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For more than 60 years, NASA has been breaking barriers to achieve the seemingly impossibleโ€”from walking on the Moon to pushing the boundaries of human spaceflight farther than ever before. We work in space and around the world in laboratories and wind tunnels, on airfields and in control rooms to explore some of lifeโ€™s fundamental mysteries: Whatโ€™s out there in space? How do we get there? And what can we learn that will make life better here on Earth?

We are passionate professionals united by a common purpose: to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. Today, we continue NASAโ€™s legacy of excellence and innovation through an unprecedented array of missions. We are developing the most advanced rockets and spacecraft ever designed, studying the Earth for answers to critical challenges facing our planet, improving the air transportation experience, and so much more.

Join us as we reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humanity.

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This week, #NASAExplorers are staying up all night to chase smoke. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Starting in the western U.S., our researchers teamed up with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as they took to planes and vans to follow smoke from fires and learn more about how it moves, how it changes over time and how it affects air quality for communities near and far. Watch:
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I see there's still a few Morons of the Church of the Flatter Day Saints around.  8 
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I see few nowadays - having blocked about 10,000.  3 
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๐ŸŒŽExcellentโญ
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This is a useful work for mankind
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Remarkable efforts to restore the environment
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Nice vid
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NASA's great invention! Help to protect the mountains from refueling and continue to work hard ... ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜“ 2019/10/17/4:54 AM ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Kim Fyock tnx From Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉโคโค
      
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Join experts live as we discuss the most complex telescope ever created by humans โ€“ NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Webb will be like a powerful time machine with infrared vision that will peer back over 13.5 billion years to see some of the first stars and galaxies forming out of the darkness of the early universe. Tune in starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 17 and be sure to leave a comment with your questions about our quest to understand the universe and our origins.
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I can hardly wait for the images!!!  8 
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If you spotted an object one kilometer away through a telescope - are we peering into the past or are we looking at the past present and future simoustaneously.  1 
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You're only looking at the past in a telescope because the light takes time to reach you. Figure out how long light takes to travel 1km. That's how far into the "past" you're seeing. If you look at the Andromeda galaxy (2.5 million light years away) you're seeing the light that was emitted by the stars in that galaxy 2.5 million years ago.  5 
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Louis Charles Morelli Cant travel at light speed since you have mass. But if you could, on earth we'd see you arrive in 2.5 million years from now. From your point of view though, you would arrive instantly.
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But...If I am running at 2 times the light speed against the light coming from Andromeda... ooops...I will arrive there and see it like it is in the present... ? Ok, If I go running to Andromeda at light speed, I will arrive there when it was 2,5 million years ago. I can do something there that will change the People's Andromeda History. And I can't believe that the Human History could be changed by any astronaut arriving here today but the calendar showing Year Zero and in the streets he see Christ being tortured and the alien saving him... Will the Christians throw the Bible in the garbage? How will cleaner from History all influence without the Vatican since that Vatican never existed? Mind blowing...
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Wonderful, but ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” when will we be able to see the Universe of .... 13.7 or 13.8 billion years ago?
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This is very interesting to know about telescope like a time machine.This is the great job of the scientist.I am very thankfull to scientists that they always try to find mysteries about the world.
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The multiverse, also known as a maniverse, megaverse, metaverse, omniverse, or meta-universe, is a hypothetical group of multiple universes. Together, these universes comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, energy, and the physical laws and constants that describe them. The different universes within the multiverse are called "parallel universes", "other universes", "alternate universes", or "alterverses". for 17 universe search NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration ! Congratulations. After all, how many universes are there?
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Great overhaul...๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜
      
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This week's episode of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory podcast, On a Mission, goes where geology and astronomy meet: asteroid impact craters. โ˜„๏ธ Our Moon is covered in craters, but where are the craters on Earth โ€” and what can we learn from them?

๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ“ฒ Listen and subscribe: https://go.nasa.gov/35FBewk
This week's episode of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory podcast, On
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to be exited
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What about the abyss in the oceans?
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory : Crater - 50,000years ago Earth - 4.6billion years ago Findings are incredible ๐Ÿ‘
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Hola saludos cordiales
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Great Idea NASA๐Ÿ˜‡
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Amazing! Great job NASA!
      
