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Dr. Dirk C. Gibson

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Associate Professor

Email: d***@***.edu
University of New Mexico
1 University Of New Mexico
Albuquerque , New Mexico 87131
United States

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"An application will inevitably be ...
www.wingsmagazine.com, 20 Jan 2014 [cached]
"An application will inevitably be approved, but it definitely remains uncertain exactly when it will happen," says Dirk Gibson, an associate professor of communication at the University of New Mexico and author of multiple books on space tourism.
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The AST decision will set a historical precedent for the handful of other companies - such as XCOR Aerospace, SpaceX and Blue Origin - that are also developing their own manned space vehicles, Gibson says.
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Gibson is quick to point out that it is not improbable that AST will grant Virgin Galactic an operator's licence even before it is required to have its spacecrafts approved for safety under federal standards; or before there is more data to judge how safe commercial space travel truly is.
"It really comes down to two words: informed consent. AST will likely say to a company like Virgin Galactic, 'if you let people know to the best of your current knowledge what the risks are, then it is their decision to make and that's fine with us'," he says.
by Dirk C. ...
www.thespacereview.com, 20 April 2015 [cached]
by Dirk C. Gibson
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It's pretty clear after reading just the first few chapters that Gibson is in over his head, and doesn't truly understand the subject matter he's discussing.
At first glance, Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers would appear to be a good guide to those issues. Dirk Gibson, a professor of mass communications at the University of New Mexico, examines the various risks posed by space to people in space and on the Earth. He splits those risks into three categories: risks posed by space itself (asteroid impacts, supernovae, etc.), the risks associated with launching into space, and risks to human health from space, including bone and muscle loss and vision issues. He wraps up the book by trying to quantify and categorize the severity of those various risks.
In theory, that approach offers a rigorous analysis of the risks that could inform companies, individuals, and governments. In practice, though, not so much. It's pretty clear after reading just the first few chapters that Gibson is in over his head, and doesn't truly understand the subject matter he's discussing. And it gets no better as you plow through all thirty chapters of the book.
Gibson has clearly done a lot of research, and quotes liberally from those sources: a typical ten-page chapter has about 50 endnotes, although the same sources are often used multiple times in the same chapter. But while there's plenty of research, there's little synthesis or analysis of that research, and little sign he is doing anything more than regurgitating quotes from those sources.
That lack of subject matter expertise shows up throughout the book. In addition to a chapter on "near-Earth asteroids and near-Earth objects," there are chapters on asteroids, meteors, and even centaurs, objects orbiting beyond Saturn that pose very little risk to anyone on or near Earth. (Oddly, he doesn't give Kuiper Belt or Oort Cloud objects their own chapter or chapters.) The book is also filled with other typos and errors that indicate problems with both its writing and editing.
"Major recalls will inevitably be highly ...
news.health.com, 17 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Major recalls will inevitably be highly publicized because they are attractive news stories, so no one has to worry about looking for recalls beyond paying attention to local TV, radio, and newspaper," says Dirk Gibson, an associate professor of mass communications at the University of New Mexico, who has studied recalls.
But the fact is, there are so many recalls and they only become a talked-about story when say, unsafe products continue to be sold or when there's a big controversy (like deaths from faulty car parts) or even criminal charges.
The number of annual recalls varies, but it hovers around 2,000, and some years is as high as 2,500, Gibson says. That's almost 7 per day.
There has been very little publicity," ...
www.vice.com, 9 Sept 2014 [cached]
There has been very little publicity," said Dirk Gibson, a professor at the University of New Mexico who has written two books on serial killers.
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"It's logical that there may be more than one grave site," said Gibson.
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"Albuquerqueans don't relate to the victims; they think they're just a bunch of hookers and drug addicts," Gibson said.
The space tourism industry has made ...
www.marketplace.org, 2 May 2014 [cached]
The space tourism industry has made remarkable progress in recent years, says Dirk Gibson, a professor at the University of New Mexico and author of the ebook "Commercial Space Tourism: Impediments to Industrial Development and Strategic Communication Solutions."
"I think we are closer now than we ever have been," he says.
But, he adds, there are several hurdles ahead for Virgin Galactic and other companies looking to sell space-based travel experiences.
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Still, both Autry and Gibson think this industry will continue to grow.
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