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 →

This Month In Zodiac: Aires

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... Continue Reading →

3, 2, 1… Blast Off!

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... Continue Reading →

Interviewing Tory Bruno

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... Continue Reading →

Space Camp!

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... Continue Reading →

10 Everyday Objects Created by NASA

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... Continue Reading →

The Most Magical Place on Earth

Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Disney World in Orlando for the very first time! People always talk about Disney as “the most magical place on Earth,” but going as a senior in high school allowed me to understand some of the science behind that magic, which made me appreciate it even more.... Continue Reading →

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