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Ayodele Faiyetole
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Ayodele Faiyetole is an alumnus of Singularity University. The Todd B. Hawley Space Visionary Award 2009 Recipient. Ayodele is the founder of the EarthSpace organization and a co-founder of the Innovations to Society nonprofit. He is passionate about giving back to the society and growth of humans into multiplanetary beings. His writings have also appeared on The Space Review and one of his academic articles made a list of the "Top 25 Hottest Articles" on Elsevier's ScienceDirect. Ayodele holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics and M.Sc. degree in Space Studies from International Space University. Contact Ayodele.

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SpaceX and Its 'X' Factor

(7) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 3:04 PM

Just as we set out of the Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center 583C Building on July 27 on our way to Los Angeles for a tour visit of SpaceX, three concepts remained imminent on my mind -- though Heather Diane Smith had kindly offered me her car for the...

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The Singularitarian: Exponential Ad Astra!

(3) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 1:03 PM

I once argued, in an article published in South Africa back in 2005 and entitled, "ISU: Space Education For The Next Generation", that with the continuous research and advancements in fields such as "nanotechnology, mobile Internet and space technology," and in other fields such as biotechnology, energy and...

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Understanding the Sound of Space

(4) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

At the outset of my space interest, an aspect I first wanted to explore was that of extraterrestrial intelligence, for quite a few reasons. I in...

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Space Merchants and Planetary Mining

(16) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 2:55 PM

The world's fossil fuels are in limited reserves and are also in quick depletion. In 2004 Lawrence A. Taylor, director of the U.S. Planetary Geosciences Institute, told the AFP, "Just 25 tonnes of helium, which can be transported on a space shuttle, is enough to provide electricity for...

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The Dawn of the Era of Private Human Spaceflight

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 12:49 PM

While visiting San Francisco awhile back, Yuki Takahashi was away at the South Pole working on a telescope for his Ph.D. He remotely organized for me to visit his laboratory in Berkeley where another telescope had been constructed by his team. Earlier on, as a Fulbright scholar in Glasgow, Yuki...

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Ushering in the Final Frontier -- Manned Spaceflight

(27) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 3:01 PM

"I am a friend, comrades, a friend!" Those were the first words from the "Columbus of the Cosmos" Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed on April 12, 1961. Mankind's first giant leap took place on this day, which was a very...

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Newt's New Frontier

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 3:56 PM

He is my friend and our class representative in the space studies program of International Space University, France in 2003. Recently, in 2011, we both had an opportunity to meet up again at the International Astronautical Congress in South Africa. It was a cool reunion and we hold each other...

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