Raising Nerd’s Women In Science
“I feel indebted to each and every woman who came before me in this field, and hope that my presence in it can help ease the way for the young women who come after me. It’s a group effort!”
What advice would you give to girls interested in pursuing your specific field?
The biggest piece of advice I can offer is to actively feed your curiosity. If there is anything at all that interests you about science, engineering, or the applications of … READ MORE
“The most challenging thing for any student is believing in themselves. I was no different.”
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
In November 2016, 20th Century Fox’s promotion for the premiere of Hidden Figures was well underway. More than 54 years after John Glenn became the first American to safely reach and return from orbiting the Earth, Hidden Figures finally told the amazing, true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the African-American mathematicians who played pivotal roles in that and many more NASA missions that helped the United States win the race to … READ MORE
Meet Dr. Michelle Thaller, NASA Scientist
Dr. Michelle Thaller is an astronomer who studies binary stars and the life cycles of stars, and is Deputy Director of Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She is a regular contributor on Science Channel’s How the Universe Works and, in her off-hours, Michelle often puts on about 30 lbs of Elizabethan garb and performs intricate Renaissance dances. She also hosts her podcast, Orbital Path with Michelle Thaller, where she takes a look at the big questions of the cosmos and what the answers can reveal about life here on … READ MORE
NASA’s InSight Mission Is Taking Names To Mars
In November of 2018, the NASA InSight Lander will be landing on Mars. Now you can add your name to the historic event.
In 2015, nearly 827,000 people signed up to add their names to a silicon microchip on-board the robotic spacecraft. NASA is now adding a second microchip, giving the public another chance to send their names to Mars on the NASA InSight.
To be a part of this mission, you need to submit your name and receive your “Boarding Pass” before Nov. 1, 2017. Click here to get started.
“Mars … READ MORE
NASA To Hire Full-Time Officer In Charge of Preventing Alien Invasion and to Make Some Lucky Nerd A Legend at Their High School Reunion
Growing up as a Nerd has never been easy but now you can prove your high school classmates and guidance counselor wrong: fighting an alien invasion is now a real career.
Thanks to NASA’s latest job opening, you can now apply to be a Planetary Protection Officer.
As first reported by Business Insider and according to the job description on USAJobs.gov, NASA has an opening for a “planetary protection officer,” or PPO, and pays an … READ MORE
On August 21, the United States will be witness to an event that hasn’t happened in 99 years, a total solar eclipse that will span across the entire North America!
“An eclipse was never on my list of things to do, but after seeing two of them, it should be on everyone’s bucket list,” says Dr. Michelle Thaller, NASA Astronomer and Deputy Director of Science Communication. “When you see the sun being covered up by the moon and these little balls in space line up, it doesn’t look like a sky from this planet. It looks like something that … READ MORE