The Final Frontier NASA Takes You on a (Virtual) Space Adventure
Commercial space travel might still be the stuff of science fiction stories, but thanks to computer programs and augmented reality, your family can still experience what it’s like to explore space. NASA and other organizations provide a wealth of free resources that make space exploration come to life for stargazers and future astronauts alike. Take some time to explore a few of our favorites today.
It’s truly the stuff science fiction dreams are made of! In 2012, Expedition 33 Commander SunitaWilliams filmed a full tour of this amazing floating lab and even included a quick lesson on how to work out in zero gravity. “Visit” the space station for yourself at Bit.ly/ISSTour.
available on Oculus or Steam, so visit Spitzer. Caltech.edu/vr to start your adventure and explore deep space today!
Planet-Hopping With NASA
Have you ever wondered would it be like to stand on another world? Then “book” your next vacation with the Exoplanet Travel Bureau! This program takes you on digital tours of real exoplanets NASA has discovered. Though we don’t know what the surfaces of these worlds look like, artists have used scientific data to create 3D landscapes to explore. See them all, from Kepler-16b to TRAPPIST-1e, at Exoplanets. NASA.gov/alien-worlds/exoplanet-travel-bureau.
Exploring Deep Space Via Virtual Reality
Touring the International Space Station
On Jan. 30, 2020, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope concluded its 16-year mission researching exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system. This data was used to create Exoplanet Excursions, an immersive virtual reality experience that lets your family experience the Spitzer’s discoveries and control the telescope yourself. These incredible excursions are
First launched in 1998, the International Space Station is a multinational space research laboratory. Nineteen different nations have sent astronauts, cosmonauts, and space tourists to the space station to conduct scientific experiments.
When Some Parts of Life Are Crazy I’mGlad Jamie Harrington Makes Homebuying and Refinancing Easy
Since I was really young, I wanted to be a nurse. I remember a great aunt of mine who stayed with us for a while when I was growing up. She was disabled and needed crutches to get around. I would sometimes help her with her crutches, and from then on out, I had the mindset and desire to look for people who needed my help in similar ways. When one of my cousins became a nurse and I saw what she got to do all day, I decided that’s what I wanted to do with my life, too. I’ve been a nurse for 38 years now. I graduated from my nursing program in 1982 and worked at the same hospital for 29 years after that. Then I moved to North Carolina in 2011, and I eventually started working at Frye Regional Medical Center, where I am now. As you might imagine, things have been hectic in hospitals all over the country for the past few months, and it hasn’t been any different for us. Fortunately, even when things at work get chaotic, I’m glad to have people like Jamie around to help some of the other aspects of my life run smoothly. I first met Jamie Harrington when I was searching for a new house back in 2016. I was working with Cory Klassett, a realtor who referred me to Homeside Financial for the mortgage lending process. He told me a little bit about the Homes for Heroes program and got me in touch with Jamie. From there it was smooth sailing.
Jamie was so friendly and easygoing. I felt like I could ask her anything, and she made the process of purchasing my home quick and easy. Recently, I’ve gotten back in touch with her to refinance my mortgage, all because I had such a great first experience working with her and Homeside.
After how simple and painless Cory and Jamie made the homebuying process for me, I would recommend them to anyone.
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