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On Target

December 2, 2022

NASA sent a refrigerator-size craft into space. Its job was to smash into an asteroid. The spacecraft was called DART. That stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. It was launched last November. DART was sent to Dimorphos. That’s an asteroid.…

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Space Greens

September 22, 2022

Astronauts may soon be going to the moon again. NASA plans to build bases there. The astronauts will not be able to take all the food they will need. So they may have to grow some of it on lunar…

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History

Moon Missions

September 22, 2022

In 1969, people landed on the moon for the first time. The mission was part of the Apollo program. It was run by NASA. That is the United States space agency. There were many Apollo missions. Each was meant…

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Webb's Wonders

September 9, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever launched. It was sent into space in 2021. The first images captured by Webb were revealed in the summer. “These images are going to remind the world that…

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Reach for Space

September 9, 2022

Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. It answers kids’ questions about space. Listeners learn through interviews and at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His cohost is his wife, Meredith Stepien. “Being…

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Growing Galaxy

August 10, 2022

On August 2, NASA released a new picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This pink wheel is called the Cartwheel Galaxy. Its center is made of hot dust. Meanwhile, the outer part of the wheel has been expanding…

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Seeing Space

July 12, 2022

The first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was released on July 11. It shows SMACS 0723. That’s a cluster of galaxies from nearly 5 billion years ago. The telescope uses the science of light and gravity to see…

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A Day In Space

November 23, 2021

What’s it like to see Earth from space? “It takes my breath away,” astronaut Christina Koch says. “The blues are very bright. And it glows.” In February 2020, Koch completed a mission on the International Space Station (ISS). It was…

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Explore the ISS

November 23, 2021

Look into the sky at dawn or dusk. You might see the International Space Station (ISS). It is 250 miles above you. But you can see its solar panels catch the sunlight. The ISS is a space laboratory. It orbits…

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Back to Earth

October 15, 2021

The Inspiration4 crew spent three days orbiting the Earth. The crew members were in the SpaceX Dragon capsule. On September 18, the capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The mission was a success. This was the first time an…

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