KB and KSC Team Up for Kids Space Education

If you have kids who are interested in space exploration, then you might be interested in KB Toys’ new promotion in conjunction with Kennedy Space Center (KSC). KB Toys, the United States’ largest mall-based specialty toy retailer, has partnered with KSC Visitor Complex to provide KB Toys customers with educational activities, as well as an […]

Reach for the Stars with Space Tourism OPOLY

Don’t have a few thousand dollars to pay for a suborbital flight? Then participate in eSpaceTickets’ Space Tourism tournament for your chance to go for free! “It is better to have a chance, than NO chance at all,” said Tony Webb, founder of eSpaceTickets, at the International Space Development Conference in 2002. Now he’s put […]

First Shuttle Launch in Nearly a Year Adds Tourist Value

A few years ago, I lived in Tampa, Fla. One day, I was returning to my apartment after throwing out the trash when I heard a loud “Boom!” I looked up and in the distance I saw the thick, billowy trail of the space shuttle blasting into space. That was really cool. At 3:48pm on […]

Tomorrow is International Astronomy Day

This week, May 1-7, is International Astronomy Week and tomorrow, May 6, 2006, is International Astronomy Day. Events to celebrate the occasion are happening throughout the world. For a list of events in the U.S. sponsored by Astronomy Magazine and Meade 4M, go to www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ps&id=80. For a list of events by U.S. state and by […]

One Small Step for NASA — A Couple of Events for You

November is a big month for space buffs. Five years ago this month, Bill Shepherd and his crew, flight engineers Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko, first arrived at the International Space Station. 39 years ago this month, Gemini XII made its only trip into space with Jim Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin aboard. And, on […]