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Member Reports from Mirela Tanc

Jul 21

Happy [email protected] Landing!

WOW!! Want to experience Neil Armstrong's iconic first step on the Moon as exactly it was happening 50 years ago (at 9:56pm Central)? Hear the voice loops between the crew and Mission Control and see the photo/TV imagery that was provided! Go to https://www.apolloinrealtime.org/11/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P60oN47lTrc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0nfzk1ONUjiNEj5Y9_i1gK2vUrxgCO8TDW4NBzogRN9lixvTUMSnPZHO0 https://www.facebook.com/rogerhw/videos/10219938262830649/ https://www.facebook.com/rogerhw/videos/10219938669920826/ Thank you, Roger Weiss! Read More...

Jul 19

Why the Lunar Module Looked So Much Like a Moon Bug

(article by Elizabeth Howell) No seats? No problem. Throwing away seating was just one of the innovative design compromises NASA made to get astronauts safely on the lunar surface for the first time on July 20, 1969.Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin softly landed on the Sea of Tranquility 50 years ago this month inside the lunar module. This spacecraft was like nothing anyone had seen before. Instead of smooth sides, there were bumps and jagged edges and antennas. The shape was so strange that the Apollo 9 crew called their lunar module "Spider," because of the outstretched legs that made... Read More...

Jul 19

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White https://www.nasa.gov/…/soyuz-heads-to-the-launch-pad-in-bla… In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 60 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos and astronauts Drew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency are scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft at 12:28 p.m. Eastern time (9:28 p.m. Baikonur time), on Saturday, July 20. Read More...

Jul 19

Photos Taken From The International Space Station

30 Photos Taken From The International Space Station That Are Literally Out Of This World (article by Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė) For thousands of years, people looked up at the night sky looking at the stars, seeking guidance, dreaming. While centuries passed with humans using the night sky for navigation or to record the passage of time, it was only in the last century that we actually started reaching for those stars, and not metaphorically. The first human in space, the first person on the Moon, the first person to orbit the Earth… the first big milestones in a tremendous journey for... Read More...

Jul 19

Special Live Apollo Anniversary Show

TODAY July 19: Tune in to NASA TV ( www.nasa.gov/ntv ) at Noon CT for Special Live Apollo Anniversary Show! Read More...

Jul 19

Space to Ground: History's Greatest Adventure

Space to Ground: History's Greatest Adventure: 07/19/2019 NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use #AskNASA to talk to us. Learn more about the important research being operated on Station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science For more information about STEM on Station: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stem_on_station/ FOLLOW THE SPACE STATION! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Space_Station Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISS Instagram: https://instagram.com/iss/ Read More...

Jul 16

Apollo 11 Launches Humans to the Moon

The students discussed the importance of this event. They watched documentary films made available by Roger Weiss of NASA's Johnson Space Center. On July 16 they watched Roger Weiss's facebook live on Nasa. We also thank to Mr. Roger Weiss who initiated us in the mysteries of space and NASA. Read More...