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Visiting the Spacecraft Technology Expo

Spaceplanes, spacesuits and rockets, oh my! Mat Kaplan talks to exhibitors and others at the first ever Spacecraft Technology Expo in Los Angeles.

Cutting-edge Approaches to Protecting Interplanetary Astronauts

As if extremes of temperature and lack of air weren’t enough! Some scientists believe it’s space radiation that will keep humans from venturing deep into our solar system. Not so, say three teams of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC)-funded researchers. Each is exploring a cutting-edge approach to protecting astronauts on their way to Mars and other destinations.

Lou Friedman: The Rebirth of Russian Space Exploration?

Lou Friedman: The Rebirth of Russian Space Exploration?

Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars

Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars

Space Debris Can Ruin Your Day

Space Debris Can Ruin Your Day

Future American Space Policy, Part 1: President-Elect Barack Obama's Plan

Future American Space Policy, Part 1: President-Elect Barack Obama's Plan

Has NASA's Vision for Space Exploration Become Nearsighted?

Has NASA's Vision for Space Exploration Become Nearsighted?

NASA's Budget: Good News and Bad News

NASA's Budget: Good News and Bad News

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