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Orion – The Spacecraft That Will Carry Astronauts to the Moon and Mars

Orion is the spacecraft designed to transport astronauts between Earth, the International Space Station, lunar orbit and Mars. It was specifically developed with safety, durability and affordability in mind. Orion will launch on top of a Space Launch System rocket and feature an escape tower to protect astronauts during reentry. When Orion returns to Earth, […]

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A Spacecraft to Neptune and Triton Could Reveal More of What Neptune and Its Moon Triton Are All About

An international mission to Neptune and Triton has long been overdue; such an expedition could shed more light on what these ice giants represent. Like Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune are ice giants; planets with only trace amounts of hydrogen or helium present. But unlike Jupiter, their orbital periods are short enough for missions to Uranus

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The Apollo Missions and the Apollo Moon Landings

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s historic landing of Earth’s natural satellite on July 20, 1969 was a triumphant achievement for America at the end of an eventful decade that had seen both revolution and warfare. The astronauts embarked upon their 2-and-a-half hour moonwalk, where they conducted experiments, photographed their surroundings, and set up an American

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