November/December Horizons Newsletter

The November/December 2012 72-page issue of Horizons is now available in both high and low resolutions. This issue includes: cover story: The UP Experience 2012 in Houston that featured legendary aerospace vehicle designer Burt Rutan, who gave us an exclusive interview, “Interstellar First Stop? Detection of an Earth-Sized Exoplanet at Alpha Centauri B” by Wes Kelly, Triton Systems LLC, “A 2012 TC4 Gravity Assist from Earth” and “A Newly Discovered Highly Accessible NEO” by Daniel R. Adamo, Astrodynamics Consultant, “Asteroid 2012 DA14’s February 2013 Fly-By” by Dr. Patrick Rodi, “Creating an Economically Robust Space Policy” by Dr. Martin Elvis of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, “Man Will Conquer Space Soon!”, continuing our reprints of these Collier’s space articles (1952 – 1954), a lunch-and-learn summary article, “Voyages: Sustainable Human Space Exploration: A Review” with guest speaker Dr. Kumar Krishen, NASA/JSC and “Hubble Meets Skylab” by Scott Lowther, Aerospace Projects Review (APR Corner).

The UP Experience

The UP Experience

Legendary aerospace vehicle designer Burt Rutan is one of the presenters at The UP Experience in the Houston area at the Stafford Performing Arts Centre (just 15 minutes from the Galleria area in Houston) on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Mr. Rutan’s presentation will be, “Inspiration for Innovation and the Race for Space.” Below is a description of this annual Houston event, The UP Experience, from the web site (

The UP Experience – Unique Perspectives from Unique People – is an engaging and intellectually stimulating event that brings together 16 of the world’s most extraordinary thought leaders, creators, and innovators for one exceptional day. These are the people behind the technologies, the trends, the ideas, and the global movements that shape our existence. The only event of its kind in Houston, UP is a learning opportunity, a creative conference, a think tank, and an entertainment event all in one. During 20-minute onstage presentations, each of our 16 guests discusses his or her work, passion, and ideas for the future; offstage, attendees experience up close and personal Q&A sessions. Designed for both personal and professional application, UP is an infusion of exceptional people, exceptional thinking and exceptional advances.

One day a year, in Houston, Texas, we now have a way to learn “What’s UP”.

A few more presenters are noted below:

Donald R. Sadoway, an MIT Professor, “The Liquid Metal Battery- The Missing Link to Renewable Energy.”

Wade Adams, a Rice University Professor, “Nanotechnology and the Future of Energy.”

Koen Olthuis, founder of a Dutch architectural firm, “A Sustainable Future on the Waterfront.”

Boaz Almog from the superconductivity group at Tel-Aviv University, “Quantum Levitation” or “Quantum Locking.”

Registration is $1,000, $1,500 for a registration with a VIP package, or $4,000 for five people with a Corporate Package.

Any additional information about the event will be posted on the event page.