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My first-hand account of the Alpha rocket launch by Firefly Aerospace

OVERVIEW On September 2, 2021, the first rocket from the space exploration startup company Firefly Aerospace made its first attempt at launch. It was the boldest first rocket launch attempt ever in the history of humankind: to go directly into orbit on the very first try with the first rocket engineered and produced by a […]


My Mission: Including Kids in Our Return To the Moon

Thanks to a new renaissance of space flight, several companies and nations are working toward the return of people to our Moon. This time, we will be there TO STAY. The day (and night) when we can look up to our Moon and say “there are people living up there” will be here soon.Our children and […]


Advancing Careers in Space with WEX Foundation in San Antonio, Texas 2

Exploring in simulated lunar caves. Launching high altitude balloons. Programming robots and autonomous vehicles. Designing and producing objects with 3-D printers. This is how advancing careers in space is done with the WEX Foundation, an educational nonprofit based in San Antonio, Texas, that happens to be founded by a sought-after space architect, Sam Ximenes. The […]


Can we talk about a space exploration book for kids ages 3-5

What is the youngest age that we can inspire kids with the topic of space exploration? As someone who wants to see more “rocket scientists” in the world, that is a question I’ve been asking myself as 2020 comes to a close. For the teachers and educators out there – When is the soonest in […]


How You – yes YOU – can Build and Fly Space Experiments!

This is a special guest post from Elizabeth Kennick, President of Teachers in Space Did you know, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do your own space research? Teachers in Space has helped teachers, students, and other space enthusiasts build, fly, and collect data from low cost experiments since 2012.  From eleventh-graders […]


A Real Masterclass in Space Exploration from a Real Astronaut

This is the real deal! Want to learn about space exploration from someone who has been a Commander of the International Space Station or ISS?  Canadian Astronaut, engineer, and former fighter pilot Chris Hadfield has created a 28-module course on the platform Masterclass.com. This video-based course will get into the nitty-gritty of rockets, spacewalking, orbital […]


How to advance your life with rocket science during Engineers Week

We are in Engineers Week for 2017!  This could be your best week of the entire year to advance yourself or our world with rocket science. How is that?  Because in cities across the world and online platforms of all kinds, engineers and engineering companies are engaging with others to talk about engineering, to give […]

Engineers Week 2017

Lockheed Martin Generation Beyond program launches for middle school students

If you are a parent, teacher, friend, colleague, mentor, or relative of anyone in middle school who shows any interest in space travel, tell them about the Generation Beyond program from Lockheed Martin. This article from engadget gives an excellent overview of the STEM program that focuses on aerospace technologies and careers. Here is a […]