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David Jarvis
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After two years of work, our Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload is now on it's way to the Space Station!
The SpaceX Dragon vessel will connect to the International Space Station on Wednesday morning carrying a Houston company's technology for tracking maritime ships worldwide, a tool that could help catch illegal fishers, boost the efficiency of port operations and increase safety at sea. The applied research and development project, called Global AIS on Space Station (GLASS), will enable ships to be tracked farther from shore, ideally providing a ...
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Interpret this dream for me: I was sitting in front of the house I grew up in when Wynonna Judd walks by with a bag of her garbage and casually puts it in our trash can. She notices me and says "Hey, Ben! I have something for you!" She reaches into her garbage and pulls out a really nice designer handbag with this Joey Chao tiki room design on it. "Cool! Thanks!" I say. She says, "I found it in my hall closet. Sorry about all the mustard stains." I look more closely and it's got crusty mustard spots all over it and all the buckles are broken off.
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i think she was hungry and almost ate it with mustard, but you were there to save its life, you must have traded her a hotdog for it
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I now have a reason to go to Hong Kong...
Tikitiki Bowling Bar opened just a couple of weeks ago in Sai Kung, a town in Hong Kong. It's a big operation: ten lanes, multiple drinking and dining areas, and a live music venue, each themed a b...
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I think that might be the first time someone actually wore a Star Trek uniform in space....think about that for a second...
 
Samantha Shows Dragon is Captured! | International Space Station
Samantha says: "There's coffee in that nebula"... ehm, I mean... in that Dragon." Congratulations, Samantha & Terry! A job well done!

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: April 17, 2015

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#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #SpaceX #Dragon #Coffee #Commercial #Cargo #CRS6 #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #StarTrek   #TerryVirts   #Commander #SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer #Expedition43
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Starting the night off after classes all day...
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David Jarvis

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So, we are giving away one year of maritime vessel traffic data!

Over the last two years, we have been designing, building, and testing a payload to be flown to the International Space Station. Our project is called GLobal AIS on Space Station (GLASS). Here are some details:

The purpose of the GLASS project is to track maritime vessel traffic worldwide from the International Space Station.

Most vessels over 300 gross tons must transmit an Automatic Identification Signal (AIS), which is detectable from space.

We are looking for evaluators to participate in a one-year applied research initiative.

We are specifically looking to work with businesses, government organizations, and academic researchers and institutions.

The hardware is complete, and will launch on a SpaceX vehicle this summer.

When the hardware is installed, checked out, and operational, we will begin offering the data to evaluators.

After the one-year evaluation period is over, we intend to commercialize the platform.

Anyone interested in finding out more should visit our website for details. Thanks!


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I'm attending #spacecom Houston. The main theme seems to be 1. Cost reduction 2. Cost reduction 3. Cost reduction. I think we are reaching a tipping point in space access affordability...
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Did they mention anything about cost reduction?
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Well. There is a Frontline media van roaming around NASA JSC this morning...
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We had a great time walking the 5K for #NAMI  - The National Alliance on Mental Illness on Saturday! Find more walks at: http://namiwalks.org/
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is doubling down its effort to become a top-tier university for “Big Data” research. On Thursday, the flagship school in the commonwealth’s university system will announce the launch of a new center for data science. Over the next decade, the school plans to hire 40 new faculty positions and raise $100 million through industry investments to expand the school’s presence in the burgeoning field.
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I want to know who recorded it. Were they fine with it, or were they fed up and wanted to document this behavior?
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  • JAMSS America, Inc
    Engineer / Aerospace Consultant, 2005 - present
  • Merchandise Testing Laboratories
    Quality Testing Engineer, 1998 - 2000
  • U.S. Coast Guard
    Navigator/Operations Specialist, 2000 - 2004
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I've had the great fortune of working in several different fields.  My career has allowed me to serve my country in the U.S. Coast Guard, work as a test engineer for a product testing company, and most recently provide engineering consulting for the Japanese Space Program, working out of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. I'm passionate about two subjects - space and alternative energy. Someday I'd would like to find a way to combine both fields.


