Tribute to Sally Ride on the 30th Anniversary of Her First Spaceflight

Last night I attended a truly remarkable event at the Griffith Observatory.   The event included a presentation by Sally’s sister Rev. Dr. Bear Ride, her colleague at NASA and, Alan Ladwig, and by Zero Gravity Flight Director and former Sally Ride Science Camp Head Counselor Loretta Whitesides.   It was moderated by Dr Laura Danly – Curator of the Griffith Observatory.

Link to the photo gallery view

Planetary Radio Live – 06.17.13

Photos from the live taping of the Planetary Society’s weekly radio show at the Crawford Family Forum at KPPC in Pasadena.

Video from the event is available here

Planetary Radio Live – Review

Mat Kaplan, Bill Nye and guests.

Mat Kaplan (center right) is the host of Planetary Radio chatting to guests John Callas (JPL MER) and Joy Crisp (JPL MSL) to the left and of course Bill Nye on the far right.

Planetary Radio Live – hosted by KPPC at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on December 17th was a treat to the packed audience.

The key guests of the show were John Callas and Joy Crisp from JPL.    The audience learned about the important discoveries made by the Spirit and Opportunity rovers after more than eight years of incredible service.  These discoveries are now going to be expanded upon by the new Mars Science Laboratory (“Curiosity”) which is currently on-route to Mars (scheduled for landing August 15 2012). Continue reading