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10 Commandments of Astronauts
ASHOS and ASCANS site shares the rules for astronauts in training.
 
1967 Outer Space Treaty
Ramifications to exploring Mars or other celestial bodies with possible life, as decreed by Outer Space Treaty under Earth law; Space laws and treaties; U.S. Space Objects Registry.
 
1976 NASA Kennedy Space Center Tour Book
Tourist booklet, sold for 50 cents, at Cape Canaveral + Kennedy Visitor's Center in the bicentennial year, featuring the Saturn V on the cover. Scans of all pictures in the booklet, showing KSC Director at the time, Lee R. Scherer (1975-79), lists of missions, map of launchpads, and pictures of all rockets and capsules to that date (31 manned flights crewed by 43 astronauts).
 
50th Anniversary of NASA 
NASA was founded in July, 1958.  50th Anniversary celebrated in July 2008.
50 Year Mission Map
Graphic of all missions into space by all nations with space programs for the last 5 decades.
 
50 Years Since President Eisenhower established NASA
Story of the founding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2009 International Year of Astronomy
IYA2009 worldwide
 
2010 International Year of BioDiversity
IYB2010 worldwide
 
2011 International Year of The Solar System
IYB2011 worldwide
 
365 Days of Astronomy
Pillownaut Podcast on website with space-related radio show each day of the year.
 

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Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian)
        Visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven Ferencz Udvar-Házy Center to see the fleet leader.
 
Alien Contact
Advice for first contact with alien life; the Drake Equation; tinfoil hat controversy; thought helmets for alien signal blocking; UN advice to all nations to draft guidelines for First Contact; Martian teleportation hoax from tin-foil contingency.
    
All-Time Space Missions Map
Visual of every space mission ever flown by ever nation between 1959 - 2009
Aquanauts
Human-marine inhabitants of the NASA Tektite Underwater Habitat (experiments in the 1970s).
Alternate Compression Garment Study (ACG)
Long version of compression suit study with modified clothing, customized to each study subject.
Ames Research Center, NASA
NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California; collection of all "Ames" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog; road trip to NASA Ames; launch at NASA Ames; NASA Ames Tweetup tour 2011; NASA Ames Exchange Lodge; SimLabs Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS); Lunar Lander Cab; Kepler scientists and various planet projects; Sustainability Base Green Building; 360-degree views of Mars at FutureFlight Central; Mars Curiosity social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames; Kepler System 62 Discovery of Habitable Planets (Rocky planet and possible water world); NASA Social for K10 Telerobotics Rover and LADEE.
 
Anaxagoras
Greek Philosopher who postulated the moon was a rock, not a god.
 
Animals in Space
NASA Principles for the Ethical Care and Use of Animals; List of all animals flown in micro-gravity; Mice-tronauts or mice in space; fish in space; amphibians (frog and newt tests) in space; cats in space or French felines; dogs in space or Russian canines; space monkeys and apes or American primates; space animals trivia; space animals timeline; NASA cancels monkey radiation experiment.
 
Antares Rockets
Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully tests Antares Rockets with Cygnus capsule with test payload.
 
Apollo 13 Lecture
Photographs and Videos of event where Fred Haise and Gene Kranz spoke at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in April 2009.
Apollo Blog Posts
Collection of all "Apollo" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog; death of first moonwalker Neil Armstrong; remaining moonwalkers after death of Neil Armstrong.
 
Apollo Modules
Cross-section and explanations of Apollo era command module, service module and lunar module; modules and crafts still in orbit or on the moon; search for the Apollo 10 Snoopy module in heliocentric orbit.
 
Apollo Missions
Crewmembers, dates, details and descriptions of Apollo 1; Apollos 4, 5 & 6; Apollo 7; Apollo 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Launch of Apollo 11, Moon Landing of Apollo 11, Legacy of Apollo 11, Apollo 12, Apollo 13, Artifacts from Apollo 13, Anniversary for Apollo 13, Apollo 14, Apollo 15, Apollo 16 and Apollo 17; list of Apollo and all other moon missions from every space agency; Apollo program not widely supported in the 1960s except for the moon landing.
 
Applications
Complete guide to all Space and Astronomy applications for Android, iTouch, iPod, iPhone and other smartphones or hand-held devices; Angry Birds in Outer Space.
 
Arecibo
Famous dish in Puerto Rico: Arecibo Observatory Tour and featured in popular movies.
 
Ares Rockets
Propulsion R&D as part of Constellation Project, time-lapse video of construction, testing rockets at Kennedy Space Center launch pads alongside space shuttles.
Art / Artwork
Collection of paintings by Dacio of moon, nebulae, cosmos-themed art.
 
Articles
Collection of press articles about NASA studies 1960 - 2010.
Astronauts (All Space Travelers)
531 humans (as of 2013) who have flown in space since 1961; astronaut birth dates; trivia and milestones for space travelers; places with the greatest concentration of astronauts; fallen astronauts who have perished on missions who have asteroids named after them.
 
Astronaut Crew Portraits 
Posters of all NASA astronaut crews
 
Astronaut Hopefuls and/or Astronaut Candidates
ASHOS Training and Trivia; humorous view on astronaut selection and training; ASCANS Class of 2009 at NASA; ASCAN Jack Fischer's essay about astronaut hiring process.
Astronaut Groups 
Astronaut Corps groups 1957 - present.
 
Astronauts (CSA)
Chris Hadfield, Julie Payette, Robert "Bob" Thirsk.
 
Astronauts (ESA)
Frank de Winne, André Kuipers, Thomas Reiter, Piers Sellers, Paolo Nespoli, Christer Fuglesang.

Astronauts (JAXA)
Soichi Noguchi, Koichi Wakata, Naoko Yamazaki.
 
Astronauts (NASA)
Joe Acaba; Edwin (Not his legal name anymore) "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., More Buzz Aldrin in the news,  Bill Anders, Clayton Anderson, Neil Alden Armstrong, (death of Neil Armstrong), Serena M. Auńón, Michael Barratt, Alan Bean, Charles Bolden, Frank Borman, Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Eugene "Gene" Cernan, Roger Chaffee, Greg Chamitoff, Franklin Chang-Diaz, Leroy Chiao, Eileen Collins, Michael Collins, Pete Conrad, TJ Creamer, Robert Crippen, Walter Cunningham, Charles Duke, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Donn Eisele, Ronald Evans, Christopher Ferguson, Mike Fincke, C. Michael Foale, Ron Garan, John Glenn, Dick GordonDuane Graveline, William Gregory, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Dick Gordon, Fred Haise, Doug Hurley, James Irwin, Marsha Sue Ivins, Tom Jones, Mark Kelly, Scott Kelly, Joseph Kerwin, William Lenoir, Jerry Linenger, Miguel López-Alegría, Jack Lousma, James "Jim" Lovell, Sandra or Sandy Magnus, Thomas Mattingly, Bruce McCandless, James McDivitt, Leland Melvin, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Mike Massimino; Edgar Mitchell, Luca Parmitano, Julie Payette, Don Pettit, Garrett Reisman at NASA, Garrett Reisman at SpaceX, and his fan club, Sally Ride, Steve Robinson, Stuart Roosa, Jerry Ross, Robert Satcher, Wally Schirra, Harrison Schmitt, Russell Schweickhart, David Scott, Alan Shepard; Alan Shepard Book, Tom Stafford, Nicole Stott, Steve Swanson, Jack Swigert, Rex J. Walheim, Doug Wheelock, Ed White, Peggy Whitson, Jeff Williams, Sunita Williams, Stephanie Wilson, Alfred Worden, John Watts Young.
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
ASF, founded as the Mercury Seven Foundation.
 
Astronomers Without Borders
April 2011 named Global Astronomy Month by Astronomers Without Borders.
Astronomy Night in Arizona
Annual event at Akimel A-al, Ahwatukee featuring the Challenger Space Center in Phoenix, guest stars in 2011 included Astronaut Bill Gregory and Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin.
Astro-NOTS
Astronaut simulations as carried out by NASA ground personnel, such as flight controllers performing ingress and egress, including Stephen Colbert as one-time guest.
Atlantis Space Shuttle Orbiter
       
Final Shuttle launches of the Space Shuttle Program 1981-2011; Tweetup for STS-135; watching Space Shuttle Atlantis take off; astronauts at launch pad 39A press site; Seth Green and Bear McCreary debut Shuttle fanfare song; Bob Crippen speaks at STS-135 launch; Atlantis facts and trivia; KSC retirement rollout from VAB event (2012).
 
Australia
School-children space projects, Deep Space Command, Canberra.
 
Awards
Daily Reviewer Top 100 Rocketry, Prolific Blogger, Official Seal of Awesomeness
 

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Barringer Meteor Crater
Northern Arizona impact site, preserved by Daniel M. Barringer in 1903. Barringer Company still owned by his descendants, now givers of the Barringer medal, supporting scientific research in the field of meteoritics.
 
Bathing
Bathing and showering during bedrest study.
Beauty Pageants
Space Center sponsored beauty pageants in rocket development sites' history include the Miss Guided Missile and Queen of Outer Space at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (awarded by Walter Pickering), and also later Miss NASA at the Lewis Research Center (now named the Glenn Research Center.

Bedrest Study Main Website
Official NASA website for Human Test Research Facility at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; major overhaul update of website in summer of 2011.
 
Bedrest Study Pamphlets
Official brochure release by Wyle / NASA for the micro-gravity simulations
Awaken Adventure NASA brochure single page information sheet
Awaken Your Sense of Adventure NASA brochure front and back
Space Flight Simulation Study tri-fold brochure
Bedrest Stories
Participation by twin sisters in Southern California bedrest study; European Space Agency recruits pillownauts for Bed Rest Study; bedrest studies program announcement for 2012-2013; blog of European Space Agency bed rest study subject Vlad Atavin, first in French, Second phase of ESA studies in English, and third phase in Russian; press stories of Justin & Howard, Texans who completed the 105-day exercise study for men; Daniel Hare documents his 70-day treadmill study on Facebook.
Beer
Keeping bones healthy with beer; Astronauts4Hire take beer experiment into space.
Berman, Bob 
(Also, Robert Berman) Author of The Sun's Heartbeat, other writings on Heliophysics, columnist for Discover and Astronomy magazines.

Blog
Pillow Astronaut blog main page.
Books 
Astronaut Cookbook; Build Your Own Spaceship by Piers Bizony; Packing For Mars by Mary Roach, Dark Side of the Moon; ESO Postcards From The Edge; Ben Bova Mars Series; Light This Candle: The Life of Alan Shepard by Neal Thompson; The Sun's Heartbeat by Bob Berman; Meteorite Men: Finding Treasure From Space; The Humility of the Cosmos Poem, Build Your Own SpaceShip by Piers Bizony; The 10 Most Bizarre Space Experiments text book from Rubicon Publishing; Rockets of the world visual poster and book by Peter Alway.
Brighthub Press
Educational article about bedrest studies written by Brighthub teacher
Budget
NASA Budget Myths, List of costs in the federal budget compared to NASA, budget questions in 2010, Way of the Pyramids guest post, Charles Bolden mission statement; budget for Mars missions; Congressmen and Congresswomen fighting for the space program; impeachment of President Obama for NASA; Plan B For Outer Space with NASA Authorization Act of 2010; April Fool's Day post with fake "dream budget" for NASA (Inspired by Penny4NASA campaign).
 
