Last summer as a NASA SEES intern, I met some of the most incredible people ever. Back to Space has done the same. Whenever I get the chance to work with other driven students from around the country, I learn of their amazing projects and successes, and my friends truly do inspire me every day!…

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It’s May 1st, aka National College Decision Day! Our nine Back to Space seniors are so excited for our futures at eight different schools across the country. We’re studying a range of topics, from aerospace engineering to electrical engineering to astrophysics to aviation. Here are our schools and our stories! Krystal Horton My name is…

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On Monday, your social media was probably filled with beautiful photos of our home planet. If you missed it, April 22 was Earth Day! NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered over 4,000 exoplanets and many other exoplanet candidates, but as far as we know, Earth is the only planet where we can live, so it’s important…

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Astronaut Charlie Duke Charlie Duke was born on October 3rd, 1935 in Charlotte North Carolina. Growing up, he was active in the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He went on to attend and graduate the U.S. Naval Academy earning degrees in naval science, aeronautics, and astronautics. He cross-commissioned into the United States…

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In late March I had the opportunity to participate in Advanced PoSSUM Academy at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. This academy is run through Project PoSSUM, an organization that focuses on studying a special type of cloud called noctilucent clouds (NLCs), which give clues about climate change. The best way to study these clouds…

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“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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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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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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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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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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