NASA’s First Flight On Journey To Mars

When astronauts are on their first test flight aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will take them farther into the solar system than humanity has ever traveled before, their mission will be to confirm all of the spacecraft’s systems operate as designed in the actual environment of deep space. After an Orion test campaign that includes ground…


Oumuamua – Solar System’s First Interstellar Asteroid

Oumuamua: In Depth Discovery The first known interstellar asteroid, 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua, was discovered Oct. 19, 2017 by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program, which finds and tracks asteroids and comets in Earth’s neighborhood. While originally classified as a comet, observations revealed no signs of cometary activity…


Understanding U.S. Government

The U.S. Congress  The U.S. Congress is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress meets at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Its primary duty is to write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the President for approval. Other Powers of Congress Makes laws controlling…


Election of the U.S. Presidents and Representatives

Election of the President, Senators and Representatives Election of the President On November 7, 2000, Americans elected the 43rd President of the United States. This process was set up in the United States Constitution. The Constitution requires a candidate for the presidency to be: At least 35 years old A natural born citizen of the…


Internet Acronyms

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters PAP “Pee-pees and pee-pees” (new term for sausage fest) “Please ask pop” “Pap smear” “Paparazzi” “Pies are perfect” IDEK “I did everything, k?” “I don’t ever know” IKR “I keep it real” “I know (the) reason” OOTD…