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100 years ago today, NASA's predecessor, the NACA, was founded.

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), a research organization devoted to promoting the advance of aeronautics research, was founded on March 3, 1915. The NACA’s research served as the foundation of this nation’s space flight programs and it’s resources and personnel were absorbed by NASA on October 1, 1958.

Fun Fact: The NACA employees pronounced their organization’s name by the letter, instead of as a word as NASA employees do.

Learn more about NACA here:

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Happy birthday to the +Canadian Space Agency from all of us at Penny4NASA!

For nearly as long as the agency has been active, NASA’s various activities on the ground, in low-Earth orbit, and beyond, have been rooted in well-built relationships with other nations around the world who share their drive for knowledge and purpose beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

While competition drove early activities, we’ve witnessed an increasing shift towards a more collaborative and shared presence in space with the construction of space station Mir and the International Space Station (ISS). One of NASA’s 22 partners actively part of the International Space Station program has been their neighbor to the north, the Canadian Space Agency.

Since its creation on March 1, 1989, the Canadian Space Agency has been a dynamic partner that has contributed both astronauts, including Col. Chris Hadfield, and technological contributions like Canadarm on the Space Shuttle, and Canadarm 2 and the rest of the Mobile Servicing Unit aboard the International Space Station.

Future projects for the Canadian Space Agency include but are not limited to the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a three-spacecraft fleet of Earth observation satellites scheduled for a 2018 launch, and the Polar Communication and Weather Mission, which involves the planned launch of two satellites in polar orbit to provide improved weather and communications capabilities in the high Arctic.

Canada has continued to be a vital member of the ISS program throughout the past ten years and continues to play a major role in space exploration as a central partner of NASA.

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Congratulations to +Interstellar Movie on winning an Oscar for Best Visual Effects!

Find out how Interstellar's black hole led to an actual scientific discovery:

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the shape in this image here is the same shape as the gigantic ufo that a JAL airliner saw in alaska airspace at night in 1986 and discussed at great length by a mr callahan who as an official of the FAA at one time and went public in the steve greer DISCLOSURE project testimony in the earlier decade after year 2000 how time flies in a govt and world wide ufo coverup of info.
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Carl Sagan's 'Pale Blue Dot' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

NASA’s Voyager spacecraft captured one of the most memorable images in the history of space exploration 25 years ago. On Feb. 14, 1990, the Voyager 1 spacecraft, at the suggestion of Carl Sagan, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and capture one last image of Earth, an image now known as the “Pale Blue Dot.”

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Would you mind promoting a little LSD experiment? The Lunar Surfacemirror Deterioration Experiment with a  self healing mirror in a copy of the LZT could be a cheap stepstone before building the awsome telescope.
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In less than 6 months, NASA's New Horizons probe will provide the first close-up photos of Pluto when it visits the dwarf planet. Learn more:

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85 Years Ago Today: Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto by comparing this photographic plate from January 23, 1930 with two others taken that same month:
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Read about Orion's first test flight, ESA's Rosetta mission and historic comet landing, Dawn's approach to dwarf planet Ceres, and the upcoming year-long mission aboard the International Space Station in the latest issue of RocketSTEM.

Check it out today:

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"Originally designed for a 21-month mission, Pioneer 10 lasted more than 30 years. It was a workhorse that far exceeded its warranty, and I guess you could say we got our money's worth." - Pioneer 10 Project Manager, Dr. Larry Lasher.

On March 2nd, 1972, NASA launched Pioneer 10 on a mission towards Jupiter to obtain imagery and data regarding the intense radiation stemming from the planet. During the journey to Jupiter, Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to enter the asteroid belt, a dangerous location in our solar system consisting of material with top speeds of 45,000 mph. Upon reaching Jupiter, Pioneer 10 took measurements of the planet's magnetosphere, radiation belts, magnetic field, and atmosphere -- confirming that Jupiter is predominantly a liquid planet.

Capable of reaching speeds of 82,000 mph, Pioneer 10 continued on a trajectory to the edge of our solar system, eventually reaching the orbit of Pluto in 1983. For twenty more years, Pioneer 10 would continue to study solar wind and cosmic rays until its science mission ended on March 31st, 1997. For nearly six more years, Pioneer would transmit data back home until its final signal was received by NASA on January 22nd, 2003. The spacecraft became the first to achieve escape velocity from the solar system.

