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So far Kai Staats has created 18 blog entries.

April 2019

ASU Interplanetary Initiative – SIMOC Pilot Project


Since June 2017 Over the Sun founder Kai Staats and a growing team of researchers, code developers, and dreamers has been engaged by Arizona State University's Interplanetary Initiative to develop SIMOC, a scalable, interactive model of an off-world community. We envision a near future in which humans are exploring, working, and living on the Moon, [...]

ASU Interplanetary Initiative – SIMOC Pilot Project2023-08-14T23:14:10+00:00

April 2018

Mission Control Space Services


Over the Sun is pleased to work with Mission Control Space Services of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. OTS has completed filming in the high desert of White Sands National Monument where Mission Control was for three weeks testing two semi-autonomous rovers. The content will be used to produce educational, promotional, and documentary short films and videos. [...]

Mission Control Space Services2023-08-14T23:14:10+00:00

January 2018

Black Hole Apocalypse


PBS NOVA Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light. And they’re destructive, swallowing entire planets, even giant stars. Anything that falls into them vanishes…gone forever. Now, astrophysicists are realizing that black holes may be essential to how [...]

Black Hole Apocalypse2023-08-14T23:14:10+00:00

October 2017

LIGO-SAAO Binary Neutron Star Merger


On August 17, 2017, for the first time in history, gravitational waves generated by two merging neutron stars were detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO). And for the same event, gamma ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio observations were recorded. This world-wide collaboration of more than 70 observatories and hundreds of research [...]

LIGO-SAAO Binary Neutron Star Merger2023-08-14T23:14:10+00:00

September 2017

“Song of the Stars” on PBS Member Stations


Song of the Stars aired during the summer of 2017 on these PBS Member Stations, reaching nearly 20% of the United States PBS audience, an estimated several million individual viewers. Augusta / Allendale, SC - SCETV/WEBA Charleston, SC - SCETV/WITV Charlotte / Rock Hill, SC - WNSC Cincinnati, OH - WCET ARTS Columbia / Sumter, [...]

“Song of the Stars” on PBS Member Stations2023-08-14T23:14:10+00:00