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Syllabus January 17, 2010

Posted by drspaceshow in Administrative, Syllabus.

Please note that The Space Show Classroom Syllabus has been modified to reflect a two semester college course.  The first semester of Classroom programs will take place between January and early July 2010.  The second semester Classroom programs will take place during the same period in 2011.  This change was made as a result of scheduling conflicts with the co-hosts as well as potential guests during the heavy conference, travel, and holiday seasons.

The second semester Classroom program is still under development and will change.  In additional, as guests are selected and dates finalized, there will be changes to Semester 1. Please check this page frequently for the latest on the Syllabus.

The Space Show Classroom


Revised Syllabus as of 2/16/10

Copyright 2010 by One Giant Leap Foundation

SEMESTER 1,  January – July 2010

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010:  Program 1.  Introduction of the program.  This might include both Logan and you as co-hosts with me on this program. Its designed to explain the series of programs, list the titles of the “classes” and if I decide to do that term paper thing and help someone get published if they get an A on the paper, I would explain that too.  This introduction program need be no longer than an hour.  Guests:  None.  The three of us are it.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010:  Program 2: Introduce the rocket equation as essential and a core theme. Stress the need for people to know the difference with reality vs. fantasy.  Paul Breed of Unreasonable Rockets and the Lunar Lander Challenge contestant.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010: Program 3. 2-16-10:  Introduction to Orbital Dynamics as a basic requirement along with the rocket equation.   Dan Adamo, retired from NASA

Sunday, March 7, 2010: Program 4:  How to do serious analysis, due diligence, finance, marketing, biz management, and engineering reality.  Guest is Bruce Pittma

Tuesday, March 30, 2010: Program 5:   NewSpace capabilities, realities, and potential.  Guest Panelist:  Paul Breed of Unreasonable Rockets.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010:  Program 6:  Launch industry, Part 1:   Commercial launch industry including NewSpace:  Guest panelist is Dr. Jeff Foust, Futron Corp.

Sunday, May 16, 2010: Program 7:  Aerospace Medicine, Human Factors, Biomedical Issues for Space Participants, Suborbital and orbital space travel.; differences between aerospace medicine needs and engineering needs.  Co-hosts Livingston, Jurist & Logan.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010: Program 8:  Aerospace Medicine, Human Factors, Biomedical Issues for habitation, long duration spaceflight and beyond LEO.  Co-hosts Livingston, Jurist & Logan.

Tuesday,  June 1, 2010: Program 9.  Launch industry: Part 2:  Government launchers including DOD, and also foreign launchers. Guest panelist is Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, George Washington Univ. Space Policy.

Sunday, June 6, 2010:  Program 10 :  Space Policy for the U.S. and other nations, space policy as a subset of foreign policy.  Guest panelist is Dr. Eligar Sadeh.

Sunday, July-11, 2010: Program 11:  The Facts of Earth Orbit and Its Relevance To Everything.  Guest panelist is Brian Weeden of Secure World Foundation.   All co-hosts will be present for this program.

Sunday, July 18, 2010:  Program 12:  Review, Summary and Conclusions, Semester 1 of The Space Show Classroom.  Co-hosts Livingston, Jurist, and Logan.


SEMESTER TWO:  January- July 2011.  This semester is under development.

January —, 2011:  Program 1: Semester Two Introduction, Livingston, Jurist, Logan.

Feb.—, 2011:  Program 2:  New frontier development, history, and economics – Old West Trails – Oregon Trail,  Chisholm Trail development, Transcontinental Railroad, the Eerie Canal, Antarctica..   Guest: TBD

Feb.—, 2011:  Program 3:  New frontier development, history, and economics:  Club Med/Carnival Cruise Line model.  Guest:  TBD.

March—, 2011:  Program 4:  Propulsion now and into the plausible future, future plausible launch systems.  Guest:  TBD

March —, 2011:  Program 5:  Comprehensive Summary with recommendations, solutions, how to implement and an actual action plan for the  first ever Space Show Classroom Semester 1 and 2:   Co-host Livingston, Jurist and Logan.


1. JLeuze - February 8, 2010

The Space Show Classroom is a great idea! I’m a science fact and fiction fan with a real itch for space, but I just don’t have the technical background to get very deep into much of the subject matter.

I really enjoy listening to The Space Show, but i often feel it is only the tip of an iceberg that I don’t know much about. So I am really looking forward to being enlightened by this classroom series.

Thanks so much to the co-hosts and guests for taking the time to produce such a comprehensive learning program!

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