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Virtual Reality

I tried the new Virtual Reality lab in the library today. It was amazing. I figured it would be like some hokey video game, but it was so lifelike. In one game/simulation or whatever they are called, I was in the mountains and looking over the edge of a cliff and was told to walk […]

Happy World UFO Day!

Happy World UFO Day! Yes, there really is a holiday for everything!

SpaceX makes History!

A beautiful nighttime launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 (its been a big couple of days for various Falcon spaceships around the galaxy), as it took off in from Cape Canaveral, Florida, separated into two parts (the cargo was 11 communications satellites destined for low-Earth orbit which flew on to deploy a couple of minutes later), […]

Blood moon!

Tonight is the blood moon aka super moon aka #SuperBloodMoon aka eclipse. It wont happen again until 2033. Here is a bad photo of a cool eclipse taken with my iPhone 5s. I also saw a bunny outside not watching the eclipse. Its 71 degrees with a light breeze. Winter is coming, so enjoy the […]

All aboard for Mars!

My boarding pass for Mars! The boarding pass is for NASA’s InSight lander, scheduled for launch in March, 2016 and it “will listen to the heart of Mars to find the beat of rocky planet formation.” #JourneyToMars Here are also my Frequent Flyer Miles!


NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has finally reached the planet formerly know as Pluto (now considered a icy dwarf planet). New Horizons left Earth back on January 19, 2006 and finally arrived today! Here is the blurb from the NASA fact sheet: New Horizons launched on Jan. 19, 2006; it swung past Jupiter for a gravity […]


On Friday May 1st (May Day) I was finally able to visit the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Space exhibit with friends Cheryl and Bill. The exhibit “Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience” is very hands on with lots of videos, interactive items, NASA artifacts, and a mockup of the ISS bathroom! The blurb on the exhibit is […]

DNA…the plot thickens!

For Christmas 2014 I asked my Mom for a DNA kit from to see where all the crazy relatives came from (you know your an adult when you ask for genetics testing for your Christmas gift!). Family history fascinates me and a while back I even had a genealogist friend do some research. The […]

‘Plantary Citizen’

When I went to the ‘Outside the Spacecraft Social: 50 Years of EVA’ #Spacewalk50 at the Smithsonian Ar and Space Museum back in January 2015, I feel in love with one of the pieces of art in the exhibit:’Plantary Citizen’ by Angela Manno. ‘Plantary Citizen’ “is one of a 12-piece series of mixed-media paintings combining […]


Technology changes in the blink of an eye. Take the lovely Kindle. We were comparing them today in the library and then comparing them to iPads. The geeky fun we have! So the tall Kindle DX from 2009 belongs to the library, the middle one is my Kindle Paperwhite from 2012, and the last one, […]