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We're working with the National Park Service on a new web-based tool using NASA Earth satellite data to help park managers better understand how sound and outdoor light affect animal species. A goal of the project is to help protect the habitats of wildlife that make the parks their home and to preserve the park experience for human visitors. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2qksrQa
We're working with the National Park Service on a new web-based tool u
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Amazing! Great job NASA!  6 
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Why are you asking me that, may I ask you?  2 
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Glรกucia Serra is it really dark in north America at the same time?
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I love this image. Where is the biggest version of it? I've seen various versions of it over the years and love searching through it.  1 
19 hours ago
It's almost a 7 year old image, but here's a better version. You can see the lights on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in this one, which is over 6,000 horizontal pixel resolution. earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/79800/city-lights-of-the-united-states-2012  5 
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Awesome!! Can we buy more land or make another base just as you did for the Space Coast. Iโ€™m sure that we can think of a great reason to build another Center where much preservation is needed. Iโ€™m a duck hunter from south Florida, I appreciate the effort or byproduct of The Kennedy Space Center. That land, with so many mangroves and wildlife, make for a patch of the real Florida. And that patch impacts land from Canada to brazil. Keep doing what you do NASA ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘  1 
8 hours ago
Just like people for thousands of years...
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Issac Summers hmmm preservation, wildlife, impacting land and you're a duck hunter ๐Ÿ™
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Awesome my company
10 hours ago
Amazing! Great job NASA!
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A very considerate thoughtful action to help protect the wildlife in the National Park!! Awesome NASA!! ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿฅณ
      
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Dressing for the occasion! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€ Many missions require two spacesuits: one for spacewalks and another to wear inside a spacecraft to provide protection during launch and reentry. The orange NASAโ€™s Orion Spacecraft crew suit is being built for #Artemis missions to the Moon, for NASA Astronauts to wear during liftoff and on the return home to Earth. Take a look: https://go.nasa.gov/31mzq83
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Please show us a video of the amazing space suit working in a vacuum chamber, science rocks!  14 
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Darrick M Stallard it has happened many times. In fact the Top Gear presenter James May went into a vacuum chamber prior to flying in the U2 spy plane on the edge of space.  9 
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Richard Denman never happen..lol  2 
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Rob Dowling suuuuure he did...lol  1 
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I wonder who the first person is who tests a suit in a vacuum? Is it like a test pilot?  1 
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Ken Creten Still waiting for controlled testing.....
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Ken Creten Iโ€™m pretty sure that if you have enough theories then you donโ€™t actually have to test.....l think thatโ€™s how science works.
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new diving suits, awesome ๐Ÿ™Œ  9 
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Jordan Brown so professional divers will tell you none of the space footage looks anything like being in water. Don't fall for what the inexperienced, backward people will have you fall for.  18 
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Jordan Brown come on, do some REAL research before believing the you tube conspiracy bs  16 
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Not much on reading comprehension, eh Jordan?  14 
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Jordan Brown I see your not very bright.  10 
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Jordan Brown and yet space and water are completely different  7 
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cue the gullible NASA fanboys ๐Ÿ˜‚ yes Susan the footage looks nothing like being in water.............well except for BUBBLES IN SPACE ๐Ÿ˜‚ tell me Susan, how is there an abundance of AIR BUBBLES in NASA's footage, if its recorded in the vacuum of space and not in the NBL? ๐Ÿ™„ YOU PEOPLE ARE SO DUMB ITS UNBELIEVABLE!  3 
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Those new spacesuits look fantastic!  2 
21 hours ago
I hoped NASA would come up with smartrer ideas concerning the uniformorms. The lunar one looks so clumsy.  1 
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Dimitris Codepen Gimisis so you missed the demonstration where they picked up a rock from the floor without falling over? Better mobility at the hips and knees, pretty smart to me.  6 
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If I had the same money and human resources as nasa i would give it a serious go  1 
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Dress code Astronaut & Cosmonaut at first glance! ;)  1 
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Why not have a helmet like the original bubble design of the Apollo days, with a lighter weight comm system so the astronauts can see around them completely unobstructed? No criticism, Iโ€™m just curious.
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The suits are using the Russki "enter through the back" design. This necessitates mounting the helmet differently and precludes a full bubble. Considering the life support backback cuts off the rear view in any case, the convenience is probably worth the slightly smaller field of view.
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Ken Brandt the whole helmet was a glass bowl - I donโ€™t know how else to describe it besides โ€œfish bowlโ€
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Devรขn CK bubble design?
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Devรขn CK NASA's did not have a helmet like that.
      
