Monday morning, 40 minutes before school starts. The hallways were silent. The classrooms were empty. The building was peaceful– except for the hall upstairs outside of the physics room. There, most of the AP Physics C students stood, chatting nervously, rehearsing presentations, pushing ball bearings onto model roller coasters and hoping they wouldn’t fall off…Read More
Here’s the quick version: the rover was knocked out in June by a dust storm. NASA has been trying to contact it ever since. The rover exceeded expectations and lasted longer than intended. I’ve got a really funny joke to tell, ready? What do you call a rover that stops responding? Dead. Which exactly describes…Read More
Last Tuesday I had the incredible opportunity to meet one of NASA’s most brilliant and unique engineers, Adam Steltzner. For 10 years he led a team of inventors who designed and tested the remarkable “sky crane” used to land the Curiosity rover on Mars! Just being in Mr. Steltzner’s presence was jaw-dropping enough, but what…Read More
When does science go beyond math and logic and transform into beauty and art? Maria Mitchell was the first female astronomer in the United States and dedicated her life to learning. Mitchell was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts on August 1st, 1818. Her father helped inspire her passion for astronomy and let her use his telescope.…Read More
When I first started building model airplanes, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I was fascinated by these small “toys” that you could control from the ground. YouTube further exposed me to people achieving incredible feats. People were flying hundreds of kilometers away and taking incredible footage with what seemed to be just…Read More
Back to Space is a company dedicated to promoting STEM in popular culture and preserving the legacy of the Apollo program. They chose 25 student ambassadors to represent and promote this mission! So… that’s us! All 25 of us entered a video or essay competition to be selected as ambassadors. In October, we attended a…Read More
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