Buran
Russian space shuttle named Snowstorm; only launch of the Soviet Buran re-usable craft; visit to Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany; OK-GLI model Buran built in 1989 and used for flight and launch pad testing.
 

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Calendars
        Holocene, Lunar, Solar and other calendars with equivalents to the year 2012; Mayan baktuns and the alleged December apocalypse.
 
Camilla Corona (Solar Dynamics Observatory mascot)
NASA Goddard mascot Camilla Corona, or Camilla SDO; BTS-1 Space Mission brunch; hosting Camilla at the JPL Tweetup 2011; hosting Camilla on the STS-135 Road Trip to Florida 2011; crossing state lines Arizona and New Mexico, plus the Roswell UFO Museum; Camilla in Texas, Louisiana and Florida; NASA mascot Camilla on FOX Houston 26; STS-135 Tweetup at NASA Kennedy; Cape Canaveral pictures with Camilla at final Shuttle launch; hosting Camilla on a visit to NASA Stennis Space Center; Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, CA; Camilla Corona on the planetenpad solar system hike in Genk, Belgium. 
 
Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
Space program of Canada; CSA website for children, space centers mapped across Canada.
 
Carl Sagan Day
New holiday honoring cosmologist Carl Sagan, held each year on his birthday; Carl Sagan represented in science doll figures.
Chabot Space and Science Center
Camilla Corona visit to Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, CA, featuring Astronaut Rex Walheim; Yuri's Night "Mars on Venus" panel with NASA Ames planetary scientist Carol Stoker, film producer Susan Bell, Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi's mother Sharon Wright.
 
Challenger Space Shuttle Memorial
Houston Memorial park monument honoring the seven lives lost on Space Shuttle Challenger.
 
China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Space program of the Republic of China; space centers mapped across China; Shenzou 9 program puts first Chinese female astronaut in space.
Chief of the Flight Director Office
CFDO John McCullough in Shuttle Mission Control and in ISS Mission Control.
Chromatics
The a cappella musical group begun at NASA Goddard.
 
CNN
Press coverage of NASA Micro-Gravity Studies.
 
COLBERT Treadmill
Treadmill in iRATS studies, video of COLBERT in action.
Columbia Space Shuttle Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery stone honoring the seven lives lost on Space Shuttle Columbia.
Comets
Comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS spotted from Wildcat Peak in northern California during March 2013 full moon; Comets panel at SpaceFest 5 in Tucson, AZ (2013) featuring David Levy, Thomas Bopp, Jim Scotti, astronaut Ed Gibson and Nick Howes.
 
Compression Study
First compression garment used in the Compression Suit Study in 2010; Also compression stockings used in NASA Lunar Study; longer version of the study using similar garments in 2011; call for more subjects with newest compression suit in 2012.
Constellation
Photographs at Boston Globe, video and program description, time-lapse Ares rocket construction, Program in Jeopardy.
 
Constellation Blog Posts
Collection of all "Constellation" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog.
Cosmonauts (Roskosmos) (RFSA)
Sergei Avdeyev, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin first human in space, Yelena Kondakova, Sergei Krikalev, Alexey Leonov, Yuri Lonchakov, Gennady Padalka, Valeri Polyakov, also Valery Polyakov, Sergei Revin, Svetlana Savitskaya, Yelena Serova, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Gherman Titov; cosmonaut trivia; cosmonauts in Soviet and Russian programs.
Cosmonauts Conspiracy Theory
Soviet legends about two space travelers killed before Yuri Gagarin's successful orbits; claims by brother Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia, known as the "Lost Cosmonauts".
 
Countdown Clock
Explanation of T-minus in countdowns; Shuttle countdown 101 checklist; STS-135 countdown for final shuttle launch; watching Atlantis from launch pad; picture of the NASA Countdown Clock.
Countermeasure and Functional Testing Study
Countermeasures & Functional Testing Studies at UTMB NASA ward, also called CFT-70 or simply The Exercise Study, using the sZLS or the vertical treadmill; updated CFT study with testosterone component details.
Cruise / Cruises / Cruising
Vacation packages from Insight Cruises, formerly "Geek Cruises" offering Lunar Eclipse packages, science lectures on board ship, and shore excusions to the Arecibo Radio Telescope.
Curiosity Rover (Mars Science Laboratory - MSL)
Mars Science Lab on the Curiosity Rover, developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Martian Rovers in development and on Mars; JPL campus tour; NASA Tweetup for MSL and Curiosity Rover; Mars rover development clean room; Gale Crater chosen as landing site for MSL Curiosity rover; Ames Research Center Landing Party in August 2012 plus photograph gallery; missions to Mars as compared to current rover plans; map of 127 worldwide landing parties for Curiosity MSL; social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames.
 
Cygnus Spacecraft (Capsule)
Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully tests Antares Rockets with Cygnus capsule with test payload.
 

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Dancing With The Stars
Buzz Aldrin picked for dance show; Buzz Aldrin voted off show
 
Deep Space Network (DSN)
Tracking space missions across the USA, Australia and Spain; Deep Space Network sites mapped across the world.
Discovery Space Shuttle Orbiter
Facts about Space Shuttle Discovery; Discovery launch in HDR Photography; Shuttle Discovery comes to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.; visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven Ferencz Udvar-Házy Center to see the fleet leader.
 
Disney's Man In Space special
March 1955 Walt Disney program about space travel
Dragon Spacecraft (Capsule)
First commercial trip milestone to space station; first private company to berth with ISS; CanadArm2 guided by astronaut Don Pettit grapples Dragon.
Dream Rocket
Saturn V wrap project for children at NASA Marshall
Dr. Duane Graveline
Father of weightlessness studies; use of bedrest and water immersion in NASA early days; interview of Dr. Graveline on "The Space Show" with David Livingston discussing medical studies; follow-up press bout Dr. G role in Soviet BioAstronautics.
 
Dr. Wernher von Braun
Von Braun rocket team; featured in Walt Disney's Man In Space television special.
Drake Equation
Or the Green Bank Formula - the Equation used to estimate the potential number of extra-terrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy; related: Fermi Paradox, Galactic Habitable Zone; Drake Equation in the tinfoil hat controversy; Frank Drake at SETICON II conference 2012.
Dryden Flight Research Center, NASA
NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility (AOF); Dryden Photo Gallery; Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA); Mini-Tweetup at Dryden, Palmdale, CA, NASA Social at Dryden center at Edwards Air Force Base; DFRC Photo Gallery; legislation for possible name change to Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, following his death.
DVD Message to Bedrest Patients
Astronaut Michael Barratt recorded a special message thanking participants of NASA studies.
 
Dwarf Planets
Alternate ideas for former Planet Pluto: Plutoids, Plutinos, Scattered Disc Objects (SDO), Trans-Neptunian Objects, Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) and Oort Cloud bodies; specific information on Ceres, Eris, MakeMake, Quaoar, Sedna, Orcus, and Haumea.
 

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Earth
Trivia series about planet Earth; is EARTH the right name for our planet?
Eclipses
Eclipse record origins in history; Solstice Lunar Eclipse from TX 2010.
 
Education Programs at NASA
Be A Martian, NASA Kid's Club, Space Agency Pages for Children, Taking Up Space
 
Employees at NASA
Richard Bettin at NASA Kennedy; Tierra Deschner at UTMB Galveston; Heather Smith, Craig Young and Al Whitaker at NASA Marshall; Ed Rezac at NASA Goddard; Liz Warren at NASA Johnson, Ronita Cromwell at NASA Johnson and Ali Llewellyn at NASA Johnson; Robyn Villavecchia at NASA Kennedy; Kepler scientists Natalie Batalha and Jon Jenkins at NASA Ames; Scott Maxwell, David Delgado and Don Yeomans at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Mike Allyn and Jennifer Law (Flight Surgeon) at Johnson Space Center; David Blake, Curiosity Rover geologist, and Adam Steltzner + Bobak Ferdowsi MSL EDL mission control; Michele Johnson of NASA Ames media briefing for Kepler System 62 Discovery of Habitable Planets (Rocky planet and possible water world); Richard Boitnott of the Structural Dynamics Branch at NASA Langley.
Endeavour Space Shuttle Orbiter
Facts about Space Shuttle Endeavour; final mission from Kennedy Space Center to LA Science Center for museum display; Endeavour facts and trivia; Retirement rollout to California Science Center.
Energomash Russian Rocket Facility
Lana Sator photographs of security breach.
 
Enhanced Zero Gravity Locomotion Simulator 
News coverage of the Vertical Treadmill or eZLS; subjects running on the treadmill in Galveston.
 
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Outreach coordinator Oana Sandu; European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT); ESO Postcards From The Edge book released in 2010.
 
European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA Mars500 web site; ESA TV Broadcasts; Space centers mapped across EUROPE (and South America), space fish against osteoporosis experiment; children's interactive ESA Space for Kids web site, first ESA Commander of a ISS Expedition; bedrest studies program announcement for 2012-2013; blog of ESA bed rest study subject Vlad Atavin.
 
Expeditions on the International Space Station
Expedition 1 in the year 2000, Expedition 13 in 2006, Expedition 17 in 2008, Expedition 18 in 2009, Expedition 19 in 2009, Expedition 20 in 2009, Expedition 21 in 2009, Expedition 22 Christmas 2009, Expedition 22 in 2010, who also spent Christmas on the ISS; STS-135 Atlantis reaches Expedition 28 on the ISS.
 
Experiments on the ISS
Full list of all experiments on the International Space Station; experiments and space research in orbit and on Earth.
 
eZLS
News coverage of the Vertical Treadmill or Enhanced Zero Gravity Locomotion Simulator

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Falcon Rockets
Falcon9 launch guide and countdown 101; 2010 test launch to recover capsule after orbit; Launched May 2012 to ISS; launch to space station carrying ashes of James Doohan and Gordon Cooper.
Firefly
Steve Swanson's Firefly DVDs on the ISS, Captain Mal Quotes app on Facebook; Serenity ship and other Browncoats applications; Firefly commentary for no sci-fi space shows in 2011 American television season; GeekChicTees contest results in biggest flurry of followers and RTs.
 
Flight Analog Research Unit (FARU)
Flight Analog Research Unit on Galveston Island, Texas.  NASA ward at UTMB hospital, visiting astronaut Serena M. Auńón
Flight Director Gene Kranz
Mercury, Gemini and Apollo era flight director video lecture and photographs at Apollo 13 event, with Fred Haise.
Flown Artifacts
Interesting, national, historical or sentimental objects that have flown into space on Apollo capsules, Space Shuttles, or taken to the International Space Station, such as a piece of Isaac Newton's Apple Tree, Amelia Earhart's avaiator scarf, Luke Skywalker's prop light saber, the Olympic Torch, etc.  After writing about relics, visited the oldest Space-Shuttle flown item in Jamestown, Virginia, the metal Yames Towne cargo tag from America's first settlement in 1606.
 
