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Moonshots to Mars: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Spotlights Space Program

January 1st, 2015

Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s Global Public Square (GPS). “Americans used to understand moonshots inspire us, but also power America’s future,” Zakaria notes in a recent tweet. The GPS special airing called “Moonshots” on Sunday, January 4 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on CNN. A CNN opinion column was […]

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Asteroid Exploration

Invitation: Get Onboard a Time Capsule to an Asteroid!

September 2nd, 2014

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is slated to launch toward an asteroid in 2016. And thanks to an innovative participation project, you can take part in an Asteroid Time Capsule – an initiative to collect ideas from the public about space exploration 10 years from now. Called the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the spacecraft will rendezvous […]

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing: 21st Century Slooh Salute!

July 16th, 2014

Since 2003, Slooh has connected telescopes to the Internet for access by the broader public. Slooh’s automated observatories develop celestial images in real-time for broadcast to the Internet. Now the new news! Slooh will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing  with a high-definition lunar broadcast on Sunday, July 20th  starting at 5:30 […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Volunteers Wanted! Sunspot Research

June 14th, 2014

Yes, the Sun has its spots! And now you can take part in research that can help with some of solar physics’ unanswered questions, such as: Are sunspots born complex or do they evolve to become complex? Do sunspot groups that are more complex produce more eruptions? There’s a new Zooniverse project now online called […]

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Humans on Mars: These are the Brakes

April 12th, 2014

If larger and larger payloads – including human habitats – are to set down safely on Mars, new atmospheric reentry technologies are required. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is deep into cutting-edge and crosscutting demonstration flights of hardware to land hefty payloads on the Red Planet. The work is being done under NASA’s Low Density […]

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Super Planet Crash: Educational Game for World Builders

April 9th, 2014

Let the games begin! A new online educational resource allows the user to build their own planetary system, putting planets into orbit around a star and racking up points until they add a planet that destabilizes the whole system. The game is an offshoot of the open-source software package – Systemic Console — astronomers use […]

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