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Canada Announces Going to the Moon

By on Feb 28, 2019 in For Your Information | 0 comments

Canada’s involvement with space exploration ranges from sending one of our astronauts like the infamous Chris Hadfield to lending a hand or a robotic arm to the ISS. Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that Canada will contribute a smart robotic system to NASA’s Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway (LOP-G) program. An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system located on the exterior of the Gateway, a small space station in orbit around the Moon. (Credits:Canadian Space Agency, NASA) Cool, so what’s Canada contributing eh? It will include a new robotic arm called Canadarm3 and other tools and specialized equipment that will be used by said arm. What’s exciting about this announcement is that Canada is the first country to officially sign on to the Lunar orbital gateway program. Why this is exciting is it sets a precedent that Canada is serious...

NASA’s New Horizon team snaps sharpest image of Ultima Thule

By on Feb 24, 2019 in For Your Information | 0 comments

NASA’s New Horizon’s team released a high resolution image of Kuiper Belt object called Ultima Thule. It’s exciting news because the New Horizon spacecraft made its closest approach January 1st, 2019 and sent back this rough image below. What’s interesting about Ultima Thule is it’s actually two joined bodies. One body is called Ultima and the other Thule. So now let’s look at the updated version. Why I am excited about this particular story is first it gives you a sense of how long it takes to get data back from this spacecraft and produce a high resolution image. Mind you, the data is traveling at the speed of light and still takes 6 hours to send data or receive data. That means if you wanted to make a request right now to get data that it would take 6 hours for the spacecraft to get it and then another 6 hours to receive the data. Doesn’t...

An Ode to the Earth and Moon – Spaceman Fantastiques song

By on Dec 31, 2018 in For Your Information | 0 comments

Hi Space fans! This post is a little different from my usual ones. I wanted to share this awesome collaboration between an awesome musician called Spaceman Fantastiques and myself! I wrote a story for this 8 min song. Hope you enjoy and definitely check out Spaceman Fantastiques music, it’s music the cosmos would appreciate 🙂 Listen here https://spacemanfantastiques.bandcamp.com/track/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-beats-2 Listen here to the full album called “December (2018)“ Credit: NASA This is a story of how one tiny unassuming world survived the vastness of the universe. It begins with a death of stars whose names we never knew, or how they came to be, and what they saw. Their last breath filled the great enveloping cosmic dark and gave birth to what we call the Sun. In these humble beginnings, its original name Terra was born but is now known as Earth....

5 NASA Inventions You Probably Didn’t Know About

By on Aug 4, 2018 in For Your Information | 0 comments

There are numerous NASA inventions that have enhanced our lives on Earth. In fact, there are so many different companies and products introduced into the public market that NASA publishes a journal called the NASA Spinoff report. It explains in further detail of what space exploration problem they were trying to solve, what was created as a result, and then its final transformation into the commercial market. One final remark before we head into each invention is that even though NASA only highlights their top 50 inventions there are over 1,600 new technologies created every year as a result of the space program.   Treating Depression through a Virtual Therapist One of the biggest issues when living in space is the number of resources available to you. We aren’t just talking about food or water, but even doctors and therapists. Living in space can be exciting, fun, and even...

Penny4NASA – One of the Most Inspiring Videos You’ll See Today

By on Apr 27, 2014 in For Your Information | 0 comments

Penny4NASA – One of the Most Inspiring Videos You’ll See Today     Space exploration and science in general is wonderful and awe inspiring. Even right now there is a mission called New Horizon, which will be orbiting Pluto in 2015, 2 other missions from 2 different countries headed to Mars, and countless others. It’s an exciting time to be living in and also a tough time as well. It’s not enough to sit back and cheer from afar, it will take some passionate groups of people and some heavy convincing to the public that space exploration is important. Cue Penny4NASA.     For those of who don’t know, Penny4NASA is an organization that is comprised of enthusiastic space advocates that want to get NASA to 1% of the Federal budget. Penny4NASA is derived from the notion that right now NASA receives half a percent of the federal budget or half a...

5 Reasons Why You Should Know Future Mars-Walker Alyssa Carson

By on Apr 13, 2014 in For Your Information | 6 comments

5 Reasons Why You Should Know Future Mars-Walker Alyssa Carson     There are a lot of ways one could feel inspired in astronomy, whether it’s from looking at a marvelous galaxy located millions or even billions of light years away, or landing a rover on another planet. One person really caught my attention and her name is Alyssa Carson. She is quite an amazing person and just an overall humble and intelligent person. I’m going to list 5 reasons why I think you should know the future Mars-walker Alyssa Carson.   1. She’s the First Person to Complete All NASA Space Camps     Alyssa said she has always wanted to be an astronaut since she was 3, which is amazing someone wanted to dream big at such an early age. She’s completed all NASA Space Camp programs including Space Camp Turkey and Space Camp Canada. You have to keep in mind that Alyssa...