Monthly Archives: May 2010

Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed safely

Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at 8:48.11 Eastern time at Kennedy Space Center. This makes Atlantis our first Space Shuttle to retire. (I think that also makes it the second reusable space vehicle to retire, after SpaceShipOne decommissioned in 2004.) … Continue reading

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Go Falcon 9!

First: Go Atlantis!!! Now, on to the purported topic of this post: The SpaceX Falcon 9 is slated to launch in less than a week! Ever since the FY11 NASA budget came out, I’ve been anxious to see the success … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt

I spent last weekend in Williamstown, MA, with my family for my sister’s Williams Dance Company performance and the super-swanky Mother’s Day brunch at the Williams Inn. (I’m allergic to chicken and turkey, so I passed over the roast duck; … Continue reading

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A Case for Asteroid Missions

We’ve discussed President Obama’s plans for NASA in my research group. Things look good for us: as a team working on spacecraft technology research, looking for things that will make construction, maneuvering, and other activities in space easier, cheaper, and … Continue reading

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