Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pacific Spaceflight 2014-2015 Project Summary

Project summary for Pacific Spaceflight. Direct link to the document is here.

This morning I had a fun discussion with Dr. Walter De Brouwer, at NASA-AMES, who recently invited me to talk at TedX Brussels this year (01 December). We shaped up concepts for my talk on 'The Map and the Territory: Concept and Reality in Human Space Settlement'. This will be an integration of my three levels of participation in the project of human space settlement. reflected in the document above. Level 1 = actual development of new technologies to reduce the cost of space access (the pressure suit project), Level 2, = development of technologies for Mars exploration and settlement and Level 3 = conceptual work and research (some begun here) regarding long-distance human futures in space.

Following the talk in Brussels I will talk (on 03 December) on the same subjects at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Wateroo, Canada;

'Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, [our] mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating the breakthroughs that could transform our future. Perimeter also trains the next generation of physicists through innovative programs, and shares the excitement and wonder of science with students, teachers and the general public.

Plenty to prepare!

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