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Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA! Crew Dragon DM-2 has successfully reached the International Space Station!

Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX for the successful launch and voyage of astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station! On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 12:23 pm PDT, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy … Continue reading

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy on the 5th anniversary of his passing

By Seth Potter President, OASIS Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, so I would like to re-post what I said on that day: Leonard Nimoy may have played a fictional character, but his contributions to … Continue reading

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A moving tribute to Katherine Johnson

This cartoon pays tribute to how Katherine Johnson’s mathematical expertise helped carry NASA astronauts to the Moon and back. (@Steve Breen is a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. His cartoons can be found at GoComics … Continue reading

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Katherine Johnson, ground-breaking NASA mathematician depicted in “Hidden Figures”, dies at 101

OASIS NSS says farewell and salutes Katherine Johnson, a barrier-breaking NASA mathematician who played crucial roles in (among many milestone accomplishments) Freedom 7, America’s first human spaceflight; and the first United States orbital spaceflight. Her pioneering work opened the doors … Continue reading

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Apollo 13: Special Screenings in honor of the movie’s 25th Anniversary! April 5, 6, 8

It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 13 mission, and 25 years since the premiere of the stunning dramatic rendition that brought the historic flight and its crew to life for a new generation. Nominated for nine Academy Awards®, including … Continue reading

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Today is the 55th Anniversary of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Flight!

On this day in 1962, United States Marine Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard his Mercury spacecraft, Friendship 7. It was the third flight of Project Mercury following two sub-orbital flights, and the … Continue reading

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Call for contributions to the OASIS website and The Odyssey

Here’s a call for contributions to the OASIS website! Write about local space events and STEM events, and send us photographs too!  Thanks! Please send to the Webmaster Lisa Kaspin-Powell

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Solar Orbiter lifts off! February 10, 2020

Artist’s rendition of the Solar Orbiter facing the Sun. Copyright: Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Sun: NASA/SDO/ P. Testa (CfA) On February 10, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter blasted off atop an United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Cape Canaveral. … Continue reading

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Reminder! OuteRimCon – the MiniCon – Exploring the Imagination of Science! February 29, 2020

 

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OASIS and Aerospace Legacy Foundation at LosCon46, November 29-December 1, 2019

TOP From left: Arlene Busby, Seth Potter BOTTOM From left: Kathryn Sullivan, Arlene Busby, Valerie Frankel, Neal Hallford, Gary Westfahl This fall, OASIS continued their tradition of participation in the Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention. LosCon 46 took place on November … Continue reading

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