|From||"Dr Space" <drspace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date||Mon, 30 Jun 2003 12:23:44 -0700|
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Tuesday, July 1, 2003, 7-8 PM PDT live on KKNW 1150 AM Seattle and the KKNW streaming site. The Special Edition part of the interview continues to 8:15PM PDT on www.live365.com.
After 15 months in Antarctica, Dr. Chapman moved to Boston, where he earned a master?s degree in aeronautics and astronautics and a doctorate in physics from MIT. He was then selected by NASA as one of the second intake of scientist astronauts (and the first foreign-born astronaut). His astronaut training included jet pilot and parachute schools with the USAF, scuba school with the USN, courses in sea, jungle and desert survival, and many classes in geology, the space sciences and spacecraft systems. His duties also included representing NASA in public appearances and lectures and in interviews in print and video media. He was Mission Scientist for Apollo 14, organizing the scientific training of the crew, coordinating lunar experiments and managing the interface between the scientific team and the crew on the Moon. After that mission, he served as Chairman of the Editorial Board for the Apollo 14 Preliminary Science Report.
When it became clear that there would be no spaceflight opportunities until the advent of the shuttle, Dr. Chapman left NASA to work in industry, where he led many research projects in space science and technology. Principal areas of engineering interest included (1) launch vehicles powered by ground-based lasers and (2) solar power satellites as an inexhaustible source of clean energy for terrestrial consumers. Most recently, he was Chief Scientist of Rotary Rocket Company, developing an innovative, economical manned launch vehicle.
He is a former President of the L5 Society (now the National Space Society), and a current member of the Citizens? Advisory Council on National Space Policy. The latter organization has advised several US Presidents about issues related to space; its most consequential position paper was one for President Ronald Reagan in 1982, suggesting that ballistic missile defenses had become a feasible alternative to Mutual Assured Destruction.
In 1989, Dr. Chapman returned to Antarctica, leading a privately funded expedition to investigate mineral resources, while prospecting was still legal. Listeners can talk to Dr. Chapman or send him e-mail during the program by calling at toll free 1-866-687-7223 or by using dmlivings@xxxxxxxxx or drspace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. You can also use AOL IM by using the ScreenName "spaceshowchat."
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