Understanding Space: Where do I start?

Posted by on February 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Spaceflight is cool and exciting, but I’ll admit it, I’m new to all this stuff. I’ve been hanging out with some of the most well informed, well connected and knowledgable people and I’m learning a lot from them, but sometimes I’m scared to ask basic questions because I feel like I’ll come across as stupid. […]

Make some space!

Posted by on January 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

It’s a rainy day here in Portland. Oregon, so what is a space geek to do if they want to stay warm and dry? Well, how about making some space models? It all started with a tweet about Lego shuttles. A bit of research showed you could purchase a Lego shuttle kit, which is frankly […]

Postcards from Earth

Posted by on December 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

  I’ve always enjoyed the photos that astronauts have tweeted from space, and I’m especially enjoying Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s tweets because I’ve met him, talked to him about being in space, and now, there he is. It’s great to see him enjoying the experience of being on the International Space Station and I know that he’ll send […]