Letter to Old Astronauts

Letter to old Astronauts. This is not a break-up letter. Please! You are our family! How could we ever break-up? What this letter is is a wake-up call. For years, decades even, the word from you all is that you miss the NASA of old. You feel as if we have not done enough since […]

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For Kids Who Want to Become Astronauts, Here’s What To Do: Play Video Games, Make Friends, and Learn to Use Google.

Being an astronaut teacher who works with kids, I am often discussing with students (and parents) what they can do now to prepare to be an astronaut. Since the idea I have about astronauts is that the role “astronaut” is about to evolve from “people who go to space” into “people who work and live […]

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Zombies vs NASA

It is not that as a space professional that I am entirely anti-zombie. Although it may not be incorrect to say I hate zombies. I don’t hate metaphoric zombies (I have too many people I care about who fall in that category), I hate real zombies. And hating real zombies is sort of fun. Of […]

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Training kids to be Astronauts

When I tell people I train future astronauts—or rather, that I train kids to be astronauts—what I am saying is that in planting the idea of space as a career in every student/young person with whom I work or engage, I am an astronaut teacher. There is more. With kids who respond enthusiastically or who […]

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