Friday, October 22

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Mission Monday: A look back at Apollo 17
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Mission Monday: A look back at Apollo 17

Mission Monday: A look back at Apollo 17Apollo 17, the final lunar mission (so far), was the end of a historic era of human space exploration but promised a return to the Moon. On Dec. 7, 1972, three men launched on a final mission to the Moon. Making up the crew of Apollo 17 were NASA astronauts Eugene Cernan (commander), Harrison Schmitt (lunar module pilot), and Ronald Evans (command module pilot). This mission saw many firsts. Apollo 17 marked the first time a scientist flew into space with the inclusion of geologist Harrison Schmitt. The final lunar mission also saw the greatest total distance traveled by the lunar rover (19 miles), the most tonnage of Moon rocks returned, and holds the record for the longest Apollo flight with a duration of 301 hours, 51 minutes, and 59 seconds. T...
STS-133 The Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery including T-5 hold
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STS-133 The Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery including T-5 hold

STS-133 The Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery including T-5 hold This video includes clips starting at L-28 minutes showing the computer problems, additional T-5 hold added to the count, Go/No-Go statuses and ascent information for OV-103 or Space Shuttle Discovery. Launch was on Feb 24th, 2011 and this is the last time Space Shuttle Discovery will ever fly.
Meet the Artemis Team Returning Humans to the Moon
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Meet the Artemis Team Returning Humans to the Moon

Meet the Artemis Team Returning Humans to the MoonOn this day 50 years ago, human beings embarked on a journey to set foot on another world for the very first time. At 9:32 a.m. EDT, millions watched as Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, flying high on the most powerful rocket ever built: the mighty Saturn V.As we prepare to return humans to the lunar surface with our Artemis program, we’re planning to make history again with a similarly unprecedented rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS will be our first exploration-class vehicle since the Saturn V took American astronauts to the Moon a decade ago. With its superior lift capability, the SLS will expand our r...
A look at the Biggest Telescopes in the World
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A look at the Biggest Telescopes in the World

The Telescope turns 400 years old this year and in four century  period astronomers and telescope makers have been continually making larger and larger telescopes in order to peer deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the universe. There are currently quite a few enormous instruments in use and there are several next generation telescopes being developed that will dwarf anything currently in use. This article takes a look at some of these magnificent monsters of astronomy. A look at the Biggest Telescopes in the WorldThe Telescope turns 400 years old this year and in four century  period astronomers and telescope makers have been continually making larger and larger telescopes in order to peer deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the universe. There are currently quite a few enormous ...
Jasmin Moghbeli/NASA 2017 Astronaut Candidate
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Jasmin Moghbeli/NASA 2017 Astronaut Candidate

Jasmin Moghbeli/NASA 2017 Astronaut Candidate The ranks of America’s Astronaut Corps grew by a dozen today! The twelve new NASA Astronaut Candidates have reported for duty at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to begin two years of training. Before they got to Houston we video-chatted with them all; U.S. Marine Corps Major Jasmin Moghbeli talks about how she became interested in science, technology, engineering and math, why she wanted to become an astronaut and where she was when she got the news that she’d achieved her dream. Learn more about the new space heroes right here: nasa.gov/2017astronauts