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How NASA Brings Space to Life on Earth

Numbers, facts, figures, equations. These are all obviously critical components of the space program. But numbers don't speak to our emotions. It's hard to commit millions of pounds and thousand of hours to an equation. We need something visceral that we can connect to.

There Is a Spaceship Hidden In This Image of Mars

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This image was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter while flying over the Bonneveille Crater on January 29, 2012. There's a spaceship hidden in plain view, sightly red because of the planet's dust. Can you see it?

How To Land a Plane That's Missing Half a Wing

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It's time to talk about the second letter in NASA: Aeronautics. Yes, NASA does mind-blowing things in outer space, but they also want you to get to your family reunion in one piece. NASA is making planes smarter. Smart enough to be flyable even when they're falling apart.

NASA Engineer Reveals Space Cats Secret

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Brant Widgeon, an Astronomical Image Enhancement Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center*, chats about his experience creating all those amazing space images that leave the entire world in awe. What the world doesn't know is how they're really created.

How NASA Solved a £65 Million Problem for Under a Fiver

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A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardised the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of pounds it was going to take to make things right. And then they found out how to fix it for the cost of an extra value meal.

Welcome to Space Camp

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When you were a kid, did you dream of going into space? Maybe you had a colouring-book about a lunar voyage. Or maybe you and your best friend tried to create anti-gravity out of cleaning products and accidentally killed a tree in your front yard. Y'know, hypothetically. If any of this sounds even remotely familiar, it's a safe bet that NASA figured in your dreams.

Stop What You're Doing and Explore Mars Right Now

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk around on Mars? For 99.99999 per cent of us, this may be as close as we ever get. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has given us the honor of taking the lid off of this awesome, interactive eye-candy. Basically it's Google Earth, for Mars.