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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:41:39 GMT
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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:36:41 GMT
The Swiss "Clean Space One" project has come up with a cleanup satellite to capture space debris. In a so-called "Pac-Man" solution, it will capture an old satellite before destroying it in the Earth's atmosphere.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:36:40 GMT
An influential group of US astronomers has laid out its vision for the biggest and best space telescope yet - a worthy successor to the much-loved Hubble Space Telescope that some say could cost US$10 billion or more. The proposed High-Definition Space Telescope would have a mirror up to 12 metres across.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:31:54 GMT
Photographer Ralph Mirebs once again enters off-limits Russian space launch facility ground in Kazakstan at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This time he's not at Site 112A with the USSR's versions of the space shuttle.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:21:15 GMT
NASA's New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto. The mission operations center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, lost contact with the unmanned spacecraft at 1:54 p.m. EDT July 4 and regained communications with New Horizons at 3:15 p.m. EDT, through NASA's Deep Space Network.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:21:10 GMT
As an Indian rocket is getting ready to put five British satellites into orbit on July 10, officials at the Sriharikota space port are also working on an Indian satellite launch, an official said on Monday. India will launch a communications satellite GSAT6 sometime after July 10. "Work is progressing smoothly for the July 10 night rocket launch.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:11:22 GMT
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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:02:16 GMT
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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:51:44 GMT
The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" black holes in the universe than were previously thought. Supermassive black holes are powerful cosmic "drains" sucking material into a point of infinite density formed from the compressed mass of hundreds of thousands to billions of suns.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:57:06 GMT
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft break apart shortly after liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:57:20 GMT
Wicomico teacher soars at Space Camp John Reichenberg launches lessons learned at Space Camp in the classroom Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/07/05/teacher-space-camp-adventure/29739771/ But Reichenberg's original path was not one conducive to space travel. He was part of the business world for 18 years before becoming an educator in Wicomico County.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:47:43 GMT
A Russian cargo ship arrived safely at the International Space Station early Sunday, easing concerns about a potential supply shortage after consecutive mission failures. Local 6 News partner Florida Today says the un-piloted Progress 60 spacecraft carrying more than 3 tons of food, fuel and spare parts docked at the orbiting research complex at 3:11 a.m. Eastern time, two days after launching from Kazakhstan.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:43:09 GMT
An artist's rendition of Pluto and Charon. The probe has been barreling toward the dwarf planet and its primary moon since January 2006, but suffered a glitch on Saturday.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:38:04 GMT
In this image taken from video, a Soyuz-U rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 3, 2015. The unmanned cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:38:16 GMT
NASA has joined a multi-agency field campaign studying summer storm systems in the U.S. Great Plains to find out why they often form after the sun goes down instead of during the heat of the day. The Plains Elevated Convection at Night, or PECAN, project began June 1st and continues through mid-July.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:19:07 GMT
After three failed attempts to deliver supplies to the International Space Station in the last year, a Russian Progress spacecraft loaded with 2.4 tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel, and scientific instruments is due to dock there July 5. Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, said the craft is on schedule to dock itself. But if anything goes wrong, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko will dock it manually.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:13:48 GMT
An iconic section of the fuselage recovered from space shuttle Challenger with the American flag and the flight deck windows recovered from space shuttle Columbia are part of a new, permanent memorial, "Forever Remembered," that opened on June 27, 2015 in the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida featuring shuttle hardware and personal crew items never before on display for viewing by the public. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com NASA's two lost Shuttle crews from the searing Challenger and Columbia accidents are now memorialized in the newly opened, permanent and highly emotional "Forever Remembered" tribute display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
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     Date Submitted:10-12-2010
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    Education

    MA in Space Systems Management, Webster University, St. Louis MO (Colorado Springs, CO extension), 1994

    BS in Engineering Physics, United States Air Force Academy, Col Springs CO, 1983

     

    Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA, coursework completed:

