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 MY SKY Images from Our Members

Amazing Sun Halo

We had the rare opportunity to see an incredible Sun Halo. Mexico city. May 21. Truly amazing!

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Moon in Dublin, Ireland

I had just bought my first semi-decent bridge camera, it was the only reasonable thing to do.

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Night sky over Half Dome, Yosemite

Night sky over Half Dome, Yosemite

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Space is life

by Sima V.

May 21, 2015 | 0 comments

Whenever the sky is clear, I always take out my telescope and look closely at the moon. I observe how it looks and the craters on the moon. Sometimes, I go outside when the sky is clear and stare at the millions of stars in the sky, trying to recognize some constellations and naming them. I do these things because I am in love with space. I enjoy learning about the universe us humans live in.

Here is a life lesson: a person should do things in life that make them happy and that they enjoy doing those things. Like me. ... more »

How to change the approach to space exploration - Part 2

by Richard Sample

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

I just spent the better part of the day reading almost everyone’s entries on "My Story". Some I read the whole article, others, just the bylines, but I got to see who’s out there all across the planet. Young and Old, Novice and Professional, Dreamers and Believers, Pioneers and Adventurers. When I did my first entry, I kinda did more like a resume’ and a recruiting tool rather than a “This is who I Am”. I realized this after reading everyone’s articles. So who am I? Well… I am the luckiest guy in the world. My career has allowed me ... more »

How do you change the approach to space exploration?

by Richard Sample

May 1, 2015 | 0 comments

My name is Richard Sample. I am a Quality Control inspector with over 30 years in the testing and inspection industries. I am a degreed Nuclear/Metallurgist, an ASNT nationally certified Level III in Ultrasonic’s, Magnetic Particle, and Liquid Penetrant and an API certified Pressure Vessel (510), Process Piping (570), and Storage Tank (653) Inspector. I have worked in Nuclear power plants, Aerospace, Aircraft, Petrochemical, and Polymer industries, with experience in metal / welding fatigue and failure analysis. I have witnessed a much diversified range of fabrication and processing methods over the decades.

My unique work experience has shown me many approaches ... more »

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