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Check it out. October is OSHW month! Let's document some projects, folks!

Tagging +Mach 30 and don't forget Open Design Engine for project hosting (https://opendesignengine.net/).
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LOL
 
Jedi & Emails

Why can't you email a photo to a Jedi? .... Because attachments are forbidden :)

(Source: goo.gl/gtFK9J)

#StarWars #Jedi #ObiWanKenobi
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Ditto. Nothing like delivering a little impromptu lesson in rocket science, complete with memes. ;)

We should do it again sometime.
 
Had a fun time hanging out for +Mach 30  at +Catylator LLC Club with Mark Potter (from @OuroborosSpace) and Andrew Reed (from @CosmosPioneering) and J Simmons. Awesome quote of the night:
Q: What’s the deal with the Karman line?
A: Above the Karman line a plane can't "plane" anymore. So it has to "space ship"
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Last call!
 
Today is the last day to enter to win a NASA "Visions of the future" poster from Mach 30: http://bit.ly/m30-nasa-poster-Giveaway
Want a print of a NASA space travel poster? Join our contest!
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+Mach 30 has the poster giveaway contest going on now!  Sign up to win a copy of one of the +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory "Vision of the Future" #spaceposters  http://bit.ly/m30-nasa-poster-Giveaway
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It's that time of year again!! Going to snag this when I get home tonight.
 
Pay What You Want: NEW Humble Bundle #electronic #ebook deal http://bit.ly/HBMakeElectronics supports Maker Ed thru 6/29
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Agile can be summarised very briefly: * Only work on the most important things at any given point in time * Break those things into small...
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Very cool video about the physical limits of truly deep space travel. #beyondstartrek #spacefaringcivilization

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ZL4yYHdDSWs
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Many assumptions were made here, primarily that technologies remain static or develop in an iterative process. While this is generally true over the short term, major leaps happen quickly in isolated revolutionary advances.

Statistically, it is highly likely that by the time we need to expand beyond our galaxy, and later supercluster (on the order of millions or billions of years, we should develop the means to do so.
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Good morning +Mach 30

Here are a few SpaceX links I came across over the last couple of weeks.

* http://m.valleymorningstar.com/premium/article_13a2eabe-044b-11e6-8eba-67a7f3fe80ee.html?mode=jqm - This one also goes out to +Greg Moran (we were recently discussing/googling the state of the Brownsville launch site, turns out they are dealing with some construction issues)

* http://m.slashdot.org/story/309823 - And here is an interesting article on how the COTS program helped SpaceX move from the Falcon 1 to the Falcon 9

* http://m.imgur.com/aebGDz8?r - Last but bot least, here is a fun comparison video between 1950s scifi and the Falcon 9

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Here, here!!
 
You funded the science. You should get to know the results. Period.
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Happy #YurisNight everyone! Here's to the dawn of human spaceflight and to a future where we can all travel through our solar system and beyond.

Speaking of traveling through our solar system, don't forget +Mach 30 is giving away prints of the most awesome +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory space travel posters - http://bit.ly/m30-nasa-poster-Giveaway
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Sign up by 15 April to be entered in the giveaway drawing! 
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It is going to be a busy year in space exploration. Looking forward to all this progress.

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This year is filled with important test flights, as private companies like SpaceX get new orbital rockets and vehicles ready for space travel. Space tourism ventures like Virgin Galactic and Blue...
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  • Phoenix Integration
    Lead Application Engineer, 2005 - present
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  • Air Force Institute of Technology
    Space Systems Engineering (PhD), 2009 - 2014
  • Florida State University
    Theatre Design/Tech and Computer Science (BFA), 1994 - 1999
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Aerospace Engineering (partial), 2003 - 2007
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
    Space Systems Engineering (MS), 2007 - 2009
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