Solar Week – What does a Solar Scientist do?

A solar scientist studies the Sun, right? But it’s not the simple. Sometimes I think we look at the Sun like breathing – we don’t think about it, it’s just there.  But the Sun has a huge impact on Earth, humans, our habitat and so much more....

National Engineering Week: Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace engineers work on airplanes, spacecraft, satellites, and even missiles. They need advanced training in mathematics and physics. Aerospace engineering is one of the most challenging engineering fields. In addition to designing and engineering aircraft,...

2019 is The Year of Apollo

One of our themes for 2019 is The Year of Apollo.  2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Throughout 2019, we’ll look at how the Apollo program impacted our understand of science, technology, engineering and math and what the next steps...

NASA Selects Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

The landing site for the Mars 2020 rover will be Jezero Crater. From NASA’s press release: “The landing site in Jezero Crater offers geologically rich terrain, with landforms reaching as far back as 3.6 billion years old, that could potentially answer important...