Profile

Cover photo
91,995 followers|25,390,506 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Mother's Day! Share this interstellar rose with all the mothers you know that are out of this world.
 
An interstellar rose for all the astronomically awesome mothers on planet Earth. Happy Mother's Day!
20 comments on original post
16
2
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
NASA is going to need a bigger budget. Happy Star Wars Day!
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

#StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou #NASA  
36
6
Randy Curry's profile photoPeter Billing's profile photoAdam A's profile photoMatt Thompson's profile photo
4 comments
 
+SpaceX​ could build it for a mere $100B.
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!

As members of the human race, we call this chunk of rotating rock, fire, and ice home, and we should realize how amazing Earth is everyday, not just April 22nd.

Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide since 1970, and has contributed greatly towards the spread of environmental awareness we see today. However, such a renowned appreciation of Earth – as it truly is, not as a map – didn’t take place until astronauts were able to gaze upon our planet during the early days of space exploration.

On this day, we leave you with a great quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson regarding the historical context of this annual event. These stirring words were featured in We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective, a video created by our very own Evan Schurr.

Watch We Stopped Dreaming: A New Perspective:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFO2usVjfQc

Watch the video. Write Congress. Spread the word.
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

#EarthDay #Apollo #NASA #Space  
34
4
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!

Celebrate by telling Congress to build rockets, not bombs: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Buy this poster from our store here: http://www.cafepress.com/spaceadvocates/9569326

#EarthDay #Space #Science #NASA  
59
8
D Howe's profile photo
D Howe
 
Rockets are also weapons of war. I think you mean spacecraft.
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Congrats to +SpaceX on a historic rocket landing at sea!
https://youtu.be/sh8V0COrrzE?t=35m18s

#SpaceX #Space #ISS #NASA  
102
6
Charita Havis's profile photoChet Harris's profile photorich jay's profile photoNicholas A's profile photo
6 comments
 
agreed
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Easter from all of us at Penny4NASA!

The Egg Nebula, also known as RAFGL 2688 or CRL 2688, is a bipolar protoplanetary nebula that is approximately 3,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Like a baby chick ready to hatch, the star that lies at the center of the Egg Nebula is slowly transforming itself into a white dwarf, casting away shells of gas and dust in the process. Light from the star can’t be seen directly, shrouded by a thick layer of gas and dust surrounding it. However, dust shells further away from the star reflect its light. The artificial colors in this image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope highlight the orientation of the polarized light.

Read more about the Egg Nebula here:

http://heritage.stsci.edu/2003/09/caption.html

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_787.html

Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI
17
1
Linda Lou Moore's profile photo
 
Happy Easter to all you folks at Penny4NASA
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
91,995 people
Ronne Mathews's profile photo
Justen Staufer's profile photo
Melva Owens's profile photo
Foy Madine Mueller's profile photo
Zhenhua Lin's profile photo
Oihy Lhiyt's profile photo
Mack Smith's profile photo
Jessica Cantwell's profile photo
Stephen Stewart's profile photo

Communities

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
“It’s been a long way, but we’re here.” - NASA Astronaut Alan Shepard

While NASA has been sending American astronauts into space for over half a century, it all began with one - Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. An American test pilot, Shepard was selected as one of the first seven astronauts by the then newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Coined the ‘Mercury 7’, NASA’s first batch of carefully selected and trained individuals were to pilot the manned spaceflights of the Mercury program. In January 1961, Alan Shepard was selected from this group to pilot the Freedom 7 mission, which would make him not only the first American in space, but also would have made him the first human to reach this threshold.

Unfortunately, due to delays by unplanned preparatory work, the flight was postponed nearly seven months after the initial planned date. In this time, more specifically less than a month prior to Shepard’s flight, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin would leapfrog Shepard to become the first person in space and to orbit the Earth. On May 5, 1961, Shepard piloted the Freedom 7 mission and became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space.

