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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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How Robust Space Access Allows Humans to Track Infectious Diseases

by Melissa Molseed When we think of Earth Observation and the practical applications of satellite imagery, it is safe to say that climate change, mapping services and weather services are usually the first use cases that come to mind. Google Maps has been using satellite imagery in their mapping service since 2005 and the first […]

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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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Enjoy Watching the Royal Wedding? Thank the Space Program for Making that Possible

(Image Credit: Getty Images) On Saturday, May 19th, there was a highly buzzed about event that the world tuned in to watch together, whether it was for enjoyment or just curioustity. In case you lived under a rock, Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. In just 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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NASA Launches Gorgeous Pre-Dawn Mission to International Space Station

NASA has successfully launched a resupply run to the International Space Station atop an Orbital ATK Antares rocket––and it was a sight to see. The agency loaded over 7,400 pounds of rations, socks, hardware, experiments, and scientific instruments into a Cygnus capsule spacecraft then launched it from its Wallops flight facility off the coast of […]

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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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