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#1 2020-01-13 10:57:57

Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 1,645


The interview on the Space Show coming up on Tuesday is about Titan:

2. SPECIAL TIME: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020: 6 PM PST (8 pm CST; 9 PM EST): We welcome JANELLE WELLONS of JPL to discuss future Titan settlement prosects and space mission instrument and related engineering topics.

Janelle Wellons graduated from the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 2016 and now works at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. At JPL, Janelle works as an instrument operations engineer on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the earth-observing Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA), and previously on the Saturnian Cassini mission. Her job consists of creating the commands for and monitoring the health and safety of a variety of instruments. She also works in development, specifically for the ground data system and instrument operations concepts for the MAIA mission. Additionally, Janelle serves on an advisory board for, a company that creates project-based learning experiences designed for STEM education.  She is also a on the board for the Pasadena YWCA, heading the programs committee and developing STEAM activities for middle school aged girls. When she isn’t working you can find her scuba diving, playing video games, reading, enjoying the outdoors, and doing outreach work.

What caught my eye (for NewMars forum readers) is that (apparently) the interview will include consideration of creating a habitat of some kind for humans visiting Titan.  The problems to be solved seem (to me at least) reasonably close to those confronting Mars settlers.

For SpaceNut ... the speaker may be in a position to help to recruit participants in the Virtual Expedition topic.



#2 2020-01-13 18:18:08

From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 17,402

Re: TheSpaceShow

It may be possible to do much of this in a game mode or SIM game that allows for the choices to be made that effects out come.
As for new recruits that would be great to see other educated individuals that want to be arm chair scientists or engineers.


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