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Explore stories, objects, and educational resources on a variety of topics from the Space Shuttle to the Wright brothers. Learn about our groundbreaking research in the area of planetary science. Here are just a few of the more popular topics you can explore on our website. Dig in!

International Space Station

November 2020 marks 20 years of continuous human presense on the International Space Station (ISS) — an incredible example of scientific achievement and international cooperation.


Apollo 50 Years Later

The Apollo Program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. On July 20, 1969, that goal was achieved when humans walked on the Moon for the first time. Celebrate with us as we look back at the legacy of our first small steps on the Moon and look forward to the next giant leap.