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Meet GOES-R, the Next Generation of Weather Satellites
From weather and hazards on Earth to search and rescue and bursts of energy from the sun, the GOES-R satellite will see it all from 22,000 miles above our planet!
Happy 50th Anniversary, Surveyor 1!
Surveyor 1 was the first of seven U.S. missions to the moon that preceded Apollo. Its objectives were to soft land on the moon and collect information on the lunar regolith. This first Surveyor spacecraft carried only a television camera system; later missions carried additional instruments.
Don't Panic - It's Just Towel Day
No surprise that there are a lot of fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series at NASA - and in space. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti did a reading in 2015 - and check out the Expedition 42 poster!
Attention, Kid Scientists!
At last month's White House Science Fair, inventor Jacob Leggette suggested that the President should have a kid science advisor. The President loved the idea - and wants to hear from kids what they think is important in science, technology, and innovation.
Mars In Opposition, Close Approach This Month