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Asteroid Heads Towards Earth, No One Cares

Anthony Reale, Professional Pessimist
February 23, 2017
Filed under Humor

Last Tuesday, NASA discovered an asteroid the size of Canada headed straight for the United States. No panic was caused, however, as no one gives a shit about the Earth anymore. “It’s pretty much time the Earth gets what’s coming to it, after all the shit we’ve caused in the Solar System,...

NASA Discovers New Star

Clara Wheeler, Hollywood Astrologist
February 16, 2017
Filed under Humor

In breaking news, NASA identified a new star early last week, a couple meters to the right of the sun. The star, named Alice Merkel, is a high-energy being “with just a celestial body,” scientists at NASA gushed. They described Merkel as having a very reactive personality, and she is very excited t...

Whitman alumna, NASA astronaut preps for 2010 space flight to International Space Station

Whitman alumna, NASA astronaut preps for 2010 space flight to International Space Station

Liz Forsyth
November 19, 2009
Filed under NEWS

In March, alumna Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger '97 will fly to the International Space Station as a part of crew STS-131 on a NASA mission to deliver and replace equipment. A geology major at Whitman, she completed NASA's Astronaut Candidate Training in February 2006. This, her first flight, will be the next-...

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