Ambassadors Blog

All blog posts are reposted from the official Back to Space Ambassadors blog.

Look to the Stars

April 16, 2019

“It’s such a beautiful thing to see!” I told myself after each breathtaking view of the starry night through the telescopes at 3 Rivers Foundation. I’m pretty sure that’s what all of the other ambassadors there also thought. March 29th will probably be one of the most significant moments of my life due to all…

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This Month In Zodiac: Aires

April 12, 2019

Aries, Latin for “ram,” is the zodiac sign from March 21-April 19. In Greek mythology it is said that King Athamas married the cloud nymph Nephele and had twins Phyrixus and Helle. King Athamas then fell in love with Ino and left his nymph wife. Ino became jealous of Phyrixus and Helle and plotted their…

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Lunar Knights and the Search for the Holy Grail

April 9, 2019

On April 3rd, I had the opportunity to participate in a historic event: the unveiling of a new painting by internationally acclaimed portrait artist Maciej Maga. I knew that the painting was called “Lunar Knights,” perhaps as in those who went to battle in ancient suits of armor, or knights as in the brave. Or…

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3, 2, 1… Blast Off!

April 5, 2019

I have built many rockets in my lifetime. From bottle rockets to big models to ones with eggstronauts. Though, of all the experiences I’ve had building rockets, the one at 3RF was the best. The student ambassadors arrived at 3RF and the Dallas Area Rocketry Society has many of their models on display. My jaw…

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So Much Space Deep in the Heart of Texas

April 2, 2019

7:00 PM March 29th – 9:30 AM March 31st. Those 38 hours were possibly the most packed, fun, and information filled of my life. After landing and nearly getting lost in the Dallas airport, I met up with a few of the ambassadors who I would be driving with to the 3 Rivers Foundation. Although…

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Interviewing Tory Bruno

March 29, 2019

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

March 26, 2019

“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!

March 22, 2019

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

March 19, 2019

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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All blog posts are reposted from the official Back to Space Ambassadors blog.



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