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National Astronaut Day – Celebrating Janice Voss

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Today for National Astronaut Day I certainly want to celebrate Astronaut Janice Voss. Astronaut Janice Voss was chosen in 1990 and flew on a total of 5 space shuttle missions as a Mission Specialist. She jointly holds the record for most spaceflights for a woman. I met Astronaut Janice Voss in what was for me, […]

National Astronaut Day – May 5, 2016 – First Ever

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Blog from Michelle – Founder/President Higher Orbits Did you know tomorrow will be the first ever National Astronaut Day?   Conceived as a day to celebrate our national heroes – the Astronauts – May 5 was chosen because it is the day that Alan Shepard became the first American in space. The whole intent behind […]

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The Martian

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Wanted to give some thoughts and commentary on The Martian but admittedly Twitter just doesn’t hold enough characters 😉 So I thought I would type up a quick blog since so many people asked what I thought. Let me start with – I loved loved loved the book! My best friend recommended that I read it […]

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Orion EFT-1 Launch

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I’ll freely admit… I’ll do everything in my power to see any and every launch that I get invited too. It’s absolutely magnificent to watch a rocket blastoff and leave this planet each and every time. It doesn’t matter wether it’s carrying people, supplies, science or if it’s just a test flight… the spectacle of […]

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Orb-3

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Obviously there is lots of commentary out there going on about what happened to the Antares Rocket during the Orb-3 launch. It’s going to take time, and patience, to find out what happened… But I don’t want to talk about the engineering or mechanics or any of that… I want to give you all some […]

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Space Camp – Part 2: Imagine My Shock & Surprise…

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To be honest I had only learned of the Space Camp Hall of Fame sort of by accident in 2012. It was the 30th Anniversary of Space Camp and they sent out a request for Space Camp alums to come and take part in the celebration. They wanted to have 1 representative from each year. […]

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Space Camp – Part 1: Memories

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I will never forget watching the movie Space Camp in the mid-80s. I was already in love with space and now I was finding out about this amazing place that is a camp all about space! Needless to say I really really wanted to go! At first I wasn’t old enough so I counted the […]

With Janice Voss

Janice Voss

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Given the launch of Orb-2 today, which was named SS Janice Voss, it seemed like a great time to blog about the astronaut I will eternally be grateful to for providing me the opportunity to see my first ever space shuttle launch live and in person…. This is a story that deserves a little back […]

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Bummed I Missed An Opportunity…

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Have you ever noticed that smoke detector batteries always fail in the middle of the night? Well they do at our house at least. And the kicker of it is that when they do it starts yelling at you every minute something along the lines of….. CHIRP! LOW BATTERY! CHIRP! Then as you pull out […]