MC: Scott Olson
Scott introduces the T minus 5 talks while wearing a jumptux.
“Get Over It, Pluto”
You’re not a “planet” anymore? Big deal. The club you’re in now is cooler. And how do you think the solar system’s giant moons feel? They never get any respect.
“Reboot the Franchise”
Newspace needs a new Trek, and humanity needs a new vision of the future.
“Space on Earth, The Flying Saucer Experience”
Space-like experiences we can have on Earth while venturing into space. Introducing the HALOSaucer.
“Why Walk When You Can Fly!”
Why the 12 guys who went around the moon in many ways had a better experience than those who landed, and yet are less remembered.
Carbonated beverages present a challenge in Zero G. How can we have recreation in space without one of our favorite beverages? One solution: flat beer.
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“A Night with Tempel 1″
Why a temperamental spacecraft and it’s Valentine’s date with a familiar comet
made for a very long night.
“Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Pool”
An earth-bound space experience.
“Swear Words in Math and Their Use”
A public service STEM message to encourage people to learn more mathematics, and to help and encourage young people to do so.
“Electric Spacecraft Propulsion and Power Beaming”
“Skyrim vs. the Real Sky”
A look at the challenges of engaging the imaginations of the iGeneration and how the wonders of the real universe might find it hard to compete with the vivid hyper-reality of modern games.
“We’re Already Astronauts”
How the debate about space exploration is as insane as a sailors in a boat arguing over whether or not to learn about the ocean.