Browsing articles from "October, 2012"

What a Sun!

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

Camilla SDO posted this fantastic video about the Sun.

We’re Back……..

Oct 8, 2012   //   by Pamela Greyer   //   Latest Buzz  //  No Comments

Tonight SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket on its first official resupply mission to the International Space Station.  8:35 pm EDT was lift-off and the Falcon 9 exhibited a beautiful launch against the night sky. In addition to materials, supplies, and space station hardware being carried to the Expedition 33 crew, twenty three student experiments, SSEP Antares and Aquarius II Experiments Payloads Integrated into Dragon Vehicle, were on board.

Our Teachers In Space group had the wonderful opportunity to meet Jeff Goldstein this summer and we all now have the opportunity to propose a student experiment that will fly to the ISS on the next SSEP mission.  This is an exciting time for SpaceX, NASA, and all of us around the world at this is the second wave and the future of space technologies and space experimentation/exploration.  It is exciting, exhilarating, and full of opportunity.

Makes me smile remembering visiting SpaceX’s corporate headquarters during the STS-133 Tweetup