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๐Ÿ‘‹ NASA InSight
๐Ÿ‘‹ NASAโ€™s Curiosity Mars Rover
The HiRISE camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the two missions at work on the surface of the Red Planet. ๐Ÿ” Look closely to see the lander's solar panels and seismometer and the rover's tracks across the "clay-bearing unit" of Mount Sharp: https://go.nasa.gov/2ISQewU
๐Ÿ‘‹ NASA InSight ๐Ÿ‘‹ NASAโ€™s Curiosity Mars RoverThe HiRISE camer
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I'm impressed. We're soon going to Mars  9 
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The next rover, should be able to play terrabytes of human music or sounds on the mars with powerfull speakers so humanity can show constantly with strong audio waves that we are there to a larger area then only the rover is - if anybody is there he can hear it easier its harder to see that little rover - at least it would be a first mars party without dancing humans - it would be a big marketing event for nasa and more young people might get more attention on the missions - human voice records could be send there to play them loud on mars - if intelligent life is there it could be an option for audio communications with them  8 
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Dermali Erol Iโ€™ll have whatever it is youโ€™ve been smoking  11 
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Dermali Erol let's entertain the idea that there's intelligent beings there, why would you let them know you're invading their planet?  3 
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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ did you say loud music?  2 
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Rob Dowling yes i had this idea some weeks ago - playing music, sounds or voices there would be big fun to imagine here and the rover would be prepared for a first contact  2 
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Its better to find possible intelligent beeings before sending crews to there - also with a tablet screen on the rover the american president could make the first contact and say we came in peace with a video conference  2 
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Dermali Erol are you actually serious?  1 
1 day ago
These are much clearer and more in detail than the LRO photos of the Apollo landing sites, cool.  7 
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The lower pic taken where "curiosity" is located, matches astonishingly good with the impression of its last ground snapshot. The texture tells the true story. It rests somewhere on an elevated hill, looking into a valley.  3 
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I love NASA work, but you are telling me that the pictures from space came more clear and color that the ones take on Mars... why ??  3 
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The cameras on the ground are meant to take close up images and panoramics with jew a few kilometers of range. The camera in space has telescopic lenses for taking high detail images of things very far away. If you put this camera on the ground, everything would be incredibly blurry; Like using a 24x riflescope to look at your thumb.  25 
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The pictures are taken by different instruments/cameras for different purposes.  16 
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Because the camera on the orbiting satellite is far more powerful, due to it being larger and having more access to power to power it than the smaller rover, that needs to conserve power for movement on the surface as well as all the other instruments it has on board...  16 
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this. โ˜๏ธ  2 
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There are a lot of variables. Lighting angles, atmospheric conditions, location, type of camera used, which wavelength ranges are being photographed, and color correction. Just like if I took a picture of a person in different conditions and locations, they will end up looking different.
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Frank Bedard like the scope ref. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Awesome pics thank you for sharing NASA
      
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โ˜„๏ธInterstellar visitor spotted!โ˜„๏ธ

