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Why We Explore?

Date 2015-11-18 Author Crocker, James H. Description We explore because exploration has been written in the human heart. The exploration of space is mankind’s greatest adventure. Today, given the social and environmental needs of the world, how can the existence of space exploration be justified? This question has been raised throughout the history of exploration,…

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Understanding Particles and Fields Throughout the Solar System

Date 2015-10-07 Author Baker, Daniel Description Even before the official dawn of the Space Age – that is, before the launch of the Sputnik and Explorer spacecraft in 1957-1958 – many investigators around the world were engaged in space physics research. Using sounding rockets to get to the fringes of outer space, early researchers made…

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Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet

Date 2015-04-13 Author Squyres, Steven W. Description Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal scientist of its $400 million payload. He has gained a…

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