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Christopher Impey is a British astronomer, educator and author. His work is supported with a twenty million dollar grant from NASA and NSF. He's authored over 160 papers on cosmology and astrobiology. He's also written a series of science books, The Living Cosmos, How It Ends, How It Began and Dreams of Other Worlds. He was a Vice President of The American Astronomical Society and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He's also won a number of awards from 1990 to the present
Today, he is a professor of astronomy. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh in 1981, basic undergraduate work at the University of London.
Join Professor Chris Impey, Melissa and me Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8 pm ET for an exciting discussion of Unmanned Space Exploration.
Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn and guest co-host Lance Taylor welcome Hamp Dews and Claude Werner.
Claude Werner, The Tactical Professor, served in Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces and Mechanized Infantry units in the US Army, both an enlisted man and an officer. His military assignments include being a SF A-Team Commander, Intelligence Officer, and Mechanized Infantry Company Commander. In his civilian career, he was Research Director of three commercial real estate firms and was the National Director of Real Estate Research for Deloitte & Touche LLP. His blog is www.TacticalProfessor.com
Hamp Dews was raised in Army family. His father was career officer who served in Infantry ww2, Korea & Vietnam, and as one of original members of 6th SFGA. Hamp joined Army 1966 as airborne infantry enlistee. After Jump school, was accepted to attend SF selection (with age waiver) and graduated SF training Jan 1968 as SF Medic. He served with 7th, 6th, and 5th SFGA. In 5th Group, he performed duties as Medic and Platoon Leader with Detachment B-55, 5th Mobile Strike Force (Mike Force). Participated in Combat Operations throughout Vietnam.
After the war, Hamp was an instructor, Phase 3 Advanced Subject Committee, Training Group. From there, he attended Infantry OCS. Honor Grad; Jan 73. After commissioning, Hamp served in several Infantry assignments (command & staff) until SF Branch was formed. Returned to Special Ops, serving as Director Training & Exercises, ISA in mid 80's. Retired 88. In 1989 he co-founded Mission Technologies, Inc. then served as co-owner and Senior VP from 1989 to 2011. Holder of three US Patents on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems. Retired (again) 2011.
Tonight we tackle the multifaceted issue of unmanned aerial vehicles, or Drones. They have gained a place in history as one of the most hated, loved, and misunderstood pieces of equiptment our society has ever created. It is important to distinguish what a person is referring to when they talk about drones. This is due to the fact that the term is a blanket reference to pretty much anything that has locomotion, and is either remotely controlled, or runs a predetermined program for it's operation. This means that everything from a small hobbyists $20 RC helicopter to General Atomics multi billion dollar fleet of Predator drones all fall under this banner.
Though we will touch on the topic of smaller 'flying camera' drones, but our main topic tonight will be the larger, CIA and military driven UAVs and their role in the so-called 'War on Terror'.
We have Brandon Bryant as our guest tonight. He knows all too well how these are used and how the operations are carried out. He should, he used to be a drone pilot. He will talk about his experiences with turning targets into 'bug splat', and the consequences, not just to those on the ground, but the scars he now bears daily with the resulting PTSD. Many studies have revealed that the PTSD most drone operators suffer from might be worse than those in hand to hand combat. It is an honor and with much gratitude that we welcome him to the show tonight.
While Brandon is not a leaker of top secret documents, he is definitely a whistleblower in the truest sense of the word. He is calling attention to the hipocrisy and deceit being propagated by the US and it's President, wherein they contend that drone strikes are a precision surgical instrument, equal to excising a cancer while leaving the remaining tissue intact. This is a lie. All males over 13 years of age are not 'militants'. Weddings are not target practice.
Gene Robinson and I go over the current events and topics. We talk about the RCAPA NPRM submitted comments. NASA UTM ICAO sARP meeting this week, and the upcoming Super Symposium Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. The topics are timely, and the conversation is sure to be lively.
The Mars One program intends to establish a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars. If all goes as planned, crews of four will depart every two years, beginning in 2024 -- with the first unmanned mission to be launched in 2018.
Mars One has been recruiting candidates for its initial missions and has recently announced 100 finalists from whom will be selected the first human beings ever to set foot on the planet Mars. Sabrina Surovec, one of the 100 finalists, joins hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon to talk about our future on Mars and beyond. Are we entering the era of human exploration and settlement of the solar system? Tune in and explore
Sabrina Surovec was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University Of Texas, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in music. During that time she spent a summer abroad in Germany studying music and neuroscience, and discovered a love for travel. She's since visited over 25 countries and ended up living in Japan for the past 13 years.
She is currently the co-founder of an online English teaching company and she also works as a professional musician and photographer in the Japanese music industry. She has always had a love for knowledge, particularly about space, and a desire to visit the ISS or participate in some kind of space tourism once it becomes more readily available. Those are just some of the reasons she decided to apply for the Mars One mission.
Gene and I talk about what did and didn’t happen in 2014 i.e. the NPRM and September 2015 integration, not. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and other current events. Idea poachers should have paper and pen handy as we will also talk about the much-anticipated 2015 Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Call in a give the comunity your view’s on the current state of affairs. (323) 375-3237
With Alan Leonardi, Deputy Director, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and Joe Cione.
We’ll talk about applications of autonomous systems (both sea and air based) in tropical storm environments, and work in atmospheric science and environmental awareness.
An unmanned NASA rocket, the Antares, exploded Tuesday night just after lift-off at a launch facility at Wallops Island, Va. There were no injuries, NASA said on its live feed of the launch.
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