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Hidden Fences

An actor once told me, “There are two kinds of movies out there. The kind that tells people what they want to hear, and the kind that tells them what they need to know.” Hidden Figures, the story of black … Continue reading

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The Apollo Program’s Loneliest Astronauts

Ever wonder what Michael Collins and the Command Module Pilots of the Apollo Moon missions did while their colleagues were taking small steps and giant leaps? Find out in this video I wrote for SciShow Space!

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The Truth About the Million-Dollar Space Pen

Check out this video I wrote for SciShow Space! Did NASA really waste a ton of money to make a pen that could write in space? Why not just copy the Soviets, and use pencils?

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Why Are Rockets Launched in Florida?

Ever wonder why NASA launches most of its rockets from Florida, of all places? Turns out NASA has a need- a need for speed. Check out this video I wrote for SciShow Space- and don’t forget to click here and subscribe!

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Mesa or Mug?

If you want more proof that people are excellent at crafting narratives out of the sketchiest information, just look at what’s going on with Mars. But first- back in 1976, one of the first spacecraft to visit Mars, Viking 1, … Continue reading

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