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Carl Carruthers
Works at NanoRacks
Attended University of Houston
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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."

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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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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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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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Six time astronaut John Young has never been one to mince words... 
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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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Not getting lost while driving is easy nowadays. How do you not get lost on the moon?
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Have him in circles
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Occupation
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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Previously
Houston, TX
Story
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.
Education
  • 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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