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Engineering Student

I am engineering student fascinated with outer space.

Juniper Under the Stars

My favorite Juniper under my favorite galaxy (our own!) in Sedona, Arizona.

Saturn from iPhone (handheld)

My best attempt at imaging Saturn to date!

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Sailing Free

by Dr. Jordan A. Moller

July 10, 2019

To new shores we sail, tacking against the solar winds, seeking new ways of traversing this beloved universe of ours. Let us together boldly explore what awaits us, in the Sea of Stars.

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The Future of Deep Space Exploration - A Mission to the Stars

by Greg Young

July 10, 2019

The history of space exploration has been accelerating ever since Galileo developed his first telescope, pointed it toward the stars some four centuries ago, and published his findings in a small book titled Sidereus Nuncius, "The Starry Messenger”. Since then, new and ever-improving technology was invented, and enormously creative astronomers, astrophysicists and space scientists have learned and made exciting discoveries about our vast surroundings and the extraordinary place in which we live—space. While some devote important time to observe, learn, discover and understand those things in our comfort zone—the air we breathe here on Earth, the water we drink, the ... more »

LightSail2 is away!—a night to remember

by Kai Staats

July 1, 2019

There is nothing quite like a rocket launch. The anticipation builds with the first arrivals, waiting in line from late afternoon into the evening, sun scorching, humidity suffocating. Hundreds, eventually more than 2500 people came from across the United State, from around the world to witness a dance between technology, gravity, and the stars. The possibility of catastrophe and success feel equally balanced, a tug-o-war that no one can fully predict. Only after the vehicle and one-off payloads are far away from the launch pad, is there a sense of growing comfort to override fear. In a time when the ... more »

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