2020 State of NASA Review

2020 State of NASA event at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL was a fabulous experience. It was interesting to see all the different areas that make up space exploration and reiterates there are so many roles that make everything possible. The astronaut...

5th year for #DressForSTEM on Pi Day 3.14.2020

  2020 is the 5th year of the #DressForSTEM movement on Pi Day 3.14 (March 14). It began solely within the female broadcast meteorology community, but it expanded to include any females working in STEM careers. The goal of the movement is to inspire young women...

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...

You Are The Artemis Generation

Celebrating Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary led to the exciting announcement of the Artemis mission. Just like Apollo’s mission inspired a generation to be curious for all mankind, we already find that the Artemis Generation has a label. When I visited NASA...

Career Spotlight: Lydia Werner, Aviation Planner

Lydia Werner Aviation Planner at Mead & Hunt, Inc.   What do you do as an Aviation Planner? I assist in preparing long-term planning documents for federally funded airports. I inventory existing conditions, prepare operations and based aircraft forecasts,...

8 Movies That Inspire You To Work in Aerospace and STEM

Movies don’t merely entertain; they can be a source of inspiration that open doors to ideas and, for the purposes of this article, careers that you may not have taken seriously. Get over to Netflix or Amazon Prime and check these out. Or if you’re old...