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Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights
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Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights

Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights It’s a captivating idea: build an interstellar ark, fill it with people, flora, and fauna of every kind, and set your course for a distant star! The concept is not only science fiction gold, its been the subject of many scientific studies and proposals. By building a ship that can accommodate multiple generations of human beings (aka. a Generation Ship), humans could colonize the known Universe. But of course, there are downsides to this imaginative proposal. During such a long voyage, multiple generations of people will be born and raised inside a closed environment. This could lead to all kinds of biological issues or mutations that we simply can’t foresee. But according to a new study by a team of linguistics professors, ther...
Curious about NASA’s next mission to the Red Planet – the Mars…
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Curious about NASA’s next mission to the Red Planet – the Mars…

Curious about NASA’s next mission to the Red Planet – the Mars... For Women’s History Month, NASA and the International Space Station celebrate the women who conduct science aboard the orbiting lab. As of March 2019, 63 women have flown in space, including cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and space station participants. The first woman in space was Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova who flew on Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, flew aboard the Space Shuttle STS-7 in June of 1983. If conducted as planned, the upcoming March 29 spacewalk with Anne McClain and Christina Koch would be the first all-female spacewalk. Women have participated in science on the space station since 2001; here are the most recent and some highlights from thei...
D.C. NASA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Mary W. Jackson
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D.C. NASA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Mary W. Jackson

D.C. NASA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Mary W. Jackson [embedded content] Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters. That’s the new name of the NASA headquarters building in Washington, D.C. on “Hidden Figures Way,” announced NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday. Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations. “Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space. Mary never accepted the status quo, she helped break barriers and open opportunities for African Americans and women in the field of engineering and technology,” Bridenstine said. Mary W. ...
VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console
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VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console

VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring a historic Mission Control console. These consoles had less computing power than your smartphone, but helped navigate the Apollo Program to the Moon. [embedded content] Apollo Mission Control Center Published at Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:00:34 +0000 {articles|100|campaign}