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Robotic maintenance and repair could extend the lives of hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth. Check out this interview with the Huffington Post on the topic of robotic orbital tow trucks and why it is so critical! Satellite servicing programs are incredibly important in a long-term solution to space debris. Satellite servicing has to become a normal aspect of our space infrastructure once we overcome near-term challenges like regulations and policy, in addition… Read More

Ever since reading a National Geographic article about a tree-climbing scientist and his team measuring and studying giant sequoias, I have wanted to visit Sequoia National Park. I finally had an opportunity to see the majestic trees in person on a recent shoulder season backpacking trip to California. From Los Angeles, the route involved heading North to Sequoia National Park, East to Death Valley National Park, and then South to Joshua Tree… Read More

Kluane National Park was established in 1972 and is characterized by both its vast ice fields and Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. The extensiveness of the mountain ranges in the park seems almost unimaginable, surrounded by stunning broad valleys where you are constantly on the lookout for grizzly bears and Dall sheep. Kluane National Park is bordered on the west by the St.Elias Mountains in Alaska, formed and molded over years of… Read More