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Published on May 15, 2015
Designer and scientist Bruce Damer shares his thoughts - and the bold SHEPHERD spacecraft design - for sustainable space exploration (and settlement). He argues that we CAN go to Mars, but it doesn't need to be a one way trip.
This TEDxSantaCruz talk is one of 24 surrounding our theme of "Radical Collaboration" at the fourth full-day TEDxSantaCruz event held April 24, 2015 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA. http://www.tedxsantacruz.org/
Dr. Bruce Damer, a research associate in the UC Santa Cruz Department of Biomolecular Engineering, has 30 years of experience in the design of complex systems from software to virtual worlds, spacecraft missions, and the origin of life chemical models. He’s also CEO of DigitalSpace Research, founder of the Contact Consortium, and curator of DigiBarn Computer Museum.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx