The misadventures of Commander Merlin and the crew of RV-103
Saturday May 4th 2013

Rocketman to be Interviewed on The Space Show

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Rocketman will be the subject of a 1 1/2 hour interview conducted by Dr. David M. Livingston on the podcast The Space Show.  The live interview will start at 10 PM EST and end at 11:30 PM EST. 

The Space Show® focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce and space tourism, as well as other related subjects of interest to us all.” You can listen live and phone in or submit questions/comments via email, or download the archived show the next day after the show.

Here is the listening info:

Listeners to follow the instructions at this website URL:

To use the toll free line, email, and chat, here is the info:

Listeners can talk to the guest or the host using toll free 1 , by sending e-mail during the program using  ; ,  , or chatting on AOL IM/ICQ/CompuServe Chat using the screen name “spaceshowchat.”

I hope to hear from some of my former co-workers at KSC and am looking forward to a nice evening chatting about HSF related issues.

From The Space Show web site:

The Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7-8:30 PM PDT program replaces the Tuesday show for this week due to election return night on Tuesday. Our guest for this program is Gregory Cecil, retired NASA shuttle worker. You can visit his website for more information at

Gregory Cecil has been a space enthusiast since he first watched Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon when he was nearly six years old. After a 22 year medical career, Greg returned to school at the young age of 40 and obtained his A.S. degree in Aerospace Technology from Brevard Community College. Three months after graduation, Greg was hired by United Space Alliance to work on the thermal protection system for the Space Shuttle Fleet. During his 5 ½ years at Kennedy Space Center, Greg obtained three more degrees, including his Masters in Aeronautical Science: Space Operations Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

During his time at Kennedy Space Center, Greg has:
• Partnered with the NASA Biomed division and conducted a study on the feasibility of using the Crew Physiology Observation Device (a high tech monitoring system developed for the astronauts) for other tasks and personnel at Kennedy Space Center.
• Was one of the first 100 people to obtain the National Certified Aerospace Technician offered through SpaceTec. (
• Was one of 75 scientists, engineers, and technicians selected to participate in a month long class on Microgravity culminating in a flight on ZeroG.
• Wrote an article for The Space Review detailing his experiences on ZeroG.
• Has been interviewed by Ad Astra, Career World, and most recently Smithsonian Air & Space magazine.
• Has assisted in conducting VIP tours and doing presentations to those VIPs on the thermal protection system.

In October of 2009, Greg elected to take early retirement/layoff during the first round of layoffs at Kennedy Space Center. Since then, Greg and his wife, Linda, along Commander Merlin the cat have traveled the nation in their RV called RV-103. “Space Shuttle Discovery was my first ship I worked on and it has always had a special place in my heart. The official NASA designation for Discovery is Orbiter Vehicle 103 or OV-103, hence the name of RV-103 when it came time to name our RV.”
Greg started a website last December at that deals with current Human Space Flight issues and currently has over 150 posts. Greg also does presentations at local schools, colleges, and civic groups where ever RV-103 is at on “What it is Like to Work on the Space Shuttle: The Misadventures of a Space Cadet” as part of the RV-103 lecture series. Greg is also a contract blogger for SpaceTec, a nationwide consortium of colleges that teach aerospace technicians. The blog, Space Update, is found at

Listeners can talk with Gregory Cecil or the host using toll free 1 , by sending e-mail during the program using , , or dmlivings”

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