Meet our Solar System: Jupiter

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let's go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Jupiter. Where is it? Jupiter is the fifth planet of our solar system, sitting 468.1

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Science in Action: Newton’s Third Law of Motion

To understand how a super heavy rocket can launch into space, you have to go back to the basics and take a closer look at Newton’s three laws of motion. Each month, in our new Science in Action series we uncover the science behind spaceflight. Last time, we took a

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Meet Our Solar System: Venus

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let's go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Venus. Where is it? Venus is the second planet of our solar system, sitting an

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Science in Action: Newton’s Second Law of Motion

Behind each rocket launch, there’s a basic scientific principle to explain what’s happening. Each month, in our new Science in Action series we uncover the science behind spaceflight. Chances are, you’ve heard of Newton’s three laws of motion. Today, we are taking a closer look at Newton’s second law and

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Spacecraft Spotlight: Explorer 1

In our new Spacecraft Spotlight blog series, we are featuring different spacecraft and highlighting their unique features and significant contributions to the history of space exploration. This week we are spotlighting Explorer 1, America’s first satellite. Following the two successful Sputnik launches by the Soviet Union in 1957, America felt

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Meet Our Solar System: Mercury

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let's go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Mercury. Where is it? Mercury is the first planet of our solar system, sitting an

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Eyes Up: December

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Here are some highlights from NASA’s most recent Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the December sky. Dec. 1

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Eyes Up: October

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Here are some highlights from NASA’s most recent Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the October sky! Oct. 2

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Overcoming the challenges of human space flight

In order to send astronauts further into the cosmos, NASA must solve the challenges of human deep space exploration. NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has empowered the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) to research and develop innovative approaches to reduce the risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions,

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Launch Pad: Crew-3 launch

Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to liftoff soon. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission will launch four astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station as early as

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