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Protecting astronauts from space radiation

(—The complexities of traveling to and working in space present challenges to astronauts that NASA scientists and engineers have been working on since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the moon more ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Dawn spacecraft spirals down to lowest orbit

( -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta today, beginning a new phase of science observations. The spacecraft is now circling Vesta at an altitude ...

dateDec 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Dawn opens its eyes, checks its instruments

( -- After a hibernation of about six months, the framing cameras on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft have again ventured a look into the stars. The spacecraft also powered up its visible and infrared mapping spectrometer, ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Space Exploration
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