A great example of how we can have a 2-way technology transfer between the space program and the developing world. If we are going to explore beyond Low Earth Orbit (which we should) we will need to adopt the engineering philosophy used in the developing world. Namely engineering solutions need to be: robust, and not need a great deal of training or resupply. It also shows how open source tech like the Open Data Kit (ODK) app onphones can help the developing world. Cool Stuff!
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- The technology developed for space travel is beneficial to everyone in the world .. very goodDec 23, 2011
- This is really cool. Thanks for sharing.Dec 23, 2011
- It's about time someone in the space program spoke out publicly about this. I salute you for doing so to begin the public conversation.
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- Who will help develop the technology I am working on? Wardforce, part of a Magnet has been isolated from the North and South Poles. When demonstrating Wardforce, forward and backward motion, TORQUE is generated while current it taken from the pickup coil. This proves energy from Magnets. On my website I give a list of materials, drawings, videos... Anyone can isolate these parts of a Magnet. www.energy-ingenuity.comDec 23, 2011
- VF's business model is interesting as well, if not as applicable to BEO efforts. Technology transfer will be the among the significant impacts as humanity spreads out into the Solar System. Solutions to Martian problems may not be necessary on Earth, the Moon, or elsewhere, but they may make life better on the Earth overall.
I would think order of importance for these solutions would be robustness, self-sufficiency, and then training.Dec 23, 2011
- These NASA pictures are awesome!!! Agree with your comments regarding space travel and engineering support. Labor intensive science and research opportunities present! Rock on!!!Dec 23, 2011
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- Is the converse not true? DTN originally designed for networking in space, has had limited real world applicability for dev world scenarios..Dec 25, 2011