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Did you know that the International Space Station spans an entire U.S. football field?

The space station is the largest artificial satellite in orbit and can be seen by the naked eye when viewing the sky at the appropriate time. It weighs nearly 1,000,000 pounds and has more livable space than a typical six-bedroom house.

Learn more about the ISS here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/onthestation/facts_and_figures.html#.U7Fuzf5LtFt

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Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Rocket Landing In Return To Flight

SpaceX is set to return to flight with the launch of its ORBCOMM-2 mission and is hoping to successfully land the company’s Falcon 9 first stage in a test of rocket reusability. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 11 satellites for ORBCOMM, is scheduled to lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Monday, Dec. 21 at 8:29 p.m. EST.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/12/21/watch-live-spacex-attempts-rocket-landing-in-return-to-flight/

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We strive to increase NASA's funding to 1% by encouraging popular support for NASA through education and outreach.
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With NASA's limited budget, rocket reusability is the ONLY option for sustainable launches. +SpaceX​ is the answer to NASA's funding problem. If you can't increase the budget for NASA,you may as well just lay off every ULA employee and leave space travel to private companies.
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Penny4NASA!

Make sure to let Congress know you’re thankful for NASA: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action

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On November 12, 2013, the full mosaic of The Day The Earth Smiled was released.

On July 19th, 2013, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an image of Earth from approximately 900 million miles away as part of a larger mosaic of the Saturn system. The image, which became known as The Day The Earth Smiled, was only the third time ever that the Earth was photographed from the outer Solar System. Normally, a spacecraft can’t turn back and image Earth directly because the Sun’s rays would interfere with its cameras, but Cassini was able to take stunning images of Saturn with Earth in the background because Saturn itself came between Cassini and the Sun, eclipsing the potentially damaging rays.

This rare image also marks the first time people on Earth knew in advance that a photo of their planet was being taken. It provided an opportunity for people from more than 40 countries around the world and 30 U.S. states to celebrate the occasion by sharing images of themselves waving at Saturn on the day Cassini was scheduled to photograph Earth as part of NASA’s Wave At Saturn event.

The images shared through social media by participants of the Wave At Saturn event were also compiled into a mosaic image of Earth itself, which can be viewed here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/collage2013.html#.U8ktZYBdX5h

Read more here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/jpl/pia17172.html#.U8rSxoBdX5g

Download the image here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia17171.html#.U83rhf5LtFv

Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute

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Happy Halloween from all of us at Penny4NASA!

Check out some of our latest Halloween stories here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/tag/halloween/

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Watch Live: The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak in the early morning hours on Thursday, Oct. 22, treating stargazers to some celestial fireworks displays. The meteor shower, created from debris falling off Halley’s Comet, should be visible throughout the northern and southern hemispheres.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/10/21/watch-the-orionid-meteor-shower-of-october-2015/

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Happy birthday, Dr. Tyson!

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on October 5th, 1958 in Manhattan, New York. He credits the Hayden Planetarium, where he is now the director, with initially sparking his interest in astronomy and physics as a child. Born on the same week NASA was founded, Neil deGrasse Tyson has been one of the foremost advocates in the country for investments in science and space exploration. The testimony he delivered before Congress in 2012 advocating for an increase in NASA's budget helped to inspire the Penny4NASA campaign.

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His LEFTISM far overpowers his INTELLECT. What a shame
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Happy New Year from all of us at Penny4NASA!

The Cartwheel Galaxy is a ring galaxy located about 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It was once a normal spiral galaxy until it experienced a head-on collision with a nearby galaxy approximately 100-200 million years ago. “Usually a galaxy is brighter toward the center, but the ultraviolet view (blue) indicates the collision actually smoothed out the interior of the galaxy, concentrating older stars and dust into the inner regions. It’s like the calm after the storm of star formation,” according to Phil Appleton of the California Institute of Technology.

The collision created waves of brief star formation rippling out from its center, the first being the bright blue outermost ring composed of many young massive stars. The second wave is the yellow-orange inner ring where less star formation is taking place. “It’s like dropping a stone into a pond, only in this case, the pond is the galaxy, and the wave is the compression of gas,” Appleton explained. “Each wave represents a burst of star formation, with the youngest stars found in the outer ring.”

Read more about the Cartwheel Galaxy here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/galex/galex-20060111.html#.U7cMEf5LtFs
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/2307-sig06-005-Cartwheel-Galaxy-Makes-Waves

Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

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Watch Live: The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Stay up late to enjoy an annual celestial fireworks show. The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Tuesday evening into the early morning hours on Wednesday, providing skygazers with the opportunity to catch a “shooting star.”

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/11/17/watch-the-leonid-meteor-shower-of-november-2015/

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Today we honor and salute all those that have served in the military. Happy #VeteransDay !
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Happy birthday to +The Planetary Society! Thanks for paving the way for space advocacy! #Planetary35
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20 Years Ago The First Planet Beyond The Solar System Was Found

The groundbreaking discovery of the first planet to be found orbiting a star similar to the sun occurred 20 years ago with the discovery of 51 Pegasi b on Oct. 6, 1995. Confirmed on Oct. 12, the discovery led to an entirely new field of study and started the search for planets similar to our own beyond the solar system.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/10/06/celebrating-20-years-of-exoplanet-discoveries/

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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. http://bit.ly/-Imagine
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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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