About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

The Astronomically Correct “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” Is Fun and Factual

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Tired of singing about your confusion as to what stars are–when you know exactly what they are and why they twinkle? Try this new version instead! Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

I Want to Go to Space: I’m Sending You Instead

Spaceship Earth Grants Logo

Today, Spaceship Earth Grants opens the door for anyone to apply to be an astronaut. Really. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Did You Miss It? The Final Week of Maker Camp Is Here!

Maker Camp 2014 logo

Maker Camp, a 6-week online summer camp hosted by the folks at MAKE and Google, is almost done for the year! Thankfully, the Internet is here to let us relive the fun any time we want. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Live Online Q&A for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey Tonight

COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey

Tune in online to watch a live Q&A with the Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and Seth MacFarlane discussing their new science miniseries COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, tonight at 9-10pm EST at COSMOSonTV.com. Send in your questions via Twitter using #cosmoslive. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Geeks Assemble for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend in 2014

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

Even for those of us that are crazy enough to have paid to run to exhaustion through a Disney park before, the latest addition to the RunDisney lineup is exciting! Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Paleontologists Dig The New Walking With Dinosaurs Movie–And So Will You!

Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie.

Paleontologist Dr. Stephen Brusatte explains why the fun new “Walking With Dinosaurs” is the most realistic dinosaur movie ever created. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Battle Holiday Pounds With Star Wars Yoga Poses

Star Wars Yoga - Saber One pose

We’ve all been there: a relative’s house or holiday party. The food is…immense. Delicious. Decadent. Drinks may be flowing along Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Lands on LEGO Cuusoo

ET LEGO Cuusoo

A heartwarming LEGO set based on the friendliest movie alien from my childhood would automatically get my vote. This one is also complex and well-thought out with multiple individual items able to tell the whole E.T. story. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Last Chance to Buy Time on a Space Telescope!

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Planetary Resources is giving away observation time on a new space telescope through their Kickstarter campaign. Grab some before time runs out! Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Join the International Space Apps Challenge This Weekend, Possibly Save the World

International Space Apps Challenge 2013

The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day technology development event collectively presented by NASA in collaboration with 100 partner organizations including the European Space Agency, TechShop, Raspberry Pi, and the National Science Foundation. Participants will work together, hackathon style, in a 48-hour sprint to solve challenges relevant to improving life on Earth–and in space. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Watch Iron Man 3 Exclusive Footage on Tuesday, Help Raise Money for Science Festivals!

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On Tuesday, April 16th, Verizon FiOS will release exclusive footage from Iron Man 3 that will be featured only on the Facebook Page of the USA Science & Engineering Festival–the largest celebration of science & engineering in the U.S.. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

NASA Budget Has Plan for Asteroid Mission, Cuts to Education

NASA Concept of Asteroid Capture in Progress

On Wednesday, NASA unveiled the President’s FY2014 budget proposal for the nation’s space program. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

New Angry Birds Space Encounter Lands at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

On Friday, Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise took a giant leap into the real world with the unveiling of a new space-themed attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The new interactive exhibit features a kid-friendly … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Axe to Blast 22 Guys Into Space With New Apollo Scent Campaign

In a marketing campaign too strange not to be true, the Axe brand of grooming products for men has recruited Buzz Aldrin to promote their new “Apollo” scent. Oh, and they’re sending 22 guys into space too through the Axe … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

10 (Spoiler-Free) Things You Should Know About Skyfall

Daniel Craig returns to portray British secret agent 007 in this 23rd installment in the James Bond movie series. This time, the plot centers around a ghost from the past of “M”, director of the British secret intelligence agency MI6. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

SpaceX Completes First Delivery Trip to Space Station, Proves US Space Industry Is Still Alive

This week SpaceX became the first US commercial company to deliver cargo to ISS and became the world’s leader in returning cargo back to Earth from space. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Geeks Making Art: Math-Based Interactive Bach In Your Browser

Alexander Chen uses string length and pitch equations to create a math-based interactive Bach concierto in your browser at baroque.me Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Bad Piggies for iOS Is Frustrating (in a Good Way)

Have the past three years left you or your kids bored of tossing birds around on your screen? The latest offering from Rovio of Bad Piggies may be more intellectually challenging than you expect. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

10 Things You Should Know About Looper – With a Few Spoilers!

Leave the kids at home when you head out to see the new time travel flick Looper, opening today. In the future, the mob uses outlawed time travel to send victims 30 years into the past where they are executed … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Spirit of Innovation Challenge Seeks Teens to Tackle Global Issues

The Conrad Foundation’s 2012 Spirit of Innovation Challenge asks teens 13-18 to create innovative solutions and vy for $10k seed funding to make their product a reality. Do you know someone that should enter?? Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Kickstart Your Own Space Program With Firefly, A Flexible Mission Control Board

We’ve previously highlighted the Firefly, an Arduino-compatible system with onboard power, charging, data logging, and radio communications–all the standard stuff that can take a while to piece together individually. The flexible “mission control” board can be used for a variety of projects … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

NASA’s Next Mars Rover “Lands” on Xbox Kinect

If you are a space geek like me and tuned in to the latest NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) press conference, you probably weren’t expecting anything unusual either. Surprise! Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Hands-On Education Hits the Road With SparkTruck

Earlier this year a neat project on Kickstarter caught my eye: “SparkLab: the educational build-mobile!” A couple of design students from the d.school at Stanford University in California had the insight to combine the idea of a mobile food truck … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

7 Minutes of Terror: Landing NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars

The stunning video details the unique, never-before-tested landing system being used to slow the Mars Curiosity rover and land it safely on the surface of Mars. Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

FireFly Controller Board Simplifies Rocket Science

Recently, my friend Mike Doornbos from Evadot got together with the small-satellite crew down at the non-profit Kentucky Space to try to fix an annoying problem. They wanted a standard “mission command” board that could serve as the basis for … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

SpaceX Ready to Launch First Dragon to the International Space Station This Morning

Startup rocket company Space Exploration Technologies (we all know them as SpaceX) is set to launch their Dragon capsule to the International Space Station early in the morning (3:44am EDT!) on Tuesday. SpaceX will be webcasting the launch on their … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

The Science of “Fringe” Helps Students Explore Real Science Topics

Fresh off of watching the season finale of “Fringe” last Friday, I happened upon an amazing discovery: FOX and the Science Olympiad have teamed up to create lesson plans to help students explore the real science behind some of the … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Space-Flown Buzz Lightyear Inducted Into Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Remember way back when Buzz Lightyear flew to space? Yes, the toy — and yes, really to space! He spent 468 days in orbit between May 2008 and September 2009. During his time on the International Space … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

NASA Space Apps Challenge Invites You to a Global Hackathon

NASA wants some new tools to make life in space — and on Earth — better and they need your help! The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon (they prefer “codeathon”) happening April 21-22, 2012. Participants from around the world … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.

Design a Mission Patch to Win a Zero Gravity Flight!

Have you ever had that dream where you’re flying? Where you swoop through the air, floating free? Well, here’s your chance to live the dream. (And let me tell you from experience, it is really REALLY amazing!) To commemorate their … Continue reading

About Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey is a space geek, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of two adventurous daughters, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes. In his spare time works with Yuri's Night, the annual worldwide celebration of human spaceflight.