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Retro Posters Show NASA’s Vision for Our Future on Mars

The space agency’s beautiful art offers a romantic view of human space travel—but the journey will be far from easy.

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 6 March 1937) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and engineer, and the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963. "Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is."

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The 45 year evolution of spacecraft cockpit #design from @NASA Apollo to Discovery to @SpaceX Dragon v2 #glasscockpit

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Katherine Johnson: A Lifetime of STEM

Katherine Johnson (born 1918) iAfrican-American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who contributed to America's aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. Known for accuracy in computerized celestial navigation, she calculated the trajectory for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. She plotted backup navigational charts for astronauts in case of electronic failures. In 1962, when NASA used computers for the first time to…

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Atlantis lifts off, the 66th space shuttle flight. Payload includes the Atmospheric Laboratory for Application and Science (ATLAS-3) and the German constructed Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere Shuttle Pallet Satellite (CRISTA-SPAS).

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How do I ... become an astronaut?

How do I ... become an astronaut?

First man-made leaves could help astronauts breathe

'World's first man-made leaves' could use photosynthesis to help astronauts breathe... I've got a scifi writing idea!

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