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August 28, 2012
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Aeronautics


A model airplane in a wind tunnelWhat Are Wind Tunnels?
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A drawing of a jet flying above a desert, with arrows pointing away from the jetWhat Is Aerodynamics?
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A helicopter pulls a Mercury capsule from the oceanWhat Is a Helicopter?
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A speeding bullet What Is Supersonic Flight?
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Astronauts


Glenn wears his silver Mercury spacesuitWho Is John Glenn?
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Armstrong in a white spacesuit in front of a picture of the moon Who Was Neil Armstrong?
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Sally Ride's official astronaut portrait Who Was Sally Ride?
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Lee in a spacesuit in front of Earth, with the shuttle in the foreground What Is a Spacesuit?
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An astronaut floating in space What Is a Spacewalk?
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Alan Shepard wears his silver Mercury spacesuit Who Was Alan Shepard?
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Earth Science


A rocky and dry desert landscape

What Are Clouds and Climate Change?
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Rows of clouds

What Are Clouds?
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A large, white swirling storm over the ocean What Are Hurricanes?
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A penguin standing in the snowWhat Is Antarctica?
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Earth from space What Is Earth?
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General


Satellites circle Earth What Is a Satellite?
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Three astronauts float, with two sideways and one right side up What Is Microgravity?
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An astronaut, wearing a spacesuit attached to several cables, floats in space What Is NASA?
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Two Robonaut models hold tools What Is Robonaut?
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A robot performs work outside the space station What Is Robotics?
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History


Friendship 7 launches atop an Atlas rocket What Was Project Mercury?
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An astronaut in a spacesuit outside the vehicle What Was the Gemini Program?
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An astronaut sits in a lunar rover on the moon What Was the Apollo Program?
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Rockets and Space Vehicles


A Saturn V rocket launches What Is a Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle?
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An artist's drawing of the Juno spacecraft flying in front of Jupiter What Is Juno?
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A drawing of the LRO spacecraft in orbit What Is LRO?
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An artist's picture of the finished space station What Is the ISS?
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An artist's drawing of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle in orbit What Is Orion?
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Falcon 9's engines are test-fired What Is a Rocket?
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Soyuz spacecraft in orbit

What Is the Soyuz Spacecraft?
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A space shuttle landing What Was the Space Shuttle?
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Space Science


A black hole with gas spiraling into it What Is a Black Hole?
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An artist's illustration of a supernova

What Is a Supernova?
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Eclipse What Is an Eclipse?
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The space station seen with the curve of Earth in the distance What's an Orbit?
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Jupiter with a shadow from one of its moons What Is Jupiter?
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Mars What Is Mars?
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The planet Mercury What Is the Planet Mercury?
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Graphic showing location of orbital debris What Is Orbital Debris?
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Pluto and its three moons What Is Pluto?
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The Fermi satellite in space above a partial view of Earth What Is the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope?
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The Hubble Space Telescope orbits above Earth What Is the Hubble Space Telescope?
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