Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bright and Dark

I read an article today that simultaneously made me very happy and very depressed. The article is this: “Iacocca picks a likely winner — for diabetes patients,” from the Boston Globe. It’s about how a former Chrysler executive is bankrolling … Continue reading

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It’s How You Use It

A couple years ago, I was at a house party in Ithaca where I met a first-year grad student who asked me what I was studying. “Aerospace engineering,” I said. “Cool,” he replied. “Just don’t ever work for Lockheed Martin.” … Continue reading

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The Television Episode Experience

I finally got a chance to watch the episode of the National Geographic Channel’s “Known Universe” that filmed partly in my Cornell research lab. The episode is about how we currently build stuff in space, and how we might build … Continue reading

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“Known Universe”

Well, by all accounts the TV episode went well! I’m headed away for my college reunions this weekend, but I promise to post about doing the show when I get back!

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Next Thursday, 9 June, an episode of “Known Universe” will air on the National Geographic Channel entitled “Construction Zone,” about the ways humans build things in space – or might build them in the future. For a couple-minute segment about … Continue reading

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Excellent talk about a strategy for the Space Program

It’s an hour long, but there are good ideas sprinkled throughout: Jeff Greason – A Settlement Strategy For NASA from Moonandback Media on Vimeo.

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