September 2, 2015

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My 8-year-old daughter recently exhausted her supply of coloring books, launching me into an exploration of Pinterest's printable coloring pages. We found countless abstract and nature … [ More ]

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg in ISS Cupola

The first (non-sample) object I printed on my newly acquired 3d printer after Christmas 2014 was NASA's "Made in Space" 3d printable wrench. While this was not the first object 3d printed in … [ More ]

3d printed on a XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3d Printer by Shannon Moore

On the First day of Christmas my true love, space, sent to me Live launch coverage on NASA TV! On the Second day of Christmas my true love, space, sent to me Two EVA gloves and live … [ More ]

Hopefully by now, even if you do not generally follow "space news," you are aware that humanity achieved something truly incredible on Wednesday, November 12, at 17:03 CET (Central European … [ More ]

Hang On, Grasshopper! Image Source: My brother, Thomas W. Blackburn IV (@ItinerantMonk)

Five years ago today, I flew to Florida to witness my first space launch, the liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-129. Aboard the Shuttle were NASA astronauts Charlie … [ More ]

Some of the 100 Twitter users invited by NASA to attend the launch of STS-129 Space Shuttle Atlantis. Photo by Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog)

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3d printed on a XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3d Printer by Shannon Moore

Fully-functional 3d printed “Made in Space” wrench from NASA

The first (non-sample) object I printed on my newly acquired 3d printer after Christmas 2014 was NASA's "Made in Space" 3d printable wrench. While this was not the first object 3d printed in space, it was the first designed expressly to meet the needs of an astronaut. After several attempts of varying success to print a fully functional copy of the wrench, this was my final result–success! … Read more >>

The 12 Days of Space, 2014 edition, by Shannon Moore

On the First day of Christmas my true love, space, sent to me Live launch coverage on NASA TV! On the Second day of Christmas my true love, space, sent to me Two EVA gloves and live launch coverage on NASA TV! On the Third day of Christmas my true love, space, sent to me Three-stage rockets (Saturn V!) Two EVA gloves and live launch coverage on NASA TV! On the Fourth day of … Read more >>

Hang On, Grasshopper! Image Source: My brother, Thomas W. Blackburn IV (@ItinerantMonk)

Rosetta Mission & Philae’s #CometLanding – A Primer

Hopefully by now, even if you do not generally follow "space news," you are aware that humanity achieved something truly incredible on Wednesday, November 12, at 17:03 CET (Central European Time) / 11:03am EST -- we landed a small robotic spacecraft on a comet! After 10 years in transit from Earth, the European Space Agency's Philae lander was successfully released from its mothership, the Rosetta … Read more >>

Some of the 100 Twitter users invited by NASA to attend the launch of STS-129 Space Shuttle Atlantis. Photo by Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog)

NASA’s First Launch Tweetup (STS-129) – 5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago today, I flew to Florida to witness my first space launch, the liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-129. Aboard the Shuttle were NASA astronauts Charlie Hobaugh ("Scorch"), Butch Wilmore, Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow), Randy Bresnik, Michael Foreman (@foreman_mike), and Robert Satcher (@Astro_Bones). The trip, made possible by NASA's tweetup program (which began … Read more >>