Meet the geek (Shannon) behind ageekmom.com, and learn more about the site.
Tranquility Base is the name American astronaut Neil Armstrong gave to the site where the Apollo 11 Lunar Module (“Eagle”) made the first moon landing on July 20, 1969.
The phrase “Tranquility Base” symbolizes one of the greatest achievements of humankind — landing men on the moon and returning them safely to the Earth. The phrase also reminds us of humanity’s innate desire to seek new opportunities and meet future challenges, both in space and on Earth.
The Site’s Primary Focus
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related topics, as well as education and outreach, are the primary topics discussed here. Human spaceflight, both government-led and “newspace” commercial endeavors, also feature prominently. Beyond that, “the sky’s the limit,” as the saying goes.
About the Author
Shannon D. Moore (@ageekmom) is a writer, photographer, social media coordinator, and web developer. A lifelong space geek and proud Space Tweep, Shannon is a Space Camp (1987) & NASATweetup / NASA Social alumna (since Nov. 2009/STS-129). She enjoys outdoor recreation, gardening, freshwater aquaria (planted tanks), photography, and spending time with her daughter.