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Star Letter 013: The Modern Age of Spaceflight (to Venus?)

Okay, we will say it. We miss the Mars Rover, Opportunity. It’s still unresponsive during this massive dust storm. We are hoping that Oppy will be waking up soon, as is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here on Earth, however, there is a startup company in Alabama that is working on a technology that will be […]

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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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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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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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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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Star Letter 005: Interplanetary Travel Looking Grim For Aliens (And Us)

We know that not everyone has the same optimism for getting to Mars. Why? Because as it turns out, traveling to a new world is REALLY expensive. NASA’s Chief of Human Spaceflight Bill Gerstenmaier says that they will be sticking to a “flat budget”, so the question remains the same…will we EVER get to Mars!? […]

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Star Letter 004: Earth Day is Every Damn Day

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero […]

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Star Letter 003: Will Smith & Aliens Like It’s 1997

We’re not going to lie to you. It’s been a relatively slow news week in the world of space exploration. Elon Musk didn’t even tweet that much. Regardless, there’s been some good space journalism this week and a fun surprise from your favorite alien-punching movie star, Will Smith. And While SpaceX’s founder may not have […]

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Star Letter 002: Richard Branson Shows up to the Space Travel Party, but It’s Crowded and Messy

We know you’ve missed us, it’s been an entire week. We come bearing space stuff. The business and wonder of space exploration never stops and we’ve had quite an interesting week. Star Letters just completed a trip to Kennedy Space Center to observe SpaceX’s launch of supplies to the space station––which was beautiful. Why do […]

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