FMARS
Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station Expedition and crew postcard (one of three Mars simulation programs).
Food In Space
Shuttle Menus in the modern era; the history of space food; Space Food In A Nutshell essay, including foods in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle, ISS and Mars programs; humorous Pie Recipe in the form of a Shuttle Rendezvous checklist; Chocolate planets by Japanese company L'Eclat.
FOX News Houston
Micro-Gravity report by Ned Hibberd in July 2008, Study Follow-Up in December 2008 after Hurricane Ike, Lunar Study report by Sally MacDonald
FOX News New York
Micro-Gravity Q&A on Fox & Friends in August 2008, Interview and video in August 2008.
 
Fragile Oasis
Astronaut blog and community begun by astronaut Ron Garan.
 
Fry's Electronics
Fun space-themed electronic stores in Houston, Texas with full-sized mock-up of ISS; Space movies and ships in Burbank, California; Space Shuttle in Anaheim, California.

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Gagarin, Yuri
Yuri's Nights across the world; Star Sailors feature; Gagarin quoted; Facts about the first human in space; updated biography with Gagarin family history; Yuri's Night celebrations.
 
Galileo Bonaitui de Galilei
Inventor of the telescope; also, the Galileo Spacecraft, as developed by the NASA JPL.
Galveston for Visitors
Island of Galveston, Texas and the evacuation of the island during Hurricane Ike; island after Hurricane Ike.
 
GeekChicTees
Blog contest for free Firefly T-shirt, as offered by Red Bubble partner, Mr. GeekChic, creator of many sci-fi clothing products.  Contest winner described herself as "professional T-shirt wearer".  Second contest for GeekChic shirts, this time for two contestants who tweet brand names.
 
Gemini
NASA Gemini spacecraft in the early 1960s.
 
Global Astronomy Month
April 2011 named Global Astronomy Month by Astronomers Without Borders.
 
Glenn Research Center, NASA
Space Center sponsored beauty pageants in rocket development sites' history include the Miss Guided Missile and Queen of Outer Space at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (awarded by Walter Pickering), and also later Miss NASA at the Lewis Research Center (now named the Glenn Research Center.
 
Google Mars
Google map tool for planet Mars; Gale Crater chosen as landing site for MSL Curiosity rover.

GRAIL 
Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory space crafts orbiting the moon.

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Haughton-Mars Project
Christine Pires of the Haughton-Mars Project (one of three Mars simulation programs).
 
Hawking, Stephen
Black Hole lecture at Texas A&M; discussion of the likelihood of Alien contact based on the Drake Equation.
 
Head Down Day
Launch day of the bedrest study project
HI-SEAS
Hawai'i Space Exploration Analogue & Simulation, sponsored by NASA and Cornell University (Long duration mission food fatigue study).
 
Houston Tour
Photo gallery of sites around Houston, Texas (also Clear Lake, Webster, Johnson Space Center); ISS model in Fry's Electronics.
Houston Astronaut Hangout
Popular tavern for astronauts over the years, called The Outpost (closed in 2010)
Hubble Space Telescope
HST details and repairs; 20th Anniversary; telescope trivia.
 
Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
HEOMD headed by Bill Gersteinmeier, new NASA office opened after the end of the Space Shuttle program.
 
Human Space Flight Plans Committee Review
HSFPCR meetings open to the public about NASA's direction and future, including their budget charts, estimated cost visualizations, and their October 2009 report to the White House; April Fool's Day post with fake "dream budget" for NASA (Inspired by Penny4NASA campaign).
Human Test Subject Facility (HTSF)
Screening entity at Johnson Space Center for all Wyle Bioastronautics studies; complete screening process for studies; update of bedrest studies on website July 2011; HTSF descriptions on bedrest study site; call for more human test subjects.
Hurricane Ike
Coming of the storm, September 2008 evacuation of the island, post-storm effects and information about the aftermath.
Hypovolemia Study
Intro Details and description of study at JSC, including the Normovolemia phase, Furosemide phase and Hypovolemia phase.

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ICESat 
          The NASA Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (I retired, II in development)

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) 
            India Space Research Organization mapped centers and sites; civilian visit to Vikram Sarabhai Space Center.

Inspiration Mars
Dennis Tito company "Inspiration Mars" created to recruit married couple for Mars Flyby in 2014; includes details from NASA Spokesman, partnership with space agencies, technology details and the official Feasibility Analysis for life support.
International Astronomical Union 
            Collection of professional astronomers active in astronomical research 
 
International Year of Astronomy 2009
IYA2009 worldwide
International Year of BioDiversity 2010 
IYB2010 worldwide
 
International Space Station Animation
ISS Animation from Tietronix showing construction phases of the station; ISS Ten Years in the Making illustrations.
 
International Space Station Docking Standard
Docking Design Standard by the Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB). 
International Space Station Experiments
Fermentation studies aboard the ISS; Butterflies aboard the ISS; full list of all experiments on the ISS. 
 
International Space Station Postcards
Interactive web cards for the ISS
International Space Station Replica
Full-scale mock-up of the ISS at Fry's Electronics store in Houston.
 
International Space Station Tour
Description of ISS modules filmed by astronaut Mike Fincke; USA Today Space Station Timeline; possible Mars500 experiment on the ISS.
 
International Space Station Trivia
ISS Trivia; record breaking four women in orbit simultaneously in 2010; more ISS Trivia and stats; Star Trek Captain Kirk William Shatner calls astronaut Chris Hadfield on the ISS; updated trivia for ISS after completion of all components.
 
IRATS Bedrest Study
Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study; Treadmills in the iRATS studies; Horizontal Exercise Fixture in iRATS; Google wheel iratas changed to pirates; IRATS in the Ohio Herald.
IYB2010 
The International Year of Biodiversity in 2010
 
IYA2009
The International Year of Astronomy in 2009

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Asteroid explorer Hayabusa; Interactive website; astronaut Soichi Noguchi and his Twitter photos; astronaut Koichi Wakata as representative; space centers mapped across JAPAN.
 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
"NOCO" = NASA Owned, Contractor Operated. Extreme Planet Makeover game; Martian Rovers in development and on Mars; JPL campus tour; Rover driver Scott Maxwell shows test rovers; Voyager Gold Records and Galileo Spacecrafts; Tweetup photo gallery for Curiosity Rover; Tweetup at JPL for MSL; Spaceflight Ops Facility (DSN); Imagine Mars outreach worker David Delgado; Near Earth Objects Program Manager Don Yeomans; Space Shuttle tiles with Todd Barber; Space Center sponsored beauty pageants in rocket development sites' history include the Miss Guided Missile and Queen of Outer Space at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (awarded by Walter Pickering), and also later Miss NASA at the Lewis Research Center (now named the Glenn Research Center.
 
Johnson Space Center, NASA
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; Collection of all "Johnson" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog; Mission Control workers.
 
Johnson Space Center Pamphlet
Tourist brochure for JSC campus in Houston, Texas.

Johnson Space Center Tour
   
     Photographs and descriptions of the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), both aerial view and items on the workfloor; the historic Apollo Mission Control Center; the current Shuttle and ISS Mission Control Centers; The Saturn V rocket in Rocket Park; facilities and photos of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

Journal from Lunar Study
   
     All blog posts for Lunar Study in order: screening, testing phase 1, bedrest phase, testing phase 2, rehabilitation.

Journal from Micro Gravity Study
   
     All blog posts for Micro-Gravity in order: screening, testing phase 1, bedrest phase, rehabilitation.

Journal of Scott Saslow
   
     Daily writings of Micro-Gravity Study participant Scott Saslow.

Jupiter Moons
   
         Satellites of the Jovian System: Callisto, Io, Europa, Ganymede.

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Kennedy Space Flight Center, NASA
NASA Kennedy Space Flight Center; Kennedy Photo Gallery (Shuttles); Kennedy Picture Gallery (Final Shuttle Launch Tweetup); STS-135 Press Site NASA Tweetup; Astronauts at the Cape Canaveral Tweetup; STS-135 Countdown; HDR photography of Shuttle launch; watching Space Shuttle Atlantis take off; astronauts at launch pad 39A press site; Seth Green and Bear McCreary debut Shuttle fanfare song; astronaut Bob Crippen speaks at STS-135 launch; Tourist booklet, sold for 50 cents, at Cape Canaveral + Kennedy Visitor's Center in the bicentennial year, featuring the Saturn V on the cover. Scans of all pictures in the booklet, showing KSC Director at the time, Lee R. Scherer (1975-79), lists of missions, map of launchpads, and pictures of all rockets and capsules to that date (31 manned flights crewed by 43 astronauts).
 
Kepler Telescope Mission
    Astronomer Natalie Batalha lecture at NASA Ames; Kepler Cannonball Awards; Music of the Stars; Kepler Orrery visualizations; Kepler map of Extra Solar Planets or Exoplanets; Kepler System 62 Discovery of Habitable Planets (Rocky planet and possible water world).
 
Kid's Club at NASA
    NASA Kid's Club; Space coloring books; Be A Martian online game; Build Your Own Space Mission online game; Virtual Field Trip at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory online game; websites for children at the European, Japanese and Canadian space agencies; Planetary Body of the Year Contest for kids; Johnson Space Center summer art camp for children, Taking Up Space Education Program; Extreme Planet Makeover game at the JPL.


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Laika
Russian canine rides in Sputnik2
Langley Research Center, NASA
NASA Social #10 at Langley in Hampton, Virginia; Project Splash at "The Gantry" -- or the Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) near the Hydro Impact Basin, formerly called the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF) in the Apollo era where Lunar Excursion Model Simulators (LEMS) were tested; Orion capsules tested at Norfolk Naval Air Station with the USS Arlington.
Laptops in bedrest
Use of internet technology and hardware during weightless simulations
Last Day Every Human Was On Earth
October 2000 was the last time all humans were on planet Earth, when none were in orbit.
Laws
Legal regulations governing space travel; space treaties; U.S. Space Objects Registry.
Launch Sequence
Shuttle Countdowns from T-43 to liftoff; Launch schedule as published by NASA; Launch of final space shuttle; record of 6 launches in one week: ArianeV, 2 Soyuz, Kompsat, Proton, SpaceX by 5 space agencies; Launch countdown procedure for Roskosmos Soyuz rockets; Launch countdown procedure for SpaceX Falcon 9.
 
Life on Mars
Methane hurricanes found on Planet Mars; simulations by the Mars Desert Research Station, FMARS and the Haughton-Mars project.
LOLCats
Web memes featuring cats with funny captions (space related selection); AstroNot kitty; second round of space cats; third LOLCat collection; off-shoot Cats With Thumbs space humor.
Lowell Observatory
National Historic Landmark Lowell Observatory on Mars Hill near Flagstaff, Arizona, named for astronomer Percival Lowell, the discoverer of Dwarf Planet Pluto.
 
