Space Camp 2012 Day One

This blog is part of my Space Camp 2012 blog series! I just arrived at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama to attend my third year at Space Camp. After a grueling eight hours of travel (including a four hour layover in Chicago- yuck!). The plane rides were nice, mostly calm but ... READ MORE»

Meeting Arctic Explorer Will Steger: What I learned

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to participate in an Earth Day Tweetup held by the Science Museum of Minnesota. I was invited by NASA Earth Ambassador, Liz Heineke also known as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist (@kitchpantrysci), whom I appeared with on the Kare 11 Sunrise Edition News last week ... READ MORE»

Earth Day 2012 Science: Exciting Opportunity for AstronautAbby

Yesterday Abby had the unique opportunity of appearing on the Kare 11 Sunrise News. She was invited by The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, Liz Heineke to join the show for a visit to discuss Earth Day 2012 and help conduct a fun science experiment that teaches kids about climate change effects on our ... READ MORE»

What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

this is a time lapse taken from the front of the ISS (International Space Station). It completes one full orbit of the earth, beginning over the Pacific Ocean and ending above Antartica. That thin, yellow/red, geodesic hovering above the earth is the earths ionosphere, a portion of the atmosphere. ... READ MORE»