A few weeks ago, I learned that Elon Musk wrote a college research paper about Space-Based Solar Power…I couldn’t believe it. Today, I checked out “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” biography by Ashlee Vance and read the following: “Musk’s longtime interest in solar power and in finding other new […]Read More Elon Musk’s Space Solar College Paper = Fantastic!
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 […]Read More Caltech AMBER Lab Tour.
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 […]Read More Caltech Coding Experience
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” […]Read More Shape-Shifting Liquid Metal…T-1000?
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 […]Read More CASSIOPeiA Solar Power Satellite.
Out of hundreds of applications, only eleven students including myself, were selected to participate in the Base 11 Caltech Aerospace Mentorship Program (AMP). Monday, was our first intro day and we got to tour Caltech! Coolest people and institution ever! Here in the photo is Caltech Grad, Chris Dougherty, giving us a tour of the […]Read More First Day at the Caltech AMP.
It’s been nothing short of crazy since my last blog. Recently discovered that my college transcripts were calculated incorrectly. I have a 3.75 GPA, not 3.17, which is great! Sadly, I only learned about the HeroX American-Made Solar Prize almost 24-hours ago. I immediately sprung into action and tried to submit my first Solar Power […]Read More HeroX American-Made Solar Prize Status.
This morning, I spoke to Tim, a California Firefighter, and the first thing he told me was these raging fires are happening because of climate change. He went on to explain that the highest temperature recorded in the blistering Death Valley was 134°F(57°C) and less than 30 years ago Palm Springs reached 126°F (52°C)…less than […]Read More Red Flag Conditions = Climate Change. Where is My Solar Army When I Need One?
Have been meaning to write about the WiSEE 2017 Montreal conference and SPS workshop. It was an incredible experience and met some remarkable Solar Power Satellite Engineers, Designers, Researchers and more. Just to give you a taste of what went on, I will just get straight to it, one of my favorites, this brilliant solid-state […]Read More WiSEE 2017 Montreal Conference/SPS Workshop
In the last four years, I have been vigorously posting on social media that it is possible to create an SPS that can reduce the intensity of hurricanes. With so many victims, devastation and power outages in Florida, Puerto Rico, and more. These hurricanes possibly could have been avoided AND emergency power could have been […]Read More SPS Hurricane Destroyer