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Are There Too Many Asteroid Missions with NASA Currently?

It's no secret that NASA, as well as private space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are attempting a trip to Mars in the not-so-distant future. Less glamorously, NASA has been launching a series of missions to nearby asteroids using unmanned probes. These missions are immensely expensive and their value is not obvious. There's no chance to discover organic life or liquid water on the cold, dead worlds. They could however hide something nearly as worthwhile. The technology we use today is made possible by the interaction of many intricate parts made of complex materials. To make these materials, specific elements are required. Rare elements like neodymium, platinum and palladium. These metals are used throughout your smart phone and computer....

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NASA's Contributions to the World of Medicine

NASA's space exploration has resulted in numerous benefits to the field of health and medicine. Partnerships between NASA and other researchers have led to medical breakthroughs that have evolved the medical practice. An example is the NASA's spin-off program that aims at using space technology to enhance the lives of individuals in the land. The spin-off program was originally developed with the objective of enhancing NASA's missions. However, it was later adopted for commercial use. Recently, NASA sponsored clinical trials on the potential benefits of light technology. The clinical trials were carried out by a Wisconsin Company in partnership with a research center. The clinical trials found out that light technology can be used to manage adverse effects that are...

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The Ability To Grow Plants and Veggies In Space

Did you know that since April 2014, NASA scientists have been testing growing plants and vegetables on the Space Station? You see, a veggie system can keep astronauts and Mars colonists alive by providing the food they need. The Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is a real, non-science-fiction, portable unit capable of growing plants in space, providing a crew with a source of fresh, palatable, nutritious food. Red romaine lettuce grows in "pillows" with controlled release fertilizer and a type of clay that increases root aeration and plant growth. For light energy needs, NASA scientists came up with a combination of red, blue and green LED's. According to Dr. Gioia Massa, NASA's team leader for the Veggie program, there may be psychological...

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Meteorite 8 Fragment Set in Gift Box

  WANT TO OWN A REAL PIECE OF SPACE? WHY NOT OWN 8 PIECES! SOME OF THESE SPECIMENS ARE BELIEVED TO BE MORE THAN 40,000 YEARS OLD. A GREAT GIFT SET AND A GREAT SPACE COLLECTIBLE. EACH METEORITE IS INDIVIDUALLY ENCASED AND HAS THE FACT INFORMATION SPECIFICATIONS ON THE BACK OF THE ENCLOSURE! YES, YOU CAN REMOVE EACH ENCLOSURE FROM THE PRESENTATION!  INCLUDED ON THE INFORMATION IS THE NAME, WHERE IT WAS FOUND, THE CLASS, DATE OF FALL/FIND, DESCRIPTION AND ADDITIONAL REMARKS. SIZE AND SPECIMEN WILL VARY. YOU CAN ARRANGE IN TWO ROWS SIDE BY SIDE, VERTICALLY, OR TWO HORIZONTAL ROWS, FOR WHICHEVER APPEARANCE YOU PREFER. YOU CAN ALSO REMOVE EACH SPECIMEN AND READ THE DETAILS ABOUT EACH SPECIFIC METEORITE....

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Astronauts: The Importance of Mental & Physical Pre-Flight Fitness

While most people understand that becoming an Astronaut isn't the simplest career to break into, they probably don't understand the rigorous mental and physical conditioning required to prepare an individual's mind and body for space. Beyond the physical strain placed on a person's body during the actual flight to space, the more time in space, the more strain on the body. NASA has recognized the necessity for a program to prepare the Astronauts for their mission to space, in addition to post rehabilitation upon returning to earth. NASA Selection Process Finding the appropriate person to send to space, as well as preparing them for travel, is a scrupulous process that NASA has perfected to provide the Astronauts with a superb...

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