Following his involvement with Mercury and Gemini, Shepard would command America’s third successful lunar landing mission - Apollo 14. The first mission to successfully broadcast color television pictures from the surface of the Moon, Shepard piloted the Lunar Module Antares to the most accurate landing of the entire Apollo program.

This photo of Earth was captured using the 70mm Earth-Sky Camera mounted on the spacecraft.
21
6
Milady Blue's profile photoRan dy's profile photoB.Scott Love's profile photo
5 comments
 
+Milady Blue wherever it came from, I just wish he was still around. His curiosity and thirst for knowledge was contagious. He was truly an amazing man.
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
On this day in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.

Despite an early case of myopia, Hubble has gone on to vastly exceed its intended lifespan, peering deeper into space that any other telescope. But perhaps its most valuable contribution to humanity was an unexpected one: software that was developed to improve Hubble’s blurry images also improved breast cancer detection.

Learn more about Hubble here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/04/24/hubble-celebrates-25-years-in-space/
Find out how Hubble aided Breast Cancer Detection: http://ipp.nasa.gov/innovation/Innovation41/HubbleFights.html

#NASA #Hubble #Space #Science #Cancer  
48
33
Milady Blue's profile photonate hesse's profile photoconnie haynes's profile photoRan dy's profile photo
5 comments
Ran dy
+
1
2
1
 
+nate hesse
Sounds necessary. I hope to read about drone roverz preparing landing sites on the moon. NASA should construct the Carl Sagan Lunar Observatory so we can get the one lightsecond baseline stereoscope camera with two ELTs as lenses.
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Watch The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak On Earth Day

The Lyrids are expected to peak on Earth Day providing skywatchers with the first major meteor shower of the year. The meteor shower typically produces around 10-20 meters per hour and should be visible throughout much of the world.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2016/04/22/watch-the-lyrid-meteor-shower-of-april-2016/

#EarthDay #NASA #Space #Astronomy  
We strive to increase NASA's funding to 1% by encouraging popular support for NASA through education and outreach.
7
1
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today is Tax Day. Tell Congress to put your tax dollars to good use by increasing NASA’s budget. http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

#TaxDay #NASA #Space #Science #NeildeGrasseTyson  
23
5
Ran dy's profile photoJohn McPherson's profile photonate hesse's profile photo
7 comments
 
+Ran dy​ i am. and i have been? me living in michigan doesnt change how the florida and texas people vote.
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
55 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.

In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space. Vostok 1 was the first manned spaceflight of the early space race, and Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth before landing safely 108 minutes later.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.
49
5
Matt Thompson's profile photoRajesh Patra's profile photo
2 comments
 
Damn human does it.
Add a comment...

Penny4NASA

Shared publicly  - 
 
A word to the wise this April Fools’ Day.

#AprilFools #RichardFeynman #Quote #QOTD  
43
8
Ran dy's profile photo
Ran dy
 
April fools prank: ze US is a democracy.
No ur not ur an oligarchy! #democracyspring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Faf4MlbDk
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
NASA's annual budget is a half a penny on your tax dollar. Imagine what we could do with a full penny. http://bit.ly/-Imagine
Introduction
Penny4NASA was founded to uphold the importance of space exploration and science. We believe wholeheartedly that our federal funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at a mere 0.48% of the total, does not reflect the hugely important economic, technological and inspirational resource that this agency has been throughout its 50+ year history. With approximately $10 coming back into the economy for every $1 spent, thousands of new science and engineering students becoming inspired continuously, and the multitude of technologies that NASA research has both directly and indirectly made possible, we believe that NASA needs to be funded at a level of at least 1% of the U.S. federal budget. This isn't a partisan argument, and this isn't a fiscal budget argument, this is the American people saying that as a society our tax dollars to reflect that importance of science and space exploration. And 0.48% doesn't cut it. We are calling for NASA budget to be increased to at least 1% of the US federal budget.
Contact Information
Contact info
Email