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Don’t miss Tuesday’s live webcast where Dale Dougherty and YOU ask questions of the experts around the NASA Make: Challenge!

The NASA Make Challenge is an invitation for makers to participate in the exploration of space and give students an opportunity to build an experimental kit that can be flown on a future space flight. These experiments will be based on the CubeSat modules. To help makers think about building kits for space flight, we’ll bring together some experts who have developed and used the Cubesat program.

Featuring the lovely and talented:

Kris Kimel – Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation

Kris Kimel is President and a founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), a non-profit company with an international reputation for designing and implementing a range of innovative initiatives. Over the 24 year life of KSTC dozens of projects have been funded by diverse supporters involving corporations, private foundations, state and federal governments. KSTC funds important R&D and technology commercialization projects at Kentucky universities. It also designed and manages the Kentucky Enterprise Fund (KEF)…an early-stage venture fund which currently holds over 60 equity positions in innovation-driven Kentucky companies.

Kimel is the founder and leader behind the vision and implementation of Kentucky Space LLC, a new nonprofit enterprise focused on R&D, education and entrepreneurial space solutions.

He is also the founder of the international IdeaFestival® (IF)…a world-class event that attracts leading and highly diverse thinkers from across the nation and around the globe to explore and celebrate innovation, imagination and game-changing ideas.

James Kuhl – Teachers in Space Program

James Kuhl is an an Astronaut Trainee in the Teachers in Space program. He’s an earth science teacher, and a member of the NASA Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers. He’ll be joining us to talk about how suborbital flight experiments are used in the classroom.

So bring your questions about making your own kits for space flights and participate live in the chatroom.

Makers in Space: Developing Experiments for the NASA Make Challenge
Tuesday April 19th, 11am PT/2pm ET
Watch at makezine.com/space (here!) or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat to interact live with the show.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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