Space Arts: Speed of light public path Kickstarter + Space the place for important art + The Sci Art Exchange

The Kickstarter The Speed of Light Project by Caspar Noyons has raised $9,141 towards a goal of $11,148 goal 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.


Space imagery produces works of spectacular beauty: Out of this world: why the most important art today is made in space –  The Guardian



Check out the Sci Art Exchange, which

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.

Find their latest news at SciArt Exchange (@SpaceArtSAE) on Twitter.

Jancy Mcphee of the Exchange talked about the project at the Space Apps NYC conference in April (find lots more videos from the event):

Videos: TMRO 9.23 – Extending the ISS to 2024 + Three Space Pod reports

The latest episode of is now available online: Extending the ISS to 2024 – #ISS2024 – TMRO

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

TMRO is viewer supported:

TMRO Live is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at


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.

Mars explorer travel posters

Check out the free Mars Posters at NASA JPL . Here is a sampling:

Explorers Wanted on the Journey to Mars Hike the solar system’s largest canyon, Valles Marineris on Mars, where you can catch blue sunsets in the twilight, and see the two moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos) in the night sky.
Work the Night Shift on Martian Moon Phobos Night owls welcome! If you lived on Mars’ moon Phobos, you’d have an office with a view, mining for resources with Mars in the night sky. Settlers below on Mars would see Phobos rise and set not once, but twice in one day!
Farmers Wanted for Survival on Mars Got a green thumb? This one’s for you! In space, you can grow tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and radishes just like you would find in your summer garden. New ways of growing fresh food will be needed to keep brave explorers alive.
Assembly Required to Build Our Future on Mars and its Moons Are you someone who can put things together, solving challenges to ensure survival? Dare to forge our future with space-age tools – build spaceships to carry us to Mars and back, and habitats to protect us while we’re there.

Sci-Tech video: SpotMini robo-dog from Boston Dynamics

Another amazing robot demonstration from Boston Dynamics:

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