An astronaut trained as a doctor in Minnesota is set to go into space next week. Dr. Kjell Lindgren will be part of NASA’s Expedition 44/45 launch on July 22. The Soyuz spacecraft will carry a crew including Lindgren to the International Space Station.
We’ve made it to Pluto by NASA’s calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making. The moment of closest approach for the New Horizons spacecraft came at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday, culminating a journey from planet Earth that spanned an incredible 3 billion miles and 9½ years.
During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Now open at the Science Museum is “Space: An Out of Gravity Experience.” And like so many of the museum’s exhibits, this one is totally interactive.
Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
What is the size of a football field, has a gym, and the best view in our solar system? The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory or habitable artificial satellite (fancy!) and serves as a space port for a myriad of multi-national spacecraft.
While a lot of high school juniors and seniors are worried about finding a prom date, 13 Minnehaha Academy students are on a different mission: sending a NASA-approved experiment to space.
As the title might imply, most meteorologists are interested in way more than the weather. Like meteors; all things space, really. That’s why this new picture from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity caught my attention today.
A Woodbury man could be traveling to a place no human has ever seen. He’s a finalist to be one of the first people to live on Mars. A Dutch company has a plan to colonize Mars before 2025. They have bubbles that astronauts would live in and a whole plan on how to exist.
We hear quite a bit about the benefits of all-day kindergarten compared to half-day programs. Next year, more school districts in Minnesota will offer it free of charge because state funding will kick in. But with the change comes some challenges, and finding enough space in school buildings is one of them.
This week — well, today specifically — the Local Music Tap is opening its ears (and eyes) to the stars. It’s hardly what you’d call “local,” but you’ll see why I have a case!
Can you keep cool under this type of pressure? When a meteor crashes outside the office window, how would you react?
It’s been sitting empty since last winter. But now, the former Neiman Marcus building in downtown Minneapolis is off the market. The state’s largest gas utility, CenterPoint Energy, has inked a deal to purchased the property, according to Twin Cities Business.
A Minnesota native is among NASA’s new class of eight astronauts. Thirty-nine-year-old Josh Cassada is originally from White Bear Lake. Cassada is a former naval aviator who currently serves as co-founder and chief technology officer for Quantum Opus. Four of the eight new astronauts are women, the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected by NASA.
An EPIC FAIL of our National Anthem is on the SMACK DOWN!
An office putt you have see!
Astronaut Chris Hadfield presents an amazing rendition of, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.
Abby Harrison knew there was always something she loved about space.
Felix Baumgartner sits down with Ben Tracy on CBS This Morning to talk about his amazing jump from 24 miles up in the air. Watch the interview.
Which dude has the most screws loose? Watch the videos and vote by clicking the link!
A new champ takes on an out of this world contestant! View the videos and vote today by clicking the link.
Google Maps has an interesting image on it right now. Is it a UFO or lens flare? What do you think? Check it out.
Curiosity takes a first look around Mars and sends the video back to Earth. Check it out.
Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
Mike Lynch said look for a lovely celestial hugging Tuesday night between the waxing gibbous moon and the bright planet Jupiter.