here] visited Hillcrest High School today. He retired some time ago, and holds the distinct distinction of orbiting our planet aboard the space shuttle Discovery. He has a building at NASA named for him--and his name is used a measure (though, no, it's not an SI unit, sadly) of space sickness.
It was great to hear him speak--his message clear--about education leading your way into the great unknown of life. 6th period Honor's Chemistry was in attendance.
Why was he here? To honor three students who will have an experiment travel aboard Endeavor's final mission in February.
As point of interest I was in attendance at the landing of the first space shuttle at Edwards Air Force base (STS-1 Columbia) on April 14, 1981 [I was a freshman in high school].
[By the way, I'm FIRST to publish ANYTHING online or otherwise about his visit. Ha ha ha--so there!!!]
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
There are several websites that describe it far better than me. But really, if it's not cloudy tonight look up. The magic of something so small making such a beautiful trail of light is something you need to see...more than once.
And wish upon that falling star.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Ever carry a flash drive? Or burn a disc to transfer files?
I used to. Now? I use Dropbox. It's pretty cool and I use it ALL the TIME, and so should you.
Really. Access all your files from any computer. Write your paper at home, and edit it at school. No flash drive.
Want to try it? It's free--2 GBs of storage free. Click here and you can get an extra 250MB for free.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Only by the good influence of our conduct may we bring salvation in human affairs; or like a fatal comet we may bring destruction in our train
The NASA spacecraft EPOXI passed just 400 miles from the nucleus of comet Hartley 2.
Here is one of the many images from the flyby.
The Bad Astronomy blog at Discover description is excellent. It's here.
Credit for image is gladly given to NASA. Their website with tons of information and more images is here.