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NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officers
I like my job. It's fun. Not a bad way to spend the day. And I like living in Quincy, the town I've made my home for the past 19 months. But man, do I love space. And NASA. And Star Trek. And outrageous job titles. So you can imagine how excited I was when news broke that NASA was hiring a…
NASA Holding Noon CST Press Conference
NASA recently announced they're holding a press conference today at noon central time, but offered up no details on what the press conference would pertain to, other than they'd be discussing recent findings regarding exoplanets, or planets orbiting stars other than Sol (the sun)...
Hey Farmers, Wanna Help Grow Food... ON MARS?!
Remember in The Martian when Matt Damon had to grow potatoes out of human waste in a makeshift greenhouse on Mars? And no, I'm not above referring to them as poo-tatoes. Well now, with NASA, Jeff Bezos' Amazon, Elon Musk's Tesla and Denis Muilenburg's Boeing all announcing plans to get people to the…
Could A Giant Meteor Hit Earth?
Short Answer: Yes. Long Answer: Yes, but not for at least another 100 years. According to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) aka "Intruder Alert!"
As recently as two weeks ago, NASA's Intruder Alert system identified an asteroid that would swing very, very…
Help SETI Decipher Radio Signals From Space
SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) recently announced that a radio signal detected by their satellites that originated from a star system 95 light years away show signs of possibly being from a Kardashev Type I, or maybe even a Type II, civilization...
Happy Birthday, John Glenn!
I grew up with a long standing fascination of space. Obviously as a kid, it was initially with Star Trek and Star Wars. But my parents fostered that interest by teaching me about the guys who actually went to space. John Glenn was long a hero of mine, and I was really excited in middle school when h…
Get Ready To See Mars on Memorial Day
The Mars Close Approach is currently in process, and you may have caught a nice bright view of Mars last night. But the fourth rock from the sun, and possible attacking planet if that 1996 documentary Mars Attacks! wasn't completely made up (I've got our intern researching that as we speak…

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