Author Archives: Robert Salazar

Return to Zion

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The Mojave Desert and the Zephyrus Missions

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Mt. Whitney and the Alabama Hills

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Timeline

Wildflowers of Anza Borrego and the Creatures That Live There April 2017 Randsburg Rendezvous March 2015 Death Valley Saga Continues April 2014 Randsburg and Joshua Tree National Park September 2013 Return to Death Valley April 2013 Return to the Eastern Sierras October 2012 Petrology of Death Valley April 2012 Mineralogy of the Eastern Sierra October […]

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Orisun: A Solar Powered Origami Reflector

A Sustainable, Portable, Solar Powered Origami Water Purifier, Desalinator, and Solar Cooker Details coming soon! January 15th, 2017 Orisun won 1st place at Startup Weekend UCSB! As a result, Microsoft requested our resumes We won a free course at Noospheric ($999.0 Value) One free month of work space at The Sandbox in Santa Barbara An […]

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Interstellar Spacecraft Sailmaker

Experimental Cosmology Group, University of California Santa Barbara January 2017 – Present Designing a laser propelled sail for an interstellar spacecraft that can maintain stability during acceleration while minimizing mass and maximizing reflectivity.

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Developing Laser-Propelled Spacecraft for Interstellar Travel

The Starlight Program The Starlight program as known as DEEP-IN (Directed Energy Propulsion for Interstellar Exploration) and DEIS (Directed Energy Interstellar Studies) is a NASA program to use large scale directed energy to propel small spacecraft to relativistic speeds to enable humanity’s first interstellar missions. This program was started in 2009 with initial funding from […]

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Defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Oil Drilling

Folding Wildlife for the Arctic Origami for an Interdependent World is gifting free origami crease patterns of origami arctic wildlife out of our appreciation for those who sign the petition to the U.S. Senate to keep oil drilling out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Details below. Patagonia’s new 15-minute documentary The Refuge For hundreds […]

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Stand with Standing Rock Origami Fundraiser!

Oceti Sakowin Camp Origami Fundraiser Hello all! In order to help raise funds for the Oceti Sakowin Camp at the Standing Rock Reservation, I am gifting one original origami Sioux tipi to whomever completes the following steps. Donate $50 to the Oceti Sakowin Camp through PayPal. PayPal donations can be made here Take a screenshot […]

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Origami Deployable Structures Contractor

SURF/JPL Year-Round at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration June 2016 – Present Designed various crease patterns that would allow the solar reflectors to meet the design requirements. Made 1/80th scale prototypes. Developed software to generate origami crease patterns to meet the input design requirements.

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Origami Rendezvous with the Columbia Space Initiative

An Origami Odyssey Thursday November 3rd from 8-9pm, I will be presenting An Origami Odyssey: the design and fabrication of large origami deployable structures to the Columbia Space Initiative at Columbia University in New York City. In An Origami Odyssey, I will cover the fundamentals of origami design, my work on the Starshade Project (Starshade: […]

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Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute Fundraiser!

Origami towards Marine Mammal Conservation 2017 Origami Blue Whale is going to auction to fundraise for the Channel Islands Marina & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:30pm – 9:30pm at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, 129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. CIMWI is dedicated to positively impacting […]

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Educating Leaders for the Future Instructor

Sustainability Instructor at La Cuesta High School April 2016 – June 2016

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Campaign Artist and Coordinator

Activist at Fossil Free UCSB January 2016 – June 2016 Design and fold outstanding origami, such as O’l Derrick the Divestment Dinosaur, to attract new members and to help establish an espirit de corps. Design, fold, and teach simple origami at our events to help spread our message. Evaluate the consistency of proposed actions with […]

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Fossil Free UCSB and the Origin of O’l Derrick the Divestment Dinosaur

The Cause Origami for an Interdependent World has joined forces with Fossil Free UCSB, whose mission is to encourage our UC Regeants to divest from fossil fuels as part of an international effort to curtail environmental degradation from burning fossil fuels, oil spills, oil processing, and oil extraction. Timeline Enter the Origami Divestment Dinosaur March […]

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Origami Inspired Transformers for a Lunar Base

TransFormers for Lunar Extreme Environments This summer of 2016 I will be joining the TransFormers for Lunar Extreme Environments Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The aim of the project is design large deployable solar reflectors that can transform the ~90k (~ -300°F) eternally dark interior of Shackleton Crater to an environment that could support […]

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New Exhibit at The Box!

Harmony in Interdependent Systems Tuesday the 2nd of February at The Box in Isla Vista Theater, Isla Vista, CA During the reception I will be sharing my experiences on establishing harmony in the complex interdependent systems that make up origami, and how the same techniques could be used to establish harmony within the interdependent systems […]

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Protected: Dualities and Other Categories

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Marine Protected Area Watch Volunteer

Volunteer at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper January 2016 – present Walk along the beach surveying and recording all near and onshore coastal activities in survey site on data sheets. Recording consumptive uses such as recreational and commercial shore-based and ocean-based fishing activities. Recording non-consumptives uses such as kayaking, surfing, SCUBA diving, stand-up paddling, wildlife viewing, and […]

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Protected: The Diversity of Experiences

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