A fresh group of 150 NASA Tweetup participants is about to descend on the Space Coast for the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is set to launch April 19 at 7:48 p.m. EDT. With just two Space Shuttle flights remaining, including STS-134, it is more important than ever that space advocates and NASA Tweetup participants share their unique experiences with the world. [Read more…]
SpaceUp is a fun, free-form conference about anything and everything related to space. SpaceUps are based on the widely successful “unconference” format where attendees, themselves, are the primary drivers of the content, structure and schedule of the conference.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, engineer, astronaut, educator, or space geek to attend, yet you will meet and gain insights from people in many of these fields at a SpaceUp conference! [Read more…]
I wrote the following essay in March 1993, as a writing exercise for my freshman English class in college. I share it not because it’s well-written, but because it accurately expresses my personal experiences on January 28, 1986–the day we lost the Space Shuttle Challenger and her crew (STS-51L). That evening, President Ronald Reagan canceled his State of the Union Address and instead addressed the nation on the Challenger disaster. [Read more…]