MJ MARGGRAFF
More on Space Games

More on Space Games

My paper went in today–now it will be reviewed for acceptance. It’s on the Space Games competition to make one of the first objects on the 0G 3D printer aboard the International Space Station–a unique learning experience for STEM students. Did you know that the US is in a critical shortage of STEM graduates? (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math); disciplines needed for aerospace. I developed the idea for Made In Space,…

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Space Games

Space Games

Space Games: concept to send designs by top robotics students and made aboard OG 3D printer created by Made In Space will expand its presence at the AIAA Space Forum in Pasadena in August 2015. Inspiring younger generations to set their sights on spaceflight, the winning idea–to design and manufacture a game for space, in space–won! I’m here getting a tour of MIS this May, meeting all the leaders…and a…

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Mars: Our next great journey

Mars: Our next great journey

What will we pack to go to Mars, and back? What do you take when you leave home for a 2-3 year trip? Preparing for such an epoch journey has begun. Every rover and orbiter that scouts its surface, every day we spend on the International Space Station, every time we reach to touch the sub-orbital edge. We will take something of home with us, in the form of experiences…

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FAA Recognizes MJ Marggraff

FAA Recognizes MJ Marggraff

From the Aviation Business Gazette:   FAA recognizes Mary Jo Marggraff Lafayette-based pilot sets positive example The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recognizing Mary Jo Marggraff with inclusion in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database. The database, which appears on the agency’s website at www.faa.gov, names Marggraff and other certified pilots who have met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the FAA. Pilot certification standards…

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More from HI-SEAS

More from HI-SEAS

The dome and my correspondence with the Astronauts inside: I am communicating with Zak, who is halfway through his mission with HI-SEAS -3. The ways in which the crew of 6 inside manage their decisions on priorities of tasks and resources will help future long-term space flight crews understand how to manage conflicts. Conflicts, after all, are an expected part of all teams, working and living together. In analog (simulations)…

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Tips from Space  — Feb. 20, 2015

Tips from Space — Feb. 20, 2015

  Mount Diablo Pilots Association: Tips from Space — Feb. 20, 2015 This was a lot of fun. Right outside was the airfield where I had first soloed in 2004. The sky was clear (pilots have a habit of looking up) and the control tower had its night-time beacon on, green and white blinking across the runways at me. Addressing this group of pilots, most of them having decades of…

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