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The wait is over! NASA has announced America’s renewed commitment to human space flight.  “Today, with the selection of Boeing and SpaceX to be the first American companies to launch our astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has set the stage for what promises to be the most ambitious and exciting chapter in the history of human spaceflight.” — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

SpaceX, the first private company to ferry cargo to the International Space Station will be providing it’s Dragon capsule, while Boeing is offering its CST-100 capsule which uses the Atlas V rocket to deliver the capsule to space.

This announcement is just one small step.  From here, both companies will have to satisfy several certification tests that will be overseen by NASA.  While the first use of these spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station is a few years away, hope was expressed by NASA that today would mark not a rebirth of American space flight but the new beginning of simply human space flight.

More information on NASA’s Commercial Crew program can be found here

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Just in time for the new Fall schedule, Doctor Geek’s Laboratory returns!  Our second season continues with the conclusion into the investigation into 3D Printers.

This investigation is the perfect example of why we often say, “the future is a moving target”.  A lot has happened in the year since we recorded this interview.  Not only has MakerBot developed beyond the Replicator One, but the people behind The Dreambox have repurposed their 3D printer technology to form the new companyTwindom

If you want to learn more about 3D printing, make sure to check out Madame Oracle’s Maker Faire review

For more information on bio-printing, check out this news article

The summer convention season is about to end, but that doesn’t mean the fun is going to stop.  Doctor Geek’s Laboratory will once again return to Dragon Con. (Aug 29 –Sept 1, 2014)

This year you will be able to meet Dr. Scott Viguie, Debbie Viguie, Rita De La Torre and JC De La Torre.

As you can see from the schedule below, we will be at various panels and events.  Make sure not to miss our two signature panels Spelunking Atlantis and Sci-fi for your Wi-Fi.

Dragon Con 2014 Schedule for Doctor Geek’s Lab Actors

 

Dr. SCOTT Viguié (aka Doctor Geek)

 

Thursday

 

8:30-9:30 pm       80 Years of Flash Gordon  Marriott M303-304

10:00-11:00 pm   Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary  Marriott M303-304

 

Friday

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Doctor Who: Ask the Experts   Hilton Crystal Ballroom

5:30 – 6:30 pm   Red Dwarf   Sheraton Macon

 

Saturday

 

8:30-9:30 am    Scooby Doo: 45 Years of Meddling Kids   Marriott M303-304

1:00-2:00 pm   They Blinded Me With…Naquadah  Westin Chastain HIJ

4:00-5:00 pm    Practical Time Travel  Westin Augusta 1-2

5:30-6:30 pm    The Myth & Realties of Steam Power  Westin Augusta 1-2

7:00-8:00 pm    Understanding Science Fiction & Fantasy Podcasting  Hilton 203

 

Sunday

 

10:00-11:00 am  Doctor Who: Capaldi First Impressions   Hilton Grand Ballroom West

1:00-2:00 pm    Spelunking Atlantis  Westin Chastain HIJ

2:30-3:30 pm    Autograph Session  Marriott International Hall South

8:30-11:00 pm  Sci Fi for Your Wi-fi   Westin Chastain HIJ

 

Monday

 

8:30-9:30 pm  Six Million Dollar Man: 40 Years  Marriott M303-304

1:00-2:00 pm  Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Review  Hilton Grand Ballroom East

 

 

Debbie Viguié (aka Claire)

 

Thursday

 

8:30-9:30 pm   80 Years of Flash Gordon  Marriott M303-304

10:00-11:00 pm   Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary  Marriott M303-304

 

Friday

 

11:30 am -12:30 pm  Protagonist Professions in Urban Fantasy  Westin Chastin ED

1:00-2:00 pm   Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith   Marriott A601-602

 

Saturday

 

8:30-9:30 am    Scooby Doo: 45 Years of Meddling Kids   Marriott M303-304

4:00-5:00 pm   Real Ghostbusters: The Best and the Beautiful   Marriott M303-304

8:30-9:30 pm  Truly Outrageous: Female Heroes Classic SF  Marriott M303-304

10:00-11:00 pm   Shipping Wars in Harry Potter   Marriott A707

 

Sunday

 

10:00-11:00 am  Doctor Who: Capaldi First Impressions   Hilton Grand Ballroom West

11:30 am-12:30 pm   Beyond Genre: Realistic YA Fiction   Marriott A707

2:30-3:30 pm   Autograph Session  Marriott International Hall South

8:30-9:30 pm   Titan Presents  Hyatt  Embassy A-B

 

 

JC De La Torre (aka Rick)

 

Thursday

 

8:30-9:30 pm   80 Years of Flash Gordon  Marriott M303-304

10:00-11:00 pm   Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary  Marriott M303-304

 

Friday

 

1:00-2:00 pm  Broadchurch  Sheraton Macon

 

Saturday

 

2:30-3:30 pm  Nothing is More Airwolf than Airwolf   Marriott M303-304

4:00-5:00 pm   Real Ghostbusters: The Best and the Beautiful   Marriott M303-304

7:00-8:00 pm    Understanding Science Fiction & Fantasy Podcasting  Hilton 203

 

Sunday

 

1:00-2:00 pm    Spelunking Atlantis  Westin Chastain HIJ

2:30-3:30 pm    Sherlock  Hilton Grand Ballroom West

8:30-11:00 pm  Sci Fi for Your Wi-fi   Westin Chastain HIJ

 

Monday

 

1:00-2:00 pm   Brit TV You Should be Watching   Sheraton Macon

 

 

Rita De La tore (aka Sam)

 

Thursday

 

8:30-9:30 pm   80 Years of Flash Gordon  Marriott M303-304

10:00-11:00 pm   Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary  Marriott M303-304

 

Friday

 

1:00-2:00 pm  Broadchurch  Sheraton Macon

 

Saturday

 

4:00-5:00 pm   Real Ghostbusters: The Best and the Beautiful   Marriott M303-304

7:00-8:00 pm    Understanding Science Fiction & Fantasy Podcasting  Hilton 203

 

Sunday

 

1:00-2:00 pm    Spelunking Atlantis  Westin Chastain HIJ

2:30-3:30 pm    Sherlock  Hilton Grand Ballroom West

8:30-11:00 pm  Sci Fi for Your Wi-fi   Westin Chastain HIJ

 

Monday

 

1:00-2:00 pm   Brit TV You Should be Watching   Sheraton Macon

I am proud to announce the release of Tears of Poseidon, the first in a trilogy written by myself and my wife, The New York Times Best Selling Author Debbie Viguie.  While Debbie and I have collaborated before, she provides the voice of Claire on Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, this is the first time we have written a book together.

Fans of my earlier book, Archaeology in Fiction, will recognize the name Tex Ravencroft.  Tex’s diary entries from that novel were the basis of this new adventure, the quest for Atlantis!

Get your copy today, available in KindleNook and paperbackeditions