The second ever 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 April 2013 ‘Spring’ issue are:

  • The Curiosity rover has definitive proof that Mars was once hospitable to life. If life ever existed remains unknown.
  • An interview with Green Bank’s Dr. Jay Lockman as we take a look into the life and work of an astronomer.
  • A look at the launch of the SpaceX CRS-2 mission to the ISS, as seen from atop the VAB.
  • One-on-one conversation with Skylab astronaut Ed Gibson.
  • The story behind the effort to repair Skylab, a mission that gave NASA the confidence to construct the ISS.
  • Ride along with the members of the 920th Rescue Wing as they clear the danger zone before a rocket launch.
  • Visit the California Science Museum and stand alongside Space Shuttle Endeavour.
  • Sixty-four pages of pure content. No advertising.

All that – and more – in this issue of RocketSTEM magazine.

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Table of Contents

Curiosity discovers a habitable environment for life on Mars

The little rover that could: Opportunity still making discoveries

Columbia STS-1 Launch

Mars Rover Infographic

Contest challenges students to design new radiation shield

Green Bank offers unique view to Dr. Lockman

Starting in astronomy: Buying your first telescope

Orion The Hunter

From zero to orbital velocity: Dragon delivers to ISS

International Space Station at a glance

NASA Socials: An out of this world journey

A conversation with Skylab 4 astronaut Ed Gibson

Skylab: Disaster followed by triumph

Skylab: The flown and unflown missions

Skyborne with the 920th Rescue Wing

Yuri’s Night: The world space party

Gagarin’s orbital flight secured place in history

Teach Briefs • April 2013

NASA Spinoffs for Public Safety

Word Search • Skylab Issue

Evolution of the space toilet

Antares blast off set for mid April

NASA’s NuSTAR helps solve riddle of black hole spin

A window into Europa’s ocean may be right at the surface

Planck mission brings universe into sharp focus

Kepler discovers smallest planet yet

Endeavour to discover at the California Science Center

Hubble images a ‘Rose of Galaxies’

RocketSTEM • April 2013 • Vol. 1 No. 2 Issue 2 (ISSN: 2326-0661)  © 2013 All Rights Reserved

We hope you will continue to be inquisitive about this universe we all inhabit. Educators and students may reuse the magazine’s material in their classrooms, however, no commercial use or other reproduction is allowed.

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