Hackers In Space: Hackerspace Global Grid Interview

Posted by lordpenguin on Feb 21, 2012 9:48 AM EDT
www.thepowerbase.com; By Tom Nardi
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The open-source driven Hackerspace Global Grid. Founding member interviewed.

At the Chaos Communication Camp 2011 Jens Ohlig, Lars Weiler, and Nick Farr proposed a daunting task: to land a hacker on the Moon by 2034. The plan calls for three separate phases:

Establishing an open, free, and globally accessible satellite communication network Put a human into orbit Land on the Moon Interestingly enough, there is already considerable work being done on the second phase of this plan by the Copenhagen Suborbitals, and Google’s own Lunar X Prize is trying to spur development of robotic missions to the Moon. But what about the first phase? Answering the call is the “shackspace”, a hackerspace from Stuttgart, Germany, who’ve begun work on an ambitious project they’re calling the “Hackerspace Global Grid“.

hadez We recently caught up with one of the core team members, hadez, who took some time to talk with us a bit about the current state of the project and what we should expect going forward.

Hackerspace Global Grid Concept

The Powerbase: There seems to have been a lot of miscommunication about what the Hackerspace Global Grid (HGG) really is, and what your goals are. So perhaps the best question to start off with, especially for readers who may only just be hearing about the HGG, is pretty straightforward: What exactly is the HGG?...

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