April 27th, 2015
Waxing Gibbous Moon
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…

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

More Delays for STS-134

It looks like Endeavour is delayed again. I am so sad! When the astronauts flew back to Houston I decided it was time to come home. The launch was initially a 48 hour delay, then 72, then pushed to May 8th, and…

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.

Elizabeth Mangus

#NASATweetup Day 1

After arriving in Florida for the #NASATweetup, it was time to meet new people, tour facilities and take lots of pictures. Here’s a glimpse at what we experienced on the first day.

Elizabeth Mangus

STS-134 Tweetup

Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I’m a space geek. I’m thrilled with the opportunity to contribute to this blog. I have been selected to attend the launch of the Endeavor for the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station and will blog my experiences…