Monthly Archives: February 2020

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!

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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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CANCELLED International Space Development Conference 2020 – May 28-31

ISDC 2020 has been cancelled due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


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