Hello All and Sundry! In Lieu of our regular episode this week, we proudly present the first episode of Space 3D, hosted by Space Pharmacist Eleanor O'Rangers and Company. For those of you who love learning about the universe and space history, Space 3D is the place to be! Episodes will launch from here initially, then move to their own feed, so give them a try!
For their debut, the Space3D crew is traveling to Skylab to learn about the medical aspects and workday anecdotes of life in space! Enjoy, and See you all again next week
Podcast #1- An Interview with Dwight Steven-Boniecki on Skylab medical capabilities
Dwight Steven-Boniecki was born in Sydney, Australia in 1969, a few months before man
walked on the moon. He spent much of his childhood fascinated with space exploration -
growing up in the shadow of Apollo and under the direct influence of science fiction films such
as Star Wars. The latter shaped his desire to work in the film/television industry.
Having worked in the television industry in Australia, the United States, Great Britain and
Germany for nearly 25 years, Dwight’s professional qualifications helped to complement his
understanding of the pioneering television achievements of the U.S. space program.
Initially to satisfy his own curiosity, Dwight combined his professional background with his
interest in spaceflight and researched the television systems developed by NASA. To his
dismay, he discovered that while the information was available, it was not easy to access, and
had never been comprehensively written about. He set about to change that, and ended up
writing the ward-winning book, "Live TV From the Moon" as well as “Live TV From Orbit.”
An avid space historian, Dwight places a great amount of detail in presenting the story with the
respect it rightfully deserves, but is often unfairly denied. To that end, he is also notable for
authoring the Apogee Books 3-book series, “Skylab: the NASA Mission Reports” and is
finalizing a documentary entitled, “Searching for Skylab”, which is planned for a 2018 release.
Dwight is married and lives with his wife in Cologne, Germany. He regularly dazzles his work
colleagues with his unusual knowledge of all things NASA television camera related. In his
spare time, he enjoys assuming the virtual controls of Lockheed-Martin’s Prepar3d flight
simulator, listening to classic rock (the Beach Boys and Harry Nilsson especially), and watching
a wide variety of feature films.
A spaceflight blogger and author based on Saint Petersburg, Florida, Emily has written for Ars
Technica, The Space Review, and AmericaSpace. She founded the Facebook group Space
Hipsters in 2011. Her own spaceflight blog is This Space Available (http://this-space-
available.blogspot.com). She can be reached at Emily.Carney1@gmail.com.
A clinical pharmacist by training, with a sub-specialization in cardiovascular pharmacology. She maintains an active interest in microgravity pharmacokinetics /dynamics and has lectured and written on the subject.
Eleanor was a pharmacology member of the Nutrition and Clinical Care Integrated Projects
Team at NASA-Johnson Space Center, whose mission was to provide non-agency perspective
on pharmacology and nutrition research needs for the U.S. Manned Spaceflight Program.
Eleanor also contributed to development of drug reference monographs for Space Shuttle and
International Space Station medications. Most recently, Eleanor participated as an Exploration
Medical Capability Pharmacist Expert Panelist to advise the agency on medication stability and
formulary considerations for future expedition-class space missions.
Eleanor has been a guest on;The Space Show and “Travel Medicine Podcast”, and co-wrote
and participated in several Emergency at Corpates Base; serials which appear on the “Travel
Medicine Podcast”Eleanor volunteers at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where she has been a docent since 1995.
Tom Hill grew up in Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University under an Air Force
Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) scholarship and graduated in 1990 with a degree in
Aerospace Engineering. The night before graduation he received a commission in the Air Force
as a second lieutenant.
Called to active duty in May of 1991, he entered Undergraduate Space and Missile Training to
enter Air Force Space Command. As an orbital analyst, he carried out early orbit and station
keeping maneuver planning as well as orbital refinement for the Global Positioning System
(GPS) and the Defense Support Program (DSP), along with some work on the Defense
Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP).
Tom enjoyed several additional assignments with Space Command as a crew commander,
chief of training and operations support flight commander in Turkey and at Vandenburg AFB in
California. While at Vandenburg, he was involved in Titan II and IV launches.
Outside of his paid career, Tom maintains an interest in all things related to space. He is an active member of The Mars Society, having led the Analog Rover Project, and founded The Kepler Prize for Mars Mission Design within the organization. He has authored several papers for presentation there, as well as articles for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets and Space Operations Online Magazine, The Space Review, High Frontier (the Air Force journal for space professionals), and Space Times (the Magazine of the American Astronautical Society). As the Mars Society project manager for the Tethered Experiment for Mars inter-Planetary Operations (TEMPO) mission, Tom led project development, public affairs, and fund raising efforts. In this effort, he became an amateur radio operator with the call-sign KB3RXN He currently serves as a JPL Solar System Ambassador. Space: What Now? Is his first published book. He followed it with an illustrated childrens book entitled I Want to go to Mars. Tom is married and he and his wife Deborah have two children. Tom may be reached at: Tom@SpaceWhatNow.com.