Videos Produced by NSS Seattle

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Updated 12/12/2001

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NSS Seattle Meetings

Video Length

Description

Mars Stains

1:58:00

Jill England and Efraim Palermo talk about thier newest research into a phenomena that shows up in Nasas pictures of Mars. Stains that look like they may be caused by water. At a minumum, this phenomena is NOT caused by dust being blown around and deserves to be look at more closely.

The Space Elevator

1:58:00

Dr. Edwards is being funded by Nasas advances concepts group to "characterize" what it will take to build a REAL space elevator. Suprisingly, with the new carbon nanotubule fibre that is coming online mankind will in about a year be in a position to build a device that will make access tot he stars cheap and readily available. Not only this, but the company that first builds one will virtually OWN access to space (and all it's stockholders will get as rich as uncle Bill).

M2P2 Developments

1:58:00

Dr. Robert Winglee discusses a technology that is now in development that will increse the speed of probes traveling to outer planets by an order of magnitude (10 times faster).

Balloon exploration of Mars

1:58:00

Chris Vancil talks about the Mars Balloon group. A group working much like AMSAT that wants to send a balloon powered exploration device to Mars.

Propulsion Review

1:58:00

DR. King does a run-down of all of the interesting kinds of rocket engines that are being made by General Dynamics (formerly Rocket Research, and also a few other corporate names).

Lunar Observer

1:58:00

Dr. Lowell Eldrenkamp worked on the Lunar Observer program for Boeing. The built a film based camera that went into orbit around the moon with about 8 miles of film onboard, took pictures, developed them, scanned them with a scanner capable of 16 shades of grey and sent the pictures back to earth. The resulting pictures were used to plan all of our moon landings, and are today STILL the highest resolution images of the moon ever taken.

Building an Observatory

1:58:00

Members of Washingtons Battle Point Observatory talk about the process of acquiring funds and a surplus military facility in a park, and building a world class observatory there..

AMSAT Review

1:58:00

One of the propulsion engineers from the last AMSAT sattelite construction project talks about the experience of designing space hardware,and reviews AMSATS long history of creating amateur sattelites and actually getting them flown.

How far to the moon.

1:58:00

There is a new laser measuring project afoot to use some left over Apollo mirrors on the moon to very exactly measure the distance to the moon. The results will be used in a viriety of ways.

Rare Earth

1:58:00

One of the authors of the Rare Earth Many Edens book gives us a run down on the modern thinking around the Drake equation, or, why we may be alone around here afterall...

Deep Space Network Replacement

1:58:00

Chris Vancil talks about the concept of augmenting NASA's Deep Space Network with an array made from salvaged Satellite TV dishes.

General Dynamics and How to be an Astronaut

1:58:00

David King (chief scientist) of General Dynamics (formerly Rocket Research) gives an overview of thier line of thrusters and space propulsion systems. Our own astronaut candidate Heather Smith talks about the process of applying to NASA to become an Astronaut.

Extra Solar Planets

1:58:00

Dr. Thomas Quinn talks about how planets outside our solar system are found, how wierd they really are, and when we can expect them to find some that are more earthlike.

Robert Winglee M2P2

1:58:00

about the Mini MagnetoSphereic Plasma Propulsion method he is testing

Mission Control

1:58:00

Terry Burlison, former NASA FIDO talks about what it's like inside mission controll

Orbital Rondezvous

1:30:00

Terry Burlison gives a primer on how difficult docking is in space

Lunar Rover

1:58:00

Cy Varnum talks about what it was like to build and launch the lunar rovers

Fusion motors

1:58:00

State of the art research into using fusion devices as a rocket motor

Mars Missions using

1:30:00

How to get to mars using plasma thrusters

Electric thrusters

1:58:00

Overview of all the types of satellite thrusters out there and how they work

Rovers on the Moon

1:58:00

David Gump of LunaCorp presents how they plan to make money going back to the Moon with a rover

Lava Tubes

1:58:00

Oregon L5 members discuss their lava tube simulation

Mars Overview

1:58:00

James Tillman talks about Mars and what we have done there, specifically Viking

Space Art

2:03:00

Chris Vancil shows us the history of art related to space

Space Access

1:58:00

SpaceDev LLc shows us how they are going to get off the planet

Telescopes

1:58:00

Loren Busch talks about the care, feeding, and selection of a good telescope

High power ameteur rockets

1:58:00

Members of NAR and Tripoli discuss what it takes to launch a rocket for yourself

Asteroids and Mars

1:58:00

Tony Irving Talks about asteroids, followed by Tanya Harrison talking about the Mars Millenium Project

Space Tourism

1:50:00

Representative of Zehgrams Space Travel explains how they are going to get tourists into space

Material Processing

1:20:00

Brian Tillotsen talks about how he managed to not throw up on the Vomet Comet while doing expirements

Solar Power Lights

1:58:00

Solar Power has come a long way. A new company thats selling solar powered devices talks about it's engineering and sales strategies. If they sell more the solar industry is healthier and in the long run thats good for all of us.

Nanotechnology

1:58:00

Forrest Bishop talks about how NanoTech holds the promise for us to get into space faster

Norwescon 24(2001)

Video Length

Description

Dr. Robert Forward

58:00 - 2 parts

Dr. Robert forward talks about some VERY VERY cool ideas that he has (that we really can't QUITE build today) for getting mankind not only to the planets but to the stars as well. All of these are engineering exercizes that will work if done properly.

Extra solar Planets

58:00

The people out there talk to us about how planets are found in other solar systems, and what kinds of planets we can expect to be findinfg in the future.

Space Venture Capitolism

58:00

So, you want to make millions investing in a space related company? This panel talks about who is doing what and with whos money, and what you need to get into the game with them.

Voodoo Science

58:00

Discussion as to what is and is not legitimate science.

Norwescon 23 (2000)

Video Length

Description

>Space Art Panel

0:58:00

Artists talking about how to do space art

World-Building

0:58:00

how the dynamics of planets really shape them

50 ways to leave your planet

0:58:00

Brian Tillotsen, space propulsion methods

Dirt as rocket fuel

0:58:00

Brian Tillotsen, how dirt actually makes sense as reaction mass

What we don't know

0:58:00

John Slough, discussion on the thorny problems in physics today and why they are important

NASA vs. Private Space

0:58:00

Panel discussion about pros and cons of each approach

Space Societies panel

0:58:00

Overview of all the space societies that we know of...

Norwescon 22 (1999)

Video Length

Description

Larry Niven's spaceships

0:58:00

Larry Niven showing the art of Aldo Spadoni showing his spaceships

Mars Pathfinder

0:58:00

One of the members of the pathfinder team explains how it really worked

Galileo/Jupiter mission overview

1:15:00

A JPL staff member gives an overview of the state of those missions

International Space Station

2:00:00

Panel discussion about the history of space stations, and the status of the current one

RustyCon (1999)

Video Length

Description

Space Spinoffs

1:50:00

Panel discussion of what we have now because of NASA

Mars Overview

1:28:00

Jim Burke gives a talk on the history of Mars



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