This was recorded from the first ever joint Google Hangout between MyMoon & CosmoQuest with Mike Vergalla of Moon Express. During the hangout, Mike explains a bit about his own path to Moon Express, and explains some of the work for which he is responsible.
Lunabotics competition going on LIVE right now! http://www.ustream.tv/nasaedge
Mason Peck, NASA's Chief Technologist, held an "ask me anything" session yesterday on Reddit. In response to a question about the relationship between NASA and commercial space companies, Peck shared his support for the success of the 'data buy' model. One example of this model is the $30 million Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contract awarded to Moon Express.
Yesterday marked the first day of NASA's Lunabotics college level competition. Shout out to Moon Express Project Engineer Michael Vergalla who is currently at the Kennedy Space Center as one of the judges in the competition.
Even if it isn't always the Moon, our team members are always reaching for new heights! In this photo are team members Ajeeth Ibrahim(left) and Michael Policelli(right).
With the coordinates of 12deg 58' N 77deg 34' E, home to some of the biggest IT, aerospace and biotech majors in India, Bangalore or Bengaluru, as it is called now, is one of the fastest growing Indian metros. Bangalore is India's "Rocket City" easily the aerospace hub of India with major public sector aerospace firms like the Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) being based in the heart of Bangalore.
Today, the leader of the Robotics team appeared in El Mercurio, the main newspaper of Chile.
Below, the article (in spanish):
Very nice background by the way.
As we noted in our recent post, one of the driving forces behind Puli Space is creativity. Besides the necessary - but not sufficient - creativity in engineering and science, we must be creative in many other areas, like internal organization, creating financing instruments, PR & Marketing, and motivation.
On March 17th, 2013 a 40 kg asteroid going 56,000 miles per hour lit up the Moon's surface with the equivalent force of tons of TNT. The size of resulting crater will help researchers validate preexisting lunar impact models.
Ron Suggs, an analyst at the Marshall Space Flight Center was the first to observe the phenomenon.