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Our Newest Solar Scope Is Ready for a Balloon Ride 🎈

Along with the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, or KASI, we’re getting ready to test a new way to see the Sun, high over the New Mexico desert. A balloon — which looks a translucent white… NASA

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Sixteen Images for Spitzer’s Sweet 16! 🎂

We launched our Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sunday on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from our own solar system to… NASA

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are.Up above…

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. 🌟 The final stages of a star’s life allow us a glimpse into the future of our own solar… NASA

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The Space Shuttle Challenger landed #OTD in 1983. Here are…

The Space Shuttle Challenger landed #OTD in 1983. Here are astronauts Richard Truly & Guion Bluford of Space Transport System 8 (STS-8) grabbing some shut-eye before the wrap up of their mission. This… NASA

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day Across NASA

August 26 is celebrated in the United States as Women’s Equality Day. On this day in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was signed into law and American women were granted the constitutional right to… NASA

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It’s National Composites Week! Wait, what’s a composite?

This week, we’re celebrating National Composites Week, which CompositesWorld says is about shedding some light on how “composite materials and composites manufacturing contributes to the products and… NASA

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The return of the Dragon 🐉

One month ago, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station. Now it’s time for the Dragon to come home. The return trip, a crucial part of its mission, brings scientific… NASA

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“I felt I was an accepted team member. It was a great experience…

“I felt I was an accepted team member. It was a great experience and a unique opportunity.” Ruth Ann Strunk, a math major, was hired in 1968 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as an acceptance checkout… NASA

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