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Benefits of Space Exploration

FY-Eye! Impressive Satellite View of U.S. Land-Surface

April 7th, 2014

The most comprehensive satellite-gleaned view of land-surface conditions from coast to coast in the conterminous United States is an eye-opener! Just issued by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this latest look-see shows land-surface conditions from coast to coast, showing the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas. The National Land Cover Database […]

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Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration

April 1st, 2014

Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration was released in September 2013 by the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. At its heart, this report explains that space exploration “will continue to be an essential driver for opening up new domains in science and technology, triggering other sectors to partner with the space sector for joint research and development. […]

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House Members Issue Bi-Partisan Call for Human Exploration Strategy Using Space Launch System, Orion

March 24th, 2014

A bi-partisan letter from 32 members of the U.S. House urges the White House to structure a “safe, focused and expeditious return of American astronauts to deep space exploration on an American rocket launched from American soil.” The lawmakers, led by Steven M. Palazzo, chair of the House Science Subcommittee, and Donna F. Edwards, the […]

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NASA’s Strategic Plan 2014 Released

March 24th, 2014

NASA has released its 2014 Strategic Plan, with the space agency’s Office of Strategy Formulation identified as the responsible office. “Our long-term goal is to send humans to Mars. Over the next two decades, we will develop and demonstrate the technologies and capabilities needed to send humans to explore the red planet and safely return […]

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Virtual Microscope: Eye the Apollo Collection!

March 22nd, 2014

Want your own glimpse of Apollo 11’s grab and go samples from the Moon, in all 48 pounds (22 kilograms) of rock and soil specimens? This collection has been created through collaboration between The Open University in the United Kingdom and the NASA curation facility. You can now examine Apollo 11 thin sections using the Open […]

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