Tag Archives: NASA

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hubble!

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hubble!

GeekMom joins in celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary. Read More

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The Mission Is in Sight!

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!

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

Yuri’s Night Is a Time to Celebrate and Reflect on Why We Must Go Into Space

Yuri’s Night Is a Time to Celebrate and Reflect on Why We Must Go Into Space

Fifty-three years ago today, Yuri Gagarin pierced the veil of Earth’s fragile atmosphere in his Vostok 1 space capsule, becoming the first human being to enter “outer space.” His trip was barely even dipping the tip of a toe into the ocean, but what he began should always be remembered in the annals of human history. In 2001 George and Loretta Whitesides (nee Hidalgo) threw a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Yuri’s flight. That party has grown into a yearly event, with over 300 parties around the world being held today and this weekend. Read More