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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    EMSD Library

    The ESMD Library contains links to ESMD directorate, program, and project documents, as well as historical events and activities.

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