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NASA Just Got Real About Returning to the Moon

Americans can get awfully dreamy about the moon — and with good reason. The flags and footprints we left there in the 1960s and 1970s were symbols of what we can achieve when we just plain decide to achieve it. 990 more words

Genesis: The Story Of Apollo 8, The First Manned Flight To Another World by Robert Zimmerman

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It was NASA’s most dangerous space mission. The chances of success were fifty-fifty. And three men would dare to fly farther and faster than ever before. 451 more words

Literature

Artist's Statement: Apartment Renov8ing

While working on this project I was able to distinguish the difference between pastiche and satire. Once I understood that a pastiche is a play on the visual and contextual content provided and that satire is more of a commentary on nonspecific idea, I could clearly and concisely alter a movie poster in order to convey my personal beliefs and understandings surrounding the topic of gentrification. 228 more words

Bay Area

Aerial Earth view

…Sunsets, vast, open waters, and sweeping cloud formations are some of the many features that make Earth a wonder. From space, those Earthly wonders become even more breathtaking.NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams doesn’t remember exactly where he was looking the first time he saw Earth while on the Atlantis space shuttle in 2000, but he remembers how beautiful the view was…

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A New View of Apollo 8, NASA’s Perfect Mission

Apollo 8 in 1968 was NASA’s perfect Christmas Mission that at the time awed and moved the whole world. Our forthcoming movie “Mission Control: the Unsung Heroes of Apollo” gives a new perspective on the flight from the consoles in Houston, and shows that Apollo 8 was also an extraordinary example of bold and strong leadership and remarkable teamwork. 2,560 more words

Leadership

December 27 - Johannes Kepler

Today is Johannes Kepler’s birthday.

Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt, a small town near Stuttgart, on December 27th 1571, and was introduced to astronomy from an early age, whether he liked it or not, by being taken outside to witness the Great Comet of 1577, C/1577 V1, at age 6. 221 more words

Astronomy