HOUSTON, TX, February 20 (DSI PR) — Deep Space Industries announced that astronomer and asteroid expert Dr. John Lewis will assume the role of Chief Scientist for the firm, whose goal is the exploration, harvesting and processing of space resources, such as asteroids. Author of such seminal works in the field as the books “Rain of Iron and Ice” and “Mining the Sky,” Dr. Lewis is considered to be one of the the world’s pre-eminent asteroid experts.
“We are thrilled that John decided to join us in our quest to harvest space resources,” said Deep Space Chairman Rick Tumlinson. “He has been a hero and mentor of mine and the whole team. Having such a vote of confidence from the guy who literally wrote the books on the subject means a lot to us, our investors and potential customers, let alone the wisdom and knowledge he brings to the table.”
1. Monday, May 28, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome back DR. JOHN LEWIS to discuss asteroid mining, the Chinese space program and more.
2. Tuesday, May 29 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome back GARY HUDSON to discuss his G-Lab concept with the Space Studies Institute for a variable gravity research station. See www.ssi.org.
3. Friday, June 1, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT) : We welcome back REX RIDENOURE of Ecliptic Enterprises with information on new projects, new developments, and commercial space information.
4. Sunday, June 3, 2012, 12-1:30 PM (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome back JIM MUNCY on space policy issues and developments.
Monday, January 10, 2011 , 2-3:30 PM PST. We welcome Dr. George Sowers, vice president of Business Development for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Sowers is responsible for strategic planning, advanced technology development, advanced concept development and new business acquisition efforts. Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7-8:30 PM PST: We welcome back well known author Mary Roach to the show. For this program, we will be discussing her best selling book, “Stiff.” Mary also relates parts of this book to space issues.
Friday, January 14, 2011 , 9:30-11 AM PST: We welcome Dr. John Lewis to the program. John S. Lewis is Professor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Space Engineering Research Center at the University of Arizona. He is a regular commentator on Chinese civil space missions on China Central Television CCTV9, Including the Shenzhou 6 & 7 manned missions and the Chang’e 1 & 2 lunar missions. Dr. Lewis is the author of the best selling book, “Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets.”
Sunday, January 16, 2011, 12-1:30 PM PST: We welcome back Dr. Paul Spudis and Dr. Tony Lavoie to discuss their recent paper, “Mission and Implementation of an Affordable Lunar Return.”
A video of the â€œMoon, Mars, Asteroids: Where to Go First for Resources?â€ panel discussion held duringÂ the Space Studies Institute’s Space Manufacturing 14 conference in Silicon Valley. Moderated by tech investor Esther Dyson, the discussion included:
Prof. Mike Aâ€™Hearn, University of Maryland, Dept. of Astronomy
Planetary scientistÂ Prof. John S. Lewis, who has lectured at the Center for Space Science and Applied Research and the Lunar Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science, will give a dinner talk titled, â€œAsiaâ€™s Road to the Moon,â€ at the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The talk will focus on Asiaâ€™s rising space programs and potential cooperation with the United States and other nations. This will be the keynote address at the dinner for the Space Studies Instituteâ€™s Space Manufacturing 14: Critical Technologies for Space Settlement conference, which will be held from Oct. 29-31 in Silicon Valley.
The conference includes two days of sessions at the NASA Ames Conference Center and several events at the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel. Highlights include:
â€œMoon, Mars, Asteroids: Where to Go First for Resources?â€ NASA Ames Center Director Pete Worden will moderate a panel of six other experts to debate our first moves in expanding beyond Earth orbit. The round table will be followed by a reception. Friday, Oct. 29 from 7-10 p.m., Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel. (Free to conference attendees and general public)
â€œSynthetic Genomics”: Famed biologist Craig Venter will focus on the role that synthetic organisms can play in future space settlement. This is a joint session with the Synthetic Biology Workshop. Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. (Conference and workshop attendees and media only)
“Asia’s Road to the Moon”: Dr. John Lewis, an adviser to the Chinese lunar program, will discuss the growing role of Asia in space exploration. Saturday, Oct. 30 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel. (Separate ticket required)