Posts Tagged ‘Social Innovation’

Keepin’ It Cool: 2012 NASA Commercial Innovation of the Year

| Each year, NASA celebrates one invention out of the many “spinoff” technologies that the agency inspires as the NASA Commercial Innovation of the Year.  This past spring, the prestigious title was bestowed on a solar refrigeration solution designed to support life on the moon, but has huge application here on Earth.   With approximately 2 billion […]

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Social Entrepreneurship and NASA

| Samantha Snabes shares on the significant correlation between survival in Space and Earth - and how it opens endless collaborative opportunities between those exploring the universe and living on Earth.

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Collective Genius for a Better World

| “Launch creates an environment for people to think about what they would want anyone looking at our planet to know about us – that we respected our home and worked together every day to ensure its beauty.” — Ted Eytan I go out and talk about NASA quite often, and tell many parts of the agency’s […]

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Fragile Oasis: Connecting Space and Earth

| Today is Ron Garan’s last day in space. (on this mission, at least!) After more than 5 months on orbit, he will join Russian crewmates Alexander Samokutyaev and Andrey Borisenko as they undock from the station’s Poisk module to return to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft. They are set to land in southern Kazakhstan […]

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Personal reflection on technology and changing the world

| I’ve always been sensitive about water. I remember camp counselors amused when I would turn off the shower to take the time to shampoo my hair; it felt like a waste to just let it run. I almost had a panic attack at a water fountain in a Barnes and Noble once, the first summer […]

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