Jon Lomberg is one of the world's leading artists inspired by science, whose work has been seen by over one billion people worldwide. His images range from fine art and museum displays to computer graphics for the media. He is an Emmy Award winning television art director (" COSMOS "), a muralist for the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum ( Portrait of the Milky Way ), and an award winning science reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s program IDEAS. He designed the astronomical animation for the Warner Brothers film " CONTACT ", based on Carl Sagan's novel, for...

Soy bread is one of the recipes developed to be used in a habitat where crops are grown, harvested and processed for crew consumption. NASA-sponsored research projects at various colleges have established that bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, beans, lettuce, green onions, herbs, peanuts, potatoes, radishes, rice, soybeans, spinach, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and wheat are all potential candidates for successful space agriculture. Ingredients for this Soy Bread could be derived from these plants along with minimum supplies brought from Earth. Recipe: 3/4 cup +2 tbsp plain soymilk 1 tbsp peanut oil 2 tsp dry active yeast 2 tbsp sugar 1...

AWB AstroArt Project chair, Daniela De Paulis in a conversation with Richard Clar , AWB AstroArtist of the Month for April 2013. Daniela: How did you start your artistic research and career, was Space the focus of your work since the early stages? What was the event that made you think of Space as an artistic medium? Richard: I began life in Los Angeles, California where I was born. My formal art education was at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Chouinard later became California Institute of the Arts. My major was ceramics and I...

Background: Space. It's a dangerous place an extreme environment hostile to human beings. The launch in 1957 of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, heralded not only the beginning of the space age, but what would ultimately become another danger in space: orbital debris. Fifty-six years and thousands of launches later, the near-Earth environment of space has become heavily populated with orbital debris. The heaviest concentration of orbital debris is in low-Earth orbit, becoming less dense as it progresses out to geosynchronous orbit. These orbital debris objects consist of spent rocket bodies, various space hardware, non-functioning satellites, and fragments from explosions....

Chocolate Pudding Cake is one of the popular ISS deserts and is easy to make compared to other space food recipes. The recipes are complex because many ingredients start from scratch and are commercial food service products. Some of the more complex space food recipes were not included in the Astronaut’s Cookbook because the ingredients were not available and special equipment is required to process. Recipe: 3/4 cup Devil’s Food cake mix 3 tbsp unsalted butter 1 3/4 cups skim milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp modified food starch (cornstarch may be substituted) 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 3/4 cup...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.