James Webb Telescope clean room

Top 10 NASA clean room photos

Prior to launch, rovers, space telescopes and more, are housed in clean rooms to prevent damage from being done to these precious payloads. NASA has many clean rooms throughout the country between all its facilities, including its academic and commercial partner facilities. These clean rooms help to keep critical flight

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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. But the goal is not only to have robots in space, but a sustainable human presence. This human element is the most fragile part of the mission. The challenges to

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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 take a quick tour through a science or space topic. Today we are exploring the Kuiper Belt. Where do comets come from? Where does the dwarf planet Pluto reside? Where

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