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Understanding Particles and Fields Throughout the Solar System
Even before the official dawn of the Space Age – that is, before the launch of the Sputnik and Explorer spacecraft in 1957-1958 – many investigators around the world were engaged in space physics research. Using sounding ...
Why We Explore?
We explore because exploration has been written in the human heart. The exploration of space is mankind’s greatest adventure. Today, given the social and environmental needs of the world, how can the existence of space ...
The Voyager Spacecraft after 37 Years in Space: The Quest for Traveling beyond our Solar System
The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Although the primary mission was completed in 1989, these spacecraft are expected to obtain useful interplanetary, and possibly ...
Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal ...