Tag: NASA

Ryan Gosling in "First Man." (Universal Pictures)

First Man leaves science and history fan on the edge of their seats

Thrilling historical movie, First Man, was released on Oct. 12. It was the awe-inspiring movie about Neil Armstrong and his journey to the moon, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. The extravagant explains how Armstrong balanced family and work. Before the film even came out in theaters, there was tons of controversy surrounding it. Many people were not to happy […]

Read more ›
(Multimedia) Project Aquila launch delayed

(Multimedia) Project Aquila launch delayed

Saturday, Dec. 2 was the designated launch date of Astronomy Club’s weather balloon experiment: Project Aquila. This school year marked the eighth team to head Project Aquila with senior Justin Hing as project manager. Project Aquila is an annual experiment the Astronomy Club carries out to launch a weather balloon holding cameras and meteorological equipment in an effort to teach […]

Read more ›
Tropical storm Philippe unexpectedly rips through Florida

Tropical storm Philippe unexpectedly rips through Florida

As Florida recovers from the onslaught of hurricanes that have hit the state over the course of this hurricane season, a tropical storm made landfall over the weekend. Winds were first felt on Sat. Oct. 28, but the rain and winds dirt down by Sunday morning. Because of the storm’s speed, there had been very little time for preparation between its formation and […]

Read more ›
Cassini mission comes to an end after 20 years of service

Cassini mission comes to an end after 20 years of service

On Sept. 15, the Cassini mission came to an end as the spacecraft plummeted into Saturn’s thick atmosphere. After 13 years of service photographing the Saturn system, the Cassini spacecraft took its final farewell images.   The orbiter captured a series of photos prior to its speedy demise towards the ringed planet. The photos, received from over a billion miles […]

Read more ›
The 'Hidden Figures' movie poster displaying the main actresses Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer

‘Hidden Figures’ will find itself an Oscar

  John Glenn’s successful Friendship 7 launch portrayed the role of African American women in the brilliant film, ‘Hidden Figures’. It premiered on Dec., 26 2015 and its box office has reached 127.5 million United States dollars. Based on the book “Hidden Figures:  The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race” by author Morgot […]

Read more ›

Astronomy Club launches Aquila 2017

Astronomy teachers Kyle Jeter and Sean Simpson lead Aquila 2017. Aquila is a branch of Astronomy Club that constructs, launches, tracks and retrieves a small 2 feet by 3 feet cooler-sized styrofoam ship and send it up to the atmosphere. Doing all the work is a helium filled balloon that increases in the size of a classroom. Astronomy Club started back in 2006, and […]

Read more ›