Archive for March 2019

Interviewing Tory Bruno

About a month ago, I had the privilege of listening to a lecture by Tory Bruno, the CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA).  After his lecture I met him briefly and got an email address for a written interview. That night I stayed up late coming up with questions for him, and here are the…

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Astronaut Interviews: Fred Haise

“Houston, we have a problem.” Most people recognize this phrase, although possibly without realizing its origin. It came about during Apollo 13, when an oxygen tank exploded en route to the moon, leaving the spacecraft crippled and sending NASA into a flurry of activity to get the three crew members back to Earth safely. One…

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Space Camp!

As young people, we are taught to shoot for the stars. Some people take this as life advice, others take it literally. And on one’s journey to the stars, training must commence. Many children and adults alike head to Huntsville, Alabama for the ultimate week at Space Camp! The U.S. Space and Rocket Center actually…

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10 Everyday Objects Created by NASA

You may not realize just how big a role space exploration has played in your life. Many of the day-to-day technologies you use were developed by NASA. Here is a list of the top ten coolest things NASA has helped invent! Dust Busters: During the Apollo missions, astronauts needed a way to collect core samples…

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Jim Lovell Interview Video!

Exciting announcement— new YouTube video from the Back to Space Ambassadors! Some of our interview footage from our interview with Captain Jim Lovell is shown here, where we asked questions submitted by our followers on various social media platforms. Just to recap— in February, I got to travel from Dallas, Texas to Chicago, Illinois to…

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The Most Magical Place on Earth

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Disney World in Orlando for the very first time! People always talk about Disney as “the most magical place on Earth,” but going as a senior in high school allowed me to understand some of the science behind that magic, which made me appreciate it even more.…

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Your Perfect Spaceflight Playlist

“To Touch the Stars” is the album you need in your adventurous but sometimes boring life. Caution, might be a catchy addition to your shower jukebox. Got two ears and some spare time? If yes, I think you want to take a scroll and take in sixteen amazing but little-known space-inspired songs  (not in any…

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Girl Power: Back to Space at GEMS

I pulled into the parking garage and I could immediately feel the energy. There were girls and moms carrying sleeping bags everywhere I looked. They had just spent a night at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with their Girl Scout troops. I saw girls of all ages practically bouncing, ready to go back into…

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This Month in Zodiac: Pisces

The zodiac sign from February 19-March 20 is Pisces. This constellation’s name comes from the Latin word for fish. According to Greek mythology, two fish called Ichthyes help the goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros escape from the monster Typhon after he descends upon Mount Olympus. In another version of the legend, Aphrodite and Eros…

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