LRO / LCROSS
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter / Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite launch; 2009 Top Ten Space finds.
Lunar 12
Twelve Earth men who have landed and walked on the moon; Update on the Lunar 12 after death of Neil Armstrong; Moonie Musings on next trip to the moon.
Lunar Bed Hardware
Human doll testing and forceplate testing on the Lunar Simulation bed
Lunar Electric Rover
LER in the inaugural parade; LER spotted at Johnson Space Center being filmed by NASA Edge.
Lunar Landing Hoax Debate
Moon Hoax Exposé joke article on The Onion; article accidentally taken seriously on other news sites; Craig Ferguson monologue; reasons conspiracy theories are nonsense; SyFy Channel Paranormal Files Lunar experiments.
Lunar Missions
List of all missions to the moon by probes, orbiters, samplers and capsules by all nations of Earth; LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere Dust and Environment Explorer) launch and Meteor counting program.
Lunar Study
Description of lunar simulation at Human Test Research Facility; Q&A of study protocols; study schedule of tasks and events; multiple participants of the study including Heather Archuletta, Kevin Bruns and Deron Jenkins; completion of lunar study; rehabilitation following study.

Lunar Study Journal
       
All blog posts for Lunar Study in order: screening, testing phase 1, bedrest phase, testing phase 2, rehabilitation.

Lunar Trivia and Miscellaneous
Fun facts about the moon; the Lunar Terminator; list of all missions to the Moon by every space agency; humorous Moon base name suggestions; first record of lunar eclipse in ancient China; cross sections of lunar samples photographed under microscope; the fate of the moon as it will create rings around Earth in the far off future.

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Mallow, Brian
    Science comedian from San Francisco who now works for the Raleigh science museum in NC; Rational Comedy for an irrational Planet CD.

Map of National Historic Landmarks in the USA
    Science or space-related NHLs or National Historic Landmarks, 35 total with locations and dates of designation, across various states in America. Includes differences in legalities and descriptions between NHLs vs. National memorials and National Monuments, and the National Register of Historic places.

Map of Worldwide Museums
    Museums all over the Earth featuring space artifacts, space crafts, displays about space or astronomy, and many also have Planetariums in addition to exhibits.  Includes space-related novelties such as lodges, restaurants, roadside camp and alien folklore.  Also, Space City parks or recreational learning experiences in India and Europe; Shuttle retirement sites chosen.

Map of Worldwide Space Sites
   
     NASA Sites Mapped, Pillownaut Space Map, Space Crafts on display, Space Museums, Space Mapping on Google, International Space Sites: Canadian Space Agency CSA space centers, Chinese CNSA space centers; European ESA space centers, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO space centers; Japanese JAXA space centers, Russian Federal Space Agency RFSA space centers and finally the completion of the map with South American, Australian, African and Middle Eastern space agency sites.

Map of Worldwide Solar System Models
    Scale model solar system in California; all solar system hikes in America; solar system scale models or Planetenwege in Germany (world record); all scale model solar systems in the world, pictures of solar systems in Munich and Arecibo; picture gallery of solar system scale model hike; scale planetenpad in Genk, Belgium; largest scale model solar system in the contiguous United States -- 100 mile drive of planets in northern Maine that stretches from the Sun to Dwarf Planet Eris; largest scale solar system in the world, created as the Carl Sagan Planetwalk and stretching from the Sun in Ithaca New York to Alpha Centauri in Hilo, Hawaii.

Map of Worldwide Space Travelers birth places
    Sites in 51 nations showing all 525 astronauts or other space travelers (mostly NASA, currently accounting for 310), cosmonauts, spationauts and taikonauts from Earth, as of 2012 missions.  Google map site also available. Includes lists of astronaut birth dates, both by month and year, and all names of space travelers (first and surnames).  Greatest concentration of astronauts in Ohio, USA; POLL on question "WHAT IS A SPACE TRAVELER" -- Joe Walker, Mike Melvill and Joe Binnie each broke records for altitude with winged flight -- but do they count as astronauts and should they be added to list of official Space Travelers?

Mariner 9 Orbiter
   
      Photo-mapping probe sent to planet Mars.

Mars
Be A Martian online game; Debates for visiting Mars; Houston Museum, landing on Mars hoax movie; Mariner 9 orbiter, Mars500, methane discovery, mars meteorites on Earth, monkeys on Mars; New York restaurant with Mars theme; novel series, Olympus Mons volcano, Phoenix lander, Mars Trivia; Valles Marineris canyon; budget for missions; Mars To Stay (One-Way Trip enthusiasts); Send Your Name to Mars on the Curiosity Rover; Mars One-Way Trip; Gale Crater chosen as landing site for MSL Curiosity rover; missions to Mars as compared to current rover plans; map of 127 worldwide landing parties for Curiosity MSL going to planet Mars; Earth vs. Mars... Mars is winning! John Stewart reports MSL Mars landing; Challenges in traveling to Mars; Obama teleporting to Mars conspiracy theory; Dennis Tito company "Inspiration Mars" hoping for Mars Flyby in 2014.
MARS 2112
Space-themed restaurant on Broadway, New York City.
 
MARS500
Also sometimes written as Mars 500 with space between word and number.  Complete collection of all blog posts for Mars500 category, Mars500 100-Day Milestone; Mars 500 One-Third of the Way; Emergency Shutdown simulation, Happy New Year 2011 party; day 200 poster; MARS LANDING; All Female Symbolic Crew or AFSC sent into Mars500 capsule; Twitter feed and blogs from Mars; Mars500 One Year Mark; Mars500 breaks mission record; one month mark prior to completion; Mars500 Lands on Earth; Mars500 Tweetup in Rome 2011; repeat of the Mars500 experiment on the ISS; Mars500 and NASA Studies featured in "10 Most Bizarre Space Experiments" textbook.
 
MARS 500
Also sometimes written as Mars 500 with no space between word and number.  Details on the ESA and Russian Collaboration; the 105-day simulation with five crew members; completion of the 105-day sim; recruiting for the second simulation; purposes and protocols for entire project (3 sims total); 520-day sim facility additions and suit testing; 520-Day Simulation space voyage launch; Mars 500 Q&A after launch; Mars 500  All-Female Sim Crew from the US, UK, Italy, Japan and Russia; Mars 500 1-Year Mark; Mars 500 breaks mission record; one month mark prior to completion; Mars 500 Lands on Earth; ; repeat of the Mars 500 experiment on the ISS; Mars500 and NASA Studies featured in "10 Most Bizarre Space Experiments" textbook.

Mars Desert Research Station
         Laksen Sirimanne of the MDRS; (one of three Mars simulation programs).

Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
         NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; collection of all "Marshall" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog; road trip to NASA Marshall in Huntsville, Alabama; Apollo 16 capsule on display; Space Camp; U.S. Space & Rocket Center; Marshall NASA Museum, tour of all Marshall Research labs, Apollo Airstream Mobile Quarantine Facility, ISS Payload Operations Center at Marshall, Marshall Space Flight Center Regolith Project.

Mars Museum Exhibit
Martian exhibits at Hermann Park Health Museum in Houston, Texas.
 
Mars Novel Series
Series of three novels about space travel to Mars by author Ben Bova.
Mars Rovers
Also known as MER or Mars Exploration Rovers;Martian Rovers in development and on Mars; Rover driver Scott Maxwell shows test rovers; Tribute to 9/11 terrorism victims on Mars Rovers; Ames Research Center Landing Party in August 2012 plus photograph gallery; missions to Mars as compared to current rover plans; map of 127 worldwide landing parties for Curiosity MSL; social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames;  Adam Steltzner and Bobak Ferdowsi MSL EDL mission control.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) also known as Curiosity Rover
Mars Science Lab on the Curiosity Rover, developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Martian Rovers in development and on Mars; JPL campus tour; NASA Tweetup for MSL and Curiosity Rover; Mars rover development clean room; Gale Crater chosen as landing site for MSL Curiosity rover; Ames Research Center Landing Party in August 2012 plus photograph gallery; missions to Mars as compared to current rover plans; map of 127 worldwide landing parties for Curiosity MSL; social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames.
 
Martian Hop
Novelty song about dancing martians by the Ran-Dells in 1963, as covered by Rocky Sharpe & the Replays in 1980.

Martian Rocks
Q&A about rock samples from Mars; Rover driver Scott Maxwell shows test rovers over mock Martian soil.
 
Mascots
MECO for the Spacetweep Society; Camilla SDO nominated for Social Media award.
Mayan Culture / Mayans
Alleged December 2012 apocalypse conspiracy theories.
Mercury (Planet)
Trivia on planet Mercury.
 
Mercury 7 or Mercury Seven
NASA program 1958 - 1963: including the original Mercury Seven astronauts; Mercury flight and survival training; Mercury spacecrafts; Mercury Seven Foundation, later renamed the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation; Alan Shepard Freedom 7 Flight on Mercury 3.
Meteor Crater
Northern Arizona impact site, preserved by Daniel M. Barringer in 1903. Barringer Company still owned by his descendants, now givers of the Barringer medal, supporting scientific research in the field of meteoritics.

Meteors / Meteorites (aerolites) / Meteoritics
   
Q&A about rock samples from Mars found on Earth; also, Meteorites, Meteoroids and the Meteoritical Society; ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration Meteorites Event; Meteor captured streaking across sky in Chelyabinsk, Russia; list of space sciences, including meteoritics.

Meteorite Men
Discovery Channel Science Channel television show about meteorite hunting, starring Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold; Meteorite Men co-host Geoffrey Notkin speaks at Astronomy Night in Phoenix, AZ; booth featuring products from Aerolite and Meteorite Men show at SpaceFest 5.
Methane on Mars
Methane hurricanes found on Planet Mars.
Micro-Gravity Study
Complete collection of all Micro-Gravity Study posts

Micro Gravity Journal
       
All blog posts for Micro-Gravity in order: screening, testing phase 1, bedrest phase, rehabilitation.

Mir
Russian Space Station Mir; Mir landing Taco Bell promotions; longest single mission on Mir by Valeriy Polyakov.

Mission Control
Mission Control Centers for the Apollo Program, the Space Shuttles and the International Space Station; Mission Control employee Liz Warren at NASA Johnson; Q&A about monitoring astronauts on orbit by flight controllers and a flight surgeon in training.
Mission X
Mission X Train Like An Astronaut program for children, to inspire knowledge about science and fitness.
Mojave Air & Space Port
Commercial space companies and Legacy Park in Mojave; Voyager's Restaurant.

Monkeys
Destined for Mars; used in space testing.
 
Molds
Seat molds and hand molds of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts.

Moon Landing Hoax
   
     CNN poll on moon landing reality; Moon Hoax Exposé joke article on The Onion; article accidentally taken seriously on other news sites; Syfy Channel Paranormal Files moon landing debate; reasons conspiracy theories are nonsense; Moon landing hoax debunking and Martian teleportation conspiracy theory.

Moon Realty / Lunar Realtor
Dennis Hope in documentary "Lunarcy", known as the Man Who "Owns" The Moon, having sold lunar plots since 1980. 
 
