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MY SKY Images from Our Members

The Moon

Taken from South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Waxing Gibbous

Earths natural satellite, Luna, in it's Waxing Gibbous phase.

Partial Eclipse 2017

Maximum coverage from Morgantown, WV

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

My interest in Space exploration

by Alain Alexianos

April 23, 2018

The Earth is a special planet within our solar system and this makes it unique and beautiful. The Earth since her birth she gives life, isn't it fantastic? Since its creation, all human beings are different in their physical and molecular aspects, but we all have one thing in common. Earth and the cosmos gave birth to us. That is why today we should be aware of this and live like brothers and sisters. Our greatest gift is the gift that Earth has given us: life.

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Space, My Final Frontier

by J.R.

March 20, 2018

I was born in November of 1986. 1986 was a very significant year for all astronauts, space enthusiasts and Americans in general.

January 28, 1991, WPLG News Channel 10 in Miami was airing footage of the Challenger disaster to commemorate the fifth anniversary of one of the worst events in American...global space travel. I was four years old. I watched the shuttle launch and, 73 seconds later, it happened. I was fascinated. I immediately turned to my parents and said "I want to be an astronaut when I grow up." That dream has not died. I know that career in NASA ... more »

The Great Unknown

by Joe St. Germain

March 20, 2018

The dream (and tragedy) of local educator Christa McAuliffe was my awaking to the world of real space travel, with all of it's elements. I watched as a young child in school as the Challenger was – and then was no longer. I mourned with my classmates like everyone else, but then realized her dream was still alive! Her desire to educate and inspire STILL exists today, and is ever stronger.

Soon after, I began my quest to understand science, space and human ingenuity. I absorbed what I could find, which as a poor Boston kid in the 80's was limited. ... more »

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