I am excited to share my excitement that Emily went to much extra effort to gather the Chinese Lander and Rover images for everyone to learn that the moon is still there to explore. My first two 3-D images (cross-eye) are posted on my Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ronald.kriesel.3 I have been constructing many 3-D images from space exploration image captures, especially from the Mars Rovers, Pluto, and one of Asteroid Vesta 3D image from spacecraft Dawn cameras.
While still in Vietnam, at the end of my tour, my “stateside” home and my loved ones had become a faded dream. But then I was home again and putting the war behind me. I arrived home early in July of 1969, and soon after I watched as we landed on the moon. Vietnam was another world, bearing no resemblance to the Midwest of the United States. And so it seemed fitting that we were traveling to another world in actuality.
In the following years we moved from amazing flights to the moon to the space shuttle program. I had returned ... more »
As a young boy, I still remember my father taking me into our backyard and showing me the wonders of the night sky. I read his paperback science fiction books and went to sleep many nights with visions of exotic alien planets swimming through my mind. It stayed with me. I have always been an advocate of exploration and developed a love for the earth sciences, graduating college with a BA Degree in Geography/Geomorphology. I have been an avid hiker traveling to many remote locations worldwide. I developed an adventure travel business in Sedona, Arizona offering backcountry treks. Back in ... more »
My name is Elijah B. Barner I am a 31 year old engineering technician for the largest electronic utility company on the east coast Electronic Technology Inc. The type of work I do involves research and development, proto-type assembly, automated testing equipment, electronic repair of Wheston House and General Electric network protective relays, trouble-shooting, programming, wiring, schematic diagram read, firmware updates, e-filing, electronic hardware modifications, upgrades and customers services. I have my associate degree in Applied Science in Electronic Computer Technology and I am currently persuing my Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology with hopes of becoming a electronic ... more »
I can remember far back, prior to schooling, riding along in the back seat of the family car on a late night drive. I remember these drives vividly because I always played a game with myself. In my mind I was racing the Moon. Whenever it would fall out of vision, perhaps behind a tree line, I would wait eagerly in hopes that I had lost it. To no avail it would return, seemingly chasing us home. I did this often and for a long while never put much thought into it as it was just something I did to ... more »
I got my first telescope when I was a boy in the 1960s. Astronomy and space exploration have been on my radar for quite a long time but now that my kids are on their own and after a 30 year career in law enforcement, retired, I can now delve back into it.
In 2001, I purchased a Meade LX-200 12" and it is setup in my backyard in a pod. I have just started astrophotography with a CCD as well as with a DSLR to image the Milky Way. In the winter, KSC is a destination of mine and have ... more »
As a college student, I like to be engaged in events that come to my campus whenever there will be a talk about climate change, or space exploration, or anything else in the sciences that promotes responsible sustainability on Earth. I very much want to see us take care of climate change, as well as see the foundations of humanity becoming a multi-planetary species.
As we all know, the general public tends to have a negative outlook on humanity. It's always, "We're destroying the planet!" or "Humans are a virus!" or "NASA is a waste of money!" I think one of ... more »
The race for space began with fear that one of our kind might leave home before the other and gain a military advantage. It was not an expedition but a political decision to fuel the Saturn V rockets that carried our species further than ever before. Four decades later, we have advanced our technology such that each of us carries in our pockets more computational power than all of NASA at the time of the Apollo program, yet we remain grounded, the International Space Station the only reminder of a time when we believed we would inherit the stars.
My generation (the millennials) is a strange lot. We were born into this world of wonderful technological advances and scientific discovery. When I was born, in 1994, the first smart phone was produced and that would forever change the world of technology. I grew up watching Star Wars/Star Trek and was adopted into this sci fi life style and that changed my personal life. All of the technology I was around never really struck me as awesome because it’s all I knew. Watching these sci fi films in a sense, spoiled me with this out of this world technology. That ... more »