The Perseid meteor shower is an always-anticipated feature of the August night sky. These streaks of light are tiny bits of a comet burning up as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. The cometary debris trail, which Earth passes through once a year, was left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle during its many visits to the inner solar system.
While SpaceX is not affiliated with any commercial Hyperloop companies, it is taking a more direct approach to speeding up the process with the announcement of their plans to build a 1 mile long Hyperloop test track next to its headquarters and that it’s holding a competition next year to test Hyperloop pods.
The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, has entered into a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with National Aeronautics and Space Administration to further public outreach and education in science. One of the first major activities planned for the two organizations is “Escape Velocity,” a three-day STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) event in June, 2016.
The 8th Imagine Science Film Festival will take place October 16-24, 2015, at locations all over New York City! The festival theme is “Air”.
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide. The medium of flight and sound waves. The atmosphere that surrounds us, and the gas that fills our lungs with every breath. Air is a part of our lives in so many ways that we scarcely notice it. And so this year we’re going to explore it in-depth, in all of its scientific facets!
The EIS project will take the Grand Prize winning design, which is a visualization of a science fiction concept, and make it science fact.
The Grand Prize winning entry was submitted by Stanley Von Medvey, a concept artist who grew up in Chicago and currently resides in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Von Medvey draws inspiration from the fields of aerospace and science.