Joining Michael today is a great group of SpaceUp DC participants. Michael called them "attendees" in the beginning which isn't correct. There are only participants at SpaceUp. These 4 people are some of the true leaders in Space exploration. Jen Scheer Tim Bailey Aleya Littleton Ben Higginbotham We chat about SpaceUp DC, Washington DC's first... Continue Reading →
What the $*@& happened to Space?
My favorite television show has nothing at all to do with Space. It's about a bunch of everyday, hard working men who work and live on crab fishing boats off the coast of Alaska for nine months out of a year. This year on Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) one of my favorite fisherman covered by... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #30 – NextGiantLeap
Joining Michael today is Bobby Cohanim from the Google Lunar X PRIZE team Next Giant Leap. (psst, they have a great video on their site) Bobby works for Draper, a partner to the team on their hopper. They work with MIT on the effort; both undergrad and grad students are working on the program, and... Continue Reading →
If you could reboot the space program…
If you could reboot the space program, no strings attached, what would it look like? It's kind of a crazy idea isn't it? It would be an interesting exercise to remove the boundaries that we unconsciously place on ourselves because we feel like we have to operate within the current environment. It seems too often... Continue Reading →
Space is in the spotlight today. The time for you to be loud is now.
CNN has Presedent Obama's announcment on a new Space Vision to be unveiled tomorrow on the front page of the site right now. Space doesn't get to be front and center very often. Almost never. Timing in presenting ideas or starting a revolution is as important as the the idea itself. To the space nuts out there:... Continue Reading →
Hey NASA, let us tell your story
The topic of the week seems to be Open Government. Fantastic! NASA is open by design, and the public support is vital because it's the public that pays for their projects. Contrast this to private industries where public support is not important. Let's say I have a new product idea and I develop a prototype... Continue Reading →
Space IS boring: a new kind of hero
I had the pleasure of being a participant at @spaceupconf this weekend. It was the best conference I've EVER been to. Ever. My only regret is that I didn't bring my entire family. It was that good. There were 16 Ignite talks on Saturday night. All of them excellent. Unfortunately the first 7 didn't... Continue Reading →
I should be more excited than I am
I'm told by my space geek friends that I should be really excited about the upcoming Ares I-X launch. It's a new era of spaceflight... One of my oldest memories is of April 12, 1981. It was just a few weeks after my 6th birthday and I sat on my basement floor with a Lego(TM)... Continue Reading →
The kids aren’t interested and it’s your culture’s fault
Our kids are bored with the space program and this is a real problem. Since starting this site, I've had the great pleasure of meeting hundreds of new people. It's a great perk of this gig. At NASA and by association its large contractors, I've met astronauts, flight controllers, designers, technicians, PR people, website designers,... Continue Reading →
It’s inspiration Friday, what are you doing to advance science and technology?
Around here, we like to talk on Fridays about interesting people who are doing awesome things. Alex is still building spaceships, communications, and other crazy stuff in his garage. We're going to venture into the world of spacecraft technicians today. Spacecraft are complicated machines that require the best engineers in each field to perform work... Continue Reading →