NASA and Space Travel

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Article arstechnica.com

The Greatest Leap, Part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon - Ars Technica


“The conquest of space is worth the risk of life,” said Gus Grissom. "Outside of the aerospace industry, the story of Apollo 1, along with NASA’s rapid recovery through the h...

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Apollo 8 and the 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America - Ars Technica


The Greatest Leap, Part 2: If Apollo 8 failed, NASA's Moon dreams would crumble.

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The Greatest Leap, Part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing - Ars Technica


Across the cislunar blackness, we set sail for a landing that almost didn't happen. "Today, the Moon landings still take our breath away. On July 20, 1969, NASA pulled off ar...

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Article independent.co.uk

Nasa to hold major announcement after artificial intelligence makes planet-hunting breakthrough - The Independent (2017)


Nasa is holding a major press conference after its planet-hunting telescope made a new breakthrough. The Kepler space telescope is operated by Nasa to discover other earths, som...

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Article world-nuclear-news.org

NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will this month start testing uranium-fuelled Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars. The technolo...

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How Elon Musk’s SpaceX disrupted Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and became a serious space company - Quartz


The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcyc...

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Article reuters.com

U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars | Reuters - U.S.


Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a f...

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Article theatlantic.com

What One Year of Space Travel Does to the Human Body - The Atlantic


After months aboard the International Space Station, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are coming home. "In the 340 days they spent on the International Space Station, the Am...

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Article spacetelescope.org

Observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought | ESA/Hubble - www.spacetelescope.org


Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came...

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Article wired.com

Netflix's 'Challenger' Is a Gripping Look at NASA in Crisis - Wired


A new four-part documentary about the ill-fated Challenger mission highlights the risk of putting bureaucracy before science in human spaceflight

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Podcast wnycstudios.org

Dark Side of the Earth | Radiolab | WNYC Studios - wnycstudios


Astronauts at the International Space Station can make one request to talk to an earthling of their choice. For some ...

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Article nationalgeographic.com

Apollo 11 moon landing 50th anniversary, we look to the future of space travel - National Geographic - Magazine (2019)


As we look back at the first steps on the moon, billionaires are fueling an intense competition to return there—and eventually go to Mars.

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Article technologyreview.com

These are the stars the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft will encounter - MIT Technology Review - MIT Technology Review


As the four craft exit our solar system, a 3D map of the Milky Way reveals which others they’re likely to visit tens of thousands of years on.

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