The Science Center of Iowa has released its schedule of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA’s first successful mission landing astronauts on the moon. Events include the viewing of a worldwide celebration coordinating mass rocket launches on July 16; a moon landing-themed Mixology Night on July 19; and the […]

Anthony Paustian, provost of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus and founder of Celebrate! Innovation Live (ciLive) at DMACC, has been named chair of the 2020 International Space Development Conference. ISDC is the annual conference of the National Space Society, bringing together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators and business professionals from space […]

If there is any place you might half-expect an alien encounter, camping in the South Dakota Badlands might be on the list. Yet, my skeptical partners and I were floored when we looked up from the campfire over Memorial Day weekend and saw a thin line of interconnected lights too fast to count, trailing tightly […]

The pioneering work done by employees of the former Collins Radio (now Collins Aerospace) of Cedar Rapids in the 1960s will be the subject of a documentary premiering this week, reports Radio Iowa. “Moon Talk” tells the story of the technology developed at Collins that enabled astronauts aboard the Apollo 8 Moon mission to speak […]