From NASA: Meet particle physicist, former Fermilab user and U.S. Navy combat pilot Josh Cassada. As pilot of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, Cassada is making his first trip as an astronaut to the International Space Station. Learn more about his love of science and his journey to becoming an astronaut.
From Tech Start Ups, October 24, 2021: How antimatter can one day power a rocket into space. Former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson believes testing an antimatter-based propulsion spacecraft could be a reality by 2050 if the high energy costs to produce antimatter weren’t a factor.
From CNN, October 12, 2021: Yesterday, William Shatner, otherwise known as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, soared into space 100 kilometers above sea level to the Kármán line recognized as the international boundary between Earth and space. As Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains, while Shatner’s brief visit to space is historic, it is also an inspiration to all regardless of age.
From CNN, July 19, 2021: Fermilab senior scientist Don Lincoln explores the rise and fascination with commercial space exploration by billionaires and “space tourism.”
From CNN, July 1, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains how the Hubble Telescope housed on the Space Shuttle Discovery has stopped operating, but the James Webb Space Telescope may soon be replacing it with a hundred times more power.