Blog: Disney and Spaceflight: American Entertainment that Educates

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 21st 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. I was on winter break for the past three weeks and honestly was not up to much.  I spent a lot of time playing minecraft and now I’ve… Read More

CASIS and Marvel Announce “Guardians of the Galaxy” Astrobotany Challenge

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 13th 2018

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Marvel are teaming up to allow students 13-18 years old to design an experiment to be performed on the International Space Station.  Flight proposals under Team Groot will focus on plant biology and genetics.  If you are a young scientist, consider checking out this awesome… Read More

A Pillar of Space Agriculture: Dr. Raymond Wheeler

Kai Brito — Jan 8th 2018

As part of our news series, we’ll be interviewing prominent figures in astrobotany and their role in advancing the subject forward.  Our first interview is with Dr. Raymond Wheeler, a NASA plant physiologist based at the Kennedy Space Center and Vice Chair for the Life Sciences Commission of the International Committee for Space Research (COSPAR).… Read More

Astrobotany’s 2018 New Years Resolutions

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 1st 2018

Happy new year! It’s officially 2018, a time for a new year and a new start.  We won’t quite be celebrating astrobotany.com’s one-year anniversary yet (the site was founded in February 2017), but we’re ready to put spaceflight plant biology on the map in the coming year. 2018 New Year’s Resolutions 1. More content on… Read More

Blog: Kai Rasmussen, The Wolf of Apt 5

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 21st 2017

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. A couple of days ago I filed for an LLC to formally start a business.  I finally mustered up the courage to wade into business with no business… Read More

Plants Going up on SpaceX CRS-13

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 11th 2017

SpaceX Commercial Resupply 13 was originally slated for December 4th, 2017.  The launch was scrubbed for unspecified reasons but is set to take off tomorrow, on December 12th, 2017.  There is a lot of valuable cargo going up on this mission, and some of them are plants.  Let’s take a look at the plants going… Read More

BLOG: /r/astrobotany is Our Official Forum and SpaceX13 is Slated for December 12th Now

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 7th 2017

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. First off, shout-out Jonathan Lombardino, for encouraging astrobotany.com to create the /r/astrobotany subreddit on reddit.com.  I’ve had a lot of fun setting up the subreddit and creating flair… Read More

Strictly Business: 3 Companies Investing in Astrobotany

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 6th 2017

It’s never too early to start investing, and companies are already starting to expand their portfolios for astrobotany.  There are several good reasons for corporations to invest in growing plants in space.  It’s also worth noting that the companies we’ll be looking at today are all household names, whose products have nothing to do with… Read More

BLOG: We Should Let Kids Control Satellites from the Internet

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 4th 2017

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. Here at astrobotany.com, we’ve touched on some of the ways education is changing, and how educators are adjusting to best fit the needs of a new generation of… Read More

BLOG: Finally Learning How to Code, to do Interesting Things

Kai Rasmussen — Dec 3rd 2017

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. it’s time to code It was time that I learned how to program.  Really, I’ve survived building astrobotany.com with wordpress and Isaac doing the coding.  I haven’t needed… Read More