Past:

I realized I had a diverse interest in science and technology while taking a senior-level physics class in high school.  Not wanting to be committed to one specific career path, I decided to continue my physics education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  The course work proved rigorous, and of the 50 students who began the program, I was one of only four others who received their degree in June 1999.

After beating the odds of a 90% attrition rate, I set out in 1999 to put my degree to good use. In September of 1999 I began work as a testing engineer for Merchandise Testing Laboratories in Brockton, MA.  Retailers such as Pottery Barn, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and Costco would require manufacturers to send a sample to MTL for testing prior to sale in their outlets.  I was assigned to package design analysis, where the samples were analyzed using ASTM test standards.  The cardboard containers were subjected to compression testing using an Instron machine, and the sidewalls were tested for burst-strength.  Detailed recommendations were then made to the packaging design.

In November 2000 I followed in my ancestors footsteps and decided to experience life at sea. I enlisted in the Coast Guard and chose to study navigation. As a newly-minted Quartermaster, I was assigned to the 210 foot Coast Guard Cutter Alert, which was based out of Astoria, Oregon.  The ship’s primary function was specific to each mission, which usually lasted about six weeks.  On some missions Alert would patrol the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington looking for illegal fishing activity; other missions we would patrol just outside Mexican waters looking for drug traffickers. After September 11, 2001, the Alert took on an additional role - anti terrorism.  The Coast Guard was transitioned from the Department of Transportation to the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.  In 2003, the Coast Guard decided to incorporate the functions of the Quartermaster into the Boatswain’s Mate rating.  Not wanting to take on the duties normally performed by a Boatswain’s Mate, I accepted an option to transition my speciality to the newly-formed Operations Specialist rating, where I worked in CIC - Combat Information Center.  This is where I was first exposed to working at the nerve center of an organization.  I became very familiar with how operations worked at a management level. I worked with the captain, first officer, and the operations officer to plan helicopter patrols and search and rescue operations.  In addition, I conducted background investigations on suspicious vessels and their crew, maintained secure radio and data communications with other military assets, and generally performed tasks that were commonly known by the crew as ‘Secret Squirrel Operations”.

I successfully completed my enlistment in November 2004 and was honorably discharged. In February 2005 I moved to Houston,Texas to work in the aerospace industry, and was hired by MTS Global in April 2005.  MTS provided aerospace consulting services to NASA and its various contractors.  I was assigned to research and write several white papers for NASA’s Close Call Awareness Program, which was created to increase the awareness of numerous close call events during the Space Shuttle Program within the aerospace community. In addition, I was assigned to work with JAMSS America Incorporated to assist their staff in working with the Japanese National Space Agency (JAXA).  In April 2006, MTS Global ended business operations and I was directly hired by JAMSS America.  


Present: 

I am a senior engineer at JAMSS America, where I provide operations management consulting to the Japanese National Space Agency (JAXA) and its contractors.  I serve as a liaison between NASA and JAXA. I spend much of my time serving as part of JAXA's Operations Management Team at NASA’s Mission Control Center.
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I can sit in the old Apollo-era Mission Control Room any time I want.
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Good food and price, but they often screw up the order. Also, the drive through has often been painfully slow. Avoid if possible. Always always always check the order. If you use the drive through, pull over and check everything. They screw up or forget something pretty much every time. Tonight, they gave me my bag, told me to "have a nice night", and almost let me drive away without giving me my shake. I had to think about what I ordered, and only then realized they hadn't given it to me. I have never seen more problems with order verification in my life.
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Good burgers and onion rings, but the atmosphere is great!
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This is a great place to get a fast, inexpensive, and tasty lunch. I go here when I need to be somewhere else within 30 minutes. The food tastes good, and it comes out really fast. The best part is that you can get out of there for less than $10 very easily.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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These are the best Spring Rolls around!
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This place is wonderful. I come for DragonCon every year, and this place is a must every time I visit.
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reviewed a year ago
We order out from here about once per month. Shrimp with Walnuts is my favorite.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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