Why We Explore

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Why Do We Explore?

From the time of our birth, humans have felt a primordial urge to explore -- to blaze new trails, map new lands, and answer profound questions about ourselves and our universe.

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Exploration History

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This Month in Exploration

Visit every month to find out how aviation and space exploration have improved life for humans on Earth and in space.

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Conferences and Speeches

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Find past speeches and conference materials here!

Find past speeches and conference materials here!

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    The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is committed to increasing competition in contracting, enhancing our socioeconomic programs, and providing private industry the maximum opportunity to do business with the Directorate.

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