Dr. Bruce Damer

Dr. Bruce Damer lead his team at DigitalSpace for a decade building 3D real time simulations under contract by NASA and several aerospace companies. His career led him into mission design with concept models for lunar ice core drillers, teleoperated lunar base construction and more recently, a space station experimental science bay aerogel collection concept to trap micrometeorites for mineral, volatiles and bio-reactive assays. By far his most extensive project with NASA was his design for a 2007 study for the then administrator Mike Griffin, on how to take constellation hardware, such as the Orion crew capsule, to targets beyond the moon, notably: asteroids, sometimes referred to as near earth objects or NEOs. Bruce worked with a team of civil servants drawn from several NASA centers and created one of the first plausible designs for a human crew to dock their spacecraft to a NEO, carry out surface EVA operations and return to the Earth. Other work Bruce is involved with includes work on origins of life with the Astrobiology community, curating one of the worlds largest historical computer collections in his DigiBarn Computer Museum, and running an artistic and organic farm with his wife Galen Brandt in the mountains of Northern California.

Broadcast 2492 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Bruce Damer. Topics: Sustainable space exploration to Mars & elsewhere per his two TEDxSantaCruz talks. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2445 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Bruce Damer. Topics: The Shepherd concept for asteroids/icy planetesimals as a possible stepping stone for sustainable human spaceflight. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2045 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Bruce Damer. Topics: Human NEO mission study & design project, asteroids, planetary protection & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 799 (Special Edition)

Bruce Damer, CEO of DigitalSpace, was the guest for this Space Show program. Please visit his website while listening to this program as many of the 3D visuals and graphics we talk about are on the site, www.digitalspace.com. We talked about his work with NASA, the challenges in getting NASA to see value in this work and to begin working with Bruce and his company. We talked about using this media to attract new people to the space movement, especially younger members of society.

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