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Chris Kemp
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The age of private space exploration is dawning...
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Great story on NASA innovation and commercialization of OpenStack
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Great progress Will! Congratulations!
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Phonesat: NASA to try inexpensive satellites using Android

Android....in....space! Will Marshall of NASA showed a sub-$10k Nexus "phonesat" that he says will be the fastest processor to govern a satellite. Mars Explorer used a 33MHz processor. It sends signals back via amateur radio packet system, rather than ground tracking. Launch video:
NexusOne/Arduino PhoneSat Satellite Launch Video

Great anecdote: when a launch failed, the entire payload fell without parachute into desert. The data was left intact.
They're launching 3 Android phonesats in December, in space for 3 weeks. As +Gina Blaber pointed out, they're "iterating Sillicon Valley-style."

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  • Nebula
    CEO, 2011 - present
  • NASA
    CTO, 2010 - 2011
  • NASA
    CIO, 2006 - 2011
  • Escapia
    CEO, 2001 - 2006
  • Classmates.com
    Chief Architect, 1999 - 2001
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Founder and CEO of Nebula - founder of OpenStack, former CTO of NASA
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Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations.  Chris has experience starting, funding, building, and selling technology businesses. As Chairman of NASA's Web Council and Chief Information Officer at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Chris helped forge partnerships with Google and Microsoft and is responsible for NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform.  Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community Classmates.com, the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia, and the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world's largest grocery store chain.

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