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Photojournalists Explain the Madness and Glory of Shooting SpaceX Missions

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, you’ll find some of the best young photojournalists this side of the Milky Way. This unique group of people are some of the most unwavering, innovative, and creative in their craft and have taken on the task of recording modern human history. Specifically, the history of human exploration and how […]

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Star Letter 012: Will Mars Destroy Our Beloved Opportunity Rover?

Strange times on both Earth and Mars this week. With robots left to deal with a crisis on our future home.  The Opportunity rover was built and launched to Mars for a mission that would see it survive 90 sols or 92 Earth days on the surface of the red planet. Before it went into […]

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Han Solo and the Bold Future of the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

Now that the dust has settled from Disney’s release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, many are wondering what the future of the franchise has in store. It’s complicated, to say the least. Solo may be the first Star Wars film to actually not turn a profit. The film performed poorly both in the United […]

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Star Letter 011: Understanding Life and Its Meaning in the Cosmos

Welcome back, awesome space people! This week has been busy for Star Letters! So much has happened, and we cannot wait to inform you. Eleven high school students had the amazing opportunity to learn all about the growth of vegetables and plants on the International Space Station. How amazing, you may ask? So amazing that […]

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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Building Blocks of Life on Red Planet

NASA announced new martian findings brought to us by the Mars Curiosity Rover. Curiosity arrived on Mars six years ago in what Dr. Paul Mahaffy, the Director of NASA Goddard, describes as “exciting seven minutes of terror”. When the robotic emissary drilled down into the surface of Mars, it detected organic molecules and pattern consistency […]

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Photos: Ryan Gosling Plays the ‘First Man’ to Walk on the Moon in New Film

Ryan Gosling will step into the first boots to step foot on the Moon’s surface in a film being helmed by the Oscar-winning director of La La Land, Damen Chazelle. Titled First Man, the film is based on the biography First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by author James R. Hansen. Gosling plays the […]

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The Mind

Perspective: Will Space Exploration Force Humans to Rethink Death?

We live in a world where the concept of death has become sensitized. Whether that’s been through pop culture, endless wars, the persistence, and the omnipresence of death itself, humans don’t seem to value it. The reality is a tough pill to swallow but the fact is that the world isn’t doing so great right […]

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High School Students Experiment With Growing Food on International Space Station

As we make more advancements in space travel, scientists need to ensure that the astronauts are prepared with anything and everything. Whether that be equipment, supplies, and of course, food. As we know, astronauts are spending more and more time living in space.  For example, Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth in March after spending […]

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Star Letter 010: The Bounty Hunter and the Ballet Dancer

So you’ve seen Solo: A Star Wars Film and you probably enjoyed it. You saw the inception of his bromance with Chewbacca, how Han acquires the Millenium Falcon, and how the ship made the Kessel run in less than 12 Parsecs. It was exciting for fans but something was missing: Boba Fett, the silent rogue […]

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She’s a Physicist and Professional Ballet Dancer, is Astronaut Next?

Left brain versus right brain. Logic versus emotion and creativity. That’s just how humans operate; they are either super smart or super creative, right? Actually, not so much. Star Letters had the opportunity to discuss this with Merritt Moore, a professional ballet dancer that currently performs with the Norwegian National Ballet. Merritt not only danced […]

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