The 12 Days of Christmas according to a space geek. (It may not be lyrical, but it is certainly geeky and space-themed…) [Read more…]
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 in January 2009 and continues today under the name NASA Social), fulfilled my lifelong dream of witnessing a Shuttle launch with my own eyes. The experience also reignited my love of space exploration and human spaceflight, and made me want to actively nurture that interest in others. I will be forever grateful to NASA and the NASA Social program for the opportunities they have given me. [Read more…]
This is my AP Radio News interview with Jon Belmont the morning of STS-129’s launch. I couldn’t sleep, and Jon tweeted a request for interviews. I can’t remember if he was specifically looking for NASATweetup attendees or just folks on Twitter who would be at the launch, but I was both — STS-129 was my first launch, and my first NASA Tweetup/Social.
November 16, 2009: Jon Belmont interviews Shannon Moore –