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Entries by Zoe P. Strassfield from 08/2011

Space History in DC: The Space Window

| Posted 08.03.2011 | College

In the course of spending five weeks living in a city like Washington DC that's so popular with tourists, I couldn't help but think about the way different people have different reasons for visiting a site or attraction.

Space History in DC: White Roses for Explorers, Part 1

| Posted 08.07.2011 | College

I wanted to find the graves of some of the astronauts who are buried at Arlington and pay my respects.

Space History in DC: White Roses for Explorers, Part 2

| Posted 08.08.2011 | College

I left flowers at both of the shuttle monuments, as well as at each of the individual graves of the three Columbia crew members who were buried behind there -- Michael Anderson, Laurel Clark, and David Brown.

Space History in DC: White Roses for Explorers, Part 3

| Posted 08.09.2011 | College

There were several pebbles on top of the headstones of the Apollo 1 crewmembers, and on top of Roger Chaffee's, there was also a coin. At first I thought it was just a quarter, but as I got closer, I recognized it as something else.

Walking on the National Mall

| Posted 08.11.2011 | College

Early on during my time in DC, I found a book about the gardens of the various Smithsonian museums on sale somewhere.

Graduating All Over Again

| Posted 08.14.2011 | College

Events of July 8, 2011 Online, I see a lot of "You know you're a 1990s kid if..." jokes, and, since I am a 1990s kid, a lot of them make me smile, be...

Throttle Up

| Posted 08.15.2011 | College

At two minutes to launch (T-minus-two) everyone started cheering and clapping. Atlantis was really going to go!

Special Edition: Inside, Outside, Who Cares?

| Posted 08.17.2011 | College

What does it mean to finish your internship at NASA HQ and come home?

You Never Know

| Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

Now there was another period of silence, long minutes as the shuttle's main engines continued to burn to take it into orbit. The bright curvature of the Earth against the darkness of space was visible.

Space History in DC -- Science in American Life

| Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology

So, there it was, my last full weekend in Washington, DC, and I still hadn't visited every site I planned on seeing before leaving.

Why I Chose Boston University

| Posted 08.24.2011 | College

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.