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    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Spacesuit Display Stand!

    This weekend build is a speedy one: Adam recently saw the need to improve the display stands for his spacesuits in the workshop, so they both look better displayed as well as are easier to work on while standing up. It's a build that'll require modifying a foam mannequin with a welded stand, and makes use of an effective self-leveling laser tool!

    Adam Savage's Mercury Space Capsule Cockpit Replica!

    Adam shows off an incredible replica of the Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule cockpit that was a project for his workshop assistants. The intricate details of this replica are true to the original, from buttons to switches to even the printed notes affixed to the console. Let's pore over all the details!

    Adam Savage's Apollo A7L Spacesuit Upgrade!

    Adam’s Apollo spacesuit gets a major upgrade! After showing us some of his favorite details on his A7L, Adam shares a few recent modifications that showcase spacesuit replica maker Ryan Nagata's talent and incredible attention to detail, including new gloves, new wrist rings, a new bubble helmet, but especially a new, functional neck ring!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: NASA Retro-Reflector Replica!

    Adam makes a replica of one of NASA's classic lunar experiments: a laser ranging retroreflector left on the Moon that are used for precise measurement of the orbit and orientation of the Moon relative to Earth. It's a model that makes use of off-the-shelf prisms that mirrors light directly back to its point source, like the mirrors on road markers or bicycles. This replica is of the kind of retroreflector array NASA is sending with current Mars missions. And for this quick build, we see the debut of some tools like the sheet metal nibbler and unibit!

    Offworld: Moon (2009)
    Once a hot topic of popular science, we check in on the science and state of human cloning in our discussion of the 2009 film Moon. Ariel and Norm are joined by Hank Greely, Director of the Center for Law and Biosciences at Stanford to talk biomedical ethics, cloning body parts, and artificial wombs as they relate to the future of human space travel.
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    Tested in 2019: Ariel's Favorite Things!

    Ariel, host of our Offworld space and science fiction show, shares a few of her favorite books, tools, and projects. Check out this D-I-Y cloud chamber build for visualizing cosmic rays, get a free e-book from NASA, and see how Ariel keeps track of project ideas and to-do lists. Stay tuned for more Offworld in 2020!

    Adam Savage Tours SFMOMA's 'Far Out' Exhibit!

    Several of Adam's spacesuit replicas are currently on display at SFMOMA's Far Out exhibit, as part of a collection of space suit, habitat, and laboratory designs. Adam tours this thought provoking exhibit with curator Joseph Becker, discussing the many ways in which the history of space exploration has always been in dialogue with artists, futurists, and filmmakers.

    Offworld: For All Mankind (2019)
    What if the Soviets landed on the Moon before the United States? That's the premise of Apple TV+'s new show, For All Mankind, which explores the consequences of a "red moon" and NASA's response. Ariel is joined by Emily Calandrelli and Shannon Stirone to discuss the details of the show's alternate history, and what the show's writers took from NASA's own history to build their story.
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    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Space Camera Shroud!

    This week's One Day Build is all about space cameras! Adam shows off a few of his favorite vintage cameras and camera replicas from NASA missions, and collaborates with fellow space obsessive Anthony Kovacs to make a shroud for the venerated Nikon F3. It's a day of cut and sew to make a beautiful replica camera thermal cover, just like the beta cloth ones used by Space Shuttle astronauts!

    Apollo 13 - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 10/22/19
    We were unable to record a new Still Untitled this week, so here's a new episode of Offworld featuring Adam! Ariel and Adam are joined by spacesuit replica maker Ryan Nagata to talk about one of their favorite space movies, Apollo 13. We hear how the 1995 docudrama inspired Ryan to make his own spacesuits, and what the portrayal of the on-screen portrayal of the storied mission got right.
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    Offworld: Ad Astra Review
    We review the new science fiction space film Ad Astra! Ariel and Norm are joined by Dr. Douglas Vakoch, the President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) to discuss the film's portrayal of space travel through the solar system, astronaut psychology, and what commercial spaceflight could look like in the near future. Spoiler warning: we discuss many plot details about the film beyond what is shown in the trailers!
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    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: New Apollo EVA Gloves!

    Adam welcomes spacesuit replica maker Ryan Nagata back to the cave to share his latest iteration of Apollo 11 EVA gloves! Ryan's previous glove builds were already the best we've seen, but new measurements, materials, and fabrication techniques makes these even better. Adam and Ryan geek out over the details!

    Tested Visits The NASA Ames Maker Space!

    During our week at NASA Ames Research Center, we felt most at home at Spaceshop, NASA's first in-house maker space. We learn about how the staff at Spaceshop use their high-tech tools to support the NASA Ames community, and then visit a few more of the awe-inspiring research labs on the campus!

    Driving a Robot on NASA's Roverscape!

    During our visit to NASA Ames Research Center, we stopped by the Roverscape, a testing ground for robots and rovers that simulates various types of terrain. We chat with an engineer from the Intelligent Robotics Group about robot testing platforms, and pilot both a real and virtual robot! Learn more about NASA's Open Mission Control Technologies software here!