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U.S./Russian Aerospace Consultancies

James E. Oberg
915 Avenue J, Dickinson, TX 77539
FAX or phone: 281-337-2838
private voice line: 281-534-4900

* Manned Spaceflight Operations
* Accident/Incident Investigation
* Technology Transfer Vulnerabilities/Opportunities
* Hazard and threat assessment to/from Russian aerospace projects
* Space Hardware and Facilities Assessment
* Russian military/civil aerospace operations, historical research
* Problems of high-tech complex systems control center
operations and decision-making
* Knowledge-capture, lessons-learned documentation

Recent consultees include:
* US Space Command, Colorado Springs
* US Air Force Academy
* US Congress, House Science Committee
* ABC News, Exclusive Consultant and Commentator
* AT&T Bell Labs (Whippany, NJ)
* HBO TV (Tom Hanks Productions)
* Science Applications International Corporation (New York City)
* NASA -- (Johnson Space Center, Headquarters, Marshall Spaceflight Center, Dryden Flight Research Center, and JPL)
* National Air and Space Museum
* Kansas Cosmosphere Museum
* TRW Corporation (Redondo Beach)
* Hamilton Standard
* McDonnell Douglas Space Station Office (Washington, DC)
* RAND Corporation
* Sotheby's of New York
* Teledyne Brown Engineering
* U.S. Library of Congress Federal Research Division
* National Science Foundation
* Association of Space Explorers
* Lunar and Planetary Science Institute
* United Nations Outer Space Affairs Division
* British Interplanetary Society
* International Space Hall of Fame (Alamogordo)
* Space Commerce Corporation
* Boston Museum of Science

Author of
--- ten books including Red Star in Orbit (Random House), Pioneering Space (McGraw-Hill), Mission to Mars (New American Library), New Earths (Stackpole), Uncovering Soviet Disasters (Random House), Space Power Theory (US Space Command), and Star-Crossed Orbits: Inside the US/Russian Space Alliance.
--- World Book, Britannica (yearbook), Grolier, and Academic American encyclopedia articles on space exploration.
--- more than 1000 popular magazine and newspaper articles on space activities around the world (in Astronautics & Aeronautics, OMNI, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Science Digest, Der Spiegel, Newton (Japan), Air and Space, Christian Science Monitor, Spaceflight, Skeptical Inquirer, Sky and Telescope, Space News, etc),

Born Nov. 7,1944, New York, NY.
Married 1969, two sons (b. 1977, 1984).

B.A.-- math (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Ohio Wesleyan , 1966,
departmental honors in math (orbital rendezvous), honors in Russian
M.S. Applied Math (Astrodynamics), Northwestern University, 1969
(NASA Graduate Traineeship, fees plus stipend, 1966-9)
M.S. Computing Sciences, University of New Mexico, 1972.

Military Service:
Distinguished Military Graduate, AFROTC, 1966;
Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, 1970-2;
DoD Computer Institute, Washington, DC, 1972-5, instructor;
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, 1975-8, on loan to NASA.

Professional Societies:
Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society
Founding Fellow, "Committee for the Scientific Investigation
of Claims of the Paranormal"
Russian Academy of Cosmonautics
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(Distinguished Lecturer; former Chapter Counselor)

Oberg is a skilled linguist with a conversant knowledge of Russian, French and Latin, plus some familiarity with German, Swedish, Spanish, Kazaki, and Japanese.


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