According to NASA's mission archives, Pioneer 10 was also outfitted with a special message to any intelligent life who may come across it:

"Pioneer 10, Earth’s first emissary into space, is carrying a gold plaque that describes what we look like, where we are and the date the mission began. Pioneer 10 will continue to coast silently as a ghost ship through deep space into interstellar space, heading generally for the red star Aldebaran, which forms the eye of the constellation Taurus (The Bull). Aldebaran is about 68 light years away. It will take Pioneer 10 more than 2 million years to reach it."

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Today we lost one of our most beloved artists. Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. He had an immeasurable impact on multiple generations of people, across the globe. He was the lens through which many of us experienced the awe inspiring vastness of our Universe and the infinite stories it has to tell. He will be profoundly missed, and always remembered.
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He was simply the best,,, May Spock RIP. Here is the funeral we had for him..
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The Legacy of Friendship 7 

After the successful suborbital Project Mercury flights of Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom, the United States was still coming in second during the early days of the Space Race. At that time, the Soviet Union was excelling at every important milestone compared to their American counterparts, and political tensions were at an all-time high between the two nations. Launching a man into orbit was the primary goal of Project Mercury, and John Glenn’s Friendship 7 capsule would finally prove to the medical community that human beings could function in a Zero G environment.

Unlike the previous flights undertaken by Shepard and Grissom using Redstone rockets, sending Friendship 7 into orbit would require the powerful Atlas rocket, capable of reaching speeds of 17,000 mph. After countess delays due to issues ranging from malfunctioning fuel tanks to inclement weather, February 20th, 1962 was the date chosen for John Glenn to become a hero -- as 100 million people watched live.

Once John Glenn’s Friendship 7 capsule separated from the Atlas rocket after launch, NASA put the astronaut through a series of medical tests to monitor how Glenn performed in the Zero G environment. During an interview conducted for the groundbreaking miniseries, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, John Glenn stated the following regarding what he experienced once he entered orbit:

“After all of the dire predictions of what might happen and what you might feel in space and in Zero G...there wasn't any problem at all. I was elated being in Zero G. Seeing how things worked...seeing if you could swallow. Nothing prepares you for the view as you look outside. You could see the curvature of the Earth's surface and whole nations just at a glance.”

Back at Mission Control, however, there were grave concerns about Friendship 7’s heat shield. An active “Segment 51” signal -- indicating that the heat shield had come loose -- greatly worried NASA personnel about Glenn’s chances of surviving the re-entry procedure. It was determined by flight controllers that retaining the retro pack during re-entry, rather than jettisoning it as normal, would provide greater assurance that the heat shield would stay in place and prevent the capsule from burning up. Because of the radio blackout during Friendship 7’s re-entry, NASA -- and the entire world for that matter -- awaited John Glenn's confirmation that he was still indeed alive. After three minutes of static, an elated Glenn proved that the “Segment 51” alert was a glitch when Friendship 7 finally responded to NASA’s calls for response:

"I can hear you loud and clear, but that was a real fireball outside."

4 hours and 55 minutes may seem like a short mission by today’s standards, but Friendship 7 proved that human beings could function in a Zero G environment, which was vastly important if NASA was ever going to accomplish President Kennedy’s goal of sending human beings to the Moon. Be sure to remind your elected officials of how space flight once invigorated 100 million people during a time in our history when NASA was appropriately funded.

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On Feb. 18, 1930, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.

This is the most detailed image of Pluto to date, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. In less than 6 months, NASA's New Horizons probe will provide the first close-up photos of Pluto when it visits the dwarf planet. Learn more:

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Van Gogh's "Starry Night" Made From Pics Of Real Galaxies
Astronomy student Alex Parker recreated Van Gogh's "Starry Night" using pictures of real galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Details:
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A timeline of notable spaceflight events across five decades of exploration.
A timeline of notable spaceflight events across five decades of exploration.
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NASA's annual budget is a half a penny on your tax dollar. Imagine what we could do with a full penny.
Penny4NASA was founded to uphold the importance of space exploration and science. We believe wholeheartedly that our federal funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at a mere 0.48% of the total, does not reflect the hugely important economic, technological and inspirational resource that this agency has been throughout its 50+ year history. With approximately $10 coming back into the economy for every $1 spent, thousands of new science and engineering students becoming inspired continuously, and the multitude of technologies that NASA research has both directly and indirectly made possible, we believe that NASA needs to be funded at a level of at least 1% of the U.S. federal budget. This isn't a partisan argument, and this isn't a fiscal budget argument, this is the American people saying that as a society our tax dollars to reflect that importance of science and space exploration. And 0.48% doesn't cut it. We are calling for NASA budget to be increased to at least 1% of the US federal budget.
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