Recipient of Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal 2012

Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi Recipient of Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal 2012 Amalia was born to be a “Teacher”, and a “Teacher” she has been for all her life. For almost fifty years she has held Courses at the Aerospace Department of the Politecnico di Milano in Dynamic of Spaceflight and in Orbital Mechanics; several …

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Countdown to 100th anniversary of birth of Frank Malina

Colleagues My father Frank Malina was born on October 2 1912 and we are beginning some celebrations. The first will be a Leonardo Party in Paris on June 30. If you would like to be invited, drop me an email at rmalina-at-alum.mit.edu. It also turns out that Nicolas Schoffer, pioneering kinetic artist,  and Frank Oppenheimer, …

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JPL Podcast on Frank Malina: The American Rocketeer

JPL Podcast on Frank Malina: The American Rocketeer http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/podcast/content.cfm?content=1029 The documentary is being shown Nov 3 on KCET in Los Angeles Open with music and voice track from “The American Rocketeer”: This is the story of one man’s reach for the stars. And how his ideas and idealism put him on a collision course with …

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75TH Anniversary of first rocket tests by Frank Malina oct 31 2011

This halloween is the 75th anniversary of the first rocket tests that led to the WAC CORPORAL rocket that my father Frank Malina and his team built, project that led to the founding of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab on the site of the rocket tests JPL has issued a documentary-details of screenings below the …

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Lecture posted: Frank J. Malina and Gyorgy Kepes

Here is the Keynote Lecture from “The Pleasure of Light exhibition and conference, a collaboration between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, The French Institute Budapest and the Ludwig Museum- Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest. The exhibition and conference presents the pioneering interdisciplinary concepts of György Kepes and Frank J. …

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IMERA interview with Roger Malina and Talks/Presentations by Jim Gimzeski

IMERA has posted talks and presentation by Jim Gimzeski and interview with Roger Malina on Jim’s his art-science research connected with nano science Projet de recherche : An Art/Sci Exploration of Creativity and Imagination in fields of Nanotechnology and its future Role on Society with emphasis on Nano-Neuromorphic Information Technology and Material Nanoarchitectonics. http://www.imera.fr/index.php/en/the-fellows/2009-2010/106.html http://www.imera.fr/index.php/fr/component/content/article/273.html

Kepes and Malina : Some personal observations on Theory and Praxis (First Draft)

by Roger F Malina When Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopeczky proposed to me their exhibition on Gyorgy Kepes and my father Frank Malina, I was immediately interested. It seemed a natural coupling of two men of the same era, eastern European backgrounds, both were survivors of the same world war and with over-lapping passions. Both …

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