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Is a Human Mission to the Clouds of Venus Possible?

A city among the clouds sounds like something out of Star Wars, but a NASA Concept called HAVOC or High Altitude Venus Operational Concept proposes just that. Well, not exactly like Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back, but a giant airship floating among the clouds of Venus. Yes, you read that right. (Video Credit: NASA) […]

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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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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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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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Finally, We Are Getting the Star Wars Boba Fett Movie We Deserve

On the eve of Disney releasing Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm officially announced that they have greenlit another standalone chapter in the 40+ year storied saga that is Star Wars. The director of the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated superhero drama Logan, James Mangold, will helm what is expected to be a thrilling film. The […]

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Star Letters 009: The Search for E.T and the Loch Ness Monster Continues…

(Image Credit: Universal Studios) Alright, readers, who is ready for some answers about the unknown creatures in our universe!? Well, so are we.  But, these few highlights from this week will have to do for now. First off, get your scuba gear ready, adventurers! Nessie enthusiasts, mark your calendars for January 2019. Scientists from the […]

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Elon Musk Reveals New SpaceX Passenger Ship, Astronaut Trains With Suit

NASA quietly published the above photo of Commercial Crew Astronaut Sunita Williams on the agency’s website, buried in a blog post. Is this the ultimate Starman cosplay, or should Sunita be called Starwoman from now on? Here was the original caption: “On the left, NASA astronaut Suni Williams, fully suited in SpaceX’s spacesuit, interfaces with […]

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