Citizens in Space has purchased 10 passenger and 100 payload flights on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft, which will be made available to the citizen-science community. Join us on May 4-5 to learn how you or your experiment could be onboard.
The Silicon Valley's first ever space hacker workshop will provide hands-on exposure to a variety of microcontrollers, sensors, imaging systems, and other components that you can use to design and build microgravity, fluid-physics, life-science, and engineering experiments and instruments with more power than a NASA satellite from a few years back.
Featured Speakers and Topics:
Richard Mains from NASA/Lockheed on NASA's flightopportunities program
Oana Marcu from NASA ARC/SETI on microgravity and biological experiments
Carl Carruthers from Nanoracks on crystal growth in a micro-gravity environment
Edward Wright from Citizen Science on Citizen Astronauts and flight selection and training
Manu Sharma from Singularity University and Infinity Aerospace on Ardulabs for the XCOR and International SpaceStation flight programs
Jason Reimuller from Astronauts4Hire on mesospheric science
Sean Casey of the Silicon Valley SpaceCenter on entrepreneurial spaceflight start-ups
Additional speakers are expected from the hacker, techshop, and biocurious community.
A portion of the workshop will follow the "unconference' format, which gives meeting participants the chance to speak about their research and hardware interests aboard microgravity programs.
Laptops are suggested. Wifi is provided by the Hacker Dojo.
Registration is limited and includes coffee, snacks, and lunch both days.