The main takeaway from Student Union’s (SU) Senate meeting this week is that Washington University’s residential and extracurricular space is more scarce than administrators and students want to see.
In light of our very own Washington University alum, Bob Behnken, being launched up into space to live and work on the International Space Station (ISS), I was motivated to find out what it takes to follow in his footsteps.
In order to fulfill my search for answers on what it takes to become an astronaut, I decided to ask one.
At the beginning of the semester, the Office for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life introduced open hours at Graham Chapel.
The worst part of the government shutdown was something that very few people even knew was happening. While Congress bickered and CNN displayed a flashy countdown, thousands of people were sent home from their government jobs. A number of these people belonged to NASA, and while they sat at home, twiddling their thumbs, the Curiosity rover sat on the surface of Mars.
NASA’s Spirit rover, part of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission, is currently spinning its wheels on Mars in an area scientists have named “Troy” after the besieged city in Homer’s Iliad. Spirit landed on Mars on Jan. 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity. Each rover had an anticipated mission span of 90 […]
The NASA-operated C-9 reduced gravity aircraft, better known as a “Vomit Comet,” acquired its nickname for a good reason. Flying in six-mile-long parabolic arcs, the plane first ascends in altitude before falling with a particular combination of dive-position and propulsion that eliminates all air resistance. The result is a 25-second period of near-perfect weightlessness—an environment […]
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