Grace Potter has a new song and video in praise of women in STEM: Initiate: Grace Potter Mission | NASA
NASA Johnson Space Center and recording star Grace Potter have collaborated on a new space-themed music video released Monday, September 19. The video, which was shot at Johnson, features Potter performing her song, “Look What We’ve Become” and highlights NASA women engineers, scientists and astronauts in their workplace.
According to Potter, the song has an empowerment theme with a message that you can do anything you set your mind to, no matter who tells you otherwise.
“So much of this song is about when you are coming up through any part of your life and you face challenges, there are so many different ways that that can affect you and change the course of your life,” Potter said. “I think that it creates a strength within you if you do make the choice to push onward and say, ‘I know that this might be more difficult than another path. That’s why I want to do it.”
Here is another space themed music video from Potter:
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1. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016: 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): DR. PAUL SUTTER returns for a space science discussion.
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4. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016: 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT): DR. JOHN BRANDENBURG returns for the promised hybrid-fusion discussion.
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Last Friday, daredevil Eddie Braun road a steam-powered rocket over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. Here is a video of the flight:
The rocket was built by Scott Truax, son of the late Robert Truax, a famous rocket designer and NewSpace pioneer. The father built a similar rocket for Evel Knievel who made the same jump in 1974. Knievel made it across the canyon but after the chutes deployed too early, winds blew him back over the edge and he ended up along side the river. Scott wanted to prove his father’s rocket design was quite capable of a successful jump.
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