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The Shoulders of Giants

America’s ambition to explore space has not come without a human cost. The decisions being made today about our future in space depend on lessons learned from past tragedies.

Feb 08, 2010
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NASA launches LCROSS Lunar Impactor

NASA launched its first moon shot in a decade Thursday, sending up a pair of unmanned science probes that will help determine where astronauts could land and set up camp in years to come.

Jun 19, 2009
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Beyond Apollo: Moon Tech Takes a Giant Leap

The flight computer onboard the Lunar Excursion Module, which landed on the Moon during the Apollo program, had a whopping 4 kilobytes of RAM and a 74 KB "hard drive." In places, the craft's outer skin was ...

Apr 09, 2009
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