Dennis Wingo: We have had some great visitors over the last couple of days. One group is Dave Martinez and Ana Huante from Dave Martinez Technologies. Great group of folks who are key evangelists and designers of the Google Glasses. Here is a picture of them visiting us yesterday! Click on image to enlarge.
Recently in McMoons aka Building 596 Category
Dennis Wingo: Today we had a real treat. One of my mentors from Huntsville, David Christensen, one of the early members of the von Braun team in Huntsville, came by to visit LORIP today. Dave is one of my hero's and inspirations for what we are doing here at LORIP. Remember hearing that the Saturn V drawings were lost? Remember that years and years later the story came out that one guy saved them? That one guy was Dave. Dave also has an extensive library of Army Ballistic Missile Agency (Where Von Braun worked) information about the early Saturn designs, the redstone, and space stations.
Dave also has an extensive library of commercial space documentation and he was one of the inspirations for what was called Code C (Commercial) at NASA in the 1980s. Also, he is one of the nicest humans you ever want to meet! Take a look at this picture, can you believe he is 81? He is shown here with our student engineering intern Jacob Gold, bridging the generations of space engineers. The second picture was taken in 1958 and shows Ernst Stuhlinger, von Braun, Hermann Oberth and others seated. Dave is the second from the right standing. Dave published the world's first space age magazine devoted to telling the public about what was going on in space. One of the covers of "Space" is the third picture. Autographed by Oberth himself!
Dennis Wingo: "Michael Wright came by and picked up his image this past week and we took a picture of him with our FR-900 machine. We thank Michael for his support! He also brought by some pictures of paintings by LOIRP benefactor Don Davis, of the iconic L5 habitat images from Gerry O'Neil's studies in the 70's. Many of us are Gerry's kids..."
McMoons is located here at NASA Ames Research Park at Moffett Field, CA. Next to our building (Building 596) is a 50 year old Titan 1 ICBM that we're helping students to restore, upgrade, and transform into a teaching tool. We like to make old stuff work.
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(L to R) Bob Richards, CEO, Moon Express, Keith Cowing, SpaceRef/LOIRP Co-Lead, Dennis Wingo, SkyCorp/LOIRP Co-Lead, George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic. Photo taken at the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) facility at Building 596 (aka "McMoons") at the NASA Ames Research Park at Moffett Field, CA on 29 July 2011.
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visits with students at the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) facility at Building 596 (aka "McMoons") at the NASA Ames Research Park at Moffett Field, CA on 28 July 2011.
- NASA ESMD
- NASA IPP
- NASA ARC
- NASA Lunar Science Institute
- SpaceRef Interactive
- National Snow and Ice Data Center - USGS
- LPI Image Archive
- ARTEMIS - Chandrayaan-1
- GRAIL - Kaguya
- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
- Lunar Prospector
- Google Lunar X Prize