Make:BayArea is an introduction to the Maker community. You can meet local makers, learn some new skills and grow from there.
Our meet up is here for you to: - Meet other local Makers - Build your making skills through mini-workshops - Hear inspirational guest speakers - Collaborate with engineers, makers, crafters, artists, etc. - Get opinions or advice on project ideas and execution - Discover more specific groups and events in the Bay Area
In this free 60-minute panel discussion, join moderator Adam Savage and Astronaut Cady Coleman along with author Mary Robinette Kowal as they talk about what goes into making a $20-million spacesuit and the vital importance of how it fits.
SPACESUITS! Cosplayers might not realize it, but there's a ton of common ground between wearing an elaborate costume and suiting up to work in the vacuum of space. Despite their high cost and sophisticated engineering, wearing a spacesuit is far more difficult than it looks, even if it fits the wearer perfectly, which, if you're a woman astronaut, it rarely does. As we move into this next stage of space exploration, it's never been more vital to outfit earthlings with proper gear for setting up off-earth outposts. It's a tougher nut to crack than most understand. Perhaps NASA could learn a few things from cosplayers!
SPACE IS UNLIMITED :)