American Flags Flown in Space

The American flag has been part of our space program since the beginning. It adorns our spacecraft, our astronauts, and has been carried to the Moon and Mars. For as long as I can remember, I have been on the lookout for American flags that have flown in space. They come in all shapes and... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 2nd, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 2nd, 2018
Even with all the city lights there is still plenty you are able to see in the night sky, especially when you know where to look. Look to the professionals, and experienced amateur astronomers, this month to help you gain familiarity with the stars and planets. This week think about heading outside of the city... Read more »

Morpheus Lands at Space Center Houston

Morpheus Lands at Space Center Houston
The unmanned, robotic lander, known as Morpheus, now hangs on display at Space Center Houston as part of its Mission Mars exhibit. The spacecraft is an example of NASA’s process of working through failures in order to develop technology that is able to be integrated into future vehicles. You hear a lot about NASA’s Orion... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018
There is so much space happening in Chicago, every day. Be sure to check out the latest listed below and get out into the city to enjoy what the Universe has on display. This week you can view the cosmos from four different observatories and watch the next SpaceX launch to the International Space Station! ‘Scopes... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 11th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 11th, 2018
Summer is here and it’s the perfect time for pulling out a telescope to view the stars and planets. Don’t have a telescope of your own? No problem! This week’s cosmic happenings take us to public observing sessions around the city and suburbs, where you can meet both amateur and professional astronomers ready to share... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 4th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 4th, 2018
Never miss out on all the cool space stuff that happens around the city again with our weekly updates. This week’s cosmic happenings take us to the International Space Station and then back down to Earth for some cosmic viewing! Space Station Expedition 56/57 Soyuz Launch, NASA TV, Wednesday, June 6th 5:15 a.m. CST The... Read more »
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Explore Space Murals in Houston

Explore Space Murals in Houston
Houston is proud of their part in the space program, so proud that they call themselves Space City and cover the walls with beautiful space murals. I started looking for space themed murals on my very first trip to Houston, when I was invited to NASA Johnson, and have been snapping pictures of them ever... Read more »

Elon Musk 'really hopeful' for test launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

Elon Musk 'really hopeful' for test launch of Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX is ready to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center, and Elon says he feels, ‘quite giddy and hopeful’ about the flight. To the amusement of the masses, Falcon Heavy will liftoff Tuesday, February 6th at 1:30 PM ET, carrying a Tesla Roadster on-board as the payload. But the debut is more... Read more »

This is Space: Photos of the Orion Nebula, Mars, Virgin Galactic, and Zuma

This week in space photos includes a little bit of everything: a doomed SpaceX launch, a journey through Orion, and underground ice on Mars. I like keeping a close eye on both established and emerging aerospace companies, so there will be an increasing number of technology development photos from space companies. An Artistic Illustration of... Read more »
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Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days
In Chicago, free museum days attract thousands of residents looking to save money while visiting some of the best museums in the country. At three of the museums in the city, guests can explore space and the cosmos on up to 50 free days throughout the year. Start your journey at the Adler Planetarium where... Read more »