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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    Exploration Speeches and Conference Presentation

    The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is often called upon to participate in national and international space and aeronautics industry conferences. Exploration representatives speak about NASA's goals for future exploration, the next fleet of spacecraft and current status of programs.ESMD speeches

ESMD Speeches and Conference Participation