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Carl Carruthers
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From Here to Mars

Should be starting soon...

"WASHINGTON, D.C.— Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today announced the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Science and Space will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. titled, “From Here to Mars.” The hearing will feature experts on NASA exploration strategy, international cooperation in space, and commercial space efforts."
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How is this not a meme? Make it so G+ peeps! :O)
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Woot! Astronaut Kiochi Wakata deployed the first of many cubesats from the #ISS NanoRacks deployer early this morning. Go NanoRacks!!

A #cubesat is a small satellite, generally 10cm cubed in size, that can do anything you want them to, including taking pics to sending transmissions. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat
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The first time you see Matt Younkin fly the Beech 18 routine, you'll be sure he going to hit the tarmac. The night show is equally amazing. He certainly keep you on your toes.

Here's some awesome footage from the cockpit and several cams on the aircraft. Flying starts ~10:30.
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Join us at +SpaceUp Houston 2014 Unconference & FREE Commercial Spaceflight Panels. Registration is Open!: 

Register here: https://spaceuphouston.org/ 

#Space   #Houston   #commercialspaceflight   #Unconference   #SpaceUp  
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Mini robot space surgeon to climb inside astronauts

"Remote-operated technologies would have a disadvantage in space, because the further away a spaceship gets, the greater the time delay in communications signals. Virtual Incision hopes to avoid this problem by training astronauts to perform procedures on each other."

ouch?
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The #Chelyabinsk meteor smashed into Russia's atmosphere one year ago. This is still my favorite footage. :O) 
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He doesn't seem phased by it other than the bright was in his eyes.
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Mesmerizing and really amazing to see this process...
 

Zebrafish Embryogenesis

This reconstruction, produced by researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany using a technique called digital scanned laser light sheet fluorescence microscopy, shows the movements of all 16,000 cells in an 18-hour-old zebrafish embryo.

To make the film, the researchers injected a fluorescent protein into an embryo at the one cell stage. They began imaging at the 64-cell stage and recorded 370 images, each less than 3 thousandths of a millimeter apart, in multiple directions at 1,226 time points separated by 90 second intervals. The recording was performed at a continuous speed of 10 million voxels (or volume elements) per second, to generate more than 430,000 images totalling 3.5 terabytes of data.

When this enormous data set was used to analyse the three-dimensional pattern of cell division, a symmetry-breaking event was revealed. Before this event, the embryo has no left or right side and is said to be radially symmetrical. When this is broken, the bilaterally symmetrical body plan begins to emerge and the orientation of the future body axes can be accurately predicted.

Paper: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/322/5904/1065.abstract

#ScienceEveryday   #Embryogenesis   #Zebrafish  
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Woot! Astronaut Kiochi Wakata deployed the first of many cubesats from the #ISS NanoRacks deployer early this morning. Go NanoRacks!!

A #cubesat is a small satellite, generally 10cm cubed in size, that can do anything you want them to, including taking pics to sending transmissions. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat

for anyone interested in Cubesat funding, the NSF has released a solicitation for proposals due in May 2014: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503172&org=AGS&from=home
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Fire!
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Not getting lost while driving is easy nowadays. How do you not get lost on the moon?
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Biochemist/Microgravity Life Science Payload Ops
Skills
protein crystallography, protein purification, protein-ligand interactions, microgravity biology, licensed SEL pilot, advanced SCUBA
Employment
  • NanoRacks
    Microgravity Life Science Payload Dude, present
  • The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Program
    Research, 2008 - 2014
    I study the structural & biochemical properties of steroid receptors and how they recruit co-regulators to modulate gene expression.
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Houston, TX
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Introduction
Sometimes I'm a Structural Biochemist.  Sometimes I'm hiking up mountains. Sometimes I'm flying an airplane. Sometimes I'm a photographer. Sometimes I put experiments into space. I am always looking up!
Bragging rights
70+ zero-g parabolas without barfing. Flown experiments on Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis and ISS. Once made my cat do what I wanted her to do.
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  • University of Houston
    PhD, Biochemistry, 2011 - 2014
  • Texas A&M University
    MS Biochemistry, 2003 - 2008
  • Florida Atlantic University
    BS Chemistry/Biochemistry, 2000 - 2002
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