Episode Link: http://www.zombietech.tv/2012/09/13/zom ... arle-kyle/
Earle Kyle is an aerospace engineer and physicist who helped design hardware in the Apollo manned moon mission spacecraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Phantom II fighter plane, the C-5A Galaxy Start Lifter, the Thor-Delta missile, Skylab Space station, bio-medical systems for the Space Shuttle, and telemetry data systems for the Atlantic Missile Range – to name a few! You’ll want to check out the rest of his LinkedIn page for EVERYTHING he’s had his hand in. But we had the honor of getting a chance to hear about what it was like as an engineer during the space race, and about his current work as well! We talk about NASA/JPL’s Solar Ambassador program as well as STEM schools and how Earle gets kids fired up about discovery, creation, and Space! Definitely not an interview to miss!
Some Notes from Earle:
You may recall I mentioned working with the Perpich Center up in the Minneapolis area on the Harvard developed ArtScience program. They introduced me to the “STEAM” concept I mentioned on the show (STEM with the Arts added). As food for thought for your lab, you might want to read the two books by David Edwards (founder of ArtScience):
1. ArtScience by David Edwards, 2008, 194 pages.
2. The Lab: Creativity and Culture by David Edwards, 2010, 224 pages.
You can find out more about the international ArtScience program at this web site:http://www.artscienceprize.org/asp/abou ... ience-labs
The group of students that Mayo High School Planetarium Director, Larry Mascotti, and I mentored at Perpich won the local competition with their portable Mars Simulator Planetarium Dome concept and went to Paris this spring for the international ArtScience competition. You can see more about that at their Facebook web site at:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Perpic ... ndactivity
Some of the photos on that site show the Paris lab and how informal groups get together to brain storm on new project concepts or to do some informal experimentation.
For those interested in what it will take to set up a human colony on Mars. It’s for the book called:
“Martian Outpost: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on Mars”, by Erik Seedhouse, 2009, 304 pages.
This is the most complete of the three best recent books about colonizing the Red Planet.
The Amazon link for it with descriptive information is:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038798 ... Vob06FAPAD