SPACE

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,…

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…

Metro’s Space Cadet Explorers Take On “Rocky” Mission

Every month MSUM's planetarium is offering a tour of space to get kids interested in astronomy

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids from around the metro are getting the chance to see our solar system up close. Every month MSUM’s planetarium is offering a tour of space to get kids interested in astronomy.  This month focused on rocky planets while upcoming months will focus on dwarf planets, moons and gas giants. Each time a kid puts on their…

Astronomy Update

With the frigid temperatures this week, stargazing outside for long is not the safest.  Not much has changed, but in the mornings we are seeing more planets rise just before the sun. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, jupiter, mars, moon, SPACE, venus

Astronomy Update

Clouds that stick around through next week prevent great stargazing for the start of November.  Even if it were more clear, with a lot of planets hidden it would be hard to find more than two easily.  The moon is dimming this week, so any break in the clouds will have less light pollution. Tags: jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn,…

Junkyard Brewing’s Expansion Doubles Taproom in Size; How Owners are Keeping Original the Culture

When the idea of an expansion became a reality, owners wanted to keep the true essence of Junkyard Brewing alive

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The small cozy quarters of Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead have created an atmosphere that people in the metro love. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got an inside look at its new expansion and tells us how owners are keeping its character while having more space for customers. What started off as a space for 60 people, has now doubled…

New Drekker Brewery and Taproom Officially Up and Running on 1st Avenue North

Lines were out the door starting at noon and continued until closing late Saturday night

FARGO, N.D. — After a year of preparations, the new Drekker Brewery and taproom is up and running in Unicorn Park. The new hot spot at 1666 1st avenue North in Fargo, celebrated its opening with a full house on Saturday. Lines were out the door starting at noon and continued until closing late Saturday night. The new space still…

Organization that Helps Employ People on the Autism Spectrum Moves in to New Space Across the River

Many representatives from local businesses were at the ribbon cutting and learned more about how they can be a part of the employment process

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local organization that helps businesses employ the strengths of people on the autism spectrum has a new office space. Mind Shift crossed the Red River and is now located in the center of downtown Moorhead. Many representatives from local businesses were at the ribbon cutting and learned more about how they can be a part of…

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…