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Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One...

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally!

I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.   269 more words

Weekly Meeting

8-year-old Montreal girl writes to feds for help to become astronaut

At eight years old, Montreal’s Sahana Khatri is already thinking of a potential career as a future astronaut—and is reaching out to the federal government for help. 328 more words


The Mercury 13: Women with the 'right stuff'

In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts. The Mercury 13, as they are now known, undertook the same tough mental and physical tests as the famous silver-suited Mercury 7. 135 more words


Black NASA

Black NASA? Yes, there are African-American Astronauts.  Yes, it is more than a handful.

I would like to pose a question to the masses.  How many know or care about… 512 more words

July 21 - Small Step; Big day

July 21st 1969 is going to take some beating as far as big days go.  I’ve been thinking about it, and it’s just really obvious that nobody has ever done anything even remotely as impressive as walking on the Moon.   321 more words


July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind | NASA

July 1969. It’s a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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