Moon Samples
Lunar regolith experimentation on Earth; Regolith Moon Castles; Goodwill Moon Rocks call to action; Goodwill Moon Rocks update; moon rock cross sections photographed in color under microscope.
 
Moon Tree 
Trees grown from seeds taken on Apollo 14 flight by astronaut Stuart Roosa; gallery of photographs of Apollo Moon Trees; Google map of all the Apollo Moon trees worldwide; various road trips to see moon trees in California and Arizona; first Moon Tree on the East coast; Greg Riley, MA Moon Tree grower.
Moon (General facts, missions, and Trivia series)
Facts about the Lunar satellite; blue moon; the Lunar Terminator; Testing of newest Lunar footwear moon boots by NASA; Moon Branch Project in Japan to put Domino's Pizza branch on the lunar surface; GRAIL mission to orbit the moon with twin crafts; list all missions to the Moon by every space agency; humorous Moon base name suggestions; the fate of the moon as it will create rings around Earth in the far off future.
Moon vs. Mars Debate
Financial and philosophical arguments about lunar landings and trips to Mars; closeness of moon vs. distance to Mars.
Moonwalkers
All twelve Earth men who have landed and walked on the moon; trivia and backgrounds of all twelve moonies.
 
Movies
Capricorn One, Contact, Head Down Tilt, Le Voyage dans la Lune or A Trip To The Moon, Moon, Space Film Scores, Wall-E.
Music
Craft Lass Bake Sale for NASA song, Apollo 17 Moon Landing music video by Pennan Brae, a capella Chromatics singing group, two versions of the Martian Hop; NASA and media company team to launch Third Rock Radio aka "The Space Station" for indie rock and alternative music; Justin Bieber going into space.

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NASA Ames
NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California; collection of all "Ames" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog; NASA Ames Tweetup tour 2011; NASA Ames Exchange Lodge; SimLabs Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS); Lunar Lander Cab; Kepler scientists and various planet projects; Sustainability Base Green Building; 360-degree views of Mars at FutureFlight Central; Ames NASASocial Tour 2012, Mars Curiosity social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; NASA Ames Social Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames; Kepler System 62 Discovery of Habitable Planets (Rocky planet and possible water world); NASA Social for K10 Telerobotics Rover and LADEE.
 
NASA Edge
Filming Lunar Rover at JSC
NASA Gift Shop
The Space Trader and items for sale in Houston; also, the online Space Store.
 
NASA Dryden
NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility; Dryden Photo Gallery; Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA); Mini-Tweetup at Dryden, Palmdale, CA.
 
NASA Goddard
Employee Ed Rezac; a cappella musical group Chromatics; Blue Marble - Next Generation software; NASA center named after Rocket man Robert H. Goddard; NASA Goddard Photo Gallery on Pillownaut Picasa; trip to Greenbelt, Maryland to tour Goddard Space Flight Center to see satellite manufacturing facilities, James Webb Space Telescope, and Ed Rezac of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO), working on the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). 
 
NASA Headquarters
NASA HQ in Washington DC; picture gallery of headquarters facility and surrounding sites; NASA Social with Joe Acaba, also Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. with Apollo 11 Capsule.
 
NASA JPL
"NOCO" = NASA Owned, Contractor Operated. Extreme Planet Makeover game; Martian Rovers in development and on Mars; JPL campus tour; Rover driver Scott Maxwell shows test rovers; Voyager Gold Records and Galileo Spacecrafts; JPL Tweetup Photo Gallery; Tweetup at JPL for MSL and Curiosity; Asteroid Watch (Near Earth Objects); Space Shuttle tiles with Todd Barber;  Adam Steltzner and Bobak Ferdowsi MSL EDL mission control.
 
NASA Johnson
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; NASA worker Ali Llewellyn, outreach coordinator; Collection of all "Johnson" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog. Employee during Apollo Program, Robyn Villavecchia; Shuttle Quality Assurance Tech Richard Bettin.

NASA Kennedy
NASA Kennedy Space Flight Center; Kennedy Photo Gallery (Shuttles); Kennedy Picture Gallery (Final Shuttle Launch Tweetup); STS-135 Launch Twitter media event; watching Space Shuttle Atlantis take off; astronauts at launch pad 39A press site; Seth Green and Bear McCreary debut Shuttle fanfare song; Bob Crippen speaks at STS-135 launch; Tourist booklet, sold for 50 cents, at Cape Canaveral + Kennedy Visitor's Center in the bicentennial year, featuring the Saturn V on the cover. Scans of all pictures in the booklet, showing KSC Director at the time, Lee R. Scherer (1975-79), lists of missions, map of launchpads, and pictures of all rockets and capsules to that date (31 manned flights crewed by 43 astronauts).
NASA Langley
NASA Social #10 at Langley in Hampton, Virginia; Project Splash at "The Gantry" -- or the Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) near the Hydro Impact Basin, formerly called the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF) in the Apollo era where Lunar Excursion Model Simulators (LEMS) were tested; Orion capsules tested at Norfolk Naval Air Station with the USS Arlington.
 
NASA Marshall
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; collection of all "Marshall" posts by label category on Pillow Astronaut blog; road trip to NASA Marshall in Huntsville, Alabama; Apollo 16 capsule on display; Space Camp; U.S. Space & Rocket Center; Marshall NASA Museum, tour of all Marshall Research labs, Apollo Airstream Mobile Quarantine Facility, ISS Payload Operations Center at Marshall, Marshall Space Flight Center Regolith Project.
NASA Stennis
NASA Stennis Space Flight Center; NASA Stennis Photo Gallery; rocket test stands tour, Apollo 4 capsule inside the Stennisphere.
NASA Spinoffs
Technology on Earth as a direct result of NASA research or activities.
 
NASA Television
Main NASA TV site; ISS feed from Greg Chamitoff; Space Shuttle launches; STS-130 countdown.
NASA Website
Micro-Gravity Simulation on NASA web, Pillownaut feature on NASA.gov, bedrest studies official website.

National Historic Landmarks
    Science or space-related NHLs or National Historic Landmarks, 35 total with locations and dates of designation, across various states in America. Includes differences in legalities and descriptions between NHLs vs. National memorials and National Monuments, and the National Register of Historic places; visiting "The Gantry" at NASA Langley, NHL in Virginia.

National Space Biomedical Research Institute
            Butterflies aboard the ISS

Neuroscience Team
Neuroscientists and Neurological tests and at the Human Test Research Facility, JSC
Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory
Photographs and facts about the NBL in Houston, Texas
 
NEWS COVERAGE
365 Days of Astronomy Pillownaut Podcast (June 12, 2011)
ABC News via Dallas WFAA affiliate on Pillownauts on the eZLS (May 12, 2011)
Austin-American Statesman Newspaper covers NASA Studies in Galveston (May 23, 2009)
Christian Science Monitor asks Are NASA Studies the Best Job Ever (December 30, 2009)
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta covers the Treadmill Study and discusses Bone Loss in Space (September 16, 2008)
Fox 26 Houston covers the Micro-Gravity Simulation (July 31, 2008)
Fox 26 Houston covers the Lunar Study (May 21, 2009)
Fox 26 Houston covers Camilla Corona on trip to the final Shuttle Launch STS-135 (July 5, 2011)
Fox & Friends show in New York interviews Pillownauts (August 1, 2008)
Fox New York covers the Micro-Gravity Simulation (August 5, 2008)
International Press Compilation (Afghanistan, Belgium, China, Croatia, England, Fiji, India, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine)
Moon Daily covers the Lunar Study (May 22, 2009)
NASA.gov article on the HTSF Pillownauts (September 23, 2008)
Ohio Herald article about iRATS study (December 23, 2010)
Planetary Radio interview with Study participants (March 17, 2009)
POPSCI.com Magazine/Blog covers the combined NASA Studies (June 3, 2009)
SmartPlanet covers the NASA Bedrest studies (February 4, 2010)
SpaceHack features the NASA Studies and other updates.
Space Times News now carrying Pillownaut Blog Feed (As of April 2011)
St. Petersburg Times covers the Bed Pilots (1970s)
Universe Today (Anne Minard) tells why Space Hates Our Bones (April 13, 2009)
WIRED Magazine/Blog interviews NASA scientist Ronita Cromwell and various Pillownauts (June 17, 2009)
Forbes summary of NASA Studies revives interesting (2013)
Nye, Bill
Bill Nye the Science Guy introduction to Year In Space 2013 calendar, designed by Steve Cariddi.

 

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Obameter
Meter of campaign promises measured against progress of space issues in Barack Obama's presidency; 2012 update after three years in office; re-election of President Barack Obama seen as win for Science and Space.
Ohio
Also known as the Astronaut State, having a higher percentage of astronauts born within their borders than any other region on Earth, compared to population density.
 
Orbital Debris
Space junk as classified by NASA; sign up for the Orbital Debris Quarterly newsletter.
Orbital Sciences
Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully tests Antares Rockets with Cygnus capsule with test payload; now in competitions with SpaceX in terms of re-supplying International Space Station with commercial companies.  The new space race of for-profit space travel. 

Orion
Orion capsule, first known as the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) as part of the Constellation Program, is now being continually developed by Lockheed-Martin as the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). Being tested at NASA Langley by Project Splash, and recovered from ocean tests by the US Navy.
 
Orrery
Examination of solar system models, including human orrery, Dark Crystal movie orrery and Eise Eisinga 1774 Planetarium, still the largest orrery in the world; Kepler Orrery Visualizations.

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Pamphlets for NASA Studies
Official brochure release by Wyle / NASA for the micro-gravity simulations.
Awaken Adventure NASA brochure single page information sheet.
Awaken Your Sense of Adventure NASA brochure front and back.
Space Flight Simulation Study tri-fold brochure.
 
