… and other ponderings in 11th-dimensional space

Dr. Barajas Receives NASA’s Space Act Award

February 27th, 2016

2015 NASA Space Act Award - Dr..Barajas 600 RG

This recognition was granted for the development of a significant scientific or technical contribution, Robonaut 2 (R2) MSC-CC-001, that has been determined to be of value in the conduct of an aeronautical or space activity of NASA. Read the rest of this entry »

High-Resolution Self-Portrait by Curiosity Rover Arm Camera

November 12th, 2012
On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA’s Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. The mosaic shows the rover at “Rocknest,” the spot in Gale Crater where the mission’s first scoop sampling took place.

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Dr. Barajas will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the IEEE Workshop on Engineering Applications (WEA) in Bogotá, Colombia

April 26th, 2012

Talks Titles:

– NASA-GM Robonaut 2: An Engineering Revolution in Robotics and Automation

– Mars Desert Research Station: Engineering Challenges in Self-Sufficiency Conditions
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Mars Desert Research Station – Crew 109 Summary Report

January 4th, 2012

The MDRS rotation for our Crew (CIX) has come to an end, and it is time for all to move on and to look for other planets!

The table below summarizes the Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVA) performed during the 2 week stay over the 2011 Christmas period (Dec 17-Dec 31).  And yes, we had almost 54 total EVA hours and  travel more than 230 Miles (370 Km) with a total elevation gain of over 9800 ft.
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