Press Release

NASA KSC Chief Robert Cabana To Guest on June 27 Space Talk

By SpaceRef Editor
June 26, 2009
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 25, 2009) – Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana will be the featured guest on the June 27 edition of “Space Talk with Jim Banke.”

Cabana, a four-time shuttle astronaut, was named KSC chief in October 2008. The Minnesota native is a retired Marine colonel and was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in June 1985. Cabana is the space center’s 10th director.

“Space Talk” is broadcast live each Saturday at 4 p.m. ET from WMMB’s Showcase Studio at the Florida Marketplace in Melbourne, Fla. WMMB can be heard in Brevard County on 1240 AM and 1350 AM. The show can be heard live on the Internet at

The weekly program is hosted by veteran aerospace writer and commentator Jim Banke, owner and president of MILA Solutions, LLC.

Listeners can participate in the program by calling into the studio at 321-768-1240. Local ATT Wireless customers can call at no charge by dialing *1240. E-mail can be sent to or by sending a direct message via Twitter at

Previous broadcasts of “Space Talk” are available as a podcast at and then click on “On Demand.”

About Jim Banke: Banke spent 16 years covering the space program for Florida Today newspaper and as an award-winning journalist. He later worked for the Space Foundation as Vice President for Florida Operations. Banke also was a Space Launch Development Analyst for SAIC and worked closely with Space Florida. Banke was a member of Gov. Jeb Bush’s Commission on the Future of Space and Aeronautics in Florida and in 2007 was honored with NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal. He is currently president of MILA Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that provides media services, project management and strategic communications for aerospace-related ventures.

Contact: Jim Banke
Phone: 321-698-0591

SpaceRef staff editor.