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Pioneers and Heroes – and the Final Frontier

“I watched other men walk on the Moon, and return safely, all from the confines of Mission Control and our house in Houston. I sometimes catch myself looking up at the Moon, remembering the changes of fortune in our long voyage, thinking of the thousands of people who worked to bring the three of us home. 710 more words


We’re Back - Just What Does That Mean? Part 1

In his book, Re-Entry, Peter Jordan uses the analogy of a space shuttle reentering the earth’s atmosphere to compare to missionaries returning home. “Like the astronaut guiding his craft back into the earth’s atmosphere, returning missionaries must negotiate many potential hazards. 506 more words


Astronaut speaks at Challenger Center ahead of anniversary

On Tuesday, dozens of elementary school students got to hear from a man who spent nearly a year up in space.

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata visited Challenger Center Hawaii, a learning center at Barbers Point Elementary School established in memory of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger. 307 more words


A day in the life of...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be someone else?

I have. In fact I find myself imagining that quite a lot. “I wonder what other people are doing right this second, like a firefighter, a radio DJ, or a astronaut?”  191 more words


Explorer 1b

Here is another from the new series….

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

My Doctor Who binge-watching has prepared me for any sticky space situation, except for this one. The Martian by Andy Weir focuses on Mark Watney – botanist, engineer, astronaut, and Martian (as in he lives on Mars not like he’s an alien). 220 more words


Mission Discovery goes international thanks to Reuters

Thanks to Reuters for covering our story!

Video Link: http://www.reuters.com/assets/iframe/yovideo?videoId=362997252

You can read more or sign up today for the next Mission Discovery Summer School at King’s College, London on the 13th-17th July, 2015 by visiting the following… 57 more words