Deep Water Interests

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With deep water comes deep responsibility. Why should you be interested in a 164 ft deep pool over three thousand miles away.

Welcome to Mars, India!

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India made science news around the world on September 24, 2014, with the announcement that their first Mars satellite, Mangalyaan, entered orbit around the red planet.

The Mission Is in Sight!

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As a writer of science fiction, as well as a former astrophysics major in college, I usually like to stay up to date on science news. Space news in particular. And when I hear the words, “manned space travel,” I tend to get very excited.

Fund This! Integrated Space Plan, Backstory RPG Cards, Evolution for young kids and Potato Salad!

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GeekMom finds a diverse range of Fund This campaigns to pique your interest, including an integrated space plan to launch us into the next phase of space exploration and technology, cards that help RPG players expand their experience, a gorgeous book on evolution for young children, and a guy who wants to make potato salad.

Space Opportunities and News

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Student unmanned aircraft competitions, opportunities to launch payloads on NASA rockets, a space anniversary, and more.

Summer Science Fun: Nephology

Cirrus clouds over stratocumulus © Sophie Brown

Learning about clouds is something we can all get involved in no matter where we live and requires no expensive equipment to get started.

Explore Space With LittleBits

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This week littleBits announced the results of their partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center when they announced the latest in their line of product kits.

Ants… in… Spaaace!

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The latest ISS re-supply mission will include a shipment of ants involved in a K-12 educational research project.

Astronauts Are Moms Too

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Dr. Karen Nyberg returned from six months on the International Space Station to her fellow-astronaut husband and their three-year-old son.

Space Jam: Not Just For Bugs Bunny

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As Jam from Maine gets ready to fly off to the Space Station, GeekMom Sarah wonders what she would want to munch on while staring down at the earth below.

Weekly GeekMom Video Playlist

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Summer vacation is here! Or, it is looming in the not-so-distant future. Either way, kids are getting edgy and are requesting video suggestions to keep them entertained for a few minutes. So, this week’s video playlist features videos the GeekMom writers’ kids enjoy.

Hangout with Astronauts Today

International Space Station Expedition 34 Crew. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Kevin Ford (right), commander; and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, flight engineer. Pictured on the back row (from the left) are NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin and Roman Romanenko, all flight engineers. Image: NASA.

Today, May 23rd, from 3-4 PM EDT, you can join a NASA hosted Google+ hangout with three of the former International Space Station (ISS) astronauts. NASA astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency are back home in Houston, Texas, and undergoing physical rehabilitation after their recent return from their extended time in the nearly weightless environment.

Welcome Home, Hadfield, Marshburn, and Romanenko!

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Last night, at 10:31 EDT, after spending 146 days in space — 144 of which were spent on board the International Space Station — and making 2,336 orbits around the planet, clocking close to 62 million miles, astronauts Chris Hadfield (Canada), Tom Marshburn (United States), and Roman Romanenko (Russia) touched down safely in southern Kazakhstan.

Meteor Shower Sunday Night: View Live or via NASA Webcast

An image of Halley's Comet from 1986. (NASA)

During the night of Sunday, May 5, you can view the Eta Aquaarid meteor shower as our planet travels through the orbit of Halley’s comet. Go out to view it yourself, or stay inside to catch NASA’s webcast of the livestream with chat.