2015年8月3日月曜日

2015 Novato Space Festival

This weekend, I joined 2015 Novato Space Festival.

I was able to see 5 legendary astronauts, very exciting!!
2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

Poster of the festival.


Astronauts who came to the festival:
Photos from the Q&A session

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

Ever been curious what is in the back pack of the astronauts?

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

This is the 3D printer that is deployed in ISS, created by a startup called Made In Space.

2015 Novato Space Festival

Objects created by the printer.

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

Synthetic regolith, made with moon dirt. Since shipping filaments to moon is too expensive, they plan to use moon dirt to create materials to 3D print.

2015 Novato Space Festival

Zero-G 3D printer validation, photo credit: Made in Space.



Tardigrade - a bug that can survive in the vacuum of outer space. They can survive in extreme environments- they can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water (100 °C), pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human.

2015 Novato Space Festival

They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce. This is a picture of them dried out, but if you add water to them they will rehydrate.

2015 Novato Space Festival

This bolt & nut from shuttle launch weighs 100 pounds!

2015 Novato Space Festival

Robot.

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

2015 Novato Space Festival

And of course, there were Star Wars cosplayers :)

2015 Novato Space Festival

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki