On Friday January 24 2014 the Internet Society’s InterPlanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG) hosted a one-day conference entitled “Space Technology Innovation: Enabling Exploration Above—Improving Life Below” at Google HQ in Mountain View CA. Speakers included: Vint Cerf—VP & Internet Evangelist at Google — on the history and future of interplanetary networking; David Brin—Physicist, futurist and major science fiction writer—on the paths that space technology innovations might take in the next 10 – 100 years.; Maria Uden — Lulea Technical University, Sweden — on the application of Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking technologies (which were originally developed to enable interplanetary data communications) to solve connectivity problems for remote and disconnected communities near the arctic circle; Michael Cassidy—Director of Google X Lab’s “Project Loon — on Project Loon: GoogleX Lab’s project to bring internet to the world via high altitude balloons; Scott Burleigh — Chief architect for Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking—on the Ring Road Architecture (a proposal to provide basic network services to any geographical region through a constellation of nanosatellites using Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking); David Israel & Dr. Don Cornwell — with NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) – on the recent demonstration of DTN over laser communication links to the Moon; Fred Mednick — founder of Teachers without Borders (TWB) — on TWB’s work to improve teaching skills and outcomes for students around the globe—and opportunities to use Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking to deliver TWB content to teachers and students in remote areas; Chris Carberry—Executive Director of Explore Mars, Inc. — on: when will humans step foot on Mars?; and Boeing/NASA’s team managing DTN deployments on the International Space Station—on recent and planned uses of DTN on ISS. The event was webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel. Video is below. For further information about the IPNSIG please visit http://www.ipnsig.org. Presentation materials will be posted there shortly.
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