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at comet 2I/Borisov, the second known interstellar object found to enter our solar system. Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/2oD4S4J
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โ˜„So beautiful! I love our technology these days!โ˜„
17 hours ago
wonderful shot. Congratulations!!!
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I love cartoons !
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Great pushing from nearby stars may send this type objects
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Sparky the Science Dog - Stating they are closer is like standing in New Orleans with a friend one foot to the East, and claiming he's closer to Florida, but with much less significance.  3 
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Sparky the Science Dog - Rajagopalantd Rajasree Rajasree, it's the exact opposite.  1 
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No, nearby stars are lightyears away and don't push anything.  3 
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Tee Houston -as far as we are concerned,It's not closer,but in space they are closer.
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Sparky the Science Dog --our little Galactic structure is congested and overcrowded.
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Lajos Winkler -in space they are closer.
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Comet from another solar system entering our solar system. A comet at near Absolute Zero environment at periphery of another star (another sun) leaving that world and entering our star's world (our solar system) i.e. entering our sun's gravitational sphere. How wonderful that the telescopes could identify it and catch it. It is the wonderful work of space based IR telescopes which uncovered great secrets of the universe.
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Amazing ๐Ÿ˜ technology!
      
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The first woman and next man will go to the Moon in 2024. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€

Today, we previewed the next-generation #Artemis spacesuits that our astronauts will wear โ€“ one for launch and re-entry, and one for exploring the lunar South Pole. Watch a recap: https://go.nasa.gov/35DoPc9
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โ€œThe first woman and next man will go to the Moon in 2024โ€ I hate hearing this! Select your best candidates from the applicants, if they are all male so be it if they are all female so be it then select the crew from the best of candidates if they are all male so be it if they are all female so be it. to do otherwise is just wrong!  55 
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So like when people say Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon that was okay, but we can't say first woman on the moon? How is your delicate male ego damaged by this factual statement? It's just the English language ๐Ÿ˜†  23 
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All these people acting like NASA is just selecting random people from everyday life to go to the Moon. No, they are selecting NASA astronauts to go, which includes men and women. If they are already astronauts they are all already the best picks for the job. So, selecting a man and woman from the pool of astronauts is fine because they are all equally qualified.  23 
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Robert Quinn no where in that quote did it say that she was picked because she was a woman. She will be the first woman on the moon and its not a bad thing to say. Any astronaut to get where they are have to be incredibly clever and fit so if she going to space, it'll be because she is the best candidate, not because Nasa want to send a lady. I can understand at times when it seems like a company promotes women just to make themselves look better and its annoying but this is truely a first to celebrate :)  21 
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Robert Quinn ah just feck off! How about being excited that weโ€™re going back to the moon? Ya grumpy loser.  9 
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Robert Quinn, a large part of what you wrote was a repetition of something you had just written because a large part of what you wrote was a repetition of something you had just written.  8 
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Robert Quinn Well they are returning to the Moon after a very long time, the first time might as well have some symbolism included.  2 
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Love the flexibility and beautiful colors awesome America go to the moon on style sweet  20 
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Colours could suit also to Russia or Czech rep.(my homeland) :D  3 
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Yeah! Good for yoga.  1 
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"This is truly the epitome of human innovation, discovery, and scientific creation." *immediately does the Floss while in the suit*  20 
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Well that's a good demonstration of the ability to move in it.  7 
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First man to dab on the moon  6 
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Lol. It is a good example of the new range of motion :P  4 
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With so many poor and homeless we have to go to space? We should check our priorities.  12 
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NASA has a fraction of the budget of the military. Try going after them.  29 
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John Holt exploration lives in the heart of humanity. Through science maybe one day we'll never have poor and homeless again.  11 
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Not only Google NASAs and US Army budget also, google what Space industry has creates values such as infrastructure for society, Com. for hospitalscand school, Internet, Research on health, mobiles, GPS ect. ect.  7 
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It would be totally irresponsible of our species NOT to establish human colonies on other planets. If nothing else, think of it as having a "back up."  7 
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just looking into relocation options, Iโ€™m guessing....  2 
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Benjamin Howard how?
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Love the patriotic colored suit! We will raise our flag again on the Moon with pride!  8 
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The blue stripes look Russian to me.  1 
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Henry Carmichael again? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Beautiful suits !! but they must have their permission to go to the moon.  3 
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Dom Accetta no one needs permission to go to the moon just a big enough rocket. No one nation has claim or jurisdiction on any part of the moon. NASA plans on going back to the moon in 2024  6 
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Dom Accetta whose permission?  3 
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Mike Filippi yup. Got to ask the natives first  1 
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Tee Houston the references is to how some people believe we came to North American without permission from the natives and "stole" the land as we live here and develop it. As such we should stay where we came from.
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Need passport and visa to landing in moon?
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As far as I know it is illegal to leave the planet on your own without authorization... Or at least it was the last time I researched it.
      
