Archive for November 2019

Richard Green - Space Artist

November 25, 2019 @ 10:07 am

In this episode:

We meet Richard Green, an accomplished digital artist who brings his passion for aerospace and technology to life in his award-winning work. Over the course of three decades, he has created a portfolio that has inspired and awed with technically accurate illustrations and 3D models, as well as fantastic, futuristic 3D graphics, and animations.

His work for the Space Foundation began in 2009 as the featured artist for the 25th Space Symposium. He also created poster art for the Space Symposium in 20012, 2013, and 2019.

In 2009, Richard was awarded the “Neutrino Prize” in CERN/ATLAS worldwide animation competition and his work has been published in Popular Science and Scientific American. He has worked with such industry leaders as the U.S. Air Force Space Command, Paccar, Loctronix, LucasArts Entertainment & Lucas Learning, Ltd., Sony Online Entertainment, Activision, and 2K Games.

Richard earned a degree in Industrial Design from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, and his favorite (real and fictional) spaceships are the Saturn V rocket and the Millennium Falcon.

In this podcast, Richard walks us through his career and how he remained open to new ideas and types of work. He also tells us about his experience competing for the annual Space Symposium poster design. As the 2019 winner, Richard attended the 35th Space Symposium where he signed posters and met a future client for an exciting new project.

Introductory and closing music: Paint the Sky by Hans Atom (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/hansatom/50718 Ft: Miss Judged

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Chris Falk - Heatsheets President

November 1, 2019 @ 9:14 am

In this episode:

We meet the president of Space Foundation Certification Partner, Chris Falk. Chris purchased Heatsheets with a partner from its founder, David Deigan, in 2013. Chris is an avid endurance athlete with multiple Ironman, marathon and long biking events. 

Chris talks about his experience as an endurance athlete and why he wanted to purchase the company. He explains what makes Heatsheets different from other mylar blankets and the space technology used to create it. We learn about the applications of the Heatsheet, not only in endurance sports but its use in emergency situations and military applications as well. 

Chris tells us about how veteran amputee Kirstie Ennis, recipient of the 2019 Pat Tilmann ESPY Award, used a Heatsheet in an attempt to conquer the seven summits. He explains the joy that comes from stories like hers, as well as giving Heatsheets to exhausted marathoners post-race and from hearing from military members telling stories of using the product in times of need.

We also hear about the benefits of the Space Foundation Certification Seal. The Certification Seal is special recognition for successfully bringing the benefits of space technology to everyday lives on Earth. 

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