We had a very good turn out for our 'Return to Volunteering' meeting held at the Discovery Space Center in Pleasant Grove Tuesday evening. Everyone got to see the new simulators and meet the Discovery Center's management. We explained the volunteering program and gave an update on the current situation with the Space Center at Central School. Many questions were answered in the question and answer session and misunderstandings cleared up. Suffice to say, everyone is ready to get back to work and bring back the old Space Center's spirit of volunteerism at the Discovery Space Center.
This has been a very busy week; I've had meetings with the Foundation's Board, I've had meetings with Discovery Space Center's management, there were three newspaper articles published on Wednesday covering my retirement from the Alpine School District and my new positions at Renaissance Academy in Lehi. This insane schedule has prevented me from finalizing the work on the volunteer online registration program. I'll have more time over Spring Break to get it all worked out and on the web so you volunteers can start signing up to work missions. I want to thank you all for your patience.
New Web Address. SpaceEdVentures.org
The District decided to keep the Space Center's web address (spacecamputah.org). That URL now points to the Space Center's old web site under District control.
My Space EdVentures Foundation has a new web address; www.SpaceEdVentures.org. Please bookmark it and pass this message on to other Space Center fans wanting news on our Foundation and the exciting things we will be doing through the Farpoint Institute at Renaissance Academy.
Space and Science News
NASA to Launch Enormous Solar Sail
Nasa plans to launch an enormous, ultra-thin sail into space to see whether it is possible to use the pressure of the sunlight to provide propellant-free transport capabilities.
Solar sails have been mooted for centuries. In 1610, Johannes Kepler observed that comet tails always point away form the Sun and suggested that "provide ships or sails adapted to the heavenly breezes, and there will be some who will brave even that void". In 2010, Jaxa launched a solar sail called Ikaros, which measured 200 square metres and travelled to Venus. Read More
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