August 30th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Callista Pearson

Blastoff!

Did you know that Curiosity had to be launched within a defined 3-week period or scientists would have had to wait another 2 years to launch? 

Mike Murray

The Mars “Curiosity” Rover: What Do We Hope to Learn?

NASA’s latest mission to the red planet isn’t just another rover – it’s a massive laboratory on wheels.

Callista Pearson

Send Curiosity over!

Mars Rover, Mars Rover, please send Curiosity over!

DNU Paul

30 percent – It’s now my favorite number!

I can’t believe it happened! As you all know, last Friday morning the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, defying the odds placed by every expert, and spitting in the face of NASA’s 30%…

DNU Paul

It’s official…I’m a fan of coddling!

I’ve never met anyone who’s opposed to being coddled from time to time. It doesn’t matter who you are – getting a little extra attention and red carpet treatment once in a while can go a long way – it…

DNU Paul

An awesome way to destroy your comfort zone

Those who know me know that I’m a big fan of the “comfort zone.” For example, I’m the guy that goes through a set routine every morning, and orders the same food time and time again at favorite restaurants. My…

DNU Paul

So, This is What Luck Feels Like…

In today’s world of random contests and giveaways, I’m rarely the guy that gets picked. Caller #7 on the radio, iPad giveaways on Facebook, the business card drawing at the local restaurant. They’ve all managed to elude me…regularly. But, my…

Seth Jarvis

Set your alarm clock!

Make a point to be up before dawn at least once in the next several days.  The eastern sky has something to show you.

Elizabeth Mangus

Experiencing Kennedy Space Center

Despite the disappointment of not seeing the launch, I had the most amazing experience at Kennedy Space Center. Each NASA employee was genuinely excited to have us there. The morning of the 28th started off with a demonstration of the spacesuits (officially…

Elizabeth Mangus

#NASATweetup Day 2

LAUNCH DAY!! (or not…) Day 2 was an amazing day at #NASATweetup. You could feel the excitement in the air. We met lots of amazing people, but all our minds were focused on 3:47 pm. Launch time.