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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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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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Google+ brand pages have arrived for businesses

Google+ brand pages have arrived for businesses

Robert November 7, 2011 0

Google+ just enabled the capability for businesses and other non-human entities to have brand pages.  Here are a few of the ones that have caught my interest:    

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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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NASA announces rocket design for deep space exploration missions

NASA announces rocket design for deep space exploration missions

Robert September 14, 2011 0

This morning, NASA announced the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket design that is intended to be used to launch the vehicles for whatever deep space missions NASA eventually gets assigned, whether they be to

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Cupola Corner

Cupola Corner

Robert September 13, 2011 0

Neat series of videos posted on Google+ by astronaut Ron Garan of conversations between himself and fellow crew-members on-board the International Space Station (ISS): Cupola Corner 1 – Chris Ferguson – Commander of the

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