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Attending A Rocket Launch

Attending a rocket launch is a very fun experience, which is a bucket list event for some. Companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin have refined the experience and made launches a PR opportunity! This has…


Crazy Cold War Space Projects Project West Ford

The year is 1961, and Project West Ford is under way. In the age before satellites and the internet, the options for communication was either coaxial copper cables or reflecting communications over the ionosphere. Therefore,…


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Student Opportunities

The goal of this article is to provide a starting point for students looking for opportunities related to space related degree in the Pacific Northwest. Every student is different and every degree program is not…


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Nuclear Rocket Issues

The idea of using a nuclear rocket to fly to the stars has been a fascination to space agencies since the beginning of spaceflight. The idea has taken many forms throughout its different lifecycles and…


Cold War Space Ideas

Fascinating Cold War Space Ideas

The Cold War Between the US and USSR produced many crazy, unfeasible, and wacky ideas, but it also produced many technologies that make our lives better. Unfortunately, these won’t be the stories of what went…


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Space Careers in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is gifted with a plethora of space and aerospace companies, which provide a plethora of talent and opportunities for growing careers. Washington State is blessed to have many opportunities available with a…


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Life After LIGO

With the success of LIGO in finding gravitational waves and confirming Einstein’s Theorems, there are many questions and opportunities that arose. These questions included things such as “What will happen to the current LIGO experiment?”…


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LIGO Tours: Our experience

It is approaching midnight on September 13th, 2015 at the LIGO facility at the Hanford Reservation. Operators have recently finished the upgrades to LIGO, which has now been dubbed Advanced LIGO, in the hunt for…



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Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseids Quick Facts Meteor Shower Dates: July 14 – August 24Peak Dates: Mid-Early AugustPeak Meteor Showers: Up To 100 under perfect conditionsBest Viewing Times: Pre-dawn hours, up until 10pmOriginating Constellation: Perseus Summary Probably the most…