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I am thrilled to share that my TEDxToronto talk on space debris has been selected by TED for posting on TED.com. Our lives depend on a world we can’t see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit is not a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges… Read More

I recently had the honor of speaking at TEDxToronto 2015 at the Royal Conservatory of Music. After many months of brainstorming, writing, and rehearsing, we settled on a topic that I am very passionate about: sustainable exploration and satellite servicing. While I have spoken often on the topics of space junk and orbital debris, this was my first public platform to merge my love for the outdoors and my love for space… Read More

I was surfing through TV channels a few years ago and briefly skipped over what appeared to be a pirated takeover of a McDonalds building. I did not think much of the image or the context at the time, as I was only flipping through the channels. But the black pirate flag with the skull and crossbones hanging in the window of the McDonalds remained with me. So when I showed up… Read More