Once upon a time, I was going to be an astronaut. Then I learned more about math and science and noped straight out of that. My career goals changed, but my passion for space never waned. Even though most of the ships in my LEGO collection are of the Star Wars variety, I finally finishedContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: NASA Space Shuttle Discovery”
I asked Twitter which LEGO set I should build next during my spouse’s February work weekend. The overwhelming winner was the Space Shuttle Discovery, a set that clocks in at over 2,000 pieces. That’s definitely a 2-day build. Unfortunately, I lost all of Saturday to boring grown-up stuff, so I substituted the International Space StationContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: International Space Station”
I purchased this ebook when the first season of the television adaptation aired, but didn’t get around to reading it until a recent vacation. I’ve seen three seasons of the show so far, so that will obviously color my interpretation of the book (such as visualizing actors as their characters and such). My husband and IContinue reading “Review: Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey”
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing two projects by Nicholas Conley, so I jumped at the chance to pick his brain about his latest novel. Intraterrestrial was a wild ride, and you can find my review of it here. ABOUT THE BOOK Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing aContinue reading “Author Interview with Nicholas Conley”
When the credits rolled on Ant-Man, I turned to my husband and exclaimed, “Marvel made me a heist movie!” When I read the first blurb about Artemis ages ago, I turned to my husband and exclaimed, “Andy Weir is writing me a heist novel!” Considering I read the book in the space of a solid 4 hoursContinue reading “Review: Artemis by Andy Weir”
I recently took a trip to Orlando, Florida, to attend a series of workshops for the day job. This was not exactly a hardship, because the conference was located at one of the Disney World Resorts. This meant that the first night I was in town, I hopped on the shuttle to Disney Springs toContinue reading “Build Report: Women of NASA”
I’m pretty sure I’ve said this here multiple times (and at some point I should post the blog I wrote about it), but once upon a time I was totally going to be an astronaut. In the past two years, I’ve also become completely, hopelessly addicted to LEGOs, so it was only natural that IContinue reading “LEGO Build: NASA Apollo Saturn V”
In honor of the film adaptation’s release, I figured I should post my review of THE MARTIAN today!
Things that NASA did not announce today: The discovery of sentient alien life. The development of a working faster-than-light engine. That we’ve been using a Stargate in Colorado Springs to explore the universe since the mid-1990s.
My husband and I took a short trip up to New York City this past weekend. We met two guys from Israel on a cruise last year, and the amazing power of social media allowed us to keep in touch! When both of them were back on our side of the globe, we couldn’t passContinue reading “New York City: The Final Frontier?”