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NASA Will Send The First Woman To The Moon In 2024
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NASA Will Send The First Woman To The Moon In 2024

In a giant leap for womankind, NASA announced plans to send the first woman to land on the Moon in 2024. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has outlined plans to make its first return to the moon since the Apollo lunar mission in 1972, with its sights set on exploring new regions of the Earth’s satellite. As a part of the program called Artemis, which calls for $28 billion in funding through 2025 for its initial phase, NASA will be sending the first woman, and the next man, to the moon for a week-long expedition. In all, a dozen people — all American men — have walked the moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first two human beings to walk the Moon’s surface as a part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing. On June 18, 1983, NASA Astronaut ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson wishes NASA a happy birthday in emotional reading
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Neil deGrasse Tyson wishes NASA a happy birthday in emotional reading

As far as the internet is concerned, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been having a weird time lately, getting ragged on here and there for some of his not-so-cosmic brain thoughts. But Tyson may be turning some folks back to his side after an emotional reading he did at New York Comic Con. At a NYCC panel, Tyson read a birthday letter he wrote to NASA, which just celebrated its 60th anniversary on Oct. 4. Tyson’s own birthday is Oct. 5th, close enough for the scientist to consider himself and the organization birthday buddies. Tyson recounted his youth watching astronauts like Buzz Aldrin land on the moon, but he also talked about how he felt conflicted watching NASA recruit military pilots at a time when war was becoming less and less popular. Tyson then turned to how racia...
Best 20 Little-known Details About Astronauts’ Jobs That Prove Space Is Even Weirder Than We Think
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Best 20 Little-known Details About Astronauts’ Jobs That Prove Space Is Even Weirder Than We Think

Many children dream of becoming astronauts when they grow up. The thought of blasting off into space, exploring the stars, and experiencing zero gravity is nothing short of exhilarating. Space, truly, is the final frontier. For those who do actually pursue their space dream and make it through NASA’s grueling selection process, they’re privy to a whole bunch of stuff us grounded folks aren’t. You might think you know what it’s like in outer space, but the truth of what it takes to get there has always been the secret of a privileged few, until now! 1. Training to be an astronaut is brutal, and very few people are able to make it all the way to the end. For example, in one training exercise, trainees were dropped off in the frigid tundra of a Moscow forest with limited supplies and fo...
Weird Satellite-Like Mass Orbiting Earth Has Scientist Perplexed About Its Real Origins
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Weird Satellite-Like Mass Orbiting Earth Has Scientist Perplexed About Its Real Origins

Whenever a situation is shrouded in mystery, it’s only a matter of time before people begin spewing conspiracy theories. The terrorist attacks on September 11, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and even NASA’s moon landing are all ripe with conspiracies. While the events mentioned above are well known, there are plenty of strange theories and creepy facts surrounding a mysterious object many people have never heard of. It’s an oddly shaped “satellite” orbiting our planet, and no one has any idea how it got there… Conspiracy theorists see connections everywhere. One of the most common factors in conspiracy theories is just how often they seem to be connected to the perfidious doings of the government.   Google any major event in American history and you’re sure to find a conspi...