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Star Letters 008: Beer and Water is All We’ll Need to Live in Space

Happy Friday, Earthlings!  We’re back this week with another Star Letter. This week’s theme is necessity. From water on one of Jupiter’s moons, to the head of NASA admitting to the existence climate change (thank GOODNESS!), and the fact that we are one step closer to heavily drinking in outer space. But wait…speaking of space […]

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We Went to an Air Show and It Was Awesome

Okay, so Star Letters spend a lot of time talking about space, rockets, aliens, and even Star Wars…but today we are going to shake it up…kind of.  Okay maybe not so much. Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to go to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida for Air Fest 2018.  All day […]

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Proposal: Let’s Get Drunk in Space With Delicious Space Beer

With companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin making massive leaps toward the existence of space tourism and long duration space exploration, we at Star Letters have been concerned about one thing… WILL WE DRINK BEER IN SPACE? IF SO WHAT KIND? And if we do, is it going to be out of a squeezy pouch […]

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Can Elon Musk and SpaceX Transform Space Exploration With New Rocket?

SpaceX has successfully launched the maiden flight of its new Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 geostationary satellite. The next and final incarnation of SpaceX’s workhorse rocket, the most launched in the world in 2017, lifted off from historic Apollo 11 Pad 39A at 4:14 PM Eastern and […]

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Star Letters 007: A Feast Of Space For The Untrained Eye

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the sky. But don’t worry, it’s not boring and unexciting.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  We could go on and on about the wonders of space and the universe (which we often do), but we want to focus on how to see the cosmos as clear as possible.   […]

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Bangabandhu-1: A Developing Nation Hitches An Affordable Ride With SpaceX

The southern coast of Bangladesh is lined with a torrent of rivers that empty into the Bay of Bengal. This is where a majority of the countries 250 million people live and the density of the population is extreme. For years, the fledgling nation has been crippled by widespread poverty caused by lack of natural […]

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Happy Birthday to SpaceX, The Company That Started a New Space Age

Over 16 Years ago, Elon Musk went to the Russians to try and buy decommissioned ICBMs––missiles used for warfare but left unused when the Soviet Union collapsed. They laughed in his face, and on the flight home, Musk had an idea: Let’s build this rocket ourselves. Elon Musk’s spaceflight company, SpaceX, has revolutionized the design […]

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Star Letters 006: SpaceX and NASA Trek On Toward Mars With Coastal Missions

We know that Earth and Mars are supposedly very similar in terms of planetary structure, but how similar? NASA’s InSight mission could help us find some answers.   For the first time ever, an interplanetary mission will be launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in a ULA Atlas V rocket.  When it lands […]

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NASA’s InSight Mission: Learning From Mars’ Past

On Saturday, May 5th, the InSight rover, led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),  will launch atop a ULA Atlas V rocket to…. Mars! Not only is this the first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but this is the very first mission to study the interior of Mars, and the first […]

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Don’t Miss the Rest of 2018’s Incredible Astronomical Events [Infographic]

By: Susan Baxter After more than 150 years, we witnessed the spectacular and breathtaking Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31, 2018. It is a rare lunar event that combines a blue moon, a supermoon, and total lunar eclipse happening all at once. People from different parts of the world had the chance to get […]

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