Sunday, April 29, 2012

Obscura Day 2012

The Space Museum celebrated Obscura Day 2012 by hosting a Founder's Tour with Earl Mullins and an astronaut inspired lunch with Lowell Grissom. Lowell is Gus Grissom's brother, one of our first seven astronauts, and he shares stories of Gus and information about the Apollo 1 Foundation. Gus told his family that he felt the Apollo capsule was inferior and, unfortunatlely, he turned out to be correct when the Apollo 1 fire killed the three astronauts on board. The Apollo capsule was re-designed and re-built for future successful Apollo flights.

On a happier note, our spacey lunch included an astronaut favorite - shrimp and cocktail sauce with lots of horseradish - as well as healthy trail mix & Gogurt and Tang. Instead of tortilla wrapped sandwiches we had calzones since Mario's restaurant is an Italian grill.

Earl shared some of the most important artifacts in The Space Museum collection and archives, including a lunar collection bag with Moon dust, a flag flown on STS1, and a VERY heavy meteorite. I am attaching my favorite artifact of the day - an adorable vintage ducky from the 60's - notice it's cute little "tablet."

Hmmm, I can't upload a picture - possibly because I am using an iPad. Well, I will do some research and share the photo another day. I have an idea...upload to facebook first...

Counting down the days until my trip to the Space Coast. :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Enigma

SpaceX NASA Social: I have a ticket to Orlando and a car. Have to work on hotel reservations. Looking for one that will refund if the launch is scrubbed.

But most importantly I am considering my launch outfit! Maybe that should be the angle for my tweets - clothes, jewelry, and shoes! Recently one of my second grade girls said to me as I helped her with her binary project, "Ms. Nobbe, you are confusing - you wear girly clothes but you love boyish things - space, robots, and math." Yes, my dear KK, I am an enigma!

But KK, girls like space, robots, and math, too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New at Blogging

I am participating in the NASA SpaceX Social on May 7, 2012, the historic first commercial launch to the I.S.S. Blogging seems like a good way to share thoughts and experiences.

I am eclectic, an enigma, a paradox. I played with those words to create a title for a blog. The words are popular for art, music, homeschooling, logic problems, etc. Hard to be original! Thus the title Aenigmatic.

The blog promises to be eclectic and will cover many enigmas.

What is your favorite paradox?