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CATEGORY: NASA
How the Search for Little Green Men—or Any Life on Mars—Got Smarter
May 4, 2018

NASA's InSight mission, which will dig into the planet's core, is the latest to explore for signs of life on the red planet. Read More

Watch JFK Tour NASA 6 Days Before His Assassination
May 4, 2018

Although he was not alive to see it happen, getting an American to the moon was John F. Kennedy's ultimate dream. Read More

Big Bird Narrowly Escaped Death on the Challenger Mission
January 26, 2018

The puppeteer inside the yellow suit was in talks to go to space. Read More

How Groupthink Led to 7 Lives Lost in the Challenger Explosion
January 25, 2018

The Challenger launched too early—in part, because Reagan wanted to give a speech about it. Read More

The Mercury 13: Meet the Woman Astronauts Grounded by NASA
July 24, 2017

These aspiring astronauts were part of the little-known 'Mercury 13' program. Read More

Would NASA’s Original Astronauts Make the Cut Today?
June 7, 2017

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The Twisty Tale of an Apollo 11 Lunar Sample, Set to Go Up For Auction
May 25, 2017

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Scientists Make Biggest Breakthrough in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
February 23, 2017

Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. Read More

Remembering the Apollo 1 Tragedy
January 26, 2017

When NASA’s first fatal spacecraft accident occurred 50 years ago, it happened not in deep space but right on the launch pad. Read More

Human Computers: The Women of NASA
December 13, 2016

Their calculations would chart the course of many ground-breaking space missions, yet their stories remain mostly unknown. Get the story behind the women mathematicians, engineers and scientists working at NASA. Read More