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  1. As The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Nears, New Books Highlight The Mission's Legacy
    These works make apparent how singular an achievement America's moon landing was — and show that half a century later we're still grappling to understand its long-term meaning.
  2. Street In Front Of NASA Headquarters Renamed To Honor 'Hidden Figures'
    The name pays tribute to the legacy of African American women who played a major role in the space race but were long overlooked by history.
  3. Street Outside NASA Headquarters Renamed: Hidden Figures Way
    Three black female mathematicians' contributions at NASA were overlooked until the book and movie Hidden Figures. The street renaming coincides with the upcoming anniversary of the first moon walk.
  4. 'One Giant Leap' Explores The Herculean Effort Behind The 1969 Moon Landing
    Fifty years after Apollo 11's historic moon landing, journalist Charles Fishman tells the story of the 410,000 men and women who helped make the mission a success.
  5. NASA Engineers Try To Remedy Stuck Probe On Mars
    An instrument on NASA's Mars InSight mission that was supposed to be driven into the planet's soil is stuck. It's designed to measure Mars's internal temperature.
  6. Astronomers Worry That Elon Musk's New Satellites Will Ruin The View
    The billionaire wants to deploy thousands of satellites in order to provide global Internet, but astronomers say they could create unsightly glare.
  7. Amateur Astronomers Gather For 'Star Parties'
    Light pollution has taken away much of the night sky. But there are still places far from city lights where amateur astronomers gather with their telescopes for what they call "star parties."
  8. Why Corned Beef Sandwiches — And The Rest Of The Universe — Exist
    Somehow, at the beginning of time, there was an imbalance of matter and antimatter. That's how all the stuff in the universe came about. Scientists think they may find an answer by studying neutrons.
  9. Phil Plait: How Can Mistakes Lead To Scientific Advancement?
    When it comes to scientific research, mistakes are not only part of—but also crucial—to the process. Phil Plait explains how small setbacks can play a critical role in making big discoveries.
  10. NASA Wants To Send Your Name To Mars In 2020
    NASA wants you to go to Mars...at least, they want your name to go. As part of a publicity campaign, the public can fill out a form and have a name coded on a microchip to head up in 2020.
  11. Asteroid Simulation Reveals How Well Earth's Planetary Defenses Work
    Asteroid experts have been simulating a large asteroid heading towards Earth. Friday is the conclusion to the realistic simulation and will reveal how well planetary defense efforts work in this scenario.
  12. NASA Warns About Threat Of Meteors
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said meteor impacts happen more frequently than the general public knows.
  13. This Week, NASA Is Pretending An Asteroid Is On Its Way To Smack The Earth
    A fictitious asteroid is the focus of a realistic exercise, as experts at the Planetary Defense Conference run through how they would respond to news of a looming asteroid strike.
  14. NASA's InSight Probe May Have Recorded First Sounds Of Marsquake
    A NASA probe called InSight is on Mars listening for marsquakes and it seems it has detected the first sounds of a quake, probably.
  15. Former Astronaut On Watching For Life-Destroying Objects From Space
    NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former astronaut Ed Lu, who co-founded a planetary defense nonprofit, about a meteor that exploded with the energy of 10 atomic bombs over the Bering Sea.
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