Category Archives: STEM

#DidYouKnow – The Soviet’s Were The 1st On The Moon?

Luna 2’s Historic Flight Happened in September I recently read a book, Hot Moon by Alan Smale, and it hit home. With the Artemis program kicking off and our planned return to the moon, I thought it would be fun to review some history facts. One facet of the Space Race that intrigues me is that the Soviet Union beat the United

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NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK (& DAY)

Read these posts to learn more about National Aviation week and National Aviation Day as well as find great BOOK SUGGESTIONS: Aviation has always been very important to me. I formally studied it in college and even began training as a pilot. I served in the United States Air Force. You can bet I am jazzed about National Aviation Week

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My Book Review of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth by Avi Loeb My rating: 5 of 5 stars Compelling Theory No matter what you believe – Avi Loeb doesn’t try to force you to do anything more than to look at the evidence without bias – this is a compelling theory. It is well reasons and supported, which lends it

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#DidYouKnow – AUDIOBOOKS

Most people aren’t aware of this, but did you know that audiobooks have been around since 1877? Yep, that’s right. They were first created by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. With the advent of his phonograph (the precursor to the record player), he effectively brought forth the audiobook by reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Now, I am not a

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Charles E. Taylor – The 1st AMT

On May 24th, the United States celebrates National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. This may not seem all that exciting, and might appear completely unrelated to Charles Edward Taylor, but both are misconceptions. See, this unique day of remembrance isn’t just special for aviation – it is important for all inventors, mechanics, engineers, and historians. Furthermore, it’s Charlie‘s birthday! You’re probably asking who Charles

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Phoebe Omlie – The 1st Female AMT

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is celebrated on May 24th, which is the birthday of the man who invented the first aircraft engine, Charles E. Taylor). In honor of this day, I wanted to recognize an amazing woman – Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie (November 21, 1902 – July 17, 1975).  She is someone to be celebrated and remembered not simply because she is the first female

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My Book Review of The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers

The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs My rating: 5 of 5 stars Heartbreaking, Eye-opening, & Informative As a female veteran, this book really resonated with me. It’s because of women like those commemorated in this novel that I can vote and be recognized for my own service to my country. The hardships & battles they endured

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