The Forgotten Moonscape Crater Fields of the Apollo Program, in Flagstaff, Arizona

Did you know that just north of Flagstaff, Arizona, you can find a forgotten field filled with manmade craters that astronauts used to train for spacewalks during the Apollo program? It’s true! The Cinder Lakes crater field is a recreated moonscape that was made by the Astrogeology Research Program in collaboration with scientists from the…

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What it’s like when you meet an Astronaut

In all honesty, I originally wrote this blog post back in 2017 or 2018 during my internships at NASA. Yep, your math is correct – this blog post has been sitting in my drafts for over 4 years. I don’t know why I never posted it. Maybe because it’s kind of cheesy and awkward and…

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Four Days of Science: I Attended NASA’s Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop in Galveston, Texas

Every year in January, NASA’s Human Research Program hosts its Investigator’s Workshop (or IWS for short). It’s a fascinating time filled with technical presentations and inter-mingling of cultures. The Human Research Program does essentially what you’d expect: it’s a NASA program that studies how the human body reacts to living in space. It’s quite a…

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