Phoenix
Phoenix Mars Lander

Photography
Photo Galleries on PICASA Albums site:
Apollo
13 Lecture  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/Apollo13Event#
Apollo Mission Control  - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/MissionControl#
Apollo Moon Trees - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/ApolloMoonTrees
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/ASFAstronautAuction#
Astronomy Night in Arizona, featuring the Meteorite Men - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/AstronomyNight
Buran Russian Space Shuttle - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/Buran02
Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/Chabot
Houston, Texas  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/HoustonTexas#
Human Test Research Facility  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/HTSFScreening#
Mars Museum Houston  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/MarsVacation#
MicroGravity Study Rehabilitation  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/EvacuationRehab#
MicroGravity Study Tests  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAWard#
NASA Ames Research Center  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAAmesResearchCenter#
NASA Goddard - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/NASAGoddard
NASA Headquarters - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/NASAHQ
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAJetPropulsionLaboratory#
NASA Johnson Space Center  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/JohnsonSpaceCenter#
NASA Kennedy Space Center  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/KennedySpaceCenterFlorida#
NASA Kennedy Final Shuttle launch - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAKennedy
NASA Marshall Space Center  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAMarshallSpaceCenter#
NASA Marshall Rocket Park  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAMarshallRocketPark#
NASA Stennis - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAStennis
Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NeutralBuoyancyLaboratory#
San Francisco Bay Science & Telescopes Flyover - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/SFBayAreaFlyOver
SETICON Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Conference - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/SETICONII
Solar System Scale Models - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/SolarSystemHike
Solstice Eclipse of Winter 2010 - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/WinterSolsticeEclipse#
SPACEFEST V 5 - https://plus.google.com/photos/110136231636280387309/albums/5881766404769217457
Space Shuttles (Discovery) - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/SpaceShuttles#
Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (Aerial)  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/SVMFAerial#
Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (Work Floor)  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/SVMFWorkFloor#
Space Week 2009  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/SpaceWeek2009# SpaceUp Europe  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/SpaceUpEurope
Tweetup for STS-130 at NASA Johnson Space Center  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASATweetupJSC#
Tweetup for Kepler Mission at NASA Ames Research Center  -   https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASATweetupARC#
Tweetup for Curiosity Mars Rover at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAJPLTweetup
Tweetup for SOFIA at NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility  -  https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASADryden
Tweetup for STS-135 at NASA Kennedy Space Center  - https://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut/NASAKennedy
Tweetup ["NASA Social"] for Aeronautics at NASA Dryden Research Center - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/NASADryden
             Tweetup ["NASA Social"] for Mars Curiosity Landing at NASA Ames Research Center - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/MarsCuriosityLanding
             Tweetup ["NASA Social"] for Joe Acaba at NASA Headquarters - https://picasaweb.google.com/110136231636280387309/NASAHQ 
Tweetup ["NASA Roque Social"] for Atlas V LandSat launch Vandenberg Air Force Base - https://plus.google.com/photos/110136231636280387309/albums/5842751273233958225
Tweetup ["NASA Social"] for K10 Telerobotics Rover at NASA Ames Research Center - https://plus.google.com/photos/110136231636280387309/albums/5410006968028975761
Tweetup ["NASA Social"] for Orion MPCV at NASA Langley Research Center - https://plus.google.com/photos/110136231636280387309/albums/5909564491401372401
            
Pillownaut Facebook Page
Pillow Astronaut profile on social site Facebook.
 
Pillownaut Myspace Page
Pillow Astronaut profile on social site Myspace (No longer active).
Pillownauts
Introducing Marcus, Michael & Devin 
Pictures of Devin, Heather & Michael 
Devin, Candace, Heather at Devin's Halfway Point
Devin, Candace, Heather, Deron Movie Nights - Firefly 
Deron head down day, Heather Star Trek Dolls 
All rise for Hurricane Ike - Devin, Heather, Marcus, Kjell & Deron 
Hurricane Ike Evacuation
Heather, Devin, Marcus during Rehab 
Devin, Heather driving and home videos 
Devin, Heather driving back to Houston 
Devin, Heather & Deron Reunion after Hurricane Ike 
Heather, Devin reunion in Lunar Study 
Heather, Davonne, Todd doing Arts & Crafts 
Michelle, Heather, Jessica, Davonne Arts & Crafts at Study Facility
Devin & Heather - Videos at Mars Museum Exhibit in Houston 
Justin Ciaciura in the Functional Testing Study
Vlad Atavin - ESA space study similar to NASA study
Daniel Hare in the 70-Day Treadmill Study
Pillownaut Twitter Feed
Pillow Astronaut profile on social site Twitter.
Pillownaut YouTube Channel
Pillow Astronaut profile on social site YouTube.
 
Plait, Phil
Scientist, PhD and blogger Phil Plait, better known as the "Bad Astronomer"... though his blog "Bad Astronomy" is about correcting bad science, not practicing it.  Books include "Bad Astronomy" and "Death From the Skies". Banquet host and speaker at SpaceFest V in 2013; essay on good science, and how he exemplifies Scientific Method vs. Conspiracy Theories.
 
Planetary Gravitational Forces
Your Weight On Other Worlds software, showing the force of gravity and its effect on mass from planet to planet.  See what you would weigh on Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and Earth's moon -- as compared to Earth.

Planetary Habitability Laboratory
The PHL at the University of Arecibo, working on the Visible Paleo-Earth Project.

Planetary Linguistics
Names of planetary bodies and solar system terms in all different languages
Planetary Society - Affiliation: Planetary Radio
Interview of test subject after Micro-Gravity Simulation; other guests; Starry Messenger Press teams with Planetary Society to publish the 2013 Year In Space Calendar.

Pluto
   
     Debate on Planet status; alternate names: Dwarf Planets, Trans-Neptunian Objects, Plutoids, Plutinos, Scattered Disc Objects (SDO), Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) and Oort Cloud bodies; Pluto T-shirts; National Historic Landmark Lowell Observatory on Mars Hill near Flagstaff, Arizona, named for astronomer Percival Lowell, the discoverer of Dwarf Planet Pluto.

Popular Science
        Archives online created in 2010: Space articles back to 1873; Moon predictions from the Space Race.

Portraits of Astronaut Crews
        Posters of all NASA astronaut crews

President of the United States
Dwight D. Eisenhower establishes NASA in 1958; John F. Kennedy plans mission to the moon; Barack Obama calls the ISS; Barack Obama waves to Lunar Rover in inaugural parade; Barack Obama's commitment to space issues; Space issues in progress one year later (2010); Space issues in progress two years later (2011); Ronald Reagan comments on Space Shuttle Challenger; Obama calls the ISS with school children; Obama and NASA's budget; status of the 2012 Obameter of the campaign promises made about space; April Fool's Day post with fake "dream budget" for NASA (Inspired by Penny4NASA campaign). 
Press Articles
Collection of press articles about NASA studies 1960 - 2010; blog feed now regularly inducted into the Space Times News website.

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Q

Quiz - Human Bones
Quiz and answers about human bones; bone health, properties of bone.
 
Quiz - Moon Survival
Test of how well you would survive on the moon with certain tools.
 
Quiz - Space Geeks
See if you are an Astro-Nut or Astro-NOT; then, updated version of Space Cadet Quiz with #Spacetweep tweetstorm on Twitter.

R

Radio
        Third Rock Radio, NASA and media company founded the new "Space Station" playing new rock, alternative, and emphasizing space industry occupations and NASA missions. 
Records Set By Space Programs
Space FIRSTS of each country; records set by individual astronauts or cosmonauts; space records in the future; Valeri Polyakov holds record for longest single mission at 438 days.
 
Redstone Arsenal
Rocket test stands at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Saturn V Dynamic Test Stand; Space Shuttle Test Stands.
 
Regolith
Moon dust experimentation on Earth as sponsored by MSFC; Moon Castles.
Rehabilitation (post study)
Pains in crash course rehab; Seton hospital in Austin, Texas; Side effects and exercise; Side effects later at home; Lunar study aftermath.
Restaurants With Space Themes
Mapped restaurants across the US and Canada; Mars2112 in New York City; Moon Wok in New Orleans; Wisconsin's Sci-Fi Cafe; also on list: Oregon's Space Room Lounge and the Space Aliens Grill & Bars in Minnesota and North Dakota. 
 
Road Trips
Houston, TX driveGalveston Reunion after Hurricane Ike; Christmas in Galveston, TX; Denison, TX founder of NASA museum; Mars Museum and videos in Houston, TX; trip to California to see NASA Ames and Shuttle launch; trip to Alabama to visit NASA Marshall, US Space and Rocket Center, rocket test stands, and Apollo artifacts; STS-130 Tweetup at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX; second Tweetup at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA; visit to Martian Rovers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA; chauffeuring Camilla Corona through Roswell UFO museum; Camilla in New Orleans and Florida; trip to Cape Canaveral to see final Shuttle Launch Atlantis STS-135; westward return home from Tweetup through Grand Canyon.; Annual event at Akimel A-al, Ahwatukee featuring the Challenger Space Center in Phoenix, guest stars in 2011 included Astronaut Bill Gregory and Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin; Chabot Space & Science Center featuring Astronaut Rex Walheim; trip to Belgium for SpaceUp Genk; driving trip through California and Arizona to attend SpaceFest V Conference.
 
Rockets
Rockets of the world visual poster and book by Peter Alway; Saturn V and other rockets at Johnson Space Center Rocket Park; rockets at Marshall Space Flight Center Rocket City; rocket development by Robert H. Goddard.
 
Rocket Test Stands
Rocket test stands at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Saturn V Dynamic Test Stand; Space Shuttle Test Stands.
 
Rovers
Martian Rovers in development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and deployed on planet Mars, including Phoenix, Spirit and Opportunity; also upcoming Curiosity and MSL; JPL campus tour; Rover driver Scott Maxwell shows test rovers at the test sites; Gale Crater chosen as landing site for MSL Curiosity rover; Tribute to 9/11 terrorism victims on Mars Rovers; Ames Research Center Landing Party in August 2012 plus photograph gallery; missions to Mars as compared to current rover plans; map of 127 worldwide landing parties for Curiosity MSL; social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; Adam Steltzner and Bobak Ferdowsi MSL EDL mission control; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames.
Russian Space Program
Roscosmos Tour: Star City, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Baikonur Cosmodrome and Moscow Mission Control; Details on the ESA and Russian Collaboration; the 105-day simulation with five crew members; completion of the 105-day sim; recruiting for the second simulation; purposes and protocols for entire project (3 sims total); first episode of time travel; records set by Russian federal program; space centers of Roskosmos mapped across Russia, Lana Sator photographs of Energomash Russian Rocket testing facility; history of missions by female cosmonauts; Soyuz launch countdown from Kazakhstan.

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Sagan, Carl
Contact book and film; Carl Sagan Day; views of possible extra-terrestrial life; Voyager Golden Records; golden record tattoo and Frank Drake.

Saslow, Scott - Journal
            Introduction to Scott in the Micro-Gravity study; Daily writings of Micro-Gravity Study participant Scott Saslow.

Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO)
Satellite Servicing portion of NASA Goddard, working on the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM), tour by employee Ed Rezac.
 
Saturn V
Rock specifications; launch vehicles for Apollo missions; Rocket Park in Houston, Texas; Saturn V Rocket Test Stands; featured in Rockets of the world visual poster and book by Peter Alway.
Scale of the Universe
Visual art with scrolling capability, showing scale of the universe from elementary particles to massive celestial bodies.
 
Science Comedian
    Brian Malow from San Francisco who now works for the Raleigh science museum in NC; Rational Comedy for an irrational Planet CD.
 
Scientist Ronita Cromwell
Ronita L. Cromwell at NASA Studies; Dr. Cromwell PhD Credentials and Publications.
Screening for NASA Studies
Complete Screening process at the Human Test Research Facility at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; Q&A on Screening Qualifications for Micro-Gravity Study; Screening for Lunar Study; Screening myths cleared up.
Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
SETICON II in 2012, conference with Frank Drake, astronaut Tom Jones, author Mary Roach and Star Trek actor Robert Picardo; Voyager golden record tattoo.
Seeds In Space
Educational project on the International Space Station for growing seeds in space.
 
Sex In Space
Studies of animal reproductive behavior in micro-gravity; myths about human sex experiments in space; Space Sex post Q&A; married couples in space; married astronauts.

