The first issue of RocketSTEM magazine, promoting space exploration and STEM education efforts, is now available to read online for free.
Among the featured items in the January 2013 premier issue are:
• One-on-one conversations with Moonwalkers Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt.
• The story behind Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon.
• Even after 35 years, the twin Voyager spacecraft are still making new discoveries.
• An interview with Flight Director Emily Nelson as we look inside NASA’s Mission Control Center.
• The Curiosity rover begins a lifetime of discovery on the Martian surface.
• Joys of participating in a NASA Social event.
• Spotlight on the National Naval Aviation Museum.
• 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
Twin spacecraft launched in 1977 makes new discovery at edge of solar system.
18 Apollo 17
Forty years ago, mankind last stepped on the Moon for an important mission.
36 Space Artist
Apollo through Shuttle: Quite an adventure for photographer Julian Leek.
54 Exloring Mars
MSL’s Curiosity rover survived seven minutes of terror and is hard at work.
IFC Kennedy’s Speech
06 Space Briefs
08 Pioneers of Space
34 Apollo Spinoffs
44 NASA’s New Rocket
45 Orion Progress
46 Activity Pages
50 Astronomy Guide
52 Moon Illusion
53 Moon Phases
58 NASA Social
62 Hubble’s View
64 Teach Briefs
66 Museum Spotlight
IBC Neil Armstrong
BC Apollo 17
RocketSTEM • January 2013 • Vol. 1 No. 1 Issue 1 (ISSN: 2326-0661) • © 2013 All Rights Reserved