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Creative Engineering at SUTD

James Johnson Innovation

Nearly five months into our year-long journey around the globe and we were preparing to once again meet with those pioneering new ways to explore space. After witnessing the inspiring innovation of Gilmour Space Technologies on Australia’s Gold Coast, we thought a follow-up visit with the company’s founder and CEO, Adam Gilmour, might be in order. That next visit would take us …

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Makerspace Thailand: Enabling Simple Innovation

James Johnson Innovation

Among all of our discoveries in Southeast Asia, one has been consistent: this is a region of simple, hands-on innovation. From using one engine to propel everything from a boat to a tractor, to repurposing everything from old tires to fallen bombshells, the people of Southeast Asia find simple solutions to real world problems. It was this culture that inspired …

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Gilmour Space Technologies: Journey to the Stars

Simple Discoveries Innovation

Australia’s ticket to space may be nestled on the country’s eastern coast between the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast. In the town of Pimpama, brothers Adam and James Gilmour have turned an unsuspecting strawberry farm into the headquarters for Gilmour Space Technologies – a company dedicated to advancing humankind’s exploration of space. Intermixed with the baying of a few hungry …

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Listening to Spaceships: Canberra and the Deep Space Network

James Johnson Exploration

About 35 kilometers outside of the Australian capital of Canberra a sign reads, “Help us listen to whispers from space.” Just past another sign adorned with the logos of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the sign encourages entrants to the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (CDSCC), part of NASA’s Deep Space …