| Fifty or so years ago, a popular science fiction show about space exploration began airing. Not a novel subject for the 1960’s; however, it was set apart by the ship’s crew, who at the time were as fictional as the fantastic voyages undertaken. The plot depicted Americans and Russians working together at the height of [...]
| “If you put that data out to a diverse community, it enables [NASA] to have numerous and distributed backup teams around the world digging into the data, figuring out what sort of valuable information can come from it and what can be done with it."
| I was privileged this week to visit the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – or SOFIA – while it was at NASA Ames Research Center. SOFIA is a Boeing 747 built in 1977 that has been modified to accomodate a 2.5 meter infrared reflecting telescope. This world-class airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James [...]
| What are YOU doing to celebrate World Space Week? Declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and celebrated by hundreds of space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, and museums, World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world. World Space Week builds the workforce of tomorrow by inspiring students, demonstrates visible [...]