On anniversary, Curiosity rover still exploring Mars

On Mars, there is a roving science laboratory with lasers and cameras and active science experiments as we speak. On Aug. 5, 2012, Curiosity landed on Mars and has been making tracks (and history) ever since. Let’s run through some quick facts about the Mars Science Laboratory. What’s it’s real

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Remembering Apollo 11’s historic Moon landing

On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing, let’s tell the story of how these three intrepid explorers got there. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off atop a Saturn V rocket. The trip to the Moon took four days. After spending about 36 hours on the surface

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Apollo 11: Three steps besides mankind’s one giant leap

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11’s Lunar Module successfully landed on the Moon. It was the culmination of so much work and carried the hopes and dreams of the entire nation. You’ve seen Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon. You’ve heard his historic first words. But, did you know

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Pioneers of Space Exploration

Forty years ago NASA recruited its first six women astronauts. Three of those trailblazers share their mission memories in this June 28, 2018 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series. Retired astronauts Dr. Shannon Lucid, Dr. Rhea Seddon and Dr. Anna Fisher discuss their amazing experiences 35 years after classmate

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Remembering Judy Resnik

Judith Resnik had the right stuff. On June 28, 1978, Resnik was selected as part of the first female astronaut class to feature women. This historic class cohort had one fewer member than the Mercury Seven, but equaled their pioneering spirit. NASA astronaut Judith Resnik Resnik was the second American

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Stephen Hawking’s genius

Imagine a muscle cramp. It starts small and grows into a fire, coursing through your leg, your arm, your neck, disappearing in 30 seconds. Imagine that fire engulfing your body for 55 years. Imagine that pain, that disease stealing your mobility, your voice, your ability to breathe. Stephen Hawking changed

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – A Conversation with Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

In this March 16, 2018 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise discusses that fateful mission, his NASA career and some of his current projects. Learn more about Thought Leader Series

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