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"George Lemaitre" departing the ISS The month of February saw two visiting vehicles leave and one arrive. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was unberthed from the Harmony module on 11 February 2015. It was deorbited and recovered in the Pacific after spending a mo...
"George Lemaitre" departing the ISS The month of February saw two visiting vehicles leave and one arrive. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was unberthed from the Harmony module on 11 February 2015. It was deorbited and recovere...
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The conquest of space is worth the risk of life
The Astronaut Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center - Credit: NASA Today is NASA's "Day of Remembrance." Three of the most tragic space events all occurred around the same time of the year. The Apollo 1 fire on the launch pad on Jan. 27, 1967, the Challenger...
The Astronaut Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center - Credit: NASA Today is NASA's "Day of Remembrance." Three of the most tragic space events all occurred around the same time of the year. The Apollo 1 fire on the launch pad ...
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Cool graphic showing all the active satellites! 
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Turkey day on Orbit! Yum!
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Cristoforetti on her first full day - Credit: NASA, ESA This is an excerpt from Samantha Cristoforetti's Google Plus page. She seems to be doing daily updates on her experiences. You can find it HERE. ----- Logbook L+1 ------...
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Commander's Thanksgiving Message
I always find this awesome. The commander of the space station (or highest ranking american at the time) usually delivers a special message for those on earth. In this case, it is Commander Butch Wilmore telling us who and what he is thankful for. After goi...
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NASA's day of remembrance
The Astronaut Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center - Credit: NASA Today is NASA's "Day of Remembrance." Three of the most tragic space events all occurred around the same time of the year. The Apollo 1 fire on the launch pad ...
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The Year Ahead
Credit: NASA Happy 2015!  This year will mark 15 years of continuous human presence in space, which has been the record for nearly 5 years.  Think about that: for the last 15 years, there has always been at least 2 people in space at any moment. Currently, ...
Credit: NASA Happy 2015! This year will mark 15 years of continuous human presence in space, which has been the record for nearly 5 years.  Think about that: for the last 15 years, there has always been at least 2 people in...
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In the sky with ISS
Credit: NASA The space station isn't the only human made object zipping around the planet. It is, however, the largest at nearly 400 tons. Quartz did a great graphic showing every active satellite orbiting earth (at least as of August 14, 2014). It is great...
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Thanksgiving in Space
Even though astronauts are in space, they are still human and celebrate holidays. With thanksgiving coming up, what will the astronauts eat on ISS? Well, the same thing you and I will eat: turkey, potatoes, yams, etc. The difference is they can't cook fresh...
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Life in Space - Samantha Cristoforetti
Cristoforetti on her first full day - Credit: NASA, ESA This is an excerpt from Samantha Cristoforetti's Google Plus page. She seems to be doing daily updates on her experiences. You can find it HERE . ----- Logbook L+1 ------ For now, I will tell you of on...
Cristoforetti on her first full day - Credit: NASA, ESA This is an excerpt from Samantha Cristoforetti's Google Plus page. She seems to be doing daily updates on her experiences. You can find it HERE. ----- Logbook L+1 ------...
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Humanity in Space
Here is a really neat video. It is of the three newest crew members being welcomed aboard the station. I like it because there is a lot of humanity in it. By that I mean there is friends welcoming friends to a wonderful place. These three new crew members j...
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Pizza Hut Manager
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  • Pizza Hut
    Manager, 2009 - present
  • HyVee Inc.
    Dairy Clerk, 2005 - 2006
  • Johnson County Appraisers Department
    APEX sketcher/ Temp, 2006 - 2007
  • Johnson County Transit Department
    Temp, 2007 - 2009
  • Mcdonalds
    Crew Member, 2009 - 2010
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Dare to Dream Above the Atmosphere!
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I am a super space geek. My passion for space launched when, on TV, I saw space shuttle Discovery launch on October 29, 1998, and that passion has accelerated ever since. I originally wanted to be an Aerospace Engineer, but I soon realized my true passion was talking to others about it, and spreading that passion. I want to do that via stories, writing, and any other form of media.

There has been a communications gap in the space industry for some time now. Space exploration and development used to be front page news, but now it only ever gets front page when tragedy strikes. I want to be able to help bridge that communications gap, and make space exploration something to look forward to hearing and reading about. Maybe through that, others too will get involved, be it in writing, art, business, engineering, or whatever way they feel they can contribute. Tomorrow starts today!

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Saw the final launch of the Space Shuttle, STS-135, IN PERSON!
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  • Wichita State University
    Aerospace Engineering, 2007 - 2009
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Maybe it's because it's a government operation, but my wife recently ordered an item, and for whatever reason our apartment was incorrect. It was only missing the building number. Instead of either going to the office, which was open at time of "delivery," or contacting us or the place it was sent from, they just marked it return to sender. That is complete bad customer service. I work for a package delivery company, and if that had happened on my route, I would have went to the office, and the problem would have been solved. Now we have to go through a hassle of finding out where our package is and how to re-deliver it. Thanks!
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