1. Space Studies Board 2010 Workshop: Session 6: “What could the future hold for humans in space?”


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    Mankind has been exploring space for over five decades, but, apart from the Apollo program, has yet to venture further than low Earth orbit. In Session 6, Jeff Bingham, Senior Advisor on Space and Aeronautics for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, and author Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy, Galileo’s Dream) address potential scenarios for the future of human spaceflight.

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    • Rocky Mountain College Astronaut Leadership Panel 1, Friday Morning, 3-22-13


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      Guests: Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Harrison Schmitt, Walter Cunningham, Dr. Loren Acton. Topics: Astronaut Panel 1 focused on leadership issues & the importance of spaceflight. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://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 and 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. The copyright for this program belongs to Dr. John Jurist and Rocky Mountain College. The Space Show has permission from the copyright holders to archive both video and audio formats on Space Show websites, video channels, blogs, and podcasting sites. During our nonstop 1 hour 34 minute panel discussion before a live audience at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT consisting of students, faculty, community leaders, and interested people, as moderator, I asked our panel members about leadership, what it takes to be a leader, leadership qualities, and mentorship. I also asked about human spaceflight, Apollo, going to the Moon, and lots more. Risk taking, regulatory risk, exploration characteristics, and economics were also talked about by our panel members. We took audience questions dealing with the Apollo program, the Moon, the Saturn V rocket, commercial space, private space, NASA management, SLS, NASA's current mission, and issues pertaining to our congress and NASA funding/policy. Each of our panel members addressed most all of the questions and each brought to the table his unique perspective on the issue or subject at hand. For those of you watching the panel video on our Vimeo channel, you will see students leaving the room around the top of the hour to take exams. Some things never change on campus, do they? Please post comments and questions on The Space Show blog for this program. For those of you wanting to email our panel members, you can do so through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will forward your note to the person(s) of your choice.

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      • U.S., China Cooperation in Space


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        • Space Studies Board 2010 Workshop: Session 4: “Understanding the Solar System: How did it begin and how is it evolving?"


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          Space systems have played, and will continue to play an important role in the remote and in-situ study of all aspects of the solar system. Heidi Hammel of the Space Science Institute and Edward Stone of the California Institute of Technology talk about how our understanding of the solar system has changed since the beginning of the space age, and how it is continuously evolving.

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          • Derrick Pitts: The Next Race for Space


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            Dr. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Director of the Franklin Institute Science Museum, is perhaps the most popular astronomer in the country. We know him from his appearances on NPR Radio and various television shows. He shares with his audience a mixture of stories and his opinions on the past and future of man's efforts to explore space.

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            • Dr. Marc Rayman—NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt VOD


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              THE AMBITIOUS DAWN MISSION, launched in September 2007, is one of NASA’s most remarkable ventures into the solar system. The spacecraft has recently completed a spectacular exploration of Vesta and is now traveling to Ceres; these were among the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system prior to Dawn. They are the two most massive residents of the main asteroid belt. Ceres is so large that it is included in the category of dwarf planets, along with Pluto. Remnants from the time that planets were formed, Ceres and Vesta hold clues that will help scientists understand the dawn of the solar system. Dawn orbited Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012 and returned astonishing views of this fascinating world. It is the only spacecraft ever to orbit an object in the asteroid belt. Such a mission would be impossible without the use of ion propulsion, a technology that has mostly been in the domain of science fiction, but which was tested extensively on the Deep Space 1 mission, paving the way for Dawn. Dr. Marc Rayman, Dawn’s Chief Engineer and Mission Director at JPL, will describe the Dawn mission and its use of ion propulsion as well as its two exotic destinations. He will also share the excitement and profundity of controlling a spacecraft in deep space. Order this lecture on DVD: http://www.skeptic.com/productlink/av267

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              • 'The Space Shuttle' (Narrated by William Shatner) by NASA


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                • The People of NewSpace: Bill Nye - The Keynote At Space Vision 2011


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                  Bill Nye "The Science Guy" gives the keynote address at the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) conference in Boulder, Colorado.

