World View builds new pad at Spaceport Tucson

Mainstream spaceflight is becoming a reality in Arizona as World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company,  announces plans to build their global headquarters in Tucson. In collaboration with Sun Corridor Inc., the City of Tucson, Pima County and the State of Arizona, World View will be the anchor tenant in the County Aerospace, Defense and Technology Business … Read more

Tracking an astronaut's health has gone mobile

Scottsdale’s Modulus Global, Inc., a provider of advanced technology products and services, announced that their custom-made scientific charting technology for NASA Mission Operations will be used on the International Space Station (ISS) to process and display high-frequency telemetry and health data from crew members-and can all be monitored through a tablet. Since 1997 Modulus’ has … Read more

Google exec breaks world skydiving record jumping from space

For all of you adrenaline junkies out there who skydive and jump from extreme heights, there is a new kind of rush…space jumping. Alan Eustace, a Google vice president, broke a world record for parachute jumping after diving from the stratosphere with the help of Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation. [youtube]http://youtu.be/T711k05nJmw[/youtube] Eustace was carried into … Read more

Printed Food, a Tracheal Splint and Guns. What Does the Future Hold for 3D Printing?

3D printing or “making” has received a lot of attention in the press recently based on some new developments in the technology. But, is 3D printing a good thing for our future? What do experts say? On May 22, 2013, Drs. Glenn Green and Scott Hollister used 3D printing to design and make an absorbable … Read more