LZ Episode 067: TubCast04-Bagging the Future
Your Dr. Bruce shares a hot tub and a chorus of crickets with Dr. Future (Al Lundell) after returning from highly stimulating and encouraging meetings in Boston and Providence where he met a new team of Mac and Mike who are serious about building a “CubeSat” prototype of SHEPHERD. SHEPHERD is the audacious spacecraft design worked out with Peter Jenniskens and Julian Nott back in 2015. It is a “sailing ship for space” which if it works could encapsulate, handle, extract and make new little worlds out of asteroids and thereby creating the stepping stones for us to become a Solar System Civilization and spread complex life out into the cosmos. During the East Coast meetings I sketched out a simple “bag with rock” design that could be flown on a CubeSat, a tiny satellite that hitches a ride on a bigger launcher. We start out there and then come down from such heady fare to matters of the heart and my own daily breathwork and yoga practice where I turn OFF the mind! Of course we end up swinging back to space and SHEPHERD and wrap it up with some pretty visionary stuff. So join us now for a steamy journey on a lazy night in late August of 2018 for a moment of pleasurable contemplation in a world getting ever weirder and weirder. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer and Allan Lundell (recording), Kristof & Dr. Bruce (editing) [released 31 August 2018]
Dr. Bruce’s original 2015 TEDx Santa Cruz talk on SHEPHERD
February 28, 2019
Hello Dr. Damer,
Love your podcasts, discovered you through a Joe Rogan interview and find your work incredibly interesting. I am an engineer with a passion for geology and anything space oriented.
I know the world is I dead getting wierder by second but PLEASE do not lock yourself up Gandolf style in your castle. Those of us who are opened minded need someone like you who I find so incredibly inspirational on all aspects of the spectrum of who you are. Looking forward to listening to more of your work, hopefully we can meet one day, maybe at the burning man festival (have not been there yet).
February 28, 2019
Sorry spell checker on my android kicked in, meant “world is getting wierder by the second”