Lady astronauts have served as a beacon of inspiration for girls since the flight of Valentina Tereshkova in 1963. Here the first female shuttle astronauts pose during training. Photo Credit: NASA When I was asked to write about the top female astronauts, I was faced with a daunting task. So many outstanding…
Get iTunes Codes and iTunes Gift Codes right now!
If you haven t heard of Bad Astronaut yet, you will soon. Just like Foundation, this is a side project. The three members are Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Marko 72 (Swingin Utters, Nerf Herders), and Derrick Plourde (Lagwagon, Mad Caddies). I ve always liked Lagwagon. The best thing about their music is Joey…
Buy products from Taobao Agent China. Low service fee.
Commander Chris Hadfield captured the world’s imagination last year, when, from 13 March to 13 May 2013, he was the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. While aboard the ISS, Commander Hadfield did a series of “experiments, ” both for scientists, but, perhaps most importantly, for youth. This included genuinely interesting questions like “How do you…Continue Reading
To celebrate the launch of astronaut Cady Coleman, we re giving away FREE space ice cream — that s right, ice cream you can eat here on Earth, or in space (in case you re planning on going). On July 13 ONLY, we re giving away these tiny (delicious) balls of freeze dried ice cream in a combination of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla flavors (an approximate retail value of…Continue Reading
Astronaut Barbara Morgan, an STS-118 mission specialist and former Idaho schoolteacher, smiles for a photo near the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour while docked with the International Space Station. Credit: NASA. A quarter century ago, NASA s plan to send the first teacher to space was thwarted when Christa McAuliffe and her six crewmates were killed when the space…Continue Reading
Floating in the Quest airlock compartment, the astronauts plan to switch their spacesuits to battery power around 7:10 a.m. EST (GMT-5) Friday to officially kick off NASA EVA-33. Reversing their roles in an Oct. 28 spacewalk, Lindgren, call sign EV-1, will be wearing a suit with red stripes and serve as the lead spacewalker, using helmet camera No. 17. Kelly, EV-2, will be…Continue Reading
D.C. has a rich musical history, but there s still a chapter being written: what s happening now. Indeed, there are tons of bands dominating the local music scene and DCist has only scratched the surface in our coverage. Welcome to Listen To This, a semi-regular feature wherein DCist s music staff shares new(ish) and/or noteworthy music from local artists that they ve come…Continue Reading