The Kickstarter The Speed of Light Project by Caspar Noyons has raised $9,141 towards a goal of$11,148goal with two days remaining. The goal is to create an installation that demonstrates the 8.3 minutes that it takes for light to travel from the earth to the sun. The plan is to build a 555 meter long trail on which a person will
follow a LED path (3 LED per meter, 1665 LED’s in total) showing the exact speed of 4km/h which is slow walking pace. This journey will then take the amount of time required: 8.3 minutes. A perfect place for this is the IJpromenade in the North of Amsterdam. Next to the IJ Canal it offers a great open space next to the water along a long straight line of just the right size.
wants to change the world by bringing science and technology together with art to capture minds and hearts, engaging all of society in the future of space exploration, and promoting scientific innovation and collaboration.
In our final episode before our July hiatus we look at the International Space Station and the desire to extend its life to 2024. While many ISS partners are on board with extending its life, ESA has not yet committed. What does this mean for the future of station?
Space news topics discussed:
* New Shepard Flight 4 * PSLV Launch * Atlas V Launch * Long March 7 Launch * Juno July 4th rendezvous with Jupiter * How Brexit may affect UK space participation
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Here are two resent TMRO Space Pod short reports:
* How to Build a Rocket – Space Pod 6/23/16
Our own Rocketman of TMRO, Jared Head, shows us what it takes to make an entry level high power rocket [a MadCow Rocketry 4″ Patriot] so you can get your own space program started in your garage.
* Is the RD-180 Debate Finally Over? – Space Pod 06/15/16
This week, Space Mike discusses the compromise regarding the Russian made RD-180 engines used on the Atlas V rocket for U.S. National Security Payloads, as well as the final mission phase for a Cygnus spacecraft in orbit right now.
* What do astronauts eat in space? – Space Pod 06/08/16
TMRO correspondent Lisa Stojanovski does a ‘show and tell’ of International Space Station food, and food that might be grown on Mars.
SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at www.BostonDynamics.com