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Finally making videos! Let me know what you think in the comments!
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Falcon 9 rocket fails during launch of Dragon supply ship
Falcon 9 breaks apart mid-flight. Credit: NASA Yesterday, Space Exploration Technologies seventh resupply flight carrying Dragon bound for the International Space Station ended in failure about two minutes 19 seconds into flight. The Falcon 9 rocket launche...
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Great SpacePod! I would love to hear about the cats that have been in space, particularly how/if they adapted to the free fall environment of space.

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Launch is coming up soon!
Kelly, left, Padalka, middle, and Korniyenko looking at their launch vehicle. - Credit: NASA Today is the day! Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko will be launching to space for one year. Actually, to be more precise, it will ...
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Under five days till Scott Kelly, and Mikhail Korniyenko launch for their year long stay in space.
Kelly and Korniyenko's one year mission patch. - Credit: NASA It is T minus 5 days till Scott Kelly, along with Mikhail Korniyenko and Gennady Padalka launch to the ISS. Kelly and Korniyenko will be staying aboard for a whole...
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Trio comes home from space
TMA-14M above fog before landing. Credit: NASA Three people fell back to earth on March 11, 2015 in their Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft after spending 167 days in space. NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, and Russian cosmonauts Alexa...
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A quick rundown of yesterdays events, in case some live under a rock.
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I agree with Space Mike about trying to preserve the ISS for a long period of time maybe as a "museum" of sorts, but it would be a huge undertaking. Yes, you could boost ISS to a higher orbit, and I think that should be done after NASA and the International partners are done with it. It should be left to a private company, much like could have happened with MirCorp. Unfortunately, the realities of age will eventually set in. The hatch seals would eventually fail, and other small pieces would fail due to fatigue. If it is kept in orbit indefinitely, it would eventually depressurize. Additionally, the solar panels will eventually be useless due to age.

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Soyuz TMA-16M launches Scott Kelly to space station
TMA-16M launches! - Credit: NASA And it begins. Scott Kelly, Mikhail Korniyenko and Gennady Padalka are on their way to the International Space Station. Launch was at 2:42 p.m. CDT, but it was 1:42 a.m. in Kazakhstan.  The night sky was clear with the only ...
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Kelly, left, Padalka, middle, and Korniyenko looking at their launch vehicle. - Credit: NASA Today is the day! Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko will be launching to space for one year. Actually, to be more precise, it will be 342 days. Watch on NASA TV (c...
Kelly, left, Padalka, middle, and Korniyenko looking at their launch vehicle. - Credit: NASA Today is the day! Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko will be launching to space for one year. Actually, to be more precise, it will ...
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Kelly launches soon, SpaceX too
Kelly and Korniyenko's one year mission patch. - Credit: NASA It is T minus 5 days till Scott Kelly, along with Mikhail Korniyenko and Gennady Padalka launch to the ISS. Kelly and Korniyenko will be staying aboard for a whole year before returning to earth ...
Kelly and Korniyenko's one year mission patch. - Credit: NASA It is T minus 5 days till Scott Kelly, along with Mikhail Korniyenko and Gennady Padalka launch to the ISS. Kelly and Korniyenko will be staying aboard for a whole...
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Station trio comes home
TMA-14M above fog before landing. Credit: NASA Three people fell back to earth on March 11, 2015 in their Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft after spending 167 days in space. NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Yelena Serova...
TMA-14M above fog before landing. Credit: NASA Three people fell back to earth on March 11, 2015 in their Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft after spending 167 days in space. NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, and Russian cosmonauts Alexa...
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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!
Introduction

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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The employees here usually go out of their way to accommodate ones needs. I was at a Star Wars Marathon, and it was one of the best movie going experiences of my life. In the whole 24 hours, the 500+ person auditorium only had one issue. If I ever do another marathon, it will most definitely be here!
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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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