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John Kolander

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The Space Shuttle Challenger - What Went Wrong?!

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2015
IN SIOUX FALLS @ VOL 14

"The problem was they had already had failures previous to this, and they kept launching when they shouldn't have."

In The Space Shuttle Challenger - What Went Wrong?! from Sioux Falls Vol. 14, former Nasa technician John Kolander talks about the tragic Challenger disaster that occurred January 28th, 1986 and his perspective while working from the Launch Control Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base. In this stoic presentation, Kolander recollects that heavy moment, systematically breaking down in simple terms the chain of events that when wrong.

Revisit the tragedy that broke our hearts but not our spirits, and reflect on the those that gave their lives in our ongoing reach for the stars and beyond.



Revist the tragedy that broke our hearts but not our spirits, and reflect on the those that gave their lives in our ongoing reach for the stars. 

Married 40 years to his wife Barbara, John and his family have lived in Sioux Falls for almost ten years and this is now home.

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Startups in Space

BY LUCAS BREMOND
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Nowadays we have new tech. Everybody has an iPhone and actually these are more powerful than any of the satellites now in space. And thats the idea. We are basically using them to produce space stuff that is way more powerful and much less expensive."

In Startups in Space from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones. He then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 21st, 2015. 

 

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What went wrong with success?

BY PETER MELDAHL
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 23, 2015

Peter Meldal presents Teslagrad, a breakout success for Rain games. However, just because a project went well doesn't mean some parts of it did not go terribly wrong as well. This is a look at 2 things that the team wish we got right the first time around.

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Sacred Space Holder

BY RACHEL LEVY LMHC
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Rachel Levy, Scared Space Holder at The Sacred Space Miami, talks about the sacred space in relationships.  She is not only an Imago Relationship Therapist, but leader the free-form happening she calls Prayerdanse.

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Space Exploration: A Year or Two or More in the Life of a Space Cadet

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

What does space exploration mean to you? For Amy Anderson, a self described space cadet, it means an entirely different definition of spatial awareness. Buckle up for blastoff into Amy's version of space.

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'Another Space and Time'

BY ROBIN MELLOR
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 19, 2016

In 'Another Space and Time' Robin Mellor shares his beautiful images of his journey into the America desert. Along the journey he shares a little snippit of the personalily behind the image.

Robin's talk was a hit at PechaKucha London Vol 12.

Robin is also the Co -Founder of Space Explorer, a new public art platform set up to inspire exploration and creativity within the city, launched in East London in May 2016 with his own show Another Space & Time. 

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"Tajikistan People Fly to Space!"

BY SITORA YUSUFBEKOVA
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 27, 2017

Imagine if Tajikistan might fly to space! What kind of spaceship it will require? Who will be on that shaceship? Sitora Yusufbekova explains.

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Space & Place: A Multi-scalar creative approach

BY VREJ HAROUTOUNIAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

In this presentation, Vrej Haroutounian takes us on a multi scalar experience of space and place, as we define the phenomena of space creation and the requirements for creative place creation at varied scales.

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Defining Architecture Through Space, Articulation & Materials

BY FAISAL ARSHAD
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Faisal Arshad talks about space articulation and materials in his projects, including his lake-house passion project. Space utilization, materials, nostalgia, nature, cultural values, family and even language all tie into his ideas of what architectural projects and their essence is all about.  Mr. Arshad's large collection of design and participation in architecture design all around the world bring wisdom and experience that makes for a great talk.

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Think Space

BY NATALIE TELEWIAK
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Architecture and mass timber developments.