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RSI Space Film Festival: April 22-27

March 31st, 2014 by David Alexander

Please join us for the First Rice Space Institute Film Festival. The event starts with a warm-up event  on Tuesday April 22nd at 14Pews. We will be showing the film “Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars (2010)” documenting computer game developer Richard Garriott’s private spaceflight to the International Space Station. Evening includes a reception and Q&A with RSI Director, David Alexander.

Details for the actual event on April 25-27 at the Rice Media Center are still developing but information on the movies we will be showing and discussing can be found at rsifilmfestival.com.



Houston Spaceport Frontiers Lecture, Apr 3 2014

March 31st, 2014 by David Alexander

Please join us for the last in this season’s lectures.  Dr. Judith Lean will discuss what we know about our neighborhood star and its influence on the Earth.

Details at spacefrontiers.rice.edu.

Hope to see you on thursday.

 



Richard David’s Spaceport talk now online

March 7th, 2014 by David Alexander

A video reprisal of the Spaceport lecture by NewSpace Global’s Richard David (NewSpace: A Great Innovation Economy Emerges) can be found here.



Houston Spaceport Frontiers Lecture March 13

March 7th, 2014 by David Alexander

For the next lecture of the Houston Spaceport Frontier Lectures will welcome back our old friend and colleague, Astronaut Mike Massimino.  Mass will be talking about his experiences on his two Hubble Space Telescope repair missions.  The lecture will be held on Thursday Mar 13, 2014 in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall at Rice University. Details of Mike’s talk can be found at  spacefrontiers.rice.edu.



RSI sponsors Undergraduate Research Prize

February 26th, 2014 by David Alexander

For the 2nd year, the RSI Space Institute will award a $250 cash prize to the best space poster at the annual Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.  The RSI prize recognizes an outstanding project demonstrating innovative research “that furthers our knowledge or understanding of the universe, enhances our ability to explore space, or extends a terrestrial technology application for use in space.”

Abstract deadline is Friday February 28, 2014.  Registration and abstract submission can be found on the RURS website.



Houston Spaceport Frontiers Lecture

February 25th, 2014 by David Alexander

The next lecture of the Houston Spaceport Frontier Lectures will be held on Thursday Feb 27, 2014 in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall at Rice University.  The speaker will be Richard David (NewSpace Global) who will be discussing innovations in the space industry and their role in future developments in a talk entitled NewSpace: A Great Innovation Economy Emerges

Looking forward to seeing you there.



Houston Spaceport Frontiers Lecture

January 24th, 2014 by David Alexander

The first Spring lecture of the Houston Spaceport Frontier Lectures will be held on Feb 5, 2014 in McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall at Rice University.  The speaker will be Mark Craig (SAIC) who will be discussing the history and future of NASA in a talk entitled NASA 4.0: The Evolution of America’s Human Space Exploration Program.  

Looking forward to seeing you there.



RSI/Scientia Film and Arts Festival taking shape

January 24th, 2014 by David Alexander

The Rice Space Institute and Rice Scientia will be hosting an Film and Arts Festival on April 25-27 and the Rice Media Center.  Details are taking shape and will be announced in a later news posting.  As part of the event, we will be holding an Arts Competition, details of which can be found here.



RSI now a Research and Education Affiliate of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

January 24th, 2014 by David Alexander

The Rice Space Institute has recently joined the Commercial Spaceflight Federation as a Research and Education Affiliate.  RSI joins Purdue, Embry Riddle, Iowa State and the University of Central Florida as university-based affiliates.

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the industry association of leading businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality. The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry.



RSI welcomes Chuck Gibbs

January 8th, 2014 by David Alexander

The Rice Space Institute is proud to welcome Chuck Gibbs, Managing Director at Organization+Performance Group, International as the newest member to our leadership.  Chuck will serve as Associate Director for External Programs and will be aiding RSI in forming partnerships and devising our industry and community engagement strategy.