Space Shuttle Endeavour, May 16, 2011
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Getting Social With NASA Changed My Life

I’ll never forget my first time. The ground shook beneath my feet. A roar rumbled in my gut. Goosebumps tingled over my skin. I stood in awe watching rockets push away from the launchpad and skyrocket into the sky. The year was 2011 and I witnessed the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour and the second-to-last space shuttle launch before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ended the program.

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Scallops I Gathered While Scalloping in Citrus County, Fla., Earlier this Month
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Hanging On And Hoping Nothing Slips Through the Cracks

“It’s really, really hard,” I said in response to a friend telling me she didn’t know how I balance life as a single woman. Yeah, I don’t know how I do it either but I do. I’ve come accustom to it.

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SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Flew in Space, Dec. 8, 2010
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Psst! Did You Know NASA’s Still in the Space Business? I’m Heading to the #SpaceX4 #NASASocial

Psst! Did you know NASA is still in the space business? Yup. Although the space shuttle program concluded in 2011, rockets are still launching and NASA is still exploring. In fact, the fourth SpaceX cargo mission (SpaceX CRS-4) to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. And guess what? I’ll be there as a participant in the #SpaceX4 #NASASocial!

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Final Mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

My fascination with the space shuttle program came full circle over the weekend – kind of – with the opening of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Walking into the exhibit area seeing the final space shuttle to fly in space was a bit overwhelming and I felt like a galactic rock star. I literally had chills seeing it after watching two brief movies building up the excitement and anxiety. It was definitely one of those “Tah-dah!” followed by “Ooooh!” moments.

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Encourage STEM and Watch Girls Achieve their Dreams

During the wee hours of August 6, I was curled up on my sofa with CNN on my television and NASA TV on my iPad, waiting for Curiosity, the Mars rover, to land. More than eight months prior on November 26, 2011, I had the honor of participating in a NASA Tweetup (now NASA Social) […]

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