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….

7 Minutes of Terror

Here’s adorable sorta little Curiosity! She (officially) is surrounding with the stark, tawny landscape of Gale Crater. There’s also the name on the back of what I call her “t-shirt” with all of these eroded rocks poking up outta the ground. And in another picture (not shown), there are big flakes of Martian rock jutting…

#PlutoFlyby

This morning, at 11:49:57 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) the American space probe New Horizons (by NASA’s New Frontiers program) made its closest approach to the planetoid (or planet, for all you “dwarf” planet classification haters) Pluto (♇). This is HUGE… like, my-head-is-gonna-explode huge. Like “one giant leap for mankind” big. So big, that we spent…

Happy Birthday Sally Ride!

       Happy Birthday Sally Ride   Lived: May 26, 1951 – Jul 23, 2012 (age 61) Dr. Sally Ride (1951-2012) was the first and youngest American woman to go into space. In January 1978, she was selected as a candidate astronaut, and proved their decision right! 1983, Dr. Ride was placed on the crew…

A Happy Birthday Card for the Maverick Buzz Aldrin!

We salute you!! Apollo 11 took you to the moon and to the history books! You are a tremendous inspiration to all of those who see to push the envelope further than ever before into the unknown. Buzz Aldrin (originally Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. then changed to Buzz Aldrin in 1988) Born January 1930 in…