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Ethan Chew
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Lancaster, CA
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This is what our friends at SpaceX have been doing in space over 2014.
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So I am told Venus from an airship is excellent at this time of the Venusian year. ;)
Meet the NASA Study that proposes exploration of Venus using airships and cloud cities.
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
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It's almost like the Cloud City from Star Wars: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cloud_City
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A penny for the stars...
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I wish you a Happy New Year my dear friend Ethan.
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An interesting building technique.  You guys in fabrication, what do you think?
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+Erik Arendall​, I need to see this with you next time I am in AL.
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You can not only hear, but see the music as well. Amazing confluence of music and sound science experiments!

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford: http://youtu.be/Q3oItpVa9fs
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+Billy Riedel​, what do you think?
The UNI tablet case uses gesture recognition technology to translate sign language into audible speech.
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Hello!  Good to connect with you.
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AH, JS and I have been working on the development of a mechanical counterpressure space suit. AH has been the technical lead on the project and has published a public report on the technical particulars of our development.
It's been a good project and the team has done an excellent job on this development.
Web: http://issyroo.org/?page_id=149
Report: http://issyroo.org/SilsuitG2TechECSafe.pdf
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Check it out. A young star and its orbiting planets photographed in formation. This photo has been presented as what is to come from the new ALMA array. This is research that seeks to determine the supporting data for the hypothesis of planetary formation.
 
The ALMA radio telescope has captured fledgling planets in the midst of their early formation around the sun-like star HL Tau.
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+Marshall Eubanks​: ^5
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A business method to proxy in another business to communities they otherwise would not serve due to resource constraints.  A rather interesting method of doing business and gaining added value.
 
IKEA Run is great because, as pointed out, #Huntsville is just too small to have an ikea.
University of Alabama in Huntsville electrician Paul Brandon didn't even know IKEA existed until about two years ago when former Ikea*run owner Todd Harmon asked him for help with a trip to the massive Atlanta store.
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Watch this!  A visualization of techno music from DJ Nigel Stanford using various machines to visualize their vibrations.  
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Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun: Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that blows continuously from the sun’s atmosphere through the solar system. Our researchers and university partners are using high-fidelity computer simulations to learn how these magnetic fields emerge, heat the sun’s outer atmosphere and produce sunspots and flares.

This visualization shows magnetic field loops in a portion of the sun, with colors representing magnetic field strength from weak (blue) to strong (red).

Image Credit: Robert Stein, Michigan State University; Timothy Sandstrom, NASA/Ames

#nasa #computer #sun #solarwind #sunspot #supercomputer #solarsystem #science

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Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Aerospace Engineering B.S., 2002 - 2007
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Engineer, Maker & Entrepreneur
Introduction
Engaged in engineering, business development, networking and marketing and management for entrepreneurial ventures.

Currently developing an engineering career in the development and fabrication of composite structures and rocket propulsion of space vehicles for the commercial space sector.

Have a foundation in the design-build-test-fly cycle for UAVs (4 aircraft projects) and rocket engines (2 spacecraft projects). 

Have worked professionally as a NASA contract systems engineer.

Experienced with establishing and managing makerspaces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace) as non-profit 501c3 entities as a co-founder and member of the managing board. Have worked with two makerspaces in this line.
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Built Rockets & Airplanes, Co-Founded the First Makerspace in Mojave, CA, Mojave Makers, Manage Makerspaces, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management for Startups.
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Aerospace Engineering, Advising Makerspaces, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management.
Skills
Systems Engineering, Composites Design and Fabrication, UAV Design-Build-Fly Development, Rocket Propulsion, Rocket Engine Design-Build-Test, Establishment and Management of Makerspaces, Business Development, Networking & Marketing and Management.
Employment
  • Makerspaces
    Non-Profit 501c3 Makerspace Consultant, 2012 - present
    Advising Startup Makerspaces.
  • Luna Desic, LLC
    Business Development Manager, 2013 - 2015
    SilSuit Project - Prior Space Suit Engineer, Principal Investigator; Space Suit Design, Fabrication & Testing. Now Subcontract Management & Business Development. Project engineering is now subcontracted to our development partner, Issyroo Farms, LLC (http://issyroo.org/)
  • Ansari Enterprise LLC
    CEO, 2014 - 2015
    Ansari Enterprise is a venture launched in 2014 for the development of communities around spaceports that are supportive of the ports' local space industries. By providing consulting services in business development and networking, we seek to bring together the right businesses, industries and amenities, promote coordination and cooperation to develop a comprehensive space community that is able to sustain and grow. We so far have been evaluating concepts and advising our current clients as well as developing our business. Web: www.ansarienterprise.com
  • XCOR Aerospace
    Test Stand Engineer, 2012 - 2012
    Test Hardware Design & Construction and Test Operations.
  • Masten Space Systems
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
    Vehicle Construction, Vehicle Operations and Design Work.
  • Bastion Technologies, Inc.
    Quality Engineer at Space Shuttle Program Safety & Mission Assurance, NASA Marshall SpaceFlight Center (QD34), 2007 - 2011
    NASA Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Team at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC): Provided an integrated systems engineering approach to quality engineering assessments and decisions relating to mission safety. Risk Reviews: Contributed to team assessments of safety issues worked by MSFC's Quality Assurance Group. Determined safety risk and impact and gave recommendations to group to address issues.
  • UIUC Microelectronics Lab - Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group
    Student Assistant, 2001 - 2005
    Worked for the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory's Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group. Developed programs in NI LabVIEW and VEEPro for automated instrument control and data acquisition during evaluation experiments on microchip components. Gathered research data scanning experimental microchip samples with Atomic Force Microscopy.
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Lancaster, CA
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Huntsville, AL - Champaign, IL
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