Planetary exploration not only brings us astonishing discoveries from other worlds, it inherently leads to innovation, because we invest in solving problems which have never been solved before. That in turn creates new businesses and economic growth. But more importantly, supporting a robust space program raises everyone's expectation of what's possible. With a space program,... Continue Reading →
I've met Ariel a couple times now (and interviewed her). She's as lovely in person as she appears on this show. Another great ambassador for science. It's worth the hour for sure. Be sure to subscribe to Triangulation on the Twit network.
I don't watch this show (except when Woz was on) but Bill does a great job crossing that "science is dorky" bridge here. He just appears approachable and can actually dance a little. I'm so glad he's such a great ambassador for science (and space!).
Satellites are no longer weapons, according to a change in US anti-arms trafficking law. The move gives hope to commercial spaceflight companies wanting to sell their technology on the global market rather than just within the US. However, the focus on Earth-orbiting craft means deep-space missions could still be hampered by onerous security laws. On... Continue Reading →
It's near the end of 2012 and it's been sort of a "meh" year for space exploration. What is the most exciting thing you're looking forward to in 2013?
Since meeting William Pomerantz in 2009, I've been covering the Google Lunar X PRIZE. I've been to two team summits (which media aren't really invited to), done countless interviews, many podcasts, researched the hidden rooms of the Smithsonian Archives, and fought hard to get teams to tell their human story. I've grown friendships with many... Continue Reading →
"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam" is Latin for "I shall either find a way or make one." We're about a third of the way through our Firefly Kickstarter project. The idea is simple: We want everyone to be able to do some science and exploration. Students Hackers Small startups Garage Inventors HAM Radio operators "Firefly"... Continue Reading →
I've talked a lot about the importance of people being able to explore space on their own. People are not content to sit back and let bureaucracies do the exploration for them any more. You've heard me pushing for more platforms in space where people could do their own experiments affordably, and by golly, someone... Continue Reading →
We're making the firefly boards because it seems like a lot of projects repeat the same ten steps. If you're going to launch a high altitude balloon with a camera on it (to take pictures of the curvature of the earth), build some remote sensing equipment, teach a class, or even launch a satellite you... Continue Reading →