Browsing articles from "May, 2012"

Space X….Launching the New Frontier of Commercial Space

May 23, 2012   //   by Pamela Greyer   //   Latest Buzz, The Launch Pad  //  No Comments

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 into space (Photo credit James Fink)

There are some amazing sights on this planet but I still find the launch of a space vehicle to be an event that always leaves me in awe of what we are capable of engineering.  SpaceX has successfully launched the Falcon 9 with a Dragon capsule carrying supplies to the International Space Station.  This picture of the rocket taken early Tuesday morning, May 22, with the stars as a perfect backdrop is the beginning of a new era of space flight.  The goal of the mission is for the Dragon capsule to dock with the International Space Station and deliver supplies to the astronauts living high above Earth.  Keep your eyes to the sky and you might be able to see not only the ISS pass by but the Dragon as well.

Science Hack Day Chicago

May 12, 2012   //   by Pamela Greyer   //   Latest Buzz  //  No Comments

What happens when you bring together programmers, designers, educators, citizen scientists, and just plain awesome peop interested in making the world a better place through technology?  Science Hack Day.  Today is the first event in Chicago and I’m sitting in the midst of it all.  One of my favorite places in the city is the Adler Planetarium and for 24 hours we will be working on science hacks right here.