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The Earth

The Earth: 4K Extended Edition NASA Johnson Can’t get enough of Earth? Then this is for you: an extended playback of Ultra High Definition views of Planet Earth, captured by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams during his mission on the International Space Station in 2016. You’ll see the French Riviera and the Sahara Desert, cross North America from Texas all the…

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Kepler Stares at Neptune

Kepler Stares at Neptune NASA Goddard During its K2 campaign, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft observed the eighth planet in our solar system, Neptune. Kepler detected small changes in Neptune’s brightness caused by the planet’s daily rotation, the movement of clouds, and even seismic waves from the sun itself. Originally designed to search for exoplanets (planets around other stars), Kepler’s observations of…

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Here and Now Low Cost, Low Weight Radiation Protection for an Initial Mars Mission

Here and Now Low Cost, Low Weight Radiation Protection for an Initial Mars Mission By Michael A Daddazio At the writing of this article, the risks appear to be acceptable. However with slight modifications to the procedures, significant improvements to the current radiation shielding can be achieved and made compliant with the principal of ALARA (As low as reasonably achievable.)…

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Ride in Boeing Starliner atop a ULA Atlas V in this 360 Launch Experience

Ride in Boeing Starliner atop a ULA Atlas V in this 360 Launch Experience Boeing Try a 360-degree view! Follow the path of future Boeing CST-100 Starliner astronauts from NASA’s Crew Quarters, to Space Launch Complex 41 at Kennedy Space Center, into the Starliner capsule and up to the International Space Station atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket….

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