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January 12-18, 2015 / Vol 34, No 2 / Hawai`i Island, USA

9 Jan 2015, 21:41 UTC
January 12-18, 2015 / Vol 34, No 2 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Silicon Valley: A Growing Nexus for Space Endeavor

Silicon Valley Space Center and AIAA San Francisco are hosting the next TechTalk at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View CA, USA on January 15. The theme is Project Spartan Spear, a dedicated CubeSat launcher being built by San Jose State University to provide considerably more flexibility to designers in terms of payload content, orbit and time of launch than traditionally available to CubeSats as secondary payloads on larger rockets. Upcoming SETI Institute public events include a lecture on Theia’s Date with Destiny by Billy Quarles of NASA Ames on Jan 13 and a Colloquium on Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction and the Identification of Habitable Conditions on Ancient Earth and Mars Using Clay Minerals by Tom Bristow. American Association for the Advancement of Science is hosting its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Jose on February 12-16. As a central hub of SV space activity, NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, is set to host a wide variety of events including workshops on Potential for Finding Life in a Europa Plume on Feb 18 and Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions on March 24-26, a meeting of the Outer Planets Assessment Group ...

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