For the astronauts headed to space this week in NASA’s final space shuttle launch, there is much to keep track of. Thankfully it won’t be such a huge task because along with the other gear headed to space will be an iPhone, complete with a specially designed space application or app. This will be the

MoMath for Fun!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 by

There are all types of museums where we can go to get an up close look at things like famous artwork, scientific discoveries and historical objects. Have you ever heard of a museum dedicated entirely to math? The Museum of Mathematics is set to open in New York City next year and it will give

A Famous Bird Leaves the Nest

Friday, 24 June 2011 by

Most kids don’t leave home for the first time until they have finished high school, and some much later. How would you feel if you had been expected to leave home after just 49 days of life? This might sound crazy for humans, who at 49 days old are still just babies, but for birds

Hey there all you fantastic fans of Janet’s Planet. Did you know that there are plans in the works for Janet’s Planet to come to a city near you in the form of a live stage show? Janet’s Planet Live, A Tour Through the Solar System is a 45-minute action packed show featuring Janet and a

It’s Heating Up

Thursday, 09 June 2011 by

The south is in the midst of a killer heatwave, with a forecast of 19 consecutive days of temperatures hitting 90 degrees or higher. This week also saw a unique space happening that was pretty hot. On Tuesday, the sun released a medium sized solar flare which caused particles to erupt in the shape of

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Are any of you fantastic Janet’s Planet fans on twitter? Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is hosting an event called a “Tweetup” for some of its Twitter followers. While these folks had to register awhile back to attend in person, it’s not too late for you to attend the event, virtually

The Art of Space

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 by

If you were asked to interpret the work of NASA through art, what would it look like? This is just the question a group of famous artists was asked and the works produced as their answers are in a new show. The show, ‘NASA/Art: 50 Years of Exploration’ is a traveling exhibition of about 50

Sally Ride Day!

Thursday, 26 May 2011 by

Today on the Space Log blog, we’re celebrating a special lady, Ms. Sally Ride, whose birthday it is. In 1983, she became the first American woman (and then youngest American) to go to space. Ride joined the NASA team in 1978 after answering a newspaper ad looking for space program applicants. She was one of

Rise and Shine to see Planets

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 by

It’s almost summer and you might already be out of school for the year. Maybe you are home-schooled and have a different schedule. No matter what you’re doing these days, here’s a great reason NOT to sleep in during the month of May. All through May, in the wee hours of the morning it is

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Dreaming of Space Travel

Friday, 20 May 2011 by

Today on the Space Log, we’re featuring the artwork of a very talented kid. Matteo Lopez’ Google Doodle, shown above, was the winner in a nationwide contest hosted by the well-known search engine. Doodle 4 Google is a competition where students in grades K-12 are invited to share their talent through art and compete to

Planets Need Friends?

Thursday, 19 May 2011 by

Friends are one of the best things in the world and sometimes, when we haven’t seen our friends in awhile, we can get pretty lonely. Did you know that a bunch of planets are considered lonely too? A team of astronomers recently discovered that space is filled with hundreds of billions of these lonely planets,

Did you know that it’s possible for you to become a citizen of Mars, without ever leaving your house? NASA has created a fun site that allows you to see what it would be like to live as a Martian. From the main page, you are taken into Citizenship Hall where you can take a tour of