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Blue Origin Delays New Shepard Launch Due to Ground Issue

Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos, will launch experiments for NASA on a suborbital rocket ride today (Dec. 18) using a New Shepard spacecraft and you can watch the action live here. Liftoff is at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT).

Saturn’s Rings Are Beautiful, But They Won’t Last

Chances are, you wouldn’t recognize Saturn without its trademark thick band of rings. But if you could travel 300 million years into the future, you would need to, because by then, chances are those rings would be gone — and they could disappear even f…

Making Our Curriculum Work

Every year when we get curriculum I spend way to much time fussing and bothering over how to make it work the way it came to me. I tend to over listen to the many who like to keep their curriculum in pristine condition for maximum resale value, which I…

The Read Aloud Stack as Advanced Weaponry

[L]et an hour’s reading aloud be a part of the winter evening at home — on one or two evenings a week, at any rate — and everybody will look forward to it as a hungry boy looks for his dinner.— Charlotte Mason, Formation of Character I hates it,” says your child, sounding remarkably like Gollum. Or […]

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2019 Curriculum Choices

It’s that time of year again where curriculum choices are narrowed down, items are bought, and slowly the packages start making their way to our front door. I’m a little late on getting things in so no fancy photos here of all our goodies, maybe I’ll u…

DARPA’s Next Project: Design A Space Development Agency

Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin directed Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, to lead a study team and come up with recommendations for the “implementation of the Space Development Agency.”

Thoughtworthy (Medicine Cabinet, New Podcast Episode, Events Calendar, and MORE!)

This post contains affiliate links. :: 1 :: It’s cold season, which means I’m stocking my medicine cabinet with supplies. One thing we use regularly, and which I can highly recommend, is Boiron’s Coldcalm. Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, as you know. But more than that, I’ve found that Coldcalm either really works … or does nothing. […]

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Thoughtworthy (Medicine Cabinet, New Podcast Episode, Events Calendar, and MORE!)

This post contains affiliate links. :: 1 :: It’s cold season, which means I’m stocking my medicine cabinet with supplies. One thing we use regularly, and which I can highly recommend, is Boiron’s Coldcalm. Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, as you know. But more than that, I’ve found that Coldcalm either really works … or does nothing. […]

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EP 23: Learning How to Live (transcript)

Most AfterCast episodes are read blog posts, but in this case, I used a conglomeration of bits of different posts, so today I’ve provided a transcript of the episode. Enjoy!    Listen to this post as a podcast episode: Are you subscribed in your favorite podcast player? If not, click subscribe now! ♥    Back […]

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NASA’s Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia.

What Is Parallax?

Parallax is a method of measuring the distance to nearby objects in space. It is also a method used to display 3D images.

Virgin Galactic to Attempt Flight to Space This Week

Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space.