MJ MARGGRAFF
Preparing for Far and Away

Preparing for Far and Away

A Risk that cannot be ignored One of the most significant health risks facing humankind is not a physical danger but an emotional one. It’s likely you have all experienced this risk at some point in your life. The risk is loneliness. While it is prevalent in our societies on Earth, nowhere is loneliness more profound than in Space. Impaired cognitive functioning Over the past decade researchers have discovered how…

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The Mars Dilemma

The Mars Dilemma

According to NASA administrator Robert M Lightfoot Jr., Mars remains the next great goal in space exploration. At a conference in Dublin, Lightfoot went on to say that “Right now we’re working on trying to get there in the 2030s, with crew. We’re building off what we’re doing in the International Space Station – we’re using that to do research on humans and the technologies we’ll need to go further into…

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Why We WILL Go To Mars

Why We WILL Go To Mars

Humankind is by nature curious, and that curiosity has led us far from home to explore new worlds. Making new discoveries means taking risks, but as Martin Buber says: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Nothing will be truer than our journey to go to Mars. Our exploration to our neighboring planet will lead us to discover not just a new world, but a better…

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Gravity Games has taken flight!

Gravity Games has taken flight!

Greetings! I’m excited to update you on the project I’ve been leading this past year. I’m proud to say that on March 22nd Gravity Games hitched a ride on a rocket from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station (ISS)! As many of you may know I created Gravity Games for Made In Space, developer of the latest zero gravity 3D printing technology on the ISS. Gravity Games is a new way for…

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Space Games is Now Destined for the International Space Station, March 22, 2016

Space Games is Now Destined for the International Space Station, March 22, 2016

The Space Games Challenge, a watershed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program has been created as a pre-college students space dream where students game inventions will be printed on a Made In Space, Inc. zero-gravity 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), then ‘played’ by ISS astronauts. In late 2015, Made In Space deployed their additive manufacturing zero-gravity printer aboard the ISS as a first step towards the…

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What Would You Take  — for the Team?

What Would You Take — for the Team?

‘Teamwork makes the dream work in spaceflight”, said astronaut Mark Kelly, who learned this from someone smart. “And spaceflight is the biggest team sport there is,” he added. Mark’s long ride has also brought us closer to the dream of long duration space flight. As Kelly completed his year in space aboard the International Space Station, orbiting at 250 miles high, from March of last year to March of this…

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