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It's Rocket Science

February 16, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Joan Melendez Misner is an engineer at NASA. She’s also a…

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Environment

Ozone Recovery

January 19, 2023

The hole in Earth’s ozone layer is on track to heal. That’s according to a new United Nations (U.N.) report. The recovery comes 35 years after an international agreement. That deal stopped the use of ozone-destroying chemicals. Ozone is a…

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Space

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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Space

Speaking from Space

January 12, 2023

Nicole Mann is a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes. She treasures her dream catcher. Her mother gave it to her. Mann has had it since she was a girl. It’s a small hoop with a feather. It’s said…

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Space

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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Space

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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Space

The Sky Is Not the Limit

November 22, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? In October, retired astronaut Scott Kelly visited the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW). TIME for Kids was there to hear about his experiences in space. And to get the answer…

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Space

Operation Asteroid

November 3, 2022

Mission managers at NASA sent a refrigerator-size craft 7 million miles into space. Its job was to punch an asteroid in the nose. We should be glad NASA did this. Earth feels a little bit safer now. The spacecraft is…

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Space

The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Last year, NASA sent a supply craft to the International Space Station (ISS). Its cargo included thousands of tardigrades. One of these creatures could fit on the tip of a pencil. They’re found just about anywhere­: in oceans, trees, and…

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Government

The Kid Report: The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Tardigardes are tough enough to withstand about a thousand times the radiation that would kill a human. Unlocking their survival secrets is key if we hope to send people to Mars someday. You can read about tardigrades in “The Survivor,”…

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