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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1761)

Oct. 13, 2004
NASA Announces Next Chapter in Exploration & History Series
Continuing the NASA online history series "Why We Explore," the second installment will be posted to the NASA Web Portal on Friday.

NASA introduced the online essay series "Why We Explore" on October 1. As NASA prepares to journey to the moon, Mars and beyond, NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick takes a look at humanity's continuing desire seek out new worlds.

In the second essay of the series, Dick addresses, "How much risk should individuals and institutions take in pursuit of exploration?"

"Why We Explore," other news and multimedia features about the Vision for Space exploration are available on the Web at:

A multimedia feature about NASA's history, produced in 2003 to honor the agency's 45th anniversary, is available at:

For more about NASA's history on the Web, visit the History Office at:


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