the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) for the last five years, this will be the 6th ISDC event that her company CEC Global LLC has been in charge off. She also runs the National Space Society’s Space Settlement Summit, this will be the 3rd annual in...

Howard Bloom has been called “the Darwin, Einstein, Newton, and Freud of the 21st Century” by Britain's Channel4 TV and "the next Stephen Hawking" by Gear Magazine. Bloom is the author of The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History ("mesmerizing"—The Washington Post...

Michael Ciancone is an engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.  He currently serves as the NASA Lead for safety and mission assurance (S&MA) on the European Service Module of the Orion Program.  He received a...

Dr. Henry R. Hertzfeld, (Ph.D., Temple University; J.D., George Washington University) is the Director of the Space Policy Institute and a Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at The Elliott School. His research interests include economic and legal issues...

Anatoly Zak – writer and illustrator specialized in the history of space exploration. Native of Russia, he attended School of Journalism at Moscow State University. Upon moving to the United States, he earned journalism degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications....

Dr. Robert Zubrin is a noted author and the Founder of The Mars Society. The Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D...

Mackenzie Day is a planetary scientist who focuses on the behavior of terrestrial and extraterrestrial dunes. A recent member of the Mars Science Laboratory team, and newly minted Assistant Professor at UCLA, Day has used orbital and ground-based remote sensing to study dune fields all over Mars...

One day in 1978 Al Globus’ housemate brought home a stack of CoEvolution Quarterly issues, including an issue discussing Princeton professor Gerard O’Neill’s vision of free space settlements.  Al was electrified.  As soon as he graduated he got a job as a contractor at NASA Ames Research Center...

Professor Thais Russomano, MD, PhD is Founder, CEO and Scientific Director of InnovaSpace, in a role providing leadership and direction to open up the world of Space and the Space Life Sciences to broaden and enable participation in this unique area, where Space becomes a...

PAT PATTERSON

DIRECTOR, ADVANCED CONCEPTS

Space Dynamics Laboratory/Utah State University

 

With nearly 30 years of experience in the space industry, Dr. Patterson has a distinctive and broad history in space systems engineering for upper atmospheric research as well...

Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s leading experts in human spaceflight, having spent over a decade working at the forefront of the field. Space was a childhood passion and after completing degrees in physics at Imperial College and astronautics and space engineering at Cranfield University, she...

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Gilbert V. Levin graduated from Forest Park High School and entered the Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering in 1941. In 1944, during World War II, in his junior year, he joined the U.S. Maritime Service, where he trained as a shipboard radio operator....

Emily Lakdawalla is an internationally admired science communicator and educator, passionate about advancing public understanding of space and sharing the wonder of scientific discovery. 

Emily originally studied geology at Amherst College, Massachusetts, working with professor Tekla...

John R. Bucknell graduated from Cleveland State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and the University of Michigan in 1999 with a master’s in systems engineering and is a licensed professional engineer.  He has led advanced engineering teams at Chrysler and General...

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