National Weather Service

National Weather Service At 150

Established on February 9th, 1870; the organization known today as the National Weather Service was created by a joint Congressional resolution that was later signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. The organization is a…


December February Supermoon

Is February 2020 A Supermoon?

February 9th will see a Full Moon but not a supermoon, as the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully…


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Asteroid Redirection

Come learn about the basics of asteroid redirection including what are asteroids, why redirect them, and what options are available. Asteroids striking Earth are never a good thing. What is an Asteroid? The classic definition…


Mars

Mars 2020 Missions

2020 was a big year for Mars Missions as Earth and Mars are in good positions relative to each other for landing on Mars. There were 4 Mars planned missions–3 rovers, 2 orbiters, and 1 lander to launch…


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US Companies Return To Manned Spaceflight

With the prospect of NASA sending astronauts soon with the recent success of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Abort mission, it looks like manned spaceflight for the US is right around the corner. But before the…


Light Pollution Legislation

Light Pollution Legislation

Although the topic of light pollution and legislation are not typically glamorous topics, nor are they fun topics to discuss, light pollution legislation might be a way to reduce light pollution in a long term…


Earth Venture program

NASA Announces 5 New Earth Venture Missions

Investigating and then understanding fundamental processes that impact humanity and the environment are crucial aspects of research for NASA and the scientific community. The data and information collected from these missions, plus the unique vantage…


SOFIA Telescope

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Telescope

The SOFIA Telescope is a joint NASA and German Aerospace Center project to construct and maintain an airborne observatory. Designed as the successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, SOFIA’s telescope saw first light on May 26, 2010. It will observe celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions,…


Armstrong Flight Research Center

Armstrong Flight Research Center

The Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, sometimes abbreviated as AFRC, is NASA’s premier installation for atmospheric flight research. The Research Center is chartered to research, develop, verify and transfer advanced aeronautics, space and related…


Moon: an Illustrated History

Moon: An Illustrated History Book Review

Although there were a plethora of media such as books, movies and, TV shows that were created for 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing, nobody provides a better overall story that Dr. David Warmflash…