Shergottite 
   
       Properties of Mars rocks; Mars rock giveaway by New Scientist magazine.

Snoopy 
NASA employee award called the "Silver Snoopy"; search for the Apollo 10 Snoopy module in heliocentric orbit.

Skylab
        Skylab artifacts on loan from Skylab Museum of Australia; Skylab astronauts at SpaceFest V; 40th anniversary of the SkyLab space station launch.

Social (NASA Social) [Formerly called Tweetups]
1. Johnson Space Center event in Houston, Texas for STS-130; Tweetup Materials and Press kit; Tweetup guest astronaut Dr. Bobby Satcher; VIT "Very Important Twits" Tour of SVMF, NBL, MCC and MOCR2; ISS Wake-Up Call from Mission Control; ISS Phone call from President Barack Obama.
2. Ames Research Center event in Mountain View, California; tour of Ames and mascot Camilla SDO; Kepler scientist Natalie Batalha; The Kepler Cannonball Awards; SimLabs Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS); astronaut Bo Bobko discusses Shuttle landing sims; Lunar Lander cab simulator; Green Building Sustainability Base; Jon Jenkins at his Star Music; 360-degree view of Mars in FutureFlight Central.
3. Jet Propulsion Laboratory event in Pasadena, California; tour of JPL and group photo with mosaic of Spirit Rover; Curiosity Rover, Spaceflight Operations Facility; Eyes on the Solar System; Imagine Mars (Mars Outreach Program); Mars Rover Drivers; Mars Science Laboratory Clean Room; Asteroid Watch (Near Earth Objects Program).
4. Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility event in Palmdale, CA; tour of hangars and the Boeing modified jet serving as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA); airborne astronomy.
5. Kennedy Space Center launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida; intro to Tweetup activities at launch Pad 39A; watching Space Shuttle Atlantis take off; astronauts at launch pad 39A press site; Seth Green and Bear McCreary debut Shuttle fanfare song; Bob Crippen speaks at STS-135 launch.
6. Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base; tour of hangars + test pilots; Dryden Historical Aircraft Photograph Collection, FA-18 Super Hornet, Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV); side trip to Mojave Air and Space Port.
7. Ames Research Center event at Moffett Field, tour of Wind Tunnel testing grounds with Camilla SDO and evening Landing Party for Curiosity Rover. Mars Curiosity social events; NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames.
8. NASA Headquarters: NASA HQ in Washington DC; picture gallery of headquarters facility and surrounding sites; NASA Social with Joe Acaba.
9. Vandenberg Air Force Base Rogue Tweetup; traveled via small Piper Cherokee airplane to meet other SpaceTweeps and see NASA LandSat Atlas V Rocket Launch.
10. Ames Research Center event in California and connected to the ISS: astronaut Luca Parmitano drove K10 Telerobotics Rover at Ames Roverscape for testing with Intelligent Robotics Group; tour of Ames Facilities including Lunar Science Institute, Barcelona Cafe, IRIS and LADEE Multi-Mission Control Operations Centers and Visitor's Center.
11.
NASA Social #10 at Langley in Hampton, Virginia; Project Splash at "The Gantry" -- or the Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) near the Hydro Impact Basin, formerly called the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF) in the Apollo era where Lunar Excursion Model Simulators (LEMS) were tested; Orion capsules tested at Norfolk Naval Air Station with the USS Arlington.
 
Social Sites
Pillownaut Blogspot: http://pillownaut.blogspot.com
Pillownaut Facebook Page : http://www.facebook.com/heather.archuletta
Pillownaut Foursquare:
Pillownaut Instagram: http://instagram.com/hra2362#
Pillownaut Myspace Page : http://www.myspace.com/pillownaut
Pillownaut Picasa Albums : http://picasaweb.google.com/pillownaut
Pillownaut Tumblr: http://kittehwear.tumblr.com/
Pillownaut Twitter Feed : http://twitter.com/pillownaut
Pillownaut YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/pillownaut
 
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Mascot Camilla Corona
NASA Goddard mascot Camilla Corona, or Camilla SDO; BTS-1 Space Mission brunch; hosting Camilla at the JPL Tweetup
2011; hosting Camilla on the STS-135 Road Trip to Florida 2011; crossing state lines Arizona and New Mexico, plus the Roswell UFO Museum; Camilla in Texas, Louisiana and Florida; NASA mascot Camilla on FOX Houston 26; STS-135 Tweetup at NASA Kennedy; Cape Canaveral pictures with Camilla at final Shuttle launch; hosting Camilla on a visit to NASA Stennis Space Center; Mars Curiosity Landing Party at NASA Ames.
Solar System Scale Models
    Scale model solar system in California; all solar system hikes in America; solar system scale models or Planetenwege in Germany (world record); all scale model solar systems in the world, pictures of solar systems in Munich and Arecibo; picture gallery of solar system scale model hike; scaled planetenpad in Genk, Belgium; largest scale model solar system in the contiguous United States -- 100 mile drive of planets in northern Maine that stretches from the Sun to Dwarf Planet Eris; largest scale solar system in the world, created as the Carl Sagan Planetwalk and stretching from the Sun in Ithaca New York to Alpha Centauri in Hilo, Hawaii.
 
Soviet Space Program
 
       Snowstorm re-usable shuttle or Buran launch; list of Kosmonauts; cosmonaut trivia; Soviet space dogs of the 1960s; sites of all former-Soviet and current Russian space agency centers, launch pads, research facilities and cosmonaut training cities; first man in space Yuri Gagarin; first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova.
 
Space Cadets
Space Cadet application on Facebook, also with Fan Wall.
 
SpaceFest
          SpaceFest conference organized by NovaSpace, held for previous 4 years in San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson. Took roadtrip through California and Arizona to attend SpaceFestV or SpaceFest5 in Tucson (2013). Large 4-day Conference includes elite space artists (by invitation only); also includes group panels, science lectures and eminent speakers such as "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait, cosmologist Brian Cox and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco and celebrities such as Geoff Notkin of "Meteorite Men" fame.  Largest draw is astronauts from many eras of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, SkyLab and the Space Shuttle program.  In 2013, met Scott Carpenter, Alan Bean, Dick Gordon, Dave Scott, Jack Lousma, Gene Cernan; Phil Plait as speaker at SpaceFest V in 2013; essay on good science, and how he exemplifies Scientific Method vs. Conspiracy Theories.
 
Space Camp
Space Camp at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.

Space Map
   
     NASA Sites Mapped, Pillownaut Space Map, Space Crafts on display, Space Museums, Space Mapping on Google, International Space Sites: Canadian Space Agency CSA space centers, China CNSA space centers; European ESA space centers, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO space centers; Japanese JAXA space centers, Russian Federal Space Agency RFSA space centers; finally, the completion with mapping of space agency sites in Australia, South America, Africa and the Middle East; map of birth places of all space travelers since 1961, also mapped by birth date.

Space Sciences
      List of all space-related sciences in alphabetical order. "Spaceology"
Space Show, The
Appearance on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston, being interviewed about NASA bedrest studies; follow-up interview weeks later with inventor of bedrest studies in the 1950s, NASA Group #4 astronaut Dr. Duane Graveline, including his work in Soviet Bio-Astronautics.
 
Space Shuttle Atlantis
       
Final Shuttle launches of the Space Shuttle Program 1981-2011; Tweetup for STS-135; watching Space Shuttle Atlantis take off; astronauts at launch pad 39A press site; Seth Green and Bear McCreary debut Shuttle fanfare song; Bob Crippen speaks at STS-135 launch; Atlantis facts and trivia; KSC retirement rollout from VAB event (2012).
Space Shuttle Challenger
Houston Memorial park monument honoring the seven lives lost on Challenger; John Denver tribute song to Challenger Crew, They Were Flying For Me.
 
Space Shuttle Columbia
First flight of the Shuttle program on Columbia; Arlington National Cemetery stone honoring the seven lives lost on Columbia.
 
Space Shuttle Discovery
Facts about Space Shuttle Discovery; Discovery launch in HDR Photography; Shuttle Discovery comes to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.; visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven Ferencz Udvar-Házy Center to see the fleet leader.
 
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Facts about Space Shuttle Endeavour; final flight of Endeavour from Florida to California; Endeavour facts and trivia; Retirement rollout to California Science Center.
 
Space Shuttles (American)
Trivia about the Space Transportation System (STS); Shuttles ferried by airplane; Shuttle launches; Shuttle and Ares Rocket; Space Shuttle Retirement plans; Shuttle Launch of STS-130; Shuttle T-shirts; NASA soliciting bids for retired space shuttles; rivalries between cities to acquire retired space shuttles; penultimate voyage of Space Shuttle Atlantis; Space Shuttle Countdown 101; myths of Roman influence; Space Shuttle tiles; NASA's final three Shuttle missions; Shuttle Retirement Museums Chosen in 2011; facts about Shuttle Endeavour, baby of the fleet; final Shuttle launches in 2011; final launch of the Space Shuttle program STS-135; Space Shuttle simulators dismantled and sent to museums.
Space Shuttles (Russian)
Buran space shuttle named Snowstorm; only launch of the Soviet Buran re-usable craft; visit to Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany; OK-GLI model Buran built in 1989 and used for flight and launch pad testing.

Space Shuttle Successors?
        Possible successors to the Space Shuttle program, including the CST-100 by Boeing, the Dragon Capsule by SpaceX, Dream Chaser by Sierra Nevada Corporation, Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Orion by Lockheed-Martin or the secret space vehicle by Blue Origin.

Space Suits
        Click-the-space-suit to learn the parts game; novelty spacesuit for sale in 1960s magazine.

Space Television
   
     Various places to watch space news and launches, including Space Vidcast, ESA Television, AstroSpace Now, Spacelaunch News, NASA Television, This Week In Space (TWIS).

Space Times News
Space website carrying Pillownaut blog feed.

Space Tourism
        Future vacations in Space; Justin Bieber and other celebrities in space.

Space Trader
        Store at Space Center Houston; also, the Space Store NASA Gift Shop.

Space Travelers
       "Star Sailors" and the origins of the words astronaut, taikonaut, cosmonaut and spationaute; trivia on various space travelers throughout the eras; astronauts who have been on popular television shows.
 
SpaceUp Conference
SpaceUp San Francisco in April 2012; interview with SpaceUp founder Chris Radcliff; SpaceUpEU first Space-Up unconference in Europe; SpaceUp Genk at Europlanetarium Cosmodrome in Belgium.
 
Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility
Astronaut training grounds at Johnson Space Center aerial view from the public hall and inside the simulators on the work floor; guest pilot in shuttle simulator; space shuttle simulators dismantled and sent to museums.
Space Week
Events in Texas 2009.
SpaceX
Falcon 9 Rocket launches; Dragon Capsule tests; NASA COTS and Elon Musk; Cheese wheel in space; Engineer Matt Sachtler gives tour of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation; SpaceX Mission Control at Cape Canaveral Air Station; Space-flown Dragon capsule on display in Florida; Falcon Rockets launch countdown guide; first commercial trip to space station; first private company to berth with ISS; C3PO and COTS programs in commercial arena.
 Spinoffs
Technology on Earth as a direct result of NASA research or activities.
Sputnik 2
Laika the Russian canine rides in orbiter.
Stamps
Vote for 2010 American Moon Stamp; Mercury Program stamps 2011; Alan Shepard stamp released on Freedom 7 anniversary.
 
