Posts Tagged ‘world space week’



StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: October 12, 2012

StarWars.com Team | October 12, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including a major crossover announcement, exclusive posts celebrating World Space Week, and lots more!

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How Star Wars  Inspires Real Scientists and Engineers

Holly Griffith | October 10, 2012

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Let me give you a little bit of a background on myself: My name is Holly Griffith and I’m from southern Louisiana. For seven-and-a-half years I was a flight controller for the Space Shuttle’s Electrical Power System. Once Shuttle ended I transferred over to work on the International Space Station doing maintenance and mechanisms. I recently did a panel at Celebration VI with Dennis Bonilla from NASA HQ and Eric Geller of theforce.net . Two other JSC colleagues were there as well and we had a packed house! The panel was Science and Science Fiction and how the two influence each other. It was fascinating! Eric was a great moderator and the public asked lots of great questions. I’d love to be able to do it again next year!

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Happy World Space Week: Life Imitates Star Wars

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides | October 8, 2012

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I felt like I was sitting in the Imperial Senate.

Kofi Annan stepped up to the podium at the United Nations with a planetary orbits logo behind him surrounded by the U.N. Olive Branches and addressed the national delegations about the importance of space exploration. The delegations sat behind their country’s nameplates, in traditional dress, some with headphones offering translations into other languages.

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StarWars.com Celebrates World Space Week

StarWars.com Team | October 8, 2012

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One of the themes of Star Wars is exploration: exploration of different ideas, exploration of science, and exploration of technology. That’s why StarWars.com is happy to take part in World Space Week, which shares that same theme.

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