Well, ramping up to the birth of our second child, (daughter Sloane on 08/05/14!), I’ve been completely absorbed by family by night and the incredible clip at work at Bigelow Aerospace by day. -And amidst it all, I’ll admit that there is a visceral seduction in the elbow-grease-saturated chaos. So, with this in mind, during […]
Read More What the world thinks spacecraft scientists/engineers do…
Our culture is replete with examples of androids and humanoid robots in space. From David in Ridley Scott’s brand-new film, Prometheus, to the iconic C-3PO in George Lucas’s Star Wars, androids and humanoid robots are often portrayed as our trusted servants and protectors, capable of tasks we ourselves cannot or will not perform. Further, the […]
Read More Telepresence, Androids, and Space Exploration
In space, no one can hear… well, anything. And this raises an interesting question to me: What does space sound like to you? -Because for a place physically incapable of transmitting sound, there are an awful lot of sounds that come to mind when we think toward the stars. Laser cannons? Phasers? Lightsabers? The roar […]
Read More What does space sound like to you?