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Life on Mars

March 10, 2022

Around 4 billion years ago, Mars had oceans and a thick blanket of air. These conditions could have supported life. For nearly 10 years, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring the planet’s Gale Crater. Long ago, the crater was probably…

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Inside the Crew Dragon

September 10, 2021

How do you fly a SpaceX Crew Dragon? Climb aboard, strap yourself in, close the hatch, and fly into space. The Dragon takes care of everything, so relax and enjoy the ride. Unless something goes wrong. And in space, something…

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Meet the Crew

September 9, 2021

Three people will travel with Jared Isaacman on the Inspiration4 mission. Find out below who they are and what they hope to achieve. Sian Proctor Sian Proctor, 51, is a professor of geosciences at South Mountain Community College, in Phoenix,…

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Exploring Mars

March 19, 2021

On February 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars. Its mission: to seek evidence of past microbial life. Something may have thrived on the planet billions of years ago. The rover’s 300 million–mile journey to Mars’s orbit took nearly seven…

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Space Rocks

January 14, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a dry open space. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. Two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts collected lunar samples to bring back to Earth. It’s…

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Shooting for the Moon

September 6, 2019

It was July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climbed out of the Apollo 11 lander. They stepped onto the lunar surface. The United States had beaten the Soviet Union in the race to put humans on the…

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Moon Mission

September 7, 2018

People first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped from the Apollo 11 spacecraft. They planted an American flag on the moon’s surface. After that, NASA sent six more missions to…

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Cosmic Critters

December 12, 2017

Animals have long been on the front lines of scientific discovery. Time and again, they have been given the lead in exploring new frontiers. But they didn’t volunteer for their missions. That doesn’t lessen their contribution to scientific knowledge. It…

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Eyes in the Sky

December 11, 2017

Chamber A is a historic landmark. It is located in the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. The chamber looks like a bank vault. But when the right machinery is turned on, it seems like a giant pocket of outer…

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What's Up, Dog?

September 11, 2017

A 3-year-old pit-bull mix named Ninja trots into the lab. She sees the MRI, a coffin-like machine. She leaps happily onto the table. Ninja has been trained to sit still in the MRI. This lets neuroscientist Gregory Berns peer into…

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