Perseverance is the name of the new Mars Rover

Announced today, Perseverance is the name of the new robotic rover headed to Mars in 2020. Here’s the blurb from NASA: NASA chose seventh-grader from Virginia as winner of the agency’s “Name the Rover” essay contest. Alexander Mather’s...

Looking Back at 2019 and Ahead to 2020

It’s been a fabulous 2019 for the Starbird Association. Some of our 2019 highlights: We participated in SpaceFest at the Bell Museum to kick off the Year of Apollo. Our President, Mary Albright, was appointed a NASA Solar System Ambassador in January as well. We...

10 Star Trek Technologies We Have Today

  Happy Star Trek Day. On September 8, 1966 ~ 53 years ago ~ The USS Enterprise entered our world for the first time. “To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before…” What started as science fiction, has inspired space science in our world. Space science...