On the second part of this episode of Talking Space, we continue our first interview of 2012 with LCROSS's flight software lead, a software engineer for Northrop Grumman, musician, and public speaker Emory Stagmer. We continue where the show left off with a story about SpaceUp and tribbles. We then discuss a little bit about Emory's music career and delve into the world of tech of years goneby, incuding what a VAX is. We then discuss the current status of some of his satellites as well as discover the computing power which these million dollar machines run on. We finish off with the way that Emory began his unique transition to becoming a software engineer and gives tips on how you can be the next software engineer.
For the video regarding the "tribbles" visit youtu.be/7ayyisF5FOM (credit: ThinkGeek)
To listen to the entire version of "Water on the Moon" and to download a copy, visit the LCROSS website at http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/mission.htm
Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka, Mark Ratterman, and special guest Emory Stagmer
Show Recorded - 2/20/2012