Category Archives: Space

Giving Myself a Break

I remember a post, I believe it was shared by Erin, in which the final message was: – if you hate the world and everything for no specific reason, you need to eat – if you think everyone hates you, … Continue reading

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Our Solar System by Backyard Astronomy Guy

Fellow SSA Backyard Astronomy Guy assembled this graphic from pictures he personally has taken over the years. And it’s AMAZING! (FAQ: Where’s Earth? Answer: Since he can’t take a picture of Earth from Earth, he put the Moon in its … Continue reading

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John Glenn or Alan Shepard?

— WARNING: This is long. I may ramble a bit. But it’s because I get excited about this kind of humans in outer space stuff! — I saw the Hidden Figures movie again a month or so ago. It sent … Continue reading

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Geek Alert!

I’m such a Geek, lol! LEGO is giving a free ISS patch to Lego VIPs with purchase of the International Space Station set, and I’m just as excited to get the patch as I am the Lego set!

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ISS Top Fan!

Sooo, I was just given the “Top Fan Badge” by the International Space Station on Facebook. :D

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Girl Scout Astronauts

Apparently I made a mistake when I applied to be an astronaut in 2012/2013 by not mentioning I had been a Girl Scout!

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How to Prepare Yourself for Space

From the NY Times magazine, May 5th.

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Good Movie, Mostly

Finished watching “The Martian” tonight. Started it on Oct. 3rd. Continued it on Oct. 7th. Got about 1 minute past the “7 months later” part and called it quits. Then picked the movie back up today (Mar. 9) and managed … Continue reading

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Planets vs Moons – Location! Location! Location!

I don’t want to lose this AGAIN: it’s here. Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! comic strip from June 01, 2014 showing the 7 largest moons in our solar system to scale with Mercury and Pluto.

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Magnetic North Left Canada!

I didn’t know Magnetic North left Canada in 2017!! Apparently it’s crossed the international date line (meaning it is no longer on the same side of the globe as North America.) WOW Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones

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