May 23, 2017

Review: An Astronautís Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield

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By now, youíve seen the video.

Last year, astronaut Chris Hadfield’s cover of David Bowieís Space Oddity went viral on YouTube. This capped a hugely successful stint for Hadfield aboard the International Space Station for the Canadian Space Agency astronaut, and a great ad hoc publicity campaign via social media. [Read more...]

10.05.11: Itís a CSA Tweetup!

CSA Astronaut Julie Payette aboard STS-127 (Credit: NASA/CSA).

A social media phenomenon has now spread beyond U.S. borders. Recently, the Canadian Space Agency has announced †that it will hold its first ever Tweetup May 13th at 10:00-11:30 AM EDT in conjunction with the unveiling of a new exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum entitled Living in Space. The event may be tiny, with only 10 randomly selected participants plus guests, but trust me, as a veteran of two NASAtweetups, these are fun events to attend! Canadian astronauts will be on hand to answer questions, and the whole event will be carried live on the Canadian Space Agenciesí website. [Read more...]

AstroEvent of the Week:08.06.09:the STS-127 Launch.

Endeavour.

Endeavor posed for Launch! (Credit NASA/Kim Shiflett).

(Hey, can you believe that we’ve been doing “Event of the Week” for exactly a year now without missing a beat? I thought that next week’s Summer Solstice post rang a bell… ironically, our first “event” post was also a Shuttle launch!)

The shuttle Endeavor is once again vaulting into orbit. Fresh off of STS-400, the stand-by contingency mission to rescue Atlantis that was thankfully never needed, it is slated for launch from the Kennedy Space Center Saturday morning. The window opens up 7:17 AM EDT on June 13th, shortly after local sunrise. This should afford cool launch views for hundreds of miles around, (including Astroguyz HQ, about 105 miles away!) weather willing. [Read more...]