LA City Listening II
30 June, 2010, 5:36 pm
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Check out Architizer for my review of a night of design centered storytelling in LA.


Mike Neal Thesis Presentation at Crossing the Line: the D-Crit Conference.
25 May, 2010, 6:08 pm
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Watch My Presentation: Crossing the Line: Tabula Rubra.

The Red Planet is a dim and frozen desert whose atmosphere—what little exists—is deadly to terrestrial life. But the technologies that would allow humans to stay on Mars are within reach, and global civilization is fast positioning itself to begin this very task. Conceivably possible within ten to thirty years, a manned mission to Mars could establish that first human foothold on Mars, the greatest expansion of the human prospect since the Moon landing in 1969, or the discovery of the New World, perhaps even since the first humans ventured out of the Rift Valley to become a global species.

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Reaching Higher|Higher Reaching. The 13th Annual Mars Society Convention
25 May, 2010, 5:54 pm
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I was honored to have my poster design chosen for the Mars Society’s 2010 convention in Dayton, Ohio. Read about it here.

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Moon Mars and Beyond: The 10th Annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate
25 May, 2010, 5:45 pm
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On March 15th, 2010, I was asked by the Mars Society to cover this major Space event at the Hayden Planetarium in New York about the future of the US space program hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Panelits included: Mars Society President, Robert Zubrin, Retired US Air Force General, Lester Lyles, Kennith Ford, Founder and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Paul “Moon” Spudis from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Steven Squyres of Cornell University. With a special guest call from Buzz Aldrin. Watch it here. (Video courtesy of Landmark Pictures and Sound)

Studo 360 with Kurt Andersen: Life On Mars
25 May, 2010, 5:26 pm
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Check out my radio segment for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen about my experience at the MDRS Martian analog station in Utah. It aired in March of 2010 as part of the PRI Science and Creativity segment of Design for the Real World.  Life On Mars.

Two weeks living on Mars, in Utah.
25 May, 2010, 4:47 pm
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In late November/early December of 2009 I spent two weeks in the deserts of Utah simulating living on Mars as the Executive Officer and Design Journalist of the 84th crew of the Mars Desert Research Station [MDRS]. You can read my on-site journalist reports at the Mars Society’s website: http://desert.marssociety.org/fs09/crew84/.

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NASA finds Water on The Moon. Still no cheese though.
13 November, 2009, 10:56 pm
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Moonwater3_Header“I’m here today to tell you that indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn’t find just a little bit; we found a significant amount”  –  Anthony Colaprete, NASA project scientist.

On October 9th, NASA decided to pull off a feat worthy of a James Bond villain and fired missiles into the face of the moon. (In Japan they would have called it rabbit season.)  They weren’t demanding ransom (this time), but today scientists found out that we did in fact make him him cry.

NASA’s experiment was to analyze the exploded moon debris to look for any evidence of water traces buried beneath the lunar surface. Well, they found it. A lot of it apparently: LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon. CNN reports: NASA finds ‘significant’ water on moon.

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