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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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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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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#NASATweetup: NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System in 3-D

Totally Gnarly! Viewing Our Solar System in 3-D Hop an asteroid, get up close to a satellite and see the ENTIRE Solar System move in real time or see it move in four days per second with NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System. It’s a pretty cool 3-D look at the universe compiled with real […]

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Wordless Wednesday: #NASATweetup Lift Off to Mars

More posts about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) NASA Tweetup (Nov. 25 & 26, 2011) will follow soon but in the meantime, enjoy these snapshots. Additional photos can be found on my Flickr account. Oh, and don’t ya just love this retro photo of me and my siblings at the Kennedy Space Center from 1981? […]

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#NASATweetup: Rock Star Partners with NASA, Has a S.Y.S.T.E.M. to Make Science and Technology Cool

We are great explorers, we are an exploring species. ~ Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA Justin Timberlake may have brought sexy back but rock star is making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) rock-and-roll-cool with a S.Y.S.T.E.M., stimulating youth around science technology engineering mathematics. Coinciding with the launch of a United Launch Alliance […]

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#NASATweetup: First Day and Oozing with Mars Scientific Goodness

Science is cool. No, wait. Science is ULTRA cool and nothing brings out the geek in me more than soaking up the wisdom of scientists and being surrounded by like-minded people. This weekend I’m attending #NASATweetup at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launch aboard a United Launch Alliance […]

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Turkey, Cranberries and a Mars Rover: Thanksgiving Week Activities at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida

Nov. 20, 2011 Update: The Mars rover launch has been pushed to Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Visit for the  latest launch updates.  Thanksgiving is next week (!!!) and folks in Central Florida can immerse in space goodness thanks to the Mars Curiosity rover launch scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25 at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. […]

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Media Release: Charlotte County Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Mars Rover Launch, November 23 and 25, 2011

It’s time for another NASA Tweetup and guess what? I’m over the moon with excitement! Following is the media release I’m distributing about my attendance and above is one of my favorite photos from my first NASA Tweetup, final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on May 16, 2011. Hope you’ll follow along with me on […]

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