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Interview with an ADCO

Interview with an ADCO

Robert June 12, 2012 0

John Mackin, a colleague of mine, is an ADCO (Attitude Determination and Control Officer) supporting the ISS (International Space Station).  He was recently interviewed by Cell Biologist Allison McDaniel for her science blog –

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Venusian Transit of 2012

Venusian Transit of 2012

Robert June 6, 2012 0

  Last night (June 5th, 2012), was the transit of Venus across the sun.  The next such transit will be visible from Earth in 2125.  During the transit, the combined motions of the two

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s remarks at Senate Commerce hearing on the future of our space program

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s remarks at Senate Commerce hearing on the future of our space program

Robert March 7, 2012 0

Truth

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50th Anniversary of First Orbital Flight

50th Anniversary of First Orbital Flight

Robert February 20, 2012 0

50 years ago, today, John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth. During a five hour flight, he orbited the earth three times. He did that less than three years after the

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ISSLive!  Website provides a glimpse into ISS telemetry

ISSLive! Website provides a glimpse into ISS telemetry

Robert January 16, 2012 0

NASA has put together a website to educate the public about the operations happening aboard the International Space Station (ISS), in real-time.  The site is called ISSLive! and pulls a small subset of PUIs

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TAM 2011 Our Future in Space panel

TAM 2011 Our Future in Space panel

Robert October 21, 2011 0

An interesting panel from TAM 2011 about the future of space exploration:   The moderator is Phil Plait of BadAstronomy.com.  The panelists are: Bill Nye, Neil de  Grasse Tyson, Pamela Gay, and Lawrence Krauss

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Slideshow of Ron Garan’s pictures via The Atlantic

Slideshow of Ron Garan’s pictures via The Atlantic

Robert September 26, 2011 0

The Atlantic has put together a nice slideshow of some of the best pictures Ron Garan took while on board the International Space Station (ISS).  Click here to give it a view

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Aurora Australis video from ISS

Aurora Australis video from ISS

Robert September 25, 2011 0

Stunning time lapse imagery of the Aurora Australis, as observed by the Expedition 29 crew, on board the International Space Station (ISS)

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NASA on-line game to explore the ISS

NASA on-line game to explore the ISS

Robert September 22, 2011 0

I was getting all excited to share a cool new NASA game with everyone, then I played it.  It might be fun for a little while, and might seem cool, but it is not

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Fragile Oasis

Fragile Oasis

Robert September 16, 2011 0

Astronaut Ron Garan, whom is just finishing up a 5 1/2 month stay on the ISS has a website called Fragile Oasis.  The origin of the site came from his experience during his first

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