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Kerbal Space Program: Bringing rocket science to games

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Hubble’s Top 100 images

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National Flight Academy makes learning an adventure

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How to photograph the planets

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Starting with the Sojourner rover, launched in 1996, NASA has sent four robotic rovers to the Red Planet. On November 26, 2011, NASA launched Curiosity, its most technologically advanced rover ever. At a glance, it’s easy to see the size evolution between NASA’s youngest and oldest rover, but how else have they evolved? This chart …

NASA is challenging school-children to protect their future ride into space. The agency’s Exploration Design Challenge (EDC), announced March 11 during an event at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, engages U.S. students in kindergarten through high school in helping to solve the known problem of increased radiation exposure encountered on flights into deep space. …

A telescope is a spectacular scientific instrument that is accessible to people of all means and abilities and opens up the wonders of the Universe. Like all things technical it is a tool and you will only be able to use it with the correct training. Also, typically, there are a number of different types …

The constellation Orion is an easily recognisable star grouping visible in the northern hemisphere in even the most light polluted skies. Orion is depicted in amy ways: as a hunter wielding a club and shield, brandishing a sword and shield, or clubbing a lion. These however are just visualisations interpreting a pattern in the stars. …

Student to attend, share experience of Soyuz launch Abby Harrison recently received an invitation almost as rare as winning the Powerball lottery. ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano has invited her as his guest to attend the Russian Soyuz-TMA-09M Launch to the ISS on May 28. Harrison has long been a fan of space exploration and STEM …

NASA has a long history of finding applications of space and aeronautical technologies that provide broad public benefits. The basis for the Agency’s direction to do this can be directly traced to the National Aeronautics and Space Act that created NASA in 1958. Since that initial call to action, NASA’s emphasis on safety has translated …