Megan Lee

My name is Megan. I live in Asheville, NC. I really like reading and learning about things.
I also make science, astronomy, and sci-fi related art:

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Thinking of our veterans today. 

Here is an amazing story about US Navy Captain Willard “Sam” Houston. You’ve probably never heard of him, but he saved the lives of the Apollo 11 astronauts and kept the moon mission from ending in disaster. 

Here’s the story straight from his granddaughter:

Mars Art: Rarely Seen Gems From Curiosity Rover’s Raw Image Collection

1. Curiosity channels its inner Ansel Adams during its most northern sojourn in Yellowknife Bay.

2. Curiosity inspects a nice rock formation just outside Yellowknife Bay.

3. A beautiful view of the foothills of Mount Sharp.

4. Here, the rover looks over a small rise towards the foothills of Mount Sharp.

5. The intake filter leading to Curiosity’s interior laboratory, which sifts out only the finest dust grains.

6. A rounded black-and-white shot looking towards Mount Sharp, showing rocks and tracks in the foreground.

7. Curiosity’s handheld MAHLI camera took very high magnification shots of this rock.

8. The black pyramidal rock in this image was nicknamed “Jake Matijevic” by the Curiosity team. After shooting it with lasers and X-rays, the rover determined that it was a type of rock never before seen on Mars.

9. Mars is mostly covered in rocks. This small collection is indicative of most of the planet.

Goodwill finds! #space #flyingsaucers #cosmos

I drew a quick sketch and told him it was Oliver the astronaut with a robot friend on the moon. He liked it. #outerspace #robot #moon #rocket #space

The first design in my new series - “NASA TECH”

This series will explore some of the ways NASA and the space program has contributed to our daily lives. At least 11 more designs to come. 

I’m having a  total blast working on these :)




Brand new poster featuring six Cosmic Pioneers in one print. (I even made it chronological for you :) )

Available sizes: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20


Included designs:

• Nicolaus Copernicus, representing his heliocentric model that places the Sun at the center of the universe

• Galileo Galilei, representing his discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, named the Galilean moons in his honor.

• Edwin Hubble, representing his commonly used system for classifying galaxies by grouping them according to their appearance in photographic images.

• Carl Sagan, representing the voyage of Pioneer 10, which bore Sagans plaque containing a pictorial message in case the spacecraft was intercepted by extraterrestrial life. 

• Stephen Hawking, representing his work and theoretical predictions concerning black holes.

• Neil deGrasse Tyson, representing the the birth, life, and death of a star.

Now on tshirt’s - my design in honor of the ever-inspiring and passionate astrophycist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

This design represents what Tyson has stated he likes most about the universe - the birth, lives, and deaths of stars

Futuristic illustrations from Our World in Space by Isaac Asimov and Robert McCall.

One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my parents this year :)

THIS is the insanely cool animated video of what Felix Baumgertner’s free fall from the edge of space will look like. (Wrong link earlier)

Be sure to watch is FULLSCREEN.

The live broadcast of his jump this morning (10/14/12) is here:

Felix Baumgartner’s free fall from THE EDGE OF SPACE is happening today (if there are no more delays). Watch live here: 

Felix will be jumping from 120,000 ft (about 23 miles) above earths surface and will be protected head-to-toe in a special pressurized suit. He is expected to exceed Mach 1 (340.29 m / s) during part of his fall. 

Watch this animated video to see how INSANELY COOL this should be:
I simultaneously got chills and wanted to cry when I watched it.

More info from Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.