Tag Archive | NASA

We Have Lift Off!

The second time is the charm for the crew aboard SpaceX’s Dragon perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket as they rode their way into history. A lot has been made out of the launch this past weekend because the US is sending astronauts to space from American soil again. The real reason to be excited […]


Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

We know Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is on the other side of the state from where we currently live in Florida but it is really tempting for space nuts like us. The Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Mike Leinbach gets you an inside look at the shuttle program with its risks, rewards, […]

New Years for Nerds: A Front Seat for the #PlutoFlyby

New Years for Nerds: A Front Seat for the #PlutoFlyby

I count myself as a lucky man for many reasons, in part because my job as a photojournalist gives me the opportunity to experience once-in-a-lifetime events — several of them in the last 14+ years. This past Tuesday in the early morning hours, I rolled into the parking lot of John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, home of […]

Fly Me to the Moon

Hit play, please. We’ll wait. Can’t say we buried the lead. We were fortunate enough to be selected to attend an incredible NASA Social event at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia September 5th and 6th as NASA (as well as several private agencies) prepared to and launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment […]

An Ode to Exploration

When we learned yesterday (August 25th) that astronaut and exploratory icon Neil Armstrong had passed away, Zeke and I remarked at how personal the loss felt. It feels like we’ve lost a family member. Maybe a distant branch on the family tree, but still someone who had a profound influence on your life. To be […]

Piquing Our Curiosity

Most of our posts deal with terrestrial travel, but after participating in the NASA Social event leading up to Curiosity‘s landing on Mars, it only feels right to share some of what we learned. First, if you didn’t get up (at 1:30 a.m. Eastern) to watch the scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the […]