We've partnered with Kentucky Space to bring you a flexible DIY exploration platform. It's available for pre-order now! Firefly is a flexible-use fully assembled board that can serve as the basis for the brains, fuel, and voice for many different applications including: high-altitude balloons suborbital flights CubeSat class satellites small payloads for the International Space... Continue Reading →
Did Moon Express just take the lead in the POINT of the Google Lunar X PRIZE?
On Saturday, NASA launched a sucessor to the two famous Mars Rovers. Curiosity is a very large Mars exploration system designed to pick up where Spirit and Opportunity left off. The first two Rovers have been a spectacular success. Far exceeding any of their design goals and providing us with reams of useful data, and poster... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #87 – A perpetual motion machine for funding innovation, the world land speed record, and rocket cars!
Guests: Richard Noble Project Website: Bloodhound. Richard Noble, the land speed record holder from 1983 to 1997 joins us today to talk about their latest project called bloodhound. The best part about this project may very well be his approach to funding innovation. Our lovely co-host Haley has a great article on this project on... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #86 – Would you like to have your own spacecraft in space? Kicksat.org says you can.
Guests: Zachary Manchester Project Website: KickSat.org. Not only do they say you CAN have your own spacecraft in space, they've got the kickstarter project to prove it! What better way of showing off your uber-geek credentials than having your own spacecraft? This could be the perfect holiday gift this year for the geek who has... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #85 – Hackerspaces in space
Guests: Jay Margalus and Rudy Ristich Project Website: Hackerspaces in Space. Jay and Rudy join us to talk their second weather balloon to space contest called Hackerspaces in Space. Make sure you check out their kickstarter project and throw some funds their way. Host: Michael Doornbos Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment and let us know... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #81 – 3 Cheers for Science for Citizens with the original Science Cheerleader
Guests: Darlene Calvalier Website: scienceforcitizens.net and sciencecheerleader.com Science For Citizens brings together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities Host: Michael Doornbos Email email@example.com or leave a comment and let us know... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #80 – Everything is Just Ducky
Guests: Mary Rose Brown, Steffan Brown, Lars Olson, Riti Khandelwal, and Anita Kalatoor Website: http://moonbots.org/teams/team-just-ducky Some kids spend their weekends watching TV and playing video games. Moonbots team "Just Ducky" plans missions and programs Moon rovers. The just took SECOND PLACE in the Moonbots competition! Woo hoo! Host: Michael Doornbos Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment... Continue Reading →
SXSW 2012 Panel: “How To Win Friends And Influence Space Exploration”
You’re probably not even aware of it, but there is a revolution brewing in space exploration. As Government programs wind down, opportunities have materialized for private companies and even individuals to become involved in space exploration. Very quickly, it has become apparent that exploration and the near limitless resources of space will shift from something... Continue Reading →
Inspiring kids by thinking big in space
I gave a talk at ISDC 2011 last month, and the terrific guys at Moonandback.com recorded it for us and posted it online. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this sucker. Part 1: Michael Doornbos - Inspiring Kids By Thinking Big In Space, part 1 from Moonandback Media on Vimeo. Part 2: Michael Doornbos – Inspiring... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #76 – It’s Moonbots time!
Guests: Chanda Gonzales and Amanda Stiles Website: moonbots.org Twitter: @moonbots Facebook: facebook.com/moonbots Moonbots is the contest that challenges small teams of kids and adults to design, program, and construct LEGO MINDSTORMS robots that perform simulated lunar missions similar to those required to win the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. Host: Michael Doornbos Email email@example.com or... Continue Reading →