Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Visit from Tom and Tina Sjogren

Friday, October 17, 2014

Published: 'Three Ages to the Stars'

New popular-science publication in the Swedish journal Glänta. This is "Three Ages to the Stars: Recommendations for the Adaptation of Human Biology and Culture Beyond Earth", available in English, with additional Figures, at my page.

As NASA and others more realistically and carefully look at space colonization concepts these days, evolution--both cultural and biological--must be considered at all levels. I'm sketching that out in a new book, Principles of Space Anthropology, slated for release in 2018 (publisher pending paperwork!).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prototype C02 Scrubber

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

High Pressure Test #2

Sunday, October 5, 2014

High Adventure

Wow, in an impromptu pressure test tonight things were feeling good so I kept adding suit pressure from 2 psi to 3, then up to 4, then up to five. Suit seams were creaking, there were popping and groaning sounds, the helmet hold-down buckle slipped and then failed, and I could only read the top row of my instruments! Exciting business, we reduced pressure and all was OK. As you're strapped into this system you feel slowly that you are reverting to infancy, completely dependent on exterior systems to survive. You are tightly strapped into a reclined seat, watching your suit pressure and C02 numbers, and at high suit pressure you are encased in a suit of iron. Very interesting sensations! A lot of good information tonight.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wrapping up 4th Airframe Build -- Next One Is the Real Flying Machine!

Wrapping up trainer build. In a few months this itself will be dismantled and the instruments and controls transferred to the airframe of the actual flying machine! This trainer is really good, result of 4 prior builds and stripped down (almost) to the minimum, which is what we need. Tight fit!