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GuestSearch: Meidad Pariente. Topics: GTO/GEO potential satellite collisions and their impact, space and STEM educational outreach in Israel. Please note that 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. During our first segment, we talked with Mr. Pariente about the Ilan Ramon International Space Conference in Israel and the paper delivered by our guest regarding GEO-GTO possible satellite collisions and the impact of such a collision on the GEO belts as well as on society. This entire segment is dedicated to discussing this potential problem which as you will hear, has potentially very serious consequences for us all should such a collision take place. In our second segment, we talked about space education and related programs in Israel. Our guest described the nano satellite program in Israel and the space engineering programs both in high school and college. These are bending metal programs, not theory. We learned that municipalities fund these programs, especially at the high school level through the three year course to launch of the student nano satellite. Listeners asked lots of questions about the high school program, including the gender mix of the students and the motivation behind the students engaging in these programs. We talked about space as an inspiring and motivating tool in Israel and learned that it was, along with technology in general. Later in the segment, listeners asked about space tourism interests in Israel and then we attempted to compare the Israeli educational programs with those here in the U.S. We started the third segment with an email from the African Space Institute concerning the interest from Israeli students in space and also what caused the increase in girls having an interest in satellite development in Israel. Another listener asked about ITAR issues in Israel and the Israeli GPS system under development. We concluded our discussion with a look at the probabilities of a GEO-GTO satellite collision. For more information, please visit www.spacecialist.com. If you have questions or comments for Meidad Pariente, please post them on The Space Show Blog URL above. You can also email our guest at email@example.com.