I’ve needed to take a break as the real world has crowded in and needed some taking care of… In the time I’ve been away we’ve had two huge news stories. One that the Chinese are planning a lunar mission for 2013, the other that JPL nailed their landing on Mars just yesterday. Unbelievable stories when you think about them, all the more that they are fully controlled from back home on Earth, which is about the most inefficient and dangerous setup you can imagine. As I’ve said before, kind of like controlling a jumbo jet landing into JFK from Central London. Maybe that’s something we’ll be able to do something about sometime soon.
How cool would it be if we could replicate the same with Open-source hardware kits and 3d printers? Yes sure, some people wouldn’t buy the concept but after trial and error and QA and sweat and tears and cash and luck thrown into the bottomless pit, why on earth not? Where is that Space Maker movement when you need one! Maybe I should start up a Space Maker Faire… anyone interested??