LEctenna Demonstration on the International Space Station.

  On Monday April 13, 2020, the US Naval Research Lab officially announced that power beaming was successfully experimented on the International Space Station (ISS), proving that wireless power transfer works in space.  While still onboard the ISS, NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir recorded a LEctenna experiment for STEM students showing how power beaming can eventually […]

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Interview with Bruce Morton regarding his Solar Power Satellite-Hurricane Prevention Concept.

For over a decade, NASA and other government agencies have been warning the world about global climate change and its potential effects, which may include more severe hurricanes.  In the last 20 years, hurricanes have devastated the US causing “$329.9 billion and 3,318 fatalities,” (Smith) and have become more frequent and stronger. In turn, a good […]

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Caltech AMBER Lab Tour.

Earlier this month, Caltech Ph.D. Grad Student, Jacob Reher, gave us, Base 11 AMP (Aerospace Mentorship Program) students, a fantastic tour of the Caltech Advanced Mechanical Bipedal Experimental Robotics LAB also known as the AMBER LAB.  Jacob showed us the semi-autonomous experimental robot Cassie (see photo below), prosthetic/exoskeleton designs and nonlinear and hybrid systems. Photo of […]

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Caltech Coding Experience

Today, was another beautiful day at the Base 11 Caltech AMP (Aerospace Mentorship Program).  The impressive Caltech Ph.D. Candidate, Joel Lawson, educated all of us about algorithms/coding using Anaconda in the wonderful Kármán Conference Room (dedicated to Theodore von Kármán).We also took another lab tour with Caltech Graduate, Morgan Hooper, as well as listened to […]

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Shape-Shifting Liquid Metal…T-1000?

Nikola Tesla, invented so many complex innovations that we still don’t completely understand all of them today.  Some of his inventions, could not work because the materials used or available to him at that time, were too heavy.  Unfortunately, Nikola Tesla didn’t live in the age of advanced lightweight, self-healing materials, such as the “extremely promising” […]

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CASSIOPeiA Solar Power Satellite.

CASSIOPeiA is by far my favorite Solar Power Satellite, it is both beautifully designed and highly efficient.  International Electric’s inspiring CASSIOPeiA stands for Constant Aperture, Solid-State, Integrated, Orbital, Phased Array.  Earlier this month, CASSIOPeiA Engineer, Ian Cash, presented his SPS at the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany and wowed the audience.  The CASSIOPeiA […]

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