Staring at the stars is the theme of the March issue of RocketSTEM. Both above us in the sky, and in Hollywood, as we take you inside the production of the new “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” Our coverage of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” begins with the publication of our Q&A with host Neil deGrasse Tyson. We also have an exclusive insider peek — written by the show’s research coordinator, Brandon Fibbs — on what it was like to work on the new show alongside the famed astrophysicist. Then another article from Fibbs about his thoughts on working with Ann Druyan, executive producer and writer for both the old and new “Cosmos.” Our show coverage wraps up with our own synopses of each episode of “A Spacetime Odyssey.”

We’ve also got an interview with Jackee Mohl, a structural engineer for Boeing’s V-22 Osprey aircraft, to celebrate Women of Aviation Week Worldwide. And we present you a view into one man’s journey to produce “In Saturn’s Rings”, an IMAX movie to be released in museums later this year. While that may seem to be enough fresh content to fill an entire issue for some magazines out there, that was only the tip of the iceberg for us. We also packed the issue with stories about Bigelow Aerospace, the Spitzer Space Telescope and David Hearn, builder of the Kissimmee Park Observatory.

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

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Table of Contents

Meet NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – Launch Date: 2018

Bigelow’s promise: More space at less cost with inflatable space habitats

City in the sky: A cheaper space station from Bigelow

Kim Lichtenberg spends her days sampling Martian soil and rocks

The Spitzer Space Telescope: 10 years of viewing the Universe’s dark side

How engineers revamped Spitzer to probe exoplanets

Spitzer: Not a politician; Not a carbonated beverage

David Hearn takes outreach to new level with Kissimmee Park Observatory

Team Unicorn: Intergalactic force of awesome

NASA launches third generation communications satellite

Delta IV takes military GPS satellite into orbit

NASA and JAXA launch new satellite to measure global rain and snow

Abandon in place: Betty Grissom’s last visit to Apollo 1 memorial?

Boeing’s CST-100 passes two new milestones in development

Jupiter: The Gas Giant

‘In Saturn’s Rings’: One man’s journey to make a space film

Taking a first look at ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’

Ann Druyan preserves the legacy of Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ with ‘A Spacetime Odyssey’

Jackee Mohl looks to the future as a structural engineer for Boeing’s V-22 Osprey

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a conduit to knowledge

Wonders of the Cosmos: Neil deGrasse Tyson answers readers’ questions

Cosmos receiving largest ever global TV launch

RocketSTEM • March 2014 • Vol. 2 No. 2 Issue 6 (ISSN: 2326-0661)  © 2014 All Rights Reserved

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