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Secrets of The Moon

Every night as we look up we see that familiar sight of the celestial body that orbits our Earth. We call it the moon, that is 22000 miles from Earth the object influences many romantic tales, mysteries and even studies that indicates the moon have an influence on our behavior. 512 more words


sketchbook astronaut

sketchbook astronaut from photo reference, apollo 12 training, 1969

update: this was my 200th post!


Steely-Eyed Missile Man

My favorite guy in all of NASA history is someone you’ve likely never heard of – John Aaron, the engineer they called the “Steely-Eyed Missile Man.” 901 more words

Luna 9

Here’s an cool bit of trivia. Today is the 50th anniversary of the landing of the uncrewed Soviet Luna 9 probe on the moon. After 11 previous tries, Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to manage a soft landing (not a crash landing) on the moon, or anyplace other than the earth, actually. 109 more words

The Engine that Could

Last Thursday I arrived for my volunteer shift at the Museum of Flight only to discover a press conference was about to start and we were all invited.  178 more words