TODAY’S FORECAST: Friday: A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 58. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Low 48. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Rainfall around a half an inch.
NASA chose this satellite image of Friday’s blizzard as its photo of the day. According to NASA, the winter storm is the result of two low pressure systems merging over the East Coast: “The satellite image, captured at 9:01 a.m. EST, shows clouds associated with the western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio [...]
Former NASA astronaut Sally Ride, who became the first U.S. woman to go into space, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 61. Queens locals share some of their favorite memories of the space mission with Sally Ride. “She was a brave woman and a great role model.” -Joan McGuirk “America was [...]
Simcha Waisman has 10,000 more reasons to smile. The president of the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center was pleased to learn that Walmart has given them $10,000 in funding, through Councilmember Eric Ulrich. “We’re proud of our track record of philanthropy in the city and are always looking for new opportunities to support programs [...]
The Space Shuttle Enterprise is boldly going where no shuttle has gone before. NASA’s prototype orbiter arrived in the city this morning. It was flown piggyback atop NASA’s specially designed 747. The shuttle took off from Dulles Airport in Virginia and was scheduled to land at Kennedy Airport before 11 a.m.On the way, it flew over the Statue [...]
The One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center is training the astronauts of tomorrow, one fifth-grader at a time. Since the NASA Videoconferencing Technology Program was implemented in 2007, Richmond Hill students have connected to space stations, learned technology and science, and most recently, participated in a videoconference with NASA rocket scientist Tom Benson. While Benson [...]