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NASA at SXSW 2014

It’s that time of year again – for the South by Southwest music, film, & tech festival in Austin, Texas. As you might recall from last year, we had the giant full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope and a huge tent full of information about the mission. Credit: … Continue Reading →


ISS thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Space

We wanted to wish all those celebrating a safe and happy Thanksgiving from NASA Blueshift. Ever wonder what the astronauts on the International Space Station will be doing for the holidays? The six crew members will actually be having a Thanksgiving dinner together. What’s on the menu? According to NASA, … Continue Reading →


The Last Flight of Discovery

The Last Flight of Discovery

Today we said a bittersweet farewell to the space shuttle orbiter Discovery, as it headed off to retirement at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center atop a special 747. On its way to Dulles Airport (where it landed just outside DC) from Kennedy Space Center (where … 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 →


Awesomeness Roundup

Awesomeness Round-Up – 11/16/2011

We start with a new Hubble result. Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, the Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation. While dwarf galaxies are the most common type of galaxy in the universe, the … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-Up – 9/26/2011

  • By Sara Mitchell
  • September 23, 2011
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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle In the hunt for extrasolar planets, we’re interested in finding Earth-like planets… but how about Tatooine-like planets? NASA’s Kepler satellite has discovered a planet that might look a little familiar to Star Wars fans. It’s the first planet scientists have seen that orbits two stars! The … Continue Reading →


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Awesomeness Round-Up – 9/22/2011

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • September 22, 2011
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Things have been busy here, so we’ve just got a quick round-up for you for this week! We did want to get it out today, though, because there is time sensitive info about a tweet-up opportunity within! What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth? If this movie … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-Up – 9/7/2011

We’ve had to say goodbye once again to our intern Faith – we will miss her and we hope you enjoyed her posts this summer! Before NASA interns leave for the summer, they often present their work. Here’s what July’s poster session looked like: Credit: NASA Goddard/Bill Hrybyk


A Sight for Sore (Spaceflight) Eyes

A Sight for Sore (Spaceflight) Eyes

Preserving the extraordinary moments of history for progeny is all well and good, but so often it’s exactly the unexpected nature of such moments that renders them so priceless – like the spontaneous kiss of a soldier safely returned from World War II or a casual lunch shared while sitting … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-up – 7/26/11

The James Webb Space Telescope has had a lot of recent milestones. All the primary mirror segments have been polished – and the secondary mirror has just been completed. You can read a NASA web feature all about what Webb’s secondary mirror does and why it’s important. (It’s quite large … Continue Reading →


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