Study Tips

Study Tips

With finals season coming up, I wanted to share some study tips that helped me graduate with a 4.0 and continue that into graduate school. There is nothing profound about this set of tips, but if you are diligent about them and aren’t afraid to consistently ask for...
Launching Space Travel into a New Era

Launching Space Travel into a New Era

On May 27, 2020, astronauts are scheduled to launch from US soil again for the first time since 2011. Over the past 9 years, astronauts have only been able to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) by launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in a...
Space 101: The Apollo Program

Space 101: The Apollo Program

At the end of the 1960s, the world watched as humans stepped foot on another celestial body for the first time during the first Moon landing of the Apollo Program. As Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the gray, dusty body that orbits our home planet, he spoke down to...
Space 101: Project Gemini

Space 101: Project Gemini

After Project Mercury came Project Gemini. Gemini continued to push the bounds of human space flight as we knew it, and was influential in paving the way toward a successful Apollo program. While Mercury only flew one astronaut at a time, Gemini flew two. Gemini...
Space 101: Project Mercury

Space 101: Project Mercury

In Space 101: The Space Race and Wernher Von Braun, we’ve talked about how on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. But how did he get there? The answer – Project Mercury. Project Mercury insignia (from NASA) Project Mercury was the...
Space 101: Wernher von Braun

Space 101: Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun quite possibly may be one of the most influential men you’ve ~maybe~ never heard of. Without him, we wouldn’t have GPS. We wouldn’t be exploring other planets. And we would not be a world leader in space military defense. So, who is...