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Entries by Zoe P. Strassfield from 06/2012

Astronauts I Almost Met -- Attending the 2012 International Space Development Conference

| Posted 06.04.2012 | DC

Last weekend, something very unusual happened -- I found myself in the right place at the right time. That was because the National Space Society was holding its 2012 International Space Development Conference right here in Washington, D.C., just a week after I'd moved in for my Congressional internship.

One Moment in Time

| Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

The whole world was dark, everything visible to my eyes coated in the same uniform darkness except for the small, oddly-shaped patches of dim orange directly at the center of my vision. I felt a cramp in my neck as I mentally beseeched them to brighten, to expand.

Standing in the Rainbow (And 9 Other Reasons the Smithsonian Makes Me Smile)

| Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

This week's been a bit hectic for me, but that made having today off for museum-going all the sweeter. I came up with the idea of making a list of 10 things at the Smithsonian Institution's various museums and other facilities that make me smile.