Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

As the moon’s shadow raced towards us, nearly upon us, I realized the cicadas had stopped their incessant chirping. That sound is so ubiquitous, its absence was obvious. As the moon fully blocked the sun, it was as if someone had turned out the lights. The difference between 99% and 100% is dramatic – it has to be seen to be believed. 

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A Pluto Primer

05Jul15

Here’s the basic information you need to know about this little ball of rock at the edge of the solar system.


I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with an astronaut just one time. It was an honor and I admit to being a little tongue tied. I think to fully appreciate the story you need to know a little background first. I was born in 1959, just as the space race was beginning. President […]


This week ends the Space Shuttle Program. 135 flights, 5 spacecraft built, 2 lost with crew. The accomplishments of the program are immense, launching satellites, building the International Space Station, repairing the Hubble Space Telescope and many, many more. Last week The President marked the end of the program with these words: “Well, this mission […]


“Did  you hear? The Shuttle blew up,” said the man standing in front of me to the man standing behind me in the cafeteria. At first I thought he was talking about one of the vans used to shuttle people between the company’s three facilities. Then, I realized my error. As quickly as I could, […]