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Ed Wright, Monday, 4-29-13 April 30, 2013

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Ed Wright, Monday, 4-29-13


Guest:  Ed Wright.  Topics:  Citizens in Space update & information on the upcoming Space Hackers Workshop in Mountain View, CA.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information.

We welcomed Ed Wright back to the program for updates regarding Citizens in Space (www.citizensinspace.org) and the upcoming Space Hackers Workshop to be held in Mountain View, CA from May 4-5.  You can visit the Space Hackers Workshop website through the Citizens in Space website or by going to http://spacehacker.eventbrite.com for details, registration, etc.  During the first part of our 90 minute program, Ed updated us on how Citizens in Space has evolved, their training program, the broadening of citizen scientists, the use of the XCOR Lynx vehicle, and much more.  I believe that after you hear how the program has evolved and progressed, you will agree with me that this is an outstanding program, both for citizen science and enabling people to go to space and do more than just be a passenger.  During this first section, we covered the program, goals, the changes, and the desired outcomes in detail.

In our second segment, we switched to focus on the Space Hackers Workshop in Silicon Valley, Mountain View, CA from May 4-5.  If you register online, there is a savings so if you are going, online registration is your best bet.  This workshop, the first of many to be held around the country, will feature advanced technology, hardware, and hands on instructional opportunities regarding building your own space science experiment.  Ed talked extensively about the quality of cameras now available at very affordable costs and the Beagle Board Black control board (http://beagleboard.org).  I suggest this workshop for anyone interested in technology, building hardware, doing space projects, and more.

Ed detailed the workshop in our discussion but if you have questions for him, you can email him through me or by using edward.v.wright@rocketacademy.org. Also, if you attend the workshop, I want to hear from you about it on The Space Show.  Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.

Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 6-11-12 June 12, 2012

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Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 6-11-12


Guest:  Marimikel Charrier.  Topics:  NewSpace Conference 2012 and SpaceUp Foundation.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.  We welcomed back Marimikel Charrier, the Communications Director for the Space Frontier Foundation to update us on this year’s NewSpace 2012 Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA from July 26-28, 2012.  For complete conference information and online registration, visit https://newspace.spacefrontier.org and use the menu bar at the top of the page for your selection.  It is important to note that this Friday, June 15, is the last day to register for the conference, meals, and events before there is a price increase effective Saturday, June 16th.  Don’t miss out on the Early Bird special registration fees. If you are planning to attend, it is best to register by Friday.  For the first hour of this program, we talked about the conference agenda and most of the speakers.  You can follow along with us using the Agenda menu, https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/agenda.  Most of the keynote speakers are listed at https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/speakers.  We discussed the planned agenda starting with the first conference day, Thursday.  For Friday evening, Marimikel talked about the planned event, their TweetUp.  Listen for details.  During our discussion, we talked about logistics, airport transportation to the hotel, and the three Bay Area airports with the San Jose Airport being the closest to the hotel.  Some of the highlights that stood out for me included the NASA Technology Roadmap, the business plan competition, the space settlement panel, and the space investment panel.  The conference is single track so you won’t miss anything unless you are in the hallways networking.  As you will hear, this conference does provide an excellent networking environment.

In our 30 minute second segment, we talked about the SpaceUp Foundation (http://spaceup.org).  Marimikel explained the SpaceUp unconference format, we spoke about the recent San Francisco Bay Area SpaceUp, how to plan one, the typical format, and more.  If holding a SpaceUp unconference in your area interests you, contact Marimikel or others through the SpaceUp Foundation website and links. If you do one, let me know so we can talk about it on The Space Show.  If you have questions/comments about the program, please post them on The Space Show blog.

If you have specific NewSpace 2012 Conference questions, use the Contact form on the website, https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/contacts.  For SpaceUp information, use foundation@spaceup.org and reference The Space Show in the subject line.