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MY SKY Images from Our Members

Lunar Eclipse from South Africa

The lunar eclipse of September 28, as seen from Muizenberg, South Africa.

Lunar Eclipse from Joshua Tree

Took my daughter on her first photoshoot which was cut short by a rattlesnake. I think she's hooked.

Astra Lycoris

Artist's impression of a large, ringed terrestrial planet lying on the outskirts of a dark nebula.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Boldly Going

by Geoff Richardson

December 27, 2018

How a 7-year old boy fell in love with the cosmos...

Like all good stories, this one starts a long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away... The year was 1997, and it was the year my love for space exploration was born. I can never forget the early morning in mid-October, when my father woke me up at 2am to watch as the Titan IV rocket, carrying the Cassini-Huygens mission, launched from Florida towards its ultimate destination: the sixth planet in our solar system, Saturn. I never took much interest in things related to space prior to this, ... more »

We need the opportunity

by David Sweetman

December 27, 2018

Space settlement is mandatory for human survival.

I remember seeing Spudnik; then on to Verne, Wells, Asimov, Clark, Heinlein, Dickson, van Vogt, etc. SF shows many ways. I watched Armstrong and Aldrin with my great uncle, who was 26 for Kitty Hawk. The last 40 years have been wasted compared to kitty Hawk to Apollo. As the greatest republic in history, the USA must take the leadership in settling the solar system and beyond. I may be disabled physically, but I can still dream and hope!

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One Mans Hope For the Future of Humanity

by Reid Warren

December 27, 2018

I am a simple Social Studies teacher with a passion and optimism for eventual human space exploration and discovery. When I was young, I was interested in science fiction and future of mankind that included the discovery of other worlds and intelligent life beyond our planetary borders. As I have grown, that interest has evolved into a more enlightened appreciation for real science and the promise that it shows for the future. Although my field of study and my career will most likely never result in me being on the frontline of scientific discovery, I do hope that I can ... more »

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