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                  • Antimatter: The Future is Now


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                    http://www.movementforfuture.com/future-is-now/ I have 2 different versions of this documentary this is my first release, small differences between them. The other release is http://vimeo.com/30240260 See this video for evidence of censorship by youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JvbKGy-OrI Documentary about antimatter, asteroid mining, space colonization, space exploration, spacecraft, space travel, sustainability and self sufficiency. There is a real serious lack of interest in sustaining civilization. The technology and science exists, except there is a lack of public interest. How long did it take scientists to develop nuclear? That sure got a lot of attention. Today’s world is very inefficient, toxic pollution is a big source of sickness and disease. Hemp products are safe, stronger, and last a lifetime. Hemp is the key to sustainability. To say the world is on the wrong track, is an understatement of the highest order. Watch Antimatter: The Future is Now Full HD Documentary http://vimeo.com/30240260 I suggest researching everything and follow the science verifying the sources I provide. Hemp ethanol is a lot less energy intensive compared to the alternatives. New enzyme processes can harvest 1800 gallons of ethanol per acre. Half of the cars running in Brazil are running on ethanol made from sugarcane so don’t say it can’t be done, it already has and there is a plant that harvests a lot more ethanol. Also the hemp strains with moderate THC levels produce FAR more seed and ethanol per acre in comparison to the strain of hemp with low THC currently allowed by the canadian government. Search Do it Yourself ethanol. Sources The Astrophysical Journal Letters: THE DISCOVERY OF GEOMAGNETICALLY TRAPPED COSMIC-RAY ANTIPROTONS http://iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205/737/2/L29/ http://www.niac.usra.edu/files/library/meetings/fellows/mar06/1071Bickford.pdf http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/fermi-thunderstorms.html http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/home/antimatter_spaceship.html http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/antistat.html http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/hydrotropi.html http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/metal-free-nanotubules.html http://www.pr-llc.com/ http://www.engr.psu.edu/antimatter/ http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/solids/meis.html http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/stats/ http://www.nss.org/resources/books/non_fiction/NF_011_miningthesky.html http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/GSP/SEM0L6OVGJE_0.html http://fuelandfiber.com/Hemp4NRG/Hemp4NRGRV3.htm http://www.hemp-technologies.com/ Bernal Sphere Animation by Nick Stevens, AKA Starbase1 http://spaceart1.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=3l44ssrxu2adl Antimatter belt around Earth discovered by Pamela craft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNal1oVoDrI Interview with Boyd Bushman from the documentary “From Here To Andromeda” Music provided for free by the authors http://altusmusic.ca http://music4yourvids.co.uk/royalty-free-music.html This documentary is not for sale. I believe this to be fair dealing according to the Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) in Canada.

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                    • “Space Robotics - Guidance, Navigation and Control Challenges Dr. Jurek Sasiadek (ICINCO and SIMULTECH 2012)


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                      Keynote Title: Space Robotics - Guidance, Navigation and Control Challenges Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Jurek Sasiadek Keynote Chair: Dr. Munther A. Dahleh Presented on: 29-06-2012 Abstract: This keynote presents methods and technologies used in guidance, navigation and control of space robotics. It addresses some basic issues related to control of space manipulators and autonomous flying and ground travelling vehicles. Space manipulators such as, Remote Manipulator System (RMS), Space Station Remote manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDMD) were used successfully for variety of space tasks. Robotic manipulators in Space pose several navigation and control challenges. Robots structures and joints are flexible and highly nonlinear and their designs include several degrees of freedom (DOF). Each degree of freedom has to be controlled with high accuracy to achieve satisfactory positioning.Planetary rovers are used in space to explore the planets and moons. There are many types of robotics vehicles. Their main objective is to explore the planets, take samples of ground and rocks at desired location. Often robotics rovers are directed to take images of the surroundings, mapping, as well as, performing other scientific measurements. Accurate localization of autonomous robots in featureless environment is very difficult and often requires advanced methods of guidance and navigation. It is worth noting that existing sensor as gyroscopes, accelerometers and other inertial systems may not work properly when robot is travelling with low speed. Moreover, odometric sensors such as, encoders and tachometers may also not work properly in the hostile environment of outer planets. In such environment, sensor fusion becomes one of the most important technologies used for guidance, localization, and navigation of planetary robotic vehicles. Integrating several measurements and several types of sensors to retrieve accurate data is one of the most successful technologies used in autonomous robotics.Free – flying and orbiting robots also will play an important role in Space exploration and servicing. De‐orbiting satellites and servicing space floating vehicles on orbit is an important part of robotics activities in Space. Although, there are not too many successful applications of such types of robots, it is expected that in future they will play much more important role. General methods of navigation are shown and discussed and their possible application in Space are presented and discussed. Presented at the following Conferences: ICINCO, Conference on Informatics Control, Automation and Robotics and SIMULTECH, Conference in Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications July, 2012 Rome, Italy Conferences Websites: http://www.icinco.org/ and http://www.simultech.org/

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