Update: Currently in the NASA annex building waiting to be shuttled to the Auditorium. First thing on Agenda is questions for the Astronauts on the International Space Station. Then a tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the huge building with NASA and the huge American Flag on the side. Will be taking many photos and downloading them.
Later today I am flying down to NASA at Cape Kennedy, Florida to take part in a NASA Social event and to witness the rocket launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP). From the NASA website, “RBSP will explore space weather — changes in Earth’s space environment caused by the sun — that can disable satellites, create power-grid failures and disrupt GPS service. The mission also will allow researchers to understand fundamental radiation and particle acceleration processes throughout the universe”. If this country is to remain a world leader, it will need to be at the forefront of science and technology. NASA has a large role to play. I am beyond enthused as there are so many great things happening right now including the Curiosity Rover on Mars. To date it has not yet moved but it has taken many incredible photos of the surrounding landscape. I will be writing periodic updates over the next few days. Should be many exciting things to report as our days are packed with different events.