10/01/13 General Meeting

Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation!
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22 Members Present

Space News

  • Curiosity Found Molecules on Mars
    • Water vapor released by minerals
  • Cygnus docks with the ISS
    • Falcon 9 version 1.1 demo launched Sept. 29
    • Canadian satellite CASSIOPE
    • Link to video:
  • NASA Shutdown
    • Government shutdown 10/1/13
    • 97% of it’s employees are off the job
    • NASA.gov doesn’t exist
    • NASA TV is offline
    • Social media inactive
    • All public events are canceled
    • ISS Astronauts are safe
  • NASA’s 55th Birthday
    • October 1st 1958
  • LPL Evening Lecture Series
    • Kepler’s Multiple Planet Systems
    • Dr. Jack Lissauer
    • 10/22/13 3:45-4:45 in Kuiper 312
  • Flandrau Science Center Humanities Week
    • 10/1/13 4:00-7:00
  • SpaceVision 2013
    • Networking
    • Speakers
    • Hackathon
    • Volunteering
    • Newspace Business Plan Competition
      • Email Bobby if interested by TONIGHT
  • Membership
    • Pay DUES
    • $15/semester, $25/year
    • Talk to any officer to pay dues
  • Office Hours
    • Snack store
    • Study space
    • Check hours at seds.org/uaseds
  • World Space Week
    • Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth
    • October 4th-10th
      • Launch of first human-made satellite
      • Signing of Outer Space Treaty
    • Goal is to educate people about the benefits they receive from space
  • Outreach Event
    • Biosphere 2
    • Saturday, October 5th
    • Experience B2 at night
    • 4-4:30pm on Saturday
    • Signup sheet at meeting
  • Social Event: Gravity
    • Friday, October 4th
    • Century 20 El Con Theatre
    • 8:00pm Showtime
    • $8.50 for student ticket
    • Trailer link:
  • Carmen’s Weekly Video
    • Square Kilometer Array
    • New radio telescope being built in Australia and South Africa
    • Video link:

    Carmen’s NASA Social Presentation

    • NASA Socials take place at various facilities
    • NASA randomly selects a certain amount of people to participate
    • Astronaut Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation
      • Given a badge
      • @NASASocial
      • Nasa.gov/connect/social
      • Nasatweet.com
  • Visited Building Nine (mockups for the ISS)
    • Mark Bowman, “The Soyuz Guy”
    • Astronaut Doug Wheelock (@Astro_Wheels)
  • NASA is building social media into astronaut’s schedules
  • Gave astronaut food to NASA Social attendees
    • (it was gross)
  • Got to see press conference with three astronauts that just arrived at the ISS
  • Got to see exercise equipment that is used on the ISS
  • NASA Social attendees got to stack dominos using gloves to simulate pain of astronaut gloves
  • #NASA55 – use this hashtag to celebrate NASA’s birthday – because they can’t