I am currently working on tools for a spacecraft to diagnose what is wrong with itself, by considering the most useful tests to run. In the future, the goal is that spacecraft would be able to fix themselves quickly and autonomously without any help from Earth.
I’ve always been fascinated by just how much is out there that we don’t know about. Discovery is exciting, and space has so much for us to find, to see and to learn from.
I’d like to see what the nearest habitable planet looks like (plus then we’d know if it had aliens!). I think I’d want a return trip promised though before going.
Playing board games with friends or out hiking and camping.
Wool. I won’t spoil anything, but that book does a fantastic job of playing with your expectations.
Image of James assembling for launch in the Spaceport America Cup.