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Today, experts discussed the first all-female spacewalk scheduled to take place later this week, on either Thurs., Oct. 17 or Fri., Oct 18. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station for a ~6.5 hour spacewalk for station maintenance.

More: https://www.nasa.gov...female-spacewalk
Today, experts discussed the first all-female spacewalk scheduled to t
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Hope they can get ready in time ๐Ÿ™‚.....but really......Fantastic achievement great steps forward for women. Be safe.  93 
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Joseph, there's no way she'd take you.  62 
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Joseph Biel Just be sure to get off your sister first.  15 
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Phillip Yaxley Ladies: Astronaut Christie McCuloff (msp) is looking down from up above at the great work you all are carrying on in her place! Fair Winds and Following โ€œWindsโ€!โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿš€  4 
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HAHAHAHAH!!!! Blocked.  4 
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Phillip Yaxley not an achievement but a cool coincidence  3 
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Joseph Biel: For what?
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Fantastic ladies , a new highlight for women in science๐Ÿ˜ and yes i envy you๐Ÿคฃ  36 
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Delano Hanley Just as long as it take men to find there common sense and respect for there female colleagues.๐Ÿ˜‰  12 
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Delano Hanley wow you're dumb lol  4 
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Mirjam van Mierlo How long will it take them to put on makeup on the morning and insert tampons  3 
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Mirjam van Mierlo How long will that take  1 
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I don't think in space they are putting make up on.... Just fyi  1 
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Amanda DeWilde incorrect, you didn't answer my question  1 
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A great inspiration to many young ladies who may be concerned if they can make it ... yes you can! Go for it!  24 
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I love Jessica Meir for her exceptional skills  16 
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Awesome! We've always known we've got "The Right Stuff".  12 
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Am too old at 38 u wish could go to space and be with the wonderful ladies on there space walk it must be so much fun up there
      
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We have never been more ready to meet the unknown. Team members from our #Artemis program share the risks and rewards of this next era of exploration as we prepare for missions to the Moon and Mars. Watch: https://go.nasa.gov/2BigdcM
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Way to instill something in me that was lost. Go touch those Stars, expand our horizons!  6 
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Iโ€™m ready!! Itโ€™s time to get back out there! Very exciting! Light that candle!!!  3 
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Great video! I got goosebumps! ๐Ÿ“ก๐ŸŒ• Letโ€™s go! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ  3 
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At least we will have good enough telescopes so we will be able to watch them on the moon for ourselves. Will be awesome to see.  2 
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No, nobody on Earth will be able to watch the astronauts on the Moon. Not even LRO in lunar orbit has the resolution to do that.  3 
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I promise you will never see that in your telescope.  2 
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Actually none of our telescope will be able to see it unless that telescope is in lunar orbit looking at the moon. Look up Dawes' Limit.  2 
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John Witjes I didnโ€™t think of that!!!!!
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I wonder what happens now with all the people who bought plots of land on the moon all those years ago ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Well done!! Such brave astronauts. I can't wait to see you go back to the moon and eventually Mars.  1 
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Robert Lungal yes, they know what they are doing is dangerous, but they do it anyway...that's the definition of bravery.  1 
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Robert Lungal yes, they are brave. They are all fully aware that one single mistake can result in a horrible fiery death, or an eternity drifting into the abyss of space.  1 
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Nicole Stefanova brave? Kinda but they know exactly what they are doing
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I was supposed excited to see that you guys had a woman in the extravehicular suit. Congratulations on the great job!
      

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