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Of Hackers and Versioning Issues

There are few things I hate more than looking at my binging phone and seeing an alert from Pingdom. We use this service to constantly monitor our servers and let us know immediately within 5-minutes when something goes wrong. This month we’ve gotten 5 alerts, compared to our normal zero. For some things, zero is […]

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Carnival of Space #472

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Check out this week’s sampling of space-related stories from our colleagues and friends! Click here to read Carnival of Space #466. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space, thanks to […]

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Carnival of Space #471

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by our friend Stephen Lamoureux over at Links Through Space. Check out this week’s sampling of space-related stories from our colleagues and friends! Click here to read Carnival of Space #471. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space, […]

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Hidden Figures. Credit: Fox 2000

“Hidden Figures” Movie About Dr. Katherine Johnson Coming In January, 2017

Dr. Katherine Johnson, a brilliant African-American mathematician who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, were mission-critical experts behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history — the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. And now this story, based on an adaptation of the Margot Lee […]

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Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a globe, or "Celestial Training Device." 
Credits: NASA

Dr. Katherine Johnson to receive the ASP’s new Arthur B.C. Walker II Award

Press Release from the Astronomy Society of the Pacific, one of our CosmoQuest partners: San Francisco, California – August 15, 2016 – Dr. Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who calculated and verified the trajectories that took the first Americans into space and to the Moon, will be the inaugural recipient of the Astronomical Society of the […]

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Cecil the Squirrel. Credit: Jennifer Grier

Courage!

Another entry in our Guest Blog series, from Jennifer Grier, our Science Team Lead at CosmoQuest At our excellent CosmoQuest staff Face-to-Face meeting in May, I received a small plushy stuffed squirrel. Many people did, in fact, as there was a large number of the cute little things on hand. Why? Because at one point, […]

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Carnival of Space #470

After a break of two weeks with no Carnival, this week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Check out this week’s sampling of space-related stories from our colleagues and friends! Click here to read Carnival of Space #470. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive […]

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