Citizens in Space will participate at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, which takes place May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. New details on Citizens in Space programs will be announced at the event.

Maker Faire, produced by Make magazine, is a two-day festival of do-it-yourself science, engineering, art, and crafts. MakerFaire Bay Area is the oldest and largest Maker Faire, attracting about 150,000 people.

To put that into perspective, NASA has about 18,000 employees.

We invite all citizen scientists and Makers in the Bay Area to visit us at Maker Faire. More details on our participation will be posted as the event approaches.

See us at Maker Faire!

Written by Astro1 on March 30th, 2012 , Citizen Science (General), Events

San Francisco, CA (Mar. 28, 2012) — Citizen scientists and hardware hackers are being challenged to develop payloads for commercial reusable suborbital spacecraft during the International Space Apps Challenge, a NASA-sponsored event that takes place worldwide and aboard the International Space Station on April 21-22.

The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day “codeathon” which invites developers, hobbyists, and hackers around the world to work on a variety of hardware and software challenges. Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, is challenging participants to develop suborbital science payloads as part of the event.

Successful payloads may fly into space aboard one of the commercial reusable spacecraft that are now under development by companies such as XCOR Aerospace. XCOR Aerospace is building the Lynx, a two-seat rocketship that is expected to make its first flight before the end of this year.

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Written by Astro1 on March 29th, 2012 , Citizen Science (General), Citizens in Space, Events

Citizen scientists who are interested in nanosatellites should check out two upcoming workshops. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Astro1 on March 21st, 2012 , Events, Nanosatellites