Thursday, July 17, 2014

Presentation and Paper at IAC

Mark Schaffer, from SpaceWorks, will be presenting a paper on the NIAC work at the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) being held in Toronto, Canada from September 29th-October 3rd, 2014.

Program: A.5 Human Exploration of the Solar System, Session 2 Human Exploration of Mars.
Date/Time/Location: 2014-09-30, 14:45, Room 715A, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Here is the program info link: http://www.iafastro.net/iac/browse/IAC-14/A5/2/

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Science-Fiction Conventions

Looks like NASA is going to have an official presence at Comic Con in San Diego this year:

              NASA Landing at Comic-Con with Panel on Mars Plans

"Moderated by actor Seth Green, the panel will include (Buzz) Aldrin, NASA Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green, Jet Propulsion Laboratory systems engineer Bobak Ferdowsi, and NASA astronaut Mike Fincke."


I will also be speaking as an official guest of Dragon*Con in Atlanta again this year. 

             Dragon*Con Official Website
             Dragon*Con Guest List

D*C is the largest sci-fi convention in the southeast and draws over 60,000 attendees over the four day event Labor Day weekend. While there is over 3,500 hours of scheduled programming, it is not all make-believe fun. The Space and Science tracks host serious talks ranging from amateur astronomy, breakthrough physics, space commercialization, and the status of NASA science missions. I will have a presentation in the Space track on our NIAC project as well as a panel talk on the "Science of Star Wars".

Hope you see you in Atlanta!





Thursday, June 26, 2014

Couple of News Articles

A couple of recent news articles on hibernation and information on the emergency cooling trials at UPMC in Pittsburgh:

              How to Freeze People and Bring Them Back to Life - The Atlantic

              The Hibernation Switch - Pacific Standard (we've been discussing the use of 5'AMP to augment TH)