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Hitch a Ride to the ISS With NASA and IMAX and Be Inspired by ‘A Beautiful Planet’

Hitch a Ride to the ISS With NASA and IMAX and Be Inspired by ‘A Beautiful Planet’

The brand-new IMAX film ‘A Beautiful Planet 3D’ was made in cooperation with NASA, and all of the footage was conceived and shot by astronauts aboard the ISS. The film opens today on IMAX screens around the country and presents a view of Earth that is beautiful–yes–but also inspiring, humbling, and just downright breathtaking. Read More

True Tatooine: the Reality of Circumbinary Planets

True Tatooine: the Reality of Circumbinary Planets

It’s one of the most familiar scenes from the Star Wars saga. Luke, realizing he is probably doomed to a mundane career of moisture-farming, takes his teen tantrum outside into the twilight, and stares wistfully at the two suns setting over the Tatooine horizon. And yet, just how strange is it to imagine a planet with two suns instead of just one? Read More

The Mission Is in Sight!

As a writer of science fiction, as well as a former astrophysics major in college, I usually like to stay up to date on science news. Space news in particular. And when I hear the words, “manned space travel,” I tend to get very excited. Read More

Fund This! Integrated Space Plan, Backstory RPG Cards, Evolution for young kids and Potato Salad!

GeekMom finds a diverse range of Fund This campaigns to pique your interest, including an integrated space plan to launch us into the next phase of space exploration and technology, cards that help RPG players expand their experience, a gorgeous book on evolution for young children, and a guy who wants to make potato salad. Read More