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The Kid Report: Speaking from Space

January 12, 2023

Astronaut Nicole Mann is the first Native American woman in space. Last October, she blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Read what she has to say about her life and her experience on…

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Speaking from Space

January 12, 2023

Nicole Mann, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, treasures the dream catcher her mother gave her when she was a girl. This small hoop with a feather is said to offer protection. Mann believes it helped her when…

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Back to Earth

December 15, 2022

NASA’s uncrewed Orion spaceship splashes down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, on December 11. It was launched on November 16, as part of the Artem…

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8 Questions for Vanessa E. Wyche

December 14, 2022

Vanessa E. Wyche is the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. She oversees programs that will send astronauts to the moon and Mars. TFK Kid Reporter Shaivi Moparthi spoke with Wyche at the space center. 1. What…

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Operation Asteroid

November 3, 2022

Mission managers at NASA spent $330 million to send a refrigerator-size craft 7 million miles into space and punch an asteroid in the nose. We should all be very glad they did, because Earth now feels a little bit safer.…

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The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Last year, NASA sent a supply craft to the International Space Station (ISS). Its cargo included thousands of tardigrades. These creatures, each small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil, can be found just about anywhere­: in oceans,…

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A Lake on Mars?

October 13, 2022

An international group of scientists says there might be a lake beneath the ice at Mars’s south pole. If there is liquid water, that could mean that the frigid planet is still producing heat. Which might mean life. The…

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Meetup with Lauren Goodwin

September 23, 2022

A cybersecurity expert will answer questions from kids. Save the date! On September 28 at 4:30pm ET, join us for a live Zoom Q&A with cybersecurity expert and NASA chief information officer Lauren Goodwin. This live event will be hosted…

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Launch Delay

September 8, 2022

On September 3, NASA called off the launch of its new rocket, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was the second time in a week. The cause was a fuel leak. NASA says the launch of the uncrewed Artemis I, the…

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Legos in Space

September 8, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission won’t have astronauts on board. But it will have passengers. These include a Snoopy toy and a mannequin named Moonikin Campos. There will also be figures from the Lego Space Team. They’re part of Build to…

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