50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

“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 to... Continue Reading →

Astronaut Spotlight: Charlie Duke

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... Continue Reading →

Having a PoSSUM Time!

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Astronaut Spotlight: Al Worden

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot In October, the Back to Space Ambassadors had the opportunity to meet Apollo astronaut Al Worden, who is working with Back to Space to inspire our generation to pursue STEM and reach for the stars! Al Worden was born February 7, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan. Growing up, Worden... Continue Reading →

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