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NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day

Although most people today will never set foot on the moon, it's likely you come into contact with a NASA byproduct every day.

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  • Are we not the only Earth out there?
    Are we not the only Earth out there?

    Not by a long shot, self-centered earthlings. So the question is, exactly how many Earth wannabes are cruising around the universe and what are they like? See more »

  • Blastoff! The Big, Bad Space Launch System Quiz
    Blastoff! The Big, Bad Space Launch System Quiz

    On Sept. 14, 2011, NASA announced plans for the Space Launch System (SLS), the driving force behind the American space program for the foreseeable future. How much do you know about the future of American spaceflight? See more »

  • Branson or Bezos: How well do you know the players in the new space race?
    Branson or Bezos: How well do you know the players in the new space race?

    Consult your racing forms, ladies and gentlemen, because the space race, once dominated by nationalized thoroughbreds, has now opened up to private ponies. Try your luck at our new space race quiz and find out if you’re a punter or a piker. See more »

  • Does a planet need continents to support life?
    Does a planet need continents to support life?

    Land ho! Scientists are discovering exoplanets -- those potentially capable of supporting life -- at a breakneck pace. One thing on the checklist: continents. See more »

  • Exploring Mars
    Exploring Mars

    NASA recently sent Curiosity, its latest exploration rover, to Mars to teach us more about our neighboring Red Planet. Learn about the exploration rovers and the reasons for our exploration of Mars. See more »

  • How do satellites orbit the Earth?
    How do satellites orbit the Earth?

    How do satellites orbit the earth? Why don't they fall straight to the ground like everything else? See more »

  • How do you land a spaceship on a comet?
    How do you land a spaceship on a comet?

    Catching a speeding comet, let alone landing on one, requires trick-shot billiards on an astronomical scale. Crazy as it sounds, the European Space Agency might just pull it off. See more »

  • How does water on Mars and the moon differ from water on Earth?
    How does water on Mars and the moon differ from water on Earth?

    You're parched. Do you know what planetary thirst quencher to reach for? Is Martian water of a vintage you'd rather not try? And how are those lunar additives going to work out for you? See more »

  • How Hubble Space Telescope Works
    How Hubble Space Telescope Works

    Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has ranked as one of man's greatest achievements in space or otherwise. What does the future hold for the great observatory, and will its space telescope successor measure up to Hubble? See more »

  • How Lunar Landings Work
    How Lunar Landings Work

    People around the world watched as Neil Armstrong touched the moon and declared, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." But how did we put a man on the moon? See more »

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