the one where my son chats with an astronaut. in space.

Commander Chris Hadfield is in space, orbiting earth in the International Space Station. Today, he did an AMA on Reddit. You know. As astronauts who are IN SPACE tend to do. So, we gave it a shot, and Evan asked a question: My 10yo son asks: "Do you need special computers to work up there?" also, he was very impressed with the night photo of Calgary you posted - we could see our house :-) a few minutes later, this happens:...

February 17, 2013 · 2 min

20 Years after Challenger

I can't believe it's been 20 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff on January 28, 1986. I can still remember seeing that horrific column of smoke and fire from the still-burning boosters. Damned frozen O-rings and dysfunctional communication in NASA. Christa McAuliffe was to be the first schoolteacher in space, sent up as a payload specialist. She's the one most remembered, but all seven crewmembers were lost in that tragic accident....

January 28, 2006 · 1 min