Back at the Kennedy Space Center

It’s been a crazy past 24 hours. Basically we received word that Atlantis, which is currently being housed in the Vehicle Assembly Building, is being moved Friday morning back to the Orbiter Processing Facility. I have been in touch with with a NASA PR representative in an attempt to gain media level access to Atlantis which would allow us to …

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50th Anniversary of First Orbit

On February 20th 1962 John Glenn stepped into his mercury space craft, Friendship 7, and became the first human being to circle the globe.  I can only imagine the dichotomy of experience one would have in orbit. You sit in a silent, zero gravity serenity above the crest of the blue horizon and yet the mind is racing with tasks …

Big Bang Theory hosts Astronaut Mike Massimino

In an conflation of comedy, science and science fiction, astronaut Mike Massimino will be joining the cast of Big Bang Theory tonight. Episode 515, The Friendship Contraction, will host Massimino, a past Atlantis and Columbia veteran. Massimino’s STS 125 Atlantis mission in May of 2009 was the final Hubble servicing mission featured in the IMAX documentary Hubble; one of the …

Help Find Bubbles in Space!

Hey Chasers! I found this amazing project today and just had to share it. The Milky Way Project is a citizen participation initiative that allows you to identify bubbles in stellar gas created by massive stars through images from the Spitzer Space Telescope Images are provided to you to mark what you believe to be these stellar bubbles that are …

The Faces of Chasing Atlantis

Fellow Chasers, Here is a first look at “Chasing Atlantis.” I hope that you enjoy this teaser. It won’t be the last! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. – Paul

Curiosity Prepares for Journey to Mars

Largest vehicle we are planning on sending to the Red Planet yet. Curiosity’s revolutionary landing system may be the step we need to one day have somebody from our own Blue Planet settle on Mars. Rather than the rover being couched in an airbag deployed shell which looses energy gradually by bouncing across the Martian surface on landing, curiosity will …

Chasing Atlantis on IndieGoGo

Chasing Atlantis has been an incredible venture and we eagerly await the completion of our documentary so that we can share our story with all of you in the way that we experienced it. Our project is an independent venture and as such Chasing Atlantis is completely self-funded. Flights, car rentals, equipment rentals, and hotel accommodations were all paid for …

The Soul in the Machine

It’s been one day since I’ve returned from Titusville on the Chasing encore journey. I still find it hard to trace the path from our adventure’s first inception to standing before the Shuttle Endeavour this past Monday in NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Chasing began when I first saw Endeavour touching down; its final landing and second last shuttle mission. The …

Beginning of Return Journey to Kennedy Space Center

Sitting in the Vancouver airport right now. Doing a multi-leg journey back to Toronto then heading south through Washington and finally Orlando. Meeting back up with Paul in Orlando where we will be making our way back to NASA. Very stoked to get into the Vehicle Assembly Building to see an orbiter up close. We will keep you updated along …