On becoming a spacefaring species….within…

On becoming a spacefaring species….within 15 years. http://bigthink.com/videos/stephen-petranek-on-living-on-mars

For the non-Tweetists….https://twitter.com/mastenspace/status/625797089369309184/photo/1

For the non-Tweetists….https://twitter.com/mastenspace/status/625797089369309184/photo/1

Open Organization

Article about running your organization in an open way. “Open Organization” is a term now, I guess.

http://opensource.com/open-organization/15/6/open-organization-main-street

Calling all #engineerspeak contributors!! With…

Calling all #engineerspeak contributors!!

With Apogee II behind us, it is time to get things rolling again on the Yavin Thruster. We are ready to start our next sprint, so we need to do our sprint planning for Sprint 2 and get team commitments for development work over the next six weeks.

I would like to do this planning at this week’s #engineerspeak hangout (7/23 @ 2200 Eastern). Please let me know (over email, in a comment below, over slack, etc) if you are going to be in the upcoming sprint and can make Thursday’s hangout. And, be sure to check out the planning worksheet before the meeting so we can dive right into planning – https://goo.gl/M03uSr.

as astra per civitatem

Good morning everyone!

Apogee II is upon us and I have an important announcement. This announcement pertains to everyone in Mach 30, not just those who can make it to DC this year.

We are doing the volunteer recognition a little different this year – we are crowd sourcing it! We want you to tell us what you think the most important accomplishments of the last year are (by both teams and individuals). Tell us over in this google doc – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yItiFdvlR8LyV0bF9b40cJRYTKQ8fOfG_jhOdzSrTWE/edit.

We will collate the feedback and share it with everyone during the State of the Org address on Saturday evening.

ad astra per civitatem

Staying alive on Mars. https://community.mars-one.com/blog/abstract-mars-one-surface-habitat-eclss-conceptual-design-assessment

Staying alive on Mars. https://community.mars-one.com/blog/abstract-mars-one-surface-habitat-eclss-conceptual-design-assessment