In ninth grade, I received an email out of the blue from the media director of Summit Elementary, a local school. She was organizing a day-long STEM conference for third to sixth grade students and invited me to be a keynote speaker. I had to read the email several times to believe what it said—she…

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“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” President John F. Kennedy On July 16, 1969, mankind launched its first of many rockets that would successfully land on the moon and return safely back to Earth. Fast forward…

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I’ve always pictured the desert as flat and lifeless. I imagined sand stretching into the distance, with just a few cacti to break the monotony. I definitely didn’t expect mountains. I was in California for a high altitude balloon launch with Back to Space, and I’ve never lived a weekend as packed full of adventure.…

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Fresh off the incredible Apollo 50th Anniversary, our Back to Space Ambassadors are excited to share with you our next event! On August 10th in Southern California, we will be launching a high-altitude balloon with collect weather data, GoPro footage, and much more.               Headed up by Ambassador Krystal Horton, our team will be traveling…

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Cancer, Latin for “crab,” is the zodiac sign from June 22-July 22. In Greek myth, Cancer was connected to Hercules, son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Alcmene. Hera, who was Zeus’s wife, hated Hercules and placed a curse on him that ultimately drove him to kill his wife. To make amends, Hercules was…

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We are officially less than a month away from the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. You might remember it… the one that put Americans on the moon. It was on July 16th, 1969 at the time of 9:32:00 that the massive Saturn V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral with Neil Armstrong and…

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By: MaryJane Whitaker Earlier this year I had the opportunity to go to Sun N Fun which, if you don’t know, is the largest air show/air convention in Florida.  While there, our guide, Paris Dolinger, founder of Waypoint Excursions, pulled some strings and got us tickets to attend a luncheon for the Ninety-Nine’s, which 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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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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