Star Trek
Assignment Earth episode with Apollo footage; ISS Expedition 21 poster; Behind-The-Scenes humor on the original Star Trek series; real Astronauts who have appeared on episodes of Star Trek; Astronaut crews who dressed in Starfleet uniforms; Star Trek Christmas novelties; San Francisco Star Trek Convention in March 2011 with Nichele Nichols and Leonard Nimoy; SETICON II with Star Trek actor Robert Picardo.

Stennis Space Flight Center, NASA
        NASA Stennis Space Flight Center; NASA Stennis Photo Gallery; rocket test stands tour, Apollo 4 capsule inside the Stennisphere.


Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 
        SOFIA at Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, a modified Boeing Jet engaged in Airborne Astronomy.

STS-135 Launch
       
Final space shuttle launch of the Space Shuttle program; Atlantis orbiter; Road Trip across the country to STS-135.

Study Exercises
Basic exercises included in Micro-Gravity Study; Q&A on exercise regime; Q&A on allowed exercises during second phase; COLBERT Treadmill in NASA Studies, eZLS or sZLS Treadmills, exercise regimen in iRATS study, exercise regimen in the Countermeasure and Functional Testing Study (CFT70), updated CFT study with testosterone component details.
Study Food
Nutritional requirements during studies; Caloric Harris-Benedict Equation.
Study Goals
Reasons behind NASA study design and protocols; pros and cons; Risks vs. Perqs of participating in studies at NASA.
Study Medications
All medicinal substances used, oral and intravenous.
Study Pamphlets
Official brochure release by Wyle / NASA for the micro-gravity simulations.
Awaken Adventure NASA brochure single page information sheet.
Awaken Your Sense of Adventure NASA brochure front and back.
Space Flight Simulation Study tri-fold brochure.
 
Study Schedules
Routine daily life in the Micro-Gravity Study; routine daily life in the Lunar Study; schedule and garments for the Compression Suit Study.
Study Side Effects
Effects of being head-down; effects at the halfway point; effects immediately after the study; effects at home; effects after one month.
Study Testing
Completed list of all medical tests in the NASA Studies; test list on Pillownaut domain with clickable links to each individual test; studies in the 1960s and 1970s compared to today; details of NASA Studies featured in "10 Most Bizarre Space Experiments" textbook; articles about various ESA and NASA protocols.
Study Website
Official NASA website for Human Test Research Facility at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

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T

Tang
Orange powdered drink developed in late 50s, which was flown on select early space missions and used astronauts in their commercials. Spot includes TANG Pie Recipe.
 
Telescopes
Telescope trivia; radio telescopes and the electromagnetic radiation spectrum; Galileo's work with telescopes.
 
Television
Space Shuttle prep, launches and other programming on NASA Television; STS-130 countdown, THIS WEEK IN SPACE with Miles O'Brien, Buzz Aldrin on Dancing With The Stars, Food Channel Top Chef Gastro-Nauts, SyFy Fact or Faked Paranormal Files and general Space Television outlets, where one can watch space news and launches; astronauts who have been on popular television shows; Discovery Channel Science Channel television show about meteorite hunting, starring Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold; Space Commercial of 2011; Italian TV reality show about "printing" a moon base with Regolith; Leonard Nimoy and Mike Massimino guest star on The Big Bang Theory;  Adam Steltzner and Bobak Ferdowsi MSL EDL mission control; John Stewart reports on Mars Curiosity Rover landing.

Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna
50th anniversary in 2013 of Valentina Tereshova's Vostok 6 flight where she was the first woman in space.
 
Tests (ALL) in NASA Medical Studies
List of tests in Micro-Gravity Study; test list on Pillownaut domain with clickable links to each individual test; blog of ESA bed rest study subject Vlad Atavin with many similar tests in France; descriptions by Justin and Howard in 105-day Exercise Study for men
Tests (Described in POSTS) in NASA Medical Studies
Blood Draws; Bone Scans - DXA and pQCT; Cardiovascular procedures; Cycle Ergometer in first and second phases; Dorsal Hand and Dorsal Foot; Neurological Posturography (balance); Plasma Volume; Psychological measures; TILT Test; WinSCAT.
The Space Show
Appearance on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston, being interviewed about NASA bedrest studies; follow-up interview weeks later with inventor of bedrest studies in the 1950s, NASA Group #4 astronaut Dr. Duane Graveline, including his work in Soviet Bio-Astronautics.
 
Time Travel
Earth's first significant time traveler, Sergei Avdeyev.
 
T-Minus
Explanation of launch time countdowns; Space Shuttle Countdown 101.
 
Trans-Neptunian Objects
Alternate ideas for former Planet Pluto: Dwarf Planets, Plutoids, Plutinos, Scattered Disc Objects (SDO), Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) and Oort Cloud bodies.
Tweetup (later called the NASA Social)
1. Johnson Space Center event in Houston, Texas for STS-130; Tweetup Materials and Press kit; Tweetup guest astronaut Dr. Bobby Satcher; VIT "Very Important Twits" Tour of SVMF, NBL, MCC and MOCR2; ISS Wake-Up Call from Mission Control; ISS Phone call from President Barack Obama.
2. Ames Research Center event in Mountain View, California; tour of Ames and mascot Camilla SDO; Kepler scientist Natalie Batalha; The Kepler Cannonball Awards; SimLabs Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS); astronaut Bo Bobko discusses Shuttle landing sims; Lunar Lander cab simulator; Green Building Sustainability Base; Jon Jenkins at his Star Music; 360-degree view of Mars in FutureFlight Central.
3. Jet Propulsion Laboratory event in Pasadena, California; tour of JPL and group photo with mosaic of Spirit Rover; Curiosity Rover, Spaceflight Operations Facility; Eyes on the Solar System; Imagine Mars (Mars Outreach Program); Mars Rover Drivers; Mars Science Laboratory Clean Room; Asteroid Watch (Near Earth Objects Program).
4. Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility event in Palmdale, CA; tour of hangars and the Boeing modified jet serving as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA); airborne astronomy.
5. Kennedy Space Center launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida; intro to Tweetup activities at launch Pad 39A; watching Space Shuttle Atlantis take off; astronauts at launch pad 39A press site; Seth Green and Bear McCreary debut Shuttle fanfare song; Bob Crippen speaks at STS-135 launch.
6. Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base; tour of hangars + test pilots; Dryden Historical Aircraft Photograph Collection, FA-18 Super Hornet, Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV); side trip to Mojave Air and Space Port.
7. Ames Research Center event at Moffett Field, tour of Wind Tunnel testing grounds with Camilla SDO. Mars Curiosity social events; MSL press media kit released prior to landing on Mars; 
          NASA Ames Social tour 2012 + Mission Emblem; David Blake MSL scientist; Curiosity Rover landing success; pictures of MSL Landing Party at NASA Ames.
8. NASA Headquarters: NASA HQ in Washington DC; picture gallery of headquarters facility and surrounding sites; NASA Social with Joe Acaba.
9. Vandenberg Air Force Base Rogue Tweetup; traveled via small Piper Cherokee airplane to meet other SpaceTweeps and see NASA LandSat Atlas V Rocket Launch.
10. Ames Research Center event in California and connected to the ISS: astronaut Luca Parmitano drove K10 Telerobotics Rover at Ames Roverscape for testing with Intelligent Robotics Group; tour of Ames Facilities including Lunar Science Institute, Barcelona Cafe, IRIS and LADEE Multi-Mission Control Operations Centers and Visitor's Center.
11. NASA Social #11 at Langley in Hampton, Virginia; Project Splash at "The Gantry" -- or the Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR) near the Hydro Impact Basin, formerly called the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF) in the Apollo era where Lunar Excursion Model Simulators (LEMS) were tested; Orion capsules tested at Norfolk Naval Air Station with the USS Arlington.

Twitter
Pillownaut feed; NASA feed; list of astronauts who are on Twitter; ALL NASA TWITTER FEEDS on NASA CONNECT.

Tyson, Neil deGrasse
   
     Lectures on "What is NASA?"; Narrating the "Can We Make It To Mars?" special on NOVA Science Now; Neil represented in science doll figures.

 

U

United Space Alliance Lecture
Guest speakers from USA.

United States Space & Rocket Center
        U.S. Space & Rocket Center
at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Dream Rocket Saturn V Project.

Universe Size
Comparison videos of planetary bodies in the known universe.
 
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Daily life in the NASA Study facility; Food menus in the studies; floorplan map of the NASA ward; Nurses and other staff; scheduled routines for subjects; Study Floors; video channel of UTMB which hosts the NASA medical studies.
 

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Venus
Trivia about planet Venus.
 
Vergeltungswaffe-2 (V2 Rocket)
V2 rockets developed WWII.
 
Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS)
SimLabs and Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames Research Center; astronaut Bo Bobko explains Space Shuttle landing simulations; Lunar Lander cab at the VMS warehouse.
 
Very Large Array (VLA)
New Mexico array of radio telescopes.
 
Visible Paleo_earth Project
As run by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Arecibo.
 
Vomit Comet
Weightlessness simulated in airplanes flying parabolas.
 
von Braun, Wernher 
Von Braun rocket team; featured in Walt Disney's Man In Space television special.
 
Voyager Probes
Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 released in the 1970s; longevity in space; Voyager 1 distance record; Voyager mockup craft at the NASA JPL.
 
Voyager Golden Records
Earth messages to alien life on the Voyager Probes; design and materials; the Golden Record cover on display at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; gold record tattoo and Frank Drake.
 

W

Wake-Up Call on the International Space Station
Wake-up music for STS-130 and ISS crew.
 
Wave At Saturn
Event at NASA JPL and around the world, inviting everyone on Earth to "wave at Saturn" as the Cassini spacecraft pointed it's cameras toward Saturn during a solar eclipse to take mosaic of many photographs, capturing Earth in the background. NASA also offered "Wave at Saturn" certificates of participation.
 
Website for NASA studies
Official NASA website for Human Test Research Facility at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.
 
Website for NASA studies
All astronauts, cosmonauts and space tourists with their own personal or business web sites (master list).
 
Weightlessness Jet
Weightlessness simulated in airplanes flying parabolas.
WinSCAT
Psychological testing in NASA Studies; Details of Windows Spaceflight Neuro-Cognitive Assessment Tool.
World Space Week
2009 World Space Week.

Y

Yuri Gagarin
First human being in space, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Yuri's Night
Annual celebration of the first human being in space, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin; continued worldwide space parties for Yuri's Night at planetariums and observatories.

Z

Zero-G
Weightlessness simulated in airplanes flying parabolas.
Zero-gravity flights at Incredible Adventures 
Tourist company offering parabolic flights to experience weightlessness.


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