“It has a stark beauty all its own…”

48 years ago today, humans set foot on another world for the first time.  Astronaut Neil Armstrong stood in the barren silver landscape of Earth’s constant companion, the dust around his feet never having been touched by life before.  The fine dust shone in the raw sunlight.  His left boot sank soundlessly. “That’s…one small step…

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.                                                                          …

One Giant Leap for Mankind: The Story of the Space Race

          People have been dreaming of flying to the moon for centuries (yeah, Jules Verne, I’m looking at you). But for most of the time, it was confined to poorly informed science fiction (creative, though) mythology and fairy-tales with magical creatures that did not require life support to not, like, die….

Sally Ride: a Non-Conformist

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.   Sally Ride It’s the 33rd anniversary of Sally Ride’s first trip into space!  Here’s some old posts we’ve written on her accomplishments: Ride Sally Ride!…

We Need You for Martian Exploration

These great NASA astronaut recruitment posters were made in 2009 to catch the eye of workers in many types of jobs, from farmers (that’s you, Mark Watney) to builders, technicians, teachers and surveyors.  Applications can still be sent in for this #MarsGeneration dream job!  If you’re over 18, send in your forms for this chance…

March 1-4 TV Coverage of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Return after #YearInSpace

Tomorrow, after his #YearInSpace, admired astronaut Scott Kelly returns to earth with his crew.  We’ll miss his space tweets from the ISS! NASA Television will provide complete coverage Tuesday, March 1, as three crew members depart the International Space Station. Source: March 1-4 TV Coverage of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Return after #YearInSpace It’s an amazing…