February 19, 2019

Astro-Vid Of the Week: Happy 55th, NASA!

Astronaut Chris Cassidy snaps a pic during a recent spacewalk. (Credit: NASA).

‘Tis both the best of times & the worst of times for our noble national space agency. On this day way back in 1958, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) became known as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. Over the past 55 years, NASA’s list of achievements have included landing men on the Moon, placing a permanent human presence in low Earth orbit, and sending probes to explore every planet from Mercury to Neptune. NASA is also a wonderful public resource, a reference for students of space to mine for a wealth of information about our universe. As a science-writer, I find myself searching NASA daily as a rich resource, all in the public domain. [Read more...]