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First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ‘Pleaded’ To Get Into Naval Academy

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ‘Pleaded’ To Get Into Naval Academy

This is an interesting short read/listen that appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition about a moment in one person’s journey. From the strategies employed when asking for help to the personal resilience and effort it takes to get where you’re going, there’s a lot to pick up from this piece.

h/t Leland Melvin

NASA and Apple Work Together to Create Visions of Harmony for Juno Jupiter Mission

NASA and Apple Work Together to Create Visions of Harmony for Juno Jupiter Mission

Apple teamed with NASA to create a stunning 8-minute short film about NASA’s Juno Mission.

NASA Announces Video Idea Winners for the Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA Announces Video Idea Winners for the Asteroid Grand Challenge

Did you win in the idea phase? Find out and submit a pitch to possibly win $9,000 in the next phase of the AGC video challenge.

How to create a 3D model of the surface of Mars using photogrammetry software and NASA Curiosity Rover navcam data

Let’s go to Mars! This video shows how I used Photoscan┬áto generate a 3D model from stereoscopic images taken on Mars by the NASA Curiosity Rover.

Why Has NASA Not Gone to Mars with Humans Already?

Why Has NASA Not Gone to Mars with Humans Already?

  1. The tech to keep people alive BOTH ways is still being developed. Some problems are similar to ones we’ve solved when sending folks to the Moon but MANY are different.
  2. It’s crazy expensive to solve these problems and it takes time. You can’t throw twice as much money at some of these problems and expect them to be solved in half the time.
N.A.S.A. – Iko (feat. Lizzo)

N.A.S.A. – Iko (feat. Lizzo)

Prepare to have this song stuck in your head all week.

Pink Floyd Releases New “Marooned” Space Video

Pink Floyd Releases New “Marooned” Space Video

The English band Pink Floyd released this beautiful video to their song Marooned on April 28, 2014. Marooned appears on the band’s 1994 album The Division Bell and pairs perfectly with visuals taken from the orbiting International Space Station.

Starcadian and DJ Meegs to Perform at Red Rocks on H Street for Yuri’s Night DC 2014

Starcadian and DJ Meegs to Perform at Red Rocks on H Street for Yuri’s Night DC 2014

Organizers for the Yuri’s Night DC event previously held at Science Club will be hosting a free event at Red Rocks on H Street this year. The event celebrates the first human in space Yuri Gagarin who orbited Earth on April 12, 1961 aboard Vostok 1. Interestingly, April 12 also marks the anniversary of the first shuttle launch in 1981.

An Unofficial NASA TV Commercial by a Citizen Scientist

This is what happens when you take a great song like Genesis by Justice and add NASA.

Vintage 1977 NASA Video talks about Voyager 1

Vintage 1977 NASA Video talks about Voyager 1

On September 12, 2013, NASA officially announced that Voyager 1 had left the solar system and begun it’s journey into interstellar space. Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, 1977 to study the outer Solar System and interstellar medium. As of August 2013, it is 125 Astronomical Units (AU) from the Sun. One AU is equivalent to the average distance of the Earth to the Sun, roughly 145.5 billion miles. Voyager is currently the furthest man-made object from Earth.

As a throwback to the year Voyager 1 was launched, we found NASA’s Highlights of the 1977 Aeronautics and Space Report. The report outlines some of NASA’s projects at the time, including the Space Shuttle, Voyagers, Landsat, Spacelab, HEAO-1 and energy research.