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Jasmin’s Intern Blog: Day 4

  • By Jasmin Evans
  • November 3, 2015
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Jasmin shadowed Sara and Maggie for a week in July, learning about outreach, education, and communication at NASA. She wrote blogs about her experience here and we thought you’d all enjoy seeing our world through her eyes. You can find her first blog here, and Day 2 and Day 3 … Continue Reading →


Working at a NASA Tweet-up

Working at a NASA Tweet-up

I had the fortune to be invited last minute to the Tweet-up with Astronaut Ron Garan at NASA Headquarters yesterday, in the place of a co-worker who couldn’t go. And then last minute, I got drafted to actually help out! Sara and I have been to several tweet-ups, but this … Continue Reading →


STS-135: All Systems Go!

STS-135: All Systems Go!

As the launch countdown rapidly approached zero, STS-135 Commander Christopher Ferguson addressed Launch Director Mike Leinbach: “Thanks to you and your team, Mike, until the very end you all made it look easy. The shuttle will always be a reflection of what a nation can do when it dares to … Continue Reading →


Special Space Shuttle Awesomeness Round-Up

Special Space Shuttle Awesomeness Round-Up

  • By Faith Tucker
  • July 8, 2011
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The time has come to say goodbye to Space Shuttle. The program has faithfully served NASA, our country and the international community for 30 long years, and now it’s time for an era to come to a close. The final Shuttle launch occurred mere minutes ago, down at Kennedy Space … Continue Reading →


Blueshift ponders… how would you wake up the astronauts?

Blueshift ponders… how would you wake up the astronauts?

As you may or may not know, each “morning,” the astronauts aboard the shuttle are woken up with specially selected music. Sometimes they get the original band to play the tune, sometimes it’s a favorite song or a parody (during the last Hubble servicing mission, I have it on good … Continue Reading →


Blueshift ponders... where were you?

Blueshift ponders… where were you?

This Red Rover cartoon was recently posted on NASA.gov in honor of the astronauts that have lots their lives in the pursuit of space exploration, and we wanted to share it with our readers too. It’s a sad and thoughtful time of year for NASA, as we mark the anniversaries … Continue Reading →


Happy Thanksgiving from Blueshift!

Happy Thanksgiving from Blueshift!

Ok, most of us at NASA aren’t astronauts and will be having normal Earth-food for Thanksgiving, but have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving is like for astronauts in space? Last year, astronauts Jeff Williams and Nicole Stott made a little video to show what they’d be eating for Thanksgiving on … Continue Reading →


Blueshift ponders... what's next in space exploration?

Blueshift ponders… what’s next in space exploration?

This past weekend, I attended an unconference called SpaceUP DC, which drew together space enthusiasts from near and far to talk about the future of space exploration and advocacy. It’s an “unconference” because it’s not like a regular professional conference – it’s much more free-form, and attendees determine the structure, … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-up – 8/30/10

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech What happens when planets form around a tightly orbiting binary star system? A cosmic smashup! As this particular type of binary stars get cozier, they cause a disturbance in the force… err, I mean, in their gravitational influences on their local planetary system. Things start colliding, and it’s … Continue Reading →


Podcast: At the Edge of Space

Podcast: At the Edge of Space

Click to listen! (8MB MP3, right-click to save) Transcript (Text, PDF) When you were a kid, dreaming of the future, did you expect to have a flying car someday? Or to live on the Moon? Traveling into space has fueled the dreams of many people, but the reality is that … Continue Reading →


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