Author Archives: Lisa Kaspin-Powell

James Milton Busby, space historian and advocate (1954-2016)

The space community has suffered a great and profound loss. James Milton Busby, a dedicated space advocate and historian,  and a great friend to many spacers and science fiction fans, passed away on June 1, 2016. Now Jim gets to … Continue reading

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Watch a Blue Origin launch for the first time! Sunday, June 19, 7:15 am PDT

Sunday will mark the fourth time that Blue Origin will launch and land its New Shepard rocket, which is being developed to take passengers on suborbital space flights. So far, we haven’t gotten to see any of their launches. According … Continue reading

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Art Meets Space Science in “Harley Cortez: The Artist as Spaceman”

On May 14, OASIS, Three Dimensional Science Learning and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section co-sponsored “Harley Cortez: The Artist as Spaceman,” a meeting of the artist and space science communities. Over the course of … Continue reading

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You are invited! Passage To Mars – Special Screening! May 31 – June 5

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SpaceX sticks the landing again!!

Here’s a replay: http://www.floridatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/85057174/ At 2:39 PST, a Falcon 9 v1.2 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex-40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The rocket carried a telecommunications satellite for Thai satellite operator Thaicom. Then, at 2:47 PST to loud cheers at SpaceX … Continue reading

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ET comes home!

The Endeavour’s external tank, ET-94, reached the California Science Center (Los Angeles,CA) yesterday (May 21) amidst great fanfare, after winding its way through Marina del Rey, Westchester, Inglewood and Los Angeles. Welcome home! Here are some  photos from Inglewood, California: … Continue reading

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SpaceX sticks the landing – again!!

On May 6, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage of the rocket carried the Japanese communications satellite JCSAT-14 to geosynchronous orbit, and then headed back towards Earth and a successful landing aboard the droneship “Of Course I … Continue reading

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SpaceX stuck the landing!!!! Congratulations to SpaceX!!!!!

On December 21, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket and landed it vertically on solid ground, at Cape Canaveral, FL. This is the first vertical landing on the ground of the first stage of a rocket from an orbital flight. … Continue reading

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Ask the Real Martians!

Have you seen The Martian yet? It will be interesting to know what will be happening when we reach the same year as in that movie. Scientists are now answering people’s questions about Mars science, exploration, and so on. Michael … Continue reading

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Farewell to a great scientist: Claudia Alexander (1959 – 2015)

OASIS is saddened by the recent passing of a great scientist, Dr. Claudia Alexander, planetary scientist at JPL.  You can read about her extraordinary life at http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-0719-claudia-alexander-20150718-story.html Quote from Robert Gounley, OASIS Membership Director and JPL scientist: “Claudia’s intelligence, enthusiasm, … Continue reading

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