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Blog Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

Wake up, Rosetta!

by Austin Brown on December 16th, 02013

Almost ten years ago, the European Space Agency launched a probe with the goal of approaching and studying a comet. The probe was named Rosetta because, just as the Rosetta Stone allowed historians to piece together an ancient language and unlock a great deal of human history, the Rosetta probe will give us a better. . .   Read More

A visit to Star Axis

by Austin Brown on November 11th, 02013

Having climbed the staircase for some time, I stopped on a step that sent me back to the sky of twenty-five hundred years ago, the sky that loomed overhead when the Book of Job was written. I braced myself against the cool stone of the corridor that bracketed the staircase, and looked up through. . .   Read More

Adam Steltzner, “Mighty Daring on Mars”

by Andrew Warner on October 30th, 02013

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Beyond Mars, Earth
Tuesday October 15, 02013 – San Francisco

 
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Peter Schwartz, “Starship Destiny”

by Austin Brown on October 2nd, 02013

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Starships ARE Coming
Tuesday September 17, 02013 – San Francisco

 

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Adam Steltzner Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on October 1st, 02013

“Beyond Mars, Earth”
Tuesday October 15, 02013 at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Adam Steltzner is the person responsible for putting space geeks the world over through the “seven minutes of terror” on August 6th, 02012. As the lead engineer of Curiosity rover’s “Entry, Descent, and Landing” phase, he helped create the “sky crane” and. . .   Read More

Peter Schwartz Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on September 5th, 02013

“The Starships ARE Coming”
Tuesday September 17, 02013 at SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Peter Schwartz likes taking a long view. He’s a founding board member of The Long Now Foundation and in his career as a scenario planner he’s at the forefront of futurist thought, known for his book, The Art of the. . .   Read More

Ed Lu, “The Last Killer Asteroid”

by Austin Brown on July 3rd, 02013

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Anthropocene Astronomy: Thwarting Dangerous Asteroids Begins with Finding Them

Tuesday June 18, 02013 – San Francisco

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Ed Lu Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on June 4th, 02013

“Anthropocene Astronomy: Thwarting Dangerous Asteroids Begins with Finding Them”
Tuesday June 18th, 02013 at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre, San Francisco

It’s not often that you get to meet someone who may one day save civilization. Ed Lu, three-time NASA astronaut and CEO of The B612 Foundation, has made it his life mission to. . .   Read More

Spaceship Earth

by Charlotte Hajer on May 13th, 02013

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

In 01963, Buckminster Fuller wrote:
Our little Spaceship Earth is only eight thousand miles in diameter, which is almost a negligible dimension in the great vastness of space. Our nearest star – our energy-supplying mother-ship, the Sun – is ninety-two million miles away … Our little Spaceship Earth is. . .   Read More

Earth Engine: decades of Landsat photographs, animated

by Austin Brown on May 10th, 02013

Humans have been telling stories about space for generations, but now space is starting to tell stories about us. By putting satellites into orbit pointed not out at the stars, but in at our selves, and simply letting the cameras roll, we can see ourselves in aggregate, growing and changing. NASA’s Landsat program has. . .   Read More