NASA in their continued awesomeness is allowing members of the public to have their names etched on a microchip that will go to Mars on the InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander. The team at JPL is using an electron beam machine, which is normally used to make high-precision microdevices, to etch the names on a microchip that is about the size of a dime. Once on Mars, InSight will study what is happening beneath the surface of the red planet with a sophisticated array of instruments. Our CEO will be headed to Mars, and you can have your named etched on this microchip as well, just click here. This is a really good way for anyone to support space exploration.
In the philosophical work, The Republic, Plato mentions “Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” This particular sentence has so much relevance to the aerospace industry. For one, because the industry thrives on reaching challenging goals, new breakthroughs are constantly improving life on Earth. In addition space exploration inspires new generations of students to study engineering and math. Indeed the dream of exploring the stars was alive and well in Plato over two thousand years ago.
Humankind once explored space with the imagination, now aerospace engineering is used to build spacecraft and venture beyond Earth’s greatest heights. Yet our imagination still guides us, before we can engineer the impossible, we must dream the impossible.
With the combination of science, creativity, mathematics, and the imagination Galactic Systems is helping to build a peaceful space-faring civilization. We are working on projects to help the aerospace industry collaborate and communicate better, find funding for unique space missions and research, develop better business models, and reach out to future generations by inspiring students to learn about aerospace engineering through music and space balloon missions.
The aerospace industry, as competitive as it is, is really a team working together to lift humankind upward and guide all of us towards a better future. Now there are no limits to what can be explored.
Conor McGibboney, CEO of Galactic Systems LLC, offers a lecture that discusses the importance of Creativity in the Aerospace Industry. The lecture covers inspiration in the laboratory as well as the importance of embracing ingenuity in aerospace programs. The same type of creativity that is used to produce a painting or write music is the same type of ingenuity used to solve math problems or design spacecraft. Understanding the role creativity can play in solving complex problems as well as providing quality education, is instrumental in building things that have never been built before. The aerospace industry needs inventive minds to explore the unknown and to engineer the heretofore impossible.
In any aerospace program, researchers will confront problems never encountered before. To overcome these obstacles, scientists and engineers must use their creativity. Alongside using imagination to solve problems in the laboratory, the relationship between creativity in the arts and the sciences has far reaching implications towards building a peaceful space‐faring civilization and exploring the unknown.
Galactic Systems wants to work with local musicians to produce educational aerospace-engineering-related songs for students.
Aware of the immense creative talent in New York, Galactic Systems would like to encourage local musicians to write and record songs for the company’s new AerospaceMusic.com project. The company will purchase the songs at various rates depending on length and number of instruments.
AerospaceMusic.com is a tool for learning about aerospace engineering and related scientific fields. The ultimate goal of the project is to inspire students to be excited about learning mathematics and aerospace topics through music. Songs should be family friendly and discuss topics for students of all ages.
The minimum length of the songs should be 1 minute. Songs can be about aerospace or general space topics or math topics related to aerospace or space. Songs already submitted to AerospaceMusic.com have been about instruments onboard spacecraft and specific missions, as well as relevant aerospace engineering definitions. Submissions and questions should be emailed to contact(at)aerospacemusic.com.
Jamestown, NY musician Chris Bell has already contributed a song called A Half Life Away about Nuclear Fission and David Cassel of Los Angeles has contributed a song entitled Specific Impulse, which is about the measure of efficiency of rocket or jet engines.