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Space Exploration Technologies

Planetary Resources' and Deep Space Industries' plans of their intention to mine the asteroids rekindle dreams of the early Space Age.

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What's Next for NASA: Planned Missions Through 2030

In honor of NASA's 55th Anniversary we put together this infographic that shows NASA's planned expeditions through 2030.

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50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!

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Infographic: Who's Visiting Who? Every spacecraft currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object (other than the Earth and Sun).

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Infographic Of The Day: Remembering What Happened To The Space Shuttle Challenger

Looks to Go Beyond Batteries for Space Exploration

Fly wheels, such as the NASA G2 flywheel module above, are one way to store rotational energy for use by spacecraft or machines on Earth. NASA’s looking for new energy storage systems to enable our future exploration missions. Image Credit: NASA

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For Educators

NASA is a great website for teachers to find resources for lessons on the Solar System and space exploration. -Maureen MacCready

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Space Exploration Infographic on Student Show