Month: July 2018

Blog: Happy 4th! and “Astrobotany. Is that like The Martian?”

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I was wearing the new astrobotany shirt (shameless plug, but I was, for real) as I ordered coffee yesterday.  I frequent Starbucks often, and the barista recognized me, as he previously asked about the other astrobotany shirt I was wearing.  Our first interaction went like this: …

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Dr. Gioia Massa: Growing Generations of Plant Scientists

As part of our news series, we’ll be interviewing prominent figures in astrobotany and their role in advancing the subject forward.  Our second interview is with Dr. Gioia Massa, a NASA Life Sciences Project Scientist based at the Kennedy Space Center. Our interview started with the same question we ask all astrobotanists: How did you …

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Blog: The Art of Writing And Please Send me Another Letter

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, recent UW biology graduate, and graphic designer.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. If you recently sent a letter to the Botany building at UW addressed to myself and Dr. Simon Gilroy, please send us another letter!  I promise we …

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