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We Are Singing Stardust: Carl Sagan on the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Message and How the Golden Record Was Born
We Are Singing Stardust: Carl Sagan on the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Message and How the Golden Record Was Born

“We [are] a species endowed with hope and perseverance, at least a little intelligence, substantial generosity and a palpable zest to make contact with the cosmos.”

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December 24, 1968: NASA Simulates Exactly What the Apollo 8 Astronauts Saw When They Took the Iconic Earthrise Photograph
December 24, 1968: NASA Simulates Exactly What the Apollo 8 Astronauts Saw When They Took the Iconic Earthrise Photograph

Cutting-edge technology reveals how one of history’s most important images almost didn’t happen.

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This Is Mars: Mesmerizing Ultra-High-Resolution NASA Photos at the Intersection of Art and Science
This Is Mars: Mesmerizing Ultra-High-Resolution NASA Photos at the Intersection of Art and Science

Unprecedented look at the ever-enchanting Red Planet, at once more palpable and more mysterious than ever.

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Space for Equality: NASA Joins the <em>It Gets Better</em> Project
Space for Equality: NASA Joins the It Gets Better Project

“It’s becoming the new normal — you’re being defined by your character and not by whom you love.”

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Mockup Diagram Drawings of the Interior of the Space Shuttle, 1981
Mockup Diagram Drawings of the Interior of the Space Shuttle, 1981

“This is a start to get a ‘feeling’ for space.”

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Success and the Meaning of Life
Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Success and the Meaning of Life

“If you view crossing the finish line as the measure of your life, you’re setting yourself up for a personal disaster.”

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November 14, 1963: The First-Ever Footage from Space
November 14, 1963: The First-Ever Footage from Space

“Through the magic of the camera, earthlings take their first ride into space.”

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The Art of NASA: Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and Other Icons Celebrate 50 Years of Space Exploration
The Art of NASA: Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and Other Icons Celebrate 50 Years of Space Exploration

Celebrated artists translate NASA’s mission “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown” into stunning images.

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Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities
Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities

From the wind tunnels the made commercial aviation possible to the analog machines that preceded the computer, a visual history of the spirit of innovation presently unworthy of the government’s dollar.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Literacy, Education, and the Poetry of the Cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Literacy, Education, and the Poetry of the Cosmos

“Science is a way of equipping yourself with the tools to interpret what happens in front of you.”

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