Ithaca, New York (PRWEB) January 09, 2012
A webinar to explore the surprisingly tiny future of satellite technology. Since the dawn of the space age unless you were lucky enough to be an astronaut or an engineer with NASA, most people’s relationship with spaceflight was distant. People watched launches on TV or read about missions in a newspaper. A very few hardcore enthusiasts travelled to Cape Canaveral to watches launches with their own eyes.
Enter Zachary Manchester. Zachary is an engineer at Cornell University in the Space Systems Design Studio who has created the Sprite- a “cracker-sized” satellite that changes the economics and accessibility of spacecraft by several orders of magnitude. In the near future, members of the public will be able to purchase a satellite for a few hundred dollars. On Tuesday, January 10, at 11 AM PAC, 2PM EST, 7PM GMT, Zachary will be interviewed about his groundbreaking research, where it’s going in the future, and how this changes everyone's relationship to space. The webinar will be free to join. Here is the link for the event: https://buzzumi.com/daniel/dFCCvyw1U7 To join the webinar, click the link, and be taken directly to the interview. Participants can watch and ask questions over text chat.