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Space Hacker Workshop

Are you a hardware hacker? Do you have the Right Stuff to become a citizen scientist or citizen astronaut? Here's your chance to find out.

This is not a local event, but anyone who wants to drive or fly up is invited to attend. Our last Space Hacker Workshop had participants fly in from as far as Denmark!

Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has purchased 10 flights on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft, which are being made available to the citizen-science community. We are seeking 100 citizen-science experiments and 10 citizen astronauts to fly as payload operators.

Join us on July 20-21 to learn how you or your experiment can be onboard.

We'll meet at the Frontiers of Flight Museum to learn how to do space on the cheap. With components available at Radio Shack or Fry's Electronics, citizen scientists can build instruments and experiments with more power than a NASA satellite from a few years back.

The Space Hacker Workshop will provide hands-on exposure to a variety of microcontrollers, microprocessors, sensors, imaging systems, and other components with which you can design and build microgravity, fluid-physics, life-science, and engineering experiments. Each paid attendee will receive a free hardware starter package to take home after the workshop, and lunch will be provided.

Andrew Nelson, Chief Operating Officer of XCOR Aerospace, which is building the fully reusable Lynx spacecraft, will be on hand to answer your questions. Researchers from NASA, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, and other organizations will share their technical knowledge.

Citizen astronauts and program managers from Citizens in Space will be on hand to discuss the citizen-astronaut training program.

Admission at the door is $129. Online Registration is now available for $99 at:

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