Articles by Mike R

September Equinox

The September 23rd Equinox, otherwise called the September occurs at 12:50AM PM, or at 07:50 UTC, which is when Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day…


Not necessarily a supermoon, but a full moon

Moon Photography

There are many ways to photograph the moon! The tools that one uses for acquiring the photographs and how to edit will definitely vary depending on the gear that one has. There is no 1…


American Museum Of Natural History Display

American Museum Of Natural History

When having some time in New York City, going to the American Museum of Natural History is a great museum and worth the visit! We were lucky enough to have time to visit there! Comprising…


Attending A Rocket Launch

Attending a rocket launch is a very fun experience, which is a bucket list event for some. Companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin have refined the experience and made launches a PR opportunity! This has…


Crazy Cold War Space Projects Project West Ford

The year is 1961, and Project West Ford is under way. In the age before satellites and the internet, the options for communication was either coaxial copper cables or reflecting communications over the ionosphere. Therefore,…


LIGO Science

Student Opportunities

The goal of this article is to provide a starting point for students looking for opportunities related to space related degree in the Pacific Northwest. Every student is different and every degree program is not…


Nuclear Rocket Example

Nuclear Rockets Overview

The idea of using a nuclear rocket to fly to the stars has been a fascination to space agencies since the beginning of spaceflight. The idea has taken many forms throughout its different lifecycles and…


Cold War Space Ideas

Crazy Cold War Space Ideas

The Cold War Between the US and USSR produced many crazy, unfeasible, and wacky ideas, but it also produced many technologies that make our lives better. Unfortunately, these won’t be the stories of what went…


Space Careers in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is gifted with a plethora of space and aerospace companies, which provide a plethora of talent and opportunities for growing careers. Washington State is blessed to have many opportunities available with a…


LIGO Science

Life After LIGO

With the success of LIGO in finding gravitational waves and confirming Einstein’s Theorems, there are many questions and opportunities that arose. These questions included things such as “What will happen to the current LIGO experiment?”…