Tag: Mars

Your Chicago Urban Astronomy Guide for Summer 2018

Your Chicago Urban Astronomy Guide for Summer 2018
Summer is the best time of year for Chicago urban astronomy, and once you know what you are looking for you’ll be hooked. This summer is filled with cosmic events- really, every summer is- that are worth the time it takes to become familiar with the night sky. The best part is, you don’t need an... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 23rd, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 23rd, 2018
This week offers a rare chance to catch a glimpse of all the planets in our solar system, especially Mars! Chicago museums and observatories are the perfect place to kick start a passion for space so be sure to check out this week’s events that are listed below. ‘Scopes in the City, Back of the... 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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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 »

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight
Future Flight, a virtual reality experience that sends riders on a journey to Mars, is the main attraction at Super Bowl LIVE thanks to NASA and a host of aerospace companies. “NASA was the first group to say we want to be involved with the Super Bowl” said Sallie Sargent, the President and CEO of... Read more »

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit
Space Center Houston takes you on a journey to Mars with its new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars, complete with a high fidelity Orion capsule used for training, a launch projection and landing on the red planet, all set in a Martian landscape. This newest exhibit was created with the help of NASA in order to... Read more »
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I Watched The Martian With Real Astronauts & They Loved It!

I Watched The Martian With Real Astronauts & They Loved It!
If it wasn’t already clear to me, or anyone, that NASA approved of the upcoming film, The Martian, the reaction of a roomful of astronauts and the who’s who of Johnson Space Center made it pretty clear. For weeks now NASA has hosted webcasts, chats, and social media events that feature The Martian in one... Read more »