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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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From Apollo 11 to Now Video

September 9, 2017

Watch this video to introduce the Space Exploration Text Set

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Why Total Solar Eclipses Are So Rare

August 17, 2017

A solar eclipse will cross the continental United States on August 21, from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. Millions of people will witness the spectacular space event. They won’t show up just because solar eclipses are extremely beautiful. They…

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Suiting Up

March 3, 2017

NASA engineers are designing spacesuits for exploring Mars and beyond. Years of being a NASA engineer have led Lindsay Aitchison to a surprising place. She spends a lot of time thinking about dust. How to keep it out of a…

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G3-4 Text Set: Space Exploration

November 5, 2016

Space is an endlessly fascinating subject for many. What exists beyond our planet? What is it like to launch into space and walk on the moon? This text set dives into the history and lasting impact of space exploration. Essential…

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A Day on Mars

October 21, 2016

TIME’s space writer spent 24 hours inside a NASA base in Hawaii. The base copies conditions on the Red Planet. I came to a lava tube at the end of a 10-minute walk from my Martian habitat. At the top…

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