    Systems Acquisitions Management, Info Systems Acquisitions, Acquisitions Logistics Fundamentals, Acquisitions Workforce Testing and Evaluation, Production and Quality Management, Software Acquisition Management, Earned Value Management

     

     

    Relevant Experience

     

    Analysis, Space and Intelligence Operations

    • Systems Analyst, Joint Advanced Training Technology Laboratory (JATTL), USJFCOM/J7 (GD-IT), Suffolk VA.  Tasked to conduct stress testing, development, certification, and documentation for new suites of modeling and simulation (M&S) software tools. Write concepts of operation, system descriptions, integration plans, test plans, and transition plans for the use of new experimental software prototypes into joint training and exercises.  Wrote the transition plan for the upgrade to a major Department of Defense training network currently under development and deployment.  Wrote JCIDS acquisitions documents (CBA, ICD) for a new ballistic missile defense training tool.  Evaluate user training requirements for exercise placement and certification of M&S software, 2007-Present
    • Space Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME), Joint Command-Future, USJFCOM/J9 (GD-AIS), Suffolk VA.  Led a team that investigated and provided systems C2 diagrams supporting JFCOM’s Counter-IED (CIED) efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Participated in co-sponsored and in-house experiments and wargame events that enable future experimental objectives, 2005-2007
    • White Cell Space & ISR SME, USJFCOM/J9 (GD-AIS), Suffolk VA – Provided Space and ISR expertise, scenario writing, analysis, experiment adjudication/refereeing, and likely event and scenario outcomes in support of joint experimentation, and wargaming, 2004-2005
    • Chief, Doctrine Branch/Doctrine Analyst, Air Combat Command (ACC), Langley AFB VA – Air and Space Campaign planner/assessor for Global Engagement VI wargame (2002). Lead ACC planner for the Schriever III space wargame.  Developed and codified joint and service air and space warfighting theory, doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and best practices, 2001-2004
    • Director of Operations and Chief, National Mission Planning, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Fort Meade, MD – Directed daily collection priorities for a multi-billion dollar network of space-based SIGINT sensors. Directed daily operations, performed crew certification/training/scheduling, and policy implementation for a 24/7 National SIGINT command Center, 1996-1999
    • Chief, Advanced Radar and Optical Systems, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB CO –Designed and managed intelligence and sensor suite MASINT requirements for a $120M Air Force space surveillance telescope system, and drafted requirements for $100M ground-based radar system.  Ensured that both systems met customer MASINT requirements, 1993-1996
    • Chief, Standardization and Evaluations and Missile Warning Crew Commander, 12th Space Warning Squadron, Thule AB Greenland – Responsible for certification, evaluations, and mission-ready status for 20 personnel assigned to the AN/FPS-123V phased-array radar.  Provided 24/7 surveillance, ballistic missile warning, and space control information to NORAD and US Space Command, 1992-1993
    • Lead Orbital Analyst, NORAD/US Space Command Space Surveillance Center, Cheyenne Mtn AB, CO – maintained positional database on all man-made objects in space and directed a network of 26 worldwide radar and optical tracking systems.  Ensured timely collection of radar & optical tracking data as well as radar and optical MASINT information,  1984-1987

     

    Training and Education

    • Air Training Command Instructor of the Year – Best in the Air Force, 1989
    • Undergraduate Space & Missile Training (USMT)-5 years as platform instructor – Mathematics through calculus, Mechanics, E&M, Optics, and Orbital Mechanics.  1987-1992
    • Designed instructor guides, handout, and tests for the Undergraduate Space & Missile Training (USMT) program, and designed the end of course satellite design/satellite mission exercise 1987-1992
    • Master Instructor certification (Space Operations), 1988

     

    Program and Project Management

    • Project Manager and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for $3M conversion of curriculum to computer-based training, Fort Meade MD, 2000

     

    Security Clearance

     

    • TOP SECRET/SBPR, 7 Jun 2007


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