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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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Seeing into Space

September 8, 2022

For 26 years, the NASA scientists behind the James Webb Space Telescope have been asking for three things: patience, time, and money. In 1996, a group of astronomers proposed a space telescope that would be able to peer 13.6 billion…

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Life on Mars

March 10, 2022

Temperatures can drop to -225°F on Mars, and the air is unbreathable. But around 4 billion years ago, the planet had oceans and seas, and a thick blanket of air. These conditions could have supported life. For the past nine…

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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 work alongside Jared Isaacman on the Inspiration4 mission. Find out below how they were chosen to make the journey and what they hope to achieve. Sian Proctor Sian Proctor, 51, is a geosciences professor at South Mountain…

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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. An easy landing was not guaranteed. The rover’s 300 million–mile journey…

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Space Rocks

January 14, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a vast, dry open space. It was once very busy. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. About two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts touched down…

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Shooting for the Moon

September 6, 2019

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climbed down from the Apollo 11 lander and planted their boots on the lunar surface. The United States had beaten its rival, the Soviet Union, in the race to…

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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 and planted an American flag on the moon’s rocky surface. Six NASA lunar missions followed over the…

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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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