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Sen. Kevin Cramer and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Tour UND, Grand Sky

They held a town hall with space studies students

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks is considered the place to be for space exploration. Sen. Kevin Cramer invited NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for a tour. For students in UND’s space studies program, there’s something fascinating about the night sky. “Being able to look at the stars at night is just amazing, using my telescope to look at galaxies, planets,…

Fargo Public Library Holds NASA Spacesuit Event

People get to take pictures with an Apollo 13 spacesuit

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Library held an event featuring a spacesuit from Apollo 13 that was sent from the Johnson Space Center. Kids and families got to pose with it against a green screen, so a space background can be added on. They also got to make crafts like picture frames to decorate their photos. “I hope that everyone that…

From ND To NASA: Stories From Outer Space

Jamestown Native Rick Hieb Shares His Experiences In Outer Space During 3 Space Shuttle Missions

  Space flight is one of the most astonishing achievements in human history. We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Most statistics say only between five and six hundred people have ever been to space. One of those people is North Dakota native Rick Hieb. On Friday, he talked about his journey from North Dakota to…

From ND To NASA: North Dakota’s Space Flight Legacy

Astronaut & Jamestown native Rick Hieb Shares His Journey From North Dakota To NASA

People first walked on the moon 50 years ago this Saturday. Here in North Dakota, our relationship with NASA and space flight goes back more than 60 years. We’ve had quite a few astronauts with North Dakota connections. We’re telling you about those brave men and women. KVRR’s Adam Ladwig had the huge honor of talking with North Dakota native…

West Fargo Astronaut Talks About His ‘Out of This World’ Job with Local Kids

It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission putting man on the moon and a local astronaut is sharing his experience at NASA and in space with local kids

WEST FARGO, N.D.– A West Fargo High School graduate is talking about seeing something less than one percent of people have seen: space. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission putting man on the moon and a local astronaut is sharing his experience at NASA and in space with local kids. “What’s your favorite part about being in…

Astronaut From Fargo Selected For The Astronaut Hall of Fame

Jim Buchli was a member of four space flights.

Veteran astronaut Jim Buchli of Fargo has been selected for induction into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Buchli was a member of four space flights. He has orbited the earth 319 times. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the NASA Astronaut Office in 1992. He currently works with the Boeing Defense and Space Group in Houston. Janet Kavandi…

UND Space Studies Department Does Fifth “Mars” Mission

The crew did 12 experiments including growing plants and testing new space suits

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There aren’t many space studies departments in the world but it just so happens there’s one in Grand Forks. “It was founded by Buzz Aldrin actually, the space studies department,” said Prahbu Victor. Since UND’s program began in the 1980’s, the department has given students who have a love and curiosity of everything to do with…

Super Blue Blood Moon – What is it?

Explaining Wednesday Morning's Astronomical Wonder

The eye was on the sky Wednesday morning as three astronomical wonders happened at the same time – a Super Moon, a Blue Moon, and a Blood moon. So what exactly does that mean? NASA Scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller said a super moon is when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit and will be bigger and…

THE BIZ: H&M Apologizes for “Racist” Ad, Verizon Price Hike, Starbucks Lawsuit, American Girl’s GOTY is Out of this World

Starbucks could be saying "thanks a latte."

NATIONAL — American Girl has always known she is a star, but now you can say she’s out of this world. The 2018 American Girl of the Year is 11-year-old aspiring astronaut, Luciana Vega, who wants to be the first person to walk on Mars. American Girl has partnered with NASA and says the idea for Luciana came from a…