We’re back with an all-new issue of RocketSTEM’s free space magazine. In this issue, we take you around the solar system for 100 pages of discovery. Even as data continues to stream back from New Horizons’ encounter with Pluto last year, scientists are being surprised by the results from their analysis. Meanwhile, Juno has arrived at Jupiter and is beginning to peel away the mysteries of the giant planet. NASA is about to launch a spacecraft to rendezvous with an asteroid, take a sample of the surface, and return it to Earth. But the space agency is not the only one eyeing asteroids, as two commercial companies are developing spacecraft in the hopes of one day mining asteroids for water and other resources. Whether you’ve ever been to Florida’s Space Coast or not, we’ve got an up-close look at both the KSC Visitor Complex and the Air Force Space & Missile History Center.

All that – and more – in this issue of RocketSTEM magazine.

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Table of Contents

Glittering prizes within Pluto data

Mining the sky

Nearest star has planet in habitable zone

OSIRIS-REx is bringing home a piece of an asteroid

Word Find • September 2016

Juno is unlocking Jupiter’s secrets

The Jovian system

Myth, mystery and measurement onboard Juno

Life on a moon? Exploring Europa

Constructing a new ride: NASA’s deep space rocket takes shape in New Orleans

Once more with feeling: L.A. welcomes another Space Shuttle artifact

Air Force museum brings history of rocketry to life

Lost Shuttle crews ‘Forever Remembered’

Your ticket to space awaits at the KSC Visitor Complex

RocketSTEM • September 2016 • Vol. 4 No. 1 Issue 13 (ISSN: 2326-0661)  © 2016 All Rights Reserved

We hope you will continue to be inquisitive about this universe we all inhabit. Educators and students may reuse the magazine’s material in their classrooms, however, no commercial use or other reproduction is allowed.

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