WKAR and the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University celebrated the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon with a weekend of activities July 19-21. Hundreds of people gathered at the planetarium to mark the occasion with events that included a return of WKAR's Pop-Up Stories.
In case you missed Pop-Up Stories on July 19, we've collected them here. Enjoy!
Last week’s MoonFest events at MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrating the first steps on the moon 50 years ago has us remembering the Apollo space missions.
Forty-eight years ago this week, Apollo 15 launched. It was NASA’s fifth mission carrying astronauts to the surface of the moon. It’s especially important in Michigan history because all three astronauts aboard had ties to the state.
WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner via Skype about Apollo 15.
Last week, WKAR and MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon with MoonFest, a weekend of events including a return of WKAR’s Pop-Up Stories. One of those stories was told by the planetarium’s program assistant, John French.
A new study at the University of Michigan has used MRI technology to show how astronauts' brains compress and expand during space flight. Findings indicate that during flight, the volume of astronauts' gray matter increased or decreased. The extent of change depended on the length of time spent in space.
U-M kinesiology and psychology professor Rachel Seidler says the findings could have applications for treating other health conditions that affect brain function
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. space program suffered a terrible loss. Three astronauts -- Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee -- died in a fire during a training mission inside the Apollo 1 capsule.