Greg Eckes

“NASA Spin-Offs” December 7th

The December TAA meeting will feature NASA Solar System Ambassador, Rich Manley. He will talk about the space program and how it has affected our daily lives. He will show some of the products and technologies that were developed by NASA to make the spacecraft lighter, safer, smarter.

Rich Manley has an interesting background.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

What’s up February 2015

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Butch Demmers

Close Encounter

There was an article in the Times-Delta this morning saying that Earth had a close encounter with a large asteroid today.  The rock was apparently as large as the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, and had it hit us dead on, it would certainly have been lights out!  Thing is, I did not hear anything about this until today.  … Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

How to land on a comet

On November 12th the ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA will land on a comet. This will be a first for mankind. The probe is called the Rosetta Space Craft after the Rosetta Stone found in Egypt. We are going to learn so much about our solar system. This is very exciting.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

How to get to Mars

If you haven’t seen this you might want to look at it. It is a great animation. the rest

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