Author: Jack Clemons

Thank You for Saving 1968 (a parable for our times)

Thank You for Saving 1968 (a parable for our times)

Apollo 8: December 25, 1968 (the spirits of another Christmas) Read More »

John Glenn: The Last of the Magnificent Seven

John Glenn: The Last of the Magnificent Seven

John Glenn was the last surviving member of NASA's remarkable first group of astronauts, the Mercury 7. Read More »

Killer Asteroids: Can We Stop Them?

Killer Asteroids: Can We Stop Them?

If a "nation killer" asteroid comes heading our way, Bruce Willis won't be able to save us. Read More »

(Book Review) X-15 Diary: The Story of America’s First Space Ship

(Book Review) X-15 Diary: The Story of America’s First Space Ship

In 1960, twenty years before the Space Shuttle, NASA launched another manned, airplane-shaped spacecraft to the fringes of space. Neil Armstrong was one of its pilots. Read More »

Killer Asteroids: Can We Track Them?

Killer Asteroids: Can We Track Them?

If an asteroid the size of an 18-wheeler collided with Earth it would cause massive destruction. And since there are a lot of these, can we at least keep an eye on where they are? Not very well. Read More »

Asteroids!  Why Does It Have To Be Asteroids?

Asteroids! Why Does It Have To Be Asteroids?

Are asteroids humanity's Armageddon or the promised land? It depends on which gets here first. Read More »

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

The ambitious mission of the James Webb Space Telescope is "to see the first light of the universe”. Read More »

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both the NASA Space Shuttle and on the Starship Enterprise. And, along the way, she became the first female African American astronaut to travel into orbit. Read More »

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle flight veteran, and the longest serving American astronaut. And one photo of her has gone viral! Read More »

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

On Rhea Seddon's Space Shuttle flights her training as a medical doctor was pivotal. Read More »

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