August 29, 2016 • Blog

Karen C. Bradford

Karen C. Bradford is the Chief of Staff at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA and has served as a civil servant for 24 years.  Serving as Chief of Staff at NASA Ames includes a variety of complex and changing challenges that range from managing VIP visits, national and international, to administering various […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Jorges Cartes+ Timothy Gagnon

Jorges R. Cartes has worked with Timothy Gagnon on mission patches for NASA Flight crews since 2010 I’m 53 years old. Always lived in Madrid, and I’m married to Olga, a Physician like me, and we have a daughter, Monica who is 17. I have only one brother (Ph. too), my father died in 1979 and […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

First visit at NASA Ames Research Center

Nelly Ben Hayoun and team have just arrived in California! This mark the beginning of the International Space Orchestra! The International Space Orchestra has lift off! Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists is coming together to broadcast the first-ever orchestral recording directly into deep space. […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Phoebe Greenwood

The International Space Orchestra is delighted to have Phoebe Greenwood on board! Phoebe is a marvelous project manager and she will be working with Nelly Ben Hayoun on making the International Space Orchestra happen (2012).

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Rodney Martin

Rodney Martin works in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames, where he has among other things been involved with data analysis and algorithm development for predicting tele-operator intent for Robonaut, fault detection for liquid propulsion systems on the SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine), pre-launch diagnostics for Ares I-X, and currently is focused on more […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Jimmy Kansau

Jimmy is Vocal Director for the San Francisco Boys Chorus. He has performed in over 45 operas, including 15 appearances at the San Francisco Opera. He is passionate about singing and education and works with The Venezuelan Music Project an El Sistema style-system (as made world famous by Gustavo Dudamel), for choir singing. He studied […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

ISO badge

The International Space Orchestra official badges! Designed by Marvelous David Benqué Here is a bit more on David: Stories are the way we grasp information and integrate it within the context of our lives. In a world where science is progressing at an exponential pace, my practice of design aims to craft subtle and engaging […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Jasmina Tesanovic

Jasmina Tešanović is a part of the ISO choir, she also co-wrote the Kepler Aria for the ISO in the summer 2012 at NASA Ames Research Center. Below is more about powerhouse Jasmina: Jasmina Tešanović (Belgrade, 1954) is writer, feminist, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator (Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, Sandro […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling wrote the Kepler Aria with Jasmina Tesanovic for the ISO over the summer 2012 in NASA Ames Research Center. Below is more about extraordinaire Bruce: Bruce Sterling is an acclaimed science fiction writer, Sterling is an Austin-born science fiction writer and Net critic, internationally recognized as a cyberspace theorist. Sterling has traveled the […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Maywa Denki

Spinning off their father’s old vacuum tube-manufacturing company, in 1993, brothers Masamichi and Novmichi Tosa established a performance arts collective called Maywa Denki. The company is well known for its ‘nonsense machines’ that involve the public in the creation process. Though decidedly oddball, products are generally cleverly designed and always fun. Although Maywa Denki is […]