Sunday, October 30, 2011

Space Vision 2011

Hey everyone! I'm in Colorado right now, about to get on a plane to head back to Boston. I just attended the 2011 Space Vision Conference in Boulder, Co. Space Vision is a conference for the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) chapters to come together and learn more about what each chapter is doing. I listened a lot of interesting presentations and learned a lot about other chapter's projects. I met a couple chapters that had submitted their own Microgravity Projects, including the University of Arizona who flew last year! I also met other people who are involved in really great space-related projects, such as Bob Richards, one of the founders of the Google Lunar X-prize team Moon Express! ( check it out!)

It was a really exciting conference, and I definitely want to spend the next few posts blogging about the things I learned there. Probably some of the topics you'll be hearing about: exoplanet searching techniques, space debris removal, and new orbital and suborbital launching capabilities.
Stay tuned!
-Emily Metivier

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Starting the Proposal

Starting this post with a shovel.
Today we "BROKE GROUND" on writing the proposal! We finally have our hypothesis all figured out, so we decided it was time to start getting words on paper. It feels great to finally be chipping away at the proposal. Especially since the deadline is two weeks away!