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We got off to an early start with students, teachers, parents, the Alan's - Alan Hale and Allan Lockheed, who came again to witness our journey back to space. Lights in the parking lot, like in the movie Field of Dreams. Lights as far as I can see, cars, busses, filled with students, parents, friends, volunteers, and spectators. You'd think this is routine after seven student launches. But it isn't. Did you get the ...


On January 29, 1967, CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite conducted a TV interview with John Pierce, the executive director of communications sciences at Bell Labs. The topic was research. Pierce said, "The wires that will carry telephony will also carry teletypewriter, and a circuit that's capable of handling television will handle high speed data and many other things as well...once you have the transmission facilities available they can be used for everything interchangeably." Back ...


Before I get into the text of my article today, I have to comment on Ned Cantwell's article in yesterday's paper. Richard Branson is going approximately seventy miles in a licensed sub-orbital human spaceflight vehicle, not to orbit. SpaceX is testing a research vehicle not intended for human spaceflight. Mr. Cantwell, should you want to work for Heather, she is a retired Air Force officer and knows the difference between sub-orbital and orbital flight and ...


We have a launch date. On June 21, 2013, student experiments from Camino Real Middle School, La Academia De Delores Huerta and New Mexico State University will be among the five schools with experiments headed to space from Spaceport America. We had a year-long delay on this flight because of a licensing issue. New Mexico Space Grant and NASA have been major investors in the program that bought the rocket and ...


In 1984, President Regan directed NASA to build the International Space Station (ISS). The living space on this ISS is bigger than a five bedroom home. End to end, the ISS is as long as the Aggie football stadium, including the goal posts. Top to bottom, it has more depth than the stadium. The ISS has been continuously occupied now for almost thirteen years. It is the third brightest object in the night sky. If ...