Oct 28th: Students Printing for the Moon

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Podcaster: Host: Dr. Pamela Gay; Guest: Ruben Nunez, Tim O’Farrel, Jillian Gloria & Corbin Rowe

GLXP-700x700Title: GLXP Team Hangouts 019: Students Printing for the Moon

Organization: Cosmoquest ; Google Lunar XPrize

Link : http://cosmoguest.org ; http://lunar.xprize.org/; http://www.earthrise-space.org/

Description: Using 3D printing, Florida students have built SAGAN—a WALL-E-esque Moon rover! After testing with dust at NASA, SAGAN’s gearing up for the Moon, and other exciting new developments. Come meet SAGAN’s makers—the young pioneers, engineers, & entrepreneurs of Orlando who have dared to grab their dreams, and build for the Moon!

Overview: A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE.

Bio:  Dr. Pamela Gay is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Project Director of Cosmoquest

Ruben Nunez, founder and COO of Earth Rise Foundation

Sagan, the rover

Tim O’Farrel, Mechanical Engineering intern

Jillian Gloria, Technical Entrepreneur Internship

Corbin Rowe, Mechanical Engineering intern

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