After a long summer hiatus, we are back with the third issue of RocketSTEM magazine. This issue marks the last of our large quarterly issues. Our fourth issue will be released in early November.
Among the featured items in the October 2013 issue are:
• The Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered interstellar space.
• An interview with British cosmonaut Helen Sharman, the first European woman to rocket into space.
• LADEE launches toward the moon to study the lunar atmosphere.
• Orbital Sciences Corporation makes its first delivery to the ISS using the Cygnus spacecraft.
• This month’s edition of our astronomy guide helps you recognise the night sky.
• A light-hearted question and answer session with Hollywood actor and space geek, Seth Green.
• And much, more more. Sixty-eight pages of pure content. No advertising.
Educators may reuse the magazine’s material in their classrooms, however, no commercial use or other reproduction is allowed. And as always, every issue remains free to read online or download as a PDF.
Table of Contents
NASA launches new mission to study the thin atmosphere of the Earth’s Moon.
It’s been a long journey for Voyager 1 as it has exited the solar system.
22 Helen Sharman
The route to becoming the first European woman in space went through Russia.
Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully docks the Cygnus cargo spaceraft with the ISS.
34 Seth Green
The hardest working man in Hollywood shares his love of space travel and sci-fi.
IFC ULA’s 75th Launch
02 Cassini Looks Back
14 Radio Bursts
16 Lockheed Martin
20 Visiting Europa
28 Brown Dwarfs
38 Masten Xombie
40 Astronomy Guide
42 Cygnus The Swan
44 Saturn’s Surprise
46 Exercising In Space
48 Medical Spinoffs
50 Soot’s Climate Role
52 SpaceFest V
58 La Nada Weather
60 Suborbital Math
62 STEM For Classroom
64 FMA Live!
65 School Experiment
66 Deep Impact
IBC Expedition 36
BC Expedition 37
RocketSTEM • October 2013 • Vol. 1 No. 3 Issue 3 (ISSN: 2326-0661) • © 2013 All Rights Reserved