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It’s Family Space Day at the George on Saturday: Take your family to the Moon!
May 16, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Want to go to space? We can take you. Say hello to the Expedition Center and Family Space Day. The Expedition Center opened at HMNS in 1988 after the tragic last flight of the space shuttle Challenger. A living, teaching memorial to the crew, the Expedition Center continues to teach children about space and space […]

Shaking Hands Now
July 19, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Sometimes it’s the small things.  I’ve previously written about the power of objects that captivate us.  Objects can make us curious to know more about the world and on occasion turn us into collectors.  Objects can also evoke memories, giving perspective and context to history. It’s that last ability I’d like to discuss here.  The […]

Webisode: Space is an Open Book Exam [Hubble 3D]
April 23, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Telescope. To celebrate 20 years of amazing images and deep-space discovery, we’ve got an all-new Hubble 3D webisode! Check out the video below for a fascinating tour of the space shuttle simulator with astronaut Mike Massimino (he’s on Twitter!) Find out why NBA players would […]

Everything you need to know about the Hubble Telescope
March 19, 2010 · 2 Comments

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into space.  On Apr. 24, 1990, at 8:33 a.m., the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31) took off, carrying Hubble as its primary payload.  Hubble is the result of a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), the first of four space telescopes in NASA’s […]



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