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% risks of space exploration part 1

Top 5 risks of space exploration Part 1: Gravity 

Voyager has left the solar system; we have rovers on Mars and New Horizons has ventured into the Kuiper Belt ...
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Mission Monday: Five fast facts about the first American spacewalk

Mission Monday: Five fast facts about the first American spacewalk

On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White stepped out of his Gemini capsule and into space for the first ...
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Independence Plaza Photo Puzzle

Independence Plaza Photo Puzzle

Independence Plaza is home to the historic shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905 and the high fidelity shuttle replica Independence. More ...
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Karen Nyberg at the cupola

Top 10 photos of astronauts at the cupola

The cupola is possibly one of the most famous modules onboard the International Space Station. This impressive observation deck is ...
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Demo-2 launch watch party guide

Demo-2 launch watch party guide

Be part of the NASA mission and watch history on May 30 as we launch astronauts from American soil for ...
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Skylab

Skylab Trivia: Week 4

This month’s trivia is all Skylab. This orbital outpost, a precursor to the International Space Station, served as a laboratory ...
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What is the Kuiper Belt?

What is the Kuiper Belt?

Though the center is temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration. In this series, we’ll ...
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On Memorial Day, we honor those who served and sacrificed

On Memorial Day, we honor those who served and sacrificed

Thanks to the service of many in the military, NASA was able to move forward with exploration of the space ...
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Skylab

Mission Monday Infographic: Skylab I mission highlights

Before the International Space Station, there was Skylab, America’s first space station. Scroll through the infographic below to learn more ...
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Top 10 mission launch photos

Top 10 mission launch photos

Launches have always been an exhilarating part of human spaceflight history. Whether it was the mighty Saturn V propelling astronauts ...
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