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I just backed the Cosmoneer Proto (http://kck.st/2eYI8oE), an open source desktop satellite simulator. Let's hear it for Open Source Spaceflight Hardware and STEM!
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So proud of Mach 30's first OSHW project and our participation in the OSHWA certification beta test.
Mach 30's Shepard Test Stand is now OSHWA Certified Open Source Hardware! http://mach30.org/QJgRq
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Calling all arm chair (and professional) space personnel. +Mach 30 is developing a home scale satellite receiving station called Ground Sphere. The project team is looking for input on how people want to use Ground Sphere (for example, would it be cooler to listen in on ISS Ham radio calls or download weather satellite images or something else entirely?).

Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the survey below to help the team out and show your support for open source spaceflight hardware. ad astra per civitatem

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMpjKCtJZy_Xl8RJ8ftw7_rKknMMAwDNKFRmW-zZ9O4A3t_w/viewform
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Thanks, +Mach 30 for sharing such an awesome Hubble video. That whole channel looks chock full of cool content.
The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy: http://ow.ly/jP38304t4t5
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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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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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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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Very cool video about the physical limits of truly deep space travel. #beyondstartrek #spacefaringcivilization

+Mach 30

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ZL4yYHdDSWs
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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"
- +J. Simmons 
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