All posts tagged: space

ad astra per aspera


When I was a kid, I poured over field guides to the night sky for hours – memorizing constellations like words that could be added to my vocabulary. One of my earliest memories is my parents taking me to watch the Perseid meteor shower, bundled up in layers of sweaters, sipping cocoa from a thermos on the roof of the car while we watched the …



On January 31, 2014 the Curiosity Rover sent back the first photos of Earth from the surface of Mars. The earth is that atomic, glowing dot northwest of center in a sea of nothing. Stop for a second to consider just how remarkable this is. Imagine the first time we saw the earth floating in space 45 years ago. On Christmas Eve, 1968, Apollo 8 …