On Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May, Russell Elementary School in Smyrna will conduct their 18th simulated space mission. If you look at the calendar on their website, you’ll notice STS-18 on the list. More information, including a picture of the crew, ground team,… Read More
Our local Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting about a partnership between UPS and Zipline to deliver blood and vaccines in Rwanda by using drones. There are many useful things that can be done with an unmanned aerial system. Saving lives is a great place to start.
An article in the Brunswick News talks about the National Park Service, Cumberland Island National Seashore, and the Camden County Spaceport. If you have ever toured Kennedy Space Center, then you know protected wildlife is an issue in Florida as well. Eagles nest nearby and… Read More
Some of you may remember that Generation Orbit is an Atlanta-based company. They have signed a contract with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Congratulations to them!
In the current 24-hour news cycle you may have heard about Governor Deal vetoing the campus carry law. Or you heard about Senator Ted Cruz suspending his bid for the Republican nomination. Or maybe you heard the sad news that a Navy SEAL was killed… Read More
For those of you following the efforts to create a spaceport in Georgia, this link to Space Daily will take you to a story about Spaceport Camden and NASA’s SPACE RACE competition. Innovation at work on multiple levels!
On Saturday 23 April 2016, the second annual STEM Wars event was held on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Atlanta, GA. The event brings together students from middle school, high school, and college and connects them with professionals in science, technology, engineering,… Read More
Our April dinner meeting speaker was Dr. Wilson Felder, who spoke on the topic of “The Air France 447 Accident: A Case Study in Complex System Design.” This was a cautionary tale about design and use of complex systems. Emergence is bad thing, especially over… Read More
Two places to visit on the internet that are related to previous posts. First, Tiffany Davis, an aerospace engineer at Georgia Tech becomes an internet phenomenon when pictures of her go viral. Apparently, people do not expect an attractive African-American woman when they see the… Read More
A reminder to our group that Tuesday 12 April is the annual Yuri’s night celebration. This is a chance to celebrate all things space by remembering the flight of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin. There are assorted events in our region. Gainesvilles had… Read More