New Ideas for Space Things to Do
Since The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List was published in January 2016, I continue to come across new ideas. If there's something on the original list you don't want to do, substitute one of these!

Check back from time to time, because I keep finding new possibilities for space enthusiasts.
  • Visit Mars in the comfort of your own home! Watch for this new virtual reality experience, which will be available in July 2017.
  • Can't afford to go to space in person? Send your DNA there and back! The next suborbital opportunity will be available at Spaceport America on September 11, 2017. The price is $1,295.
  • Be the first to find a previously unseen supernova.
  • Be a human subject in a NASA 45-day spaceflight analog study at Johnson Space Center.
  • Fly with Captain Kirk (William Shatner) on a special ZERO-G parabolic airplane "weightless" adventure on August 4, 2017.
  • The European Space Agency (ESA) is testing software designed to evaluate manual control skills astronauts need. You can help validate the test at the Astronaut Selection Test page. Enter the site by clicking the button for the browser you use. Scroll down to watch two tutorials. Then take the test, which takes 30-60 minutes.
  • Be the person who finds Planet Nine! Sign up at Backyard Worlds to watch mini-movies of infrared imagery taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, (WISE). You will get instructions about how to identify previously unknown celestial bodies.
  •  Visit the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico, where the Apollo astronauts trained in geology and techniques for retrieving samples. Five miles southwest of Taos, County Road 110 heads westward from State Route 68. The pavement ends after four miles, several steps from the canyon rim. Large chunks of black basalt litter the ground.
  • Catch some stardust! Mike Shinabery, an education specialist at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, gave us this tip: Stretch plastic wrap over the open top of a large, shallow cardboard box. Leave it outside for about five days. See if you find tiny iron particles (check with a magnet) in the box that have punched through the plastic wrap. That's meteorite dust!