The delightfully fun Cameron Louis (@TheOnlyCamshaft) joins Ashley today in the studio to talk about all things geeky, starting with then EPFL's plan to clean up space junk with a satellite that works a little bit like a game of Pac-Man. Their CleanSpace One craft would launch into orbit, set a trajectory toward a specific bit of trash orbiting Earth, capture it with a net and then jettison it into Earth's atmosphere to destroy it. It sounds complicated (and it won't be easy), but someone's gotta clean up that space garbage.
The big story of the day is the official announcement of a standalone Han Solo film from Lucasfilm/Disney. We won't be seeing it until 2018, but we're already thinking about potential actors for the title role. It's a pre-Episode IV Han, so it'll be a younger actor taking on the part, and we've got our picks ready to go. Who do you want to see play Han Solo?
Lastly, we're discussing a very important bridge project in Amsterdam. Company MX3D is working hard on a 3D-printing robot that can print steel structures without any additional scaffolding, and they plan to deploy that robot to build the world's first 3D-printed steel bridge. It won't be finished until 2017, but the technology could change city planning and building going forward.
Khail will be back on Monday, but be sure to keep your eyes on his Twitter for all his SDCC coverage!
205: Our casting picks for the Han Solo spinoff movie
Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:
- CleanSpace One plans to scoop up space junk in a giant net by 2018
- Han Solo film announced, and we've got our picks for the actor who should play him
- Amsterdam will get the world's first 3D-printed steel bridge
- Mod Squad: Pay $2,000, get this T-Rex tricycle, become the envy of your friends
- User Feedback: Your #TDWedBots feedback, and our Phonetographer of the Day
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