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Who knew a space agency could go viral?

by Molly Wood Apr 10, 2019
By using social media, NASA discovered what the public was looking for.
Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, watch the landing of InSight on Mars on Nov. 26, 2018.
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At SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell's job is to solve the problems that others can't

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 12, 2018
"If there were no issues, then you don't need me," Shotwell says.
As SpaceX's chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell leads the company day to day.
NASA HQ PHOTO/Flickr
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To live in space, we have to build things in space

by Molly Wood Dec 3, 2018
Some companies are trying to move manufacturing to space.
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Private enterprise will help NASA return to the moon

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 30, 2018
NASA is partnering with nine private aerospace companies to begin missions back to the earth's only natural, permanent satellite.
A NASA picture taken by U.S. crew commander Eugene A. Cernan on Dec. 13, 1972, shows astronaut and geologist Harrison H. Schmitt seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle. The last manned U.S. spacecraft to touch down on the moon was Apollo 17.
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Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

by Associated Press Aug 9, 2018
The White House envisions the force as a separate military branch, which would require levels of infrastructure and various kinds of military and civilian leadership.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announces the Trump administration's plan to create the U.S. Space Force by 2020 during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday in Arlington, Virginia. Describing space as adversarial and crowded and citing threats from China and Russia, Pence said the new Space Force would be a separate, sixth branch of the military. 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Scott Kelly's new mission is on Earth

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Mar 8, 2018
The astronaut talks about his life and his work to promote science education.
Astronaut Scott Kelly says he's proof that someone who is “far from a genius” can become a scientist.
Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images
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The president's space station budget is one giant leap for privatization

by Molly Wood, Kimberly Adams, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Feb 22, 2018
NASA's education program is also targeted. But does this budget matter?
The International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour orbit Earth during Endeavour's final sortie on May 23, 2011.
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How to be an astronaut

by Eliza Mills Dec 8, 2017
Advice from a former International Space Station Commander.
Attired in a training version of his spacesuit, astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer and Expedition 25 commander, awaits the start of a spacewalk training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Courtesy NASA Johnson Space Center
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6 everyday inventions that were born from space tech

by Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab Sep 26, 2017
Baby formula, braces, air purifiers and more.
A digital illustration of the newly discovered gaseous planet Kepler-16, which is orbiting its two stars.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle via Getty Images

The Cassini mission has ended, but its legacy remains

by Sean McHenry Sep 15, 2017
After 20 years, the Cassini spacecraft has met its end — and NASA is already looking at the next horizon.
A computer-animated still showing the Cassini spacecraft in its final orbit. After 13 years, the spacecraft ended its mission and began a final descent into Saturn's atmosphere, where it burned up.  
Courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab

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