Monday, April 23, 2012

Where are all the Orbiters going?

This month NASA has commenced the delivery of its four Space Shuttle orbiters to their final destinations. After an extensive decommissioning process, the fleet -- which includes three former working spacecraft and one test orbiter -- is nearly ready for public display.

Space Shuttle Enterprise:

Enterprise is scheduled to take off Wednesday from Washington Dulles International Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan.

Space Shuttle Discovery:

This week Discovery took her last flight, piggybacking a modified 747 from Kennedy Space Center to Washington D.C., where it will replace Enterprise as part of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Endeavour:

Endeavour will go to Los Angeles in mid-September to be displayed in the California Science Center.
Space Shuttle Atlantis:

In early 2013, Atlantis will take its place on permanent display at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

HI-SEAS Update: Moving to the next round!

If you recall from a previous post, I applied to the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue & Simulation) Mission and Food Study by Cornell University/University of Hawaii. I received some pretty excited news this past weekend that I've advanced to the next stage of the "highly qualified" pool!!! About 700 applications were submitted, of which 150 applicants were selected as "highly qualified". After even more review, about 30 applicants have moved on to this next stage. This next stage involves a phone interview and the selection committee contacting references. So fingers crossed as I am super excited about this opportunity and contributing to eventual long-duration space flight missions to Mars!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why Explore Space? Video Contest

We think space exploration is beneficial to everyone on earth. We know space exploration matters. And we want to hear what you think.

So tell us, America - Why explore space?

• Why is space exploration important to you?
• How does space exploration inspire you?
• Why should we explore space?

Sound off – share ideas about why we should explore space by participating in our "Why Explore Space?" video contest.
• Send us a 1-2 minute video
• Share your entry with friends and family - let them know that space is important to you

Once uploaded, the contest begins! the public will vote on the best submissions.

The grand prize is an iPad 3...We want to hear from YOU!

Enter Now! Deadline: April 29th, 2012