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 Neil Armstrong, described the unorthodox training vehicle that taught him how to land on the lunar surface.
09.29.07 - Neil Armstrong Shows How to Land on the Moon
The problem: land a vehicle before you take off in it, and do it the first time ever on an unimproved field no human has ever visited.
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 sunset over the Arctic
10.01.07 - NASA Examines Arctic Sea Ice Changes
A new NASA-led study found a 23-percent loss in the extent of the Arctic's thick, year-round sea ice cover during the past two winters.
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 Thumbnail of Comet Encke
10.01.07 - Solar Hurricane Tears Comet Tail Off
NASA's STEREO satellite captured the first images ever of a collision between a coronal mass ejection and a comet.
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 Artist concept of Voyager
09.05.06 - Voyager at 30: Looking Beyond and Within
The twin spacecraft have become a fixture of pop culture, inspiring novels and playing a central role in television shows, music videos, songs and movies from the 1980s and 1990s.
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 Area LHa115-N19 of the Small Magellanic Cloud
08.31.07 - Blowing Cosmic Super Bubbles
Chandra peers into the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors.
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 The Nimbus-7 spacecraft carried the first TOMS instrument in 1978.
08.15.07 - NASA Ozone Instrument Laid to Rest After 30 Years
During its almost 30-year lifespan, the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) program established the extent of the "ozone hole."
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 AIRS map of carbon monoxide draped on globe
07.25.07 - Infrared Instrument Aids Climate Research
A key contributor to this new generation of climate change research tools is the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, or AIRS, instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
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 artist concept depicts a quadruple-star system
07.24.07 - Planets with Four Parents
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 One of the first ground sightings of noctilucent clouds in the 2007 season.
06.28.07 - AIM Gets First View of 'Night-Shining Clouds'
A NASA satellite has captured the first occurrence this summer of mysterious iridescent polar clouds that form 50 miles above Earth's surface.
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 Crew Exploration Vehicle
01.18.07 - 'Why Explore Space?'
By Administrator Griffin

Today, NASA is moving forward with a new focus for the manned space program: to go out beyond Earth orbit for purposes of human exploration and scientific discovery.
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 This beautiful galaxy is tilted at an oblique angle on to our line of sight, giving a 'birds-eye view' of the spiral structure.
06.04.07 - M81 Galaxy is Pretty in Pink
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 Artist concept of a double sunset
03.29.06 - Spitzer Finds Planets Thrive Around Twin Suns
The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film "Star Wars" might not be a fantasy.
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 G292.0+1.8, one of only three supernova remnants in the Milky Way known to contain large amounts
10.23.07 - Stellar Forensics
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 Aurora during substorm
01.17.07 - THEMIS to Study Highly Dynamic Aurora
Spacecraft fleet to investigate what makes the northern lights go wild
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 Pluto New Horizons mission passes Jupiter
01.22.07 - New Horizons Set For Jupiter Flyby
New Horizons is the first mission in NASA's New Frontier program of medium-class planetary missions and the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moon, Charon.
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 Anti-icing agent on an airplane wing
01.29.07 - Preventing Ice Before It Forms
An anti-icing fluid developed by engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center helps stop ice from forming on aircraft wings.
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 Concept image of the Ares I crew launch vehicle
11.29.06 - Ares Vehicles: This IS Rocket Science
Building a rocket to send humans and tens of thousands of pounds of cargo to space isn't easy.
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 artist concept shows asteroid belt filled with rocks and dusty debris orbiting a star
10.10.06 - Asteroids, Comets, Planets: Cut From Same Cloth?
Could all of the asteroids, comets, and planets in our Milky Way galaxy be made of a similar mix of dusty components?
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 Mather image
10.04.06 - Spunky Satellite Yields Nobel for NASA Scientist
A resounding acknowledgment of Big Bang theory and of the importance of homegrown NASA science.
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 Aug. 16 solar flare
08.22.06 - Summer Solar Storms
A beautiful flare headed off the sun and towards Earth in mid-August.
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