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Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay! Nearly 50 years ago UNESCO established International Literacy Day to highlight the importance of literacy throughout the world. Celebrate by enjoying these free e-books from NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html

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The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight It's expected to be one of the best meteor showers in years with up to 200 meteors per hour!

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to produce up to 200 meteors per hour when it peaks in the early morning hours on Friday, providing skywatchers with one of the best meteor shower shows in years.

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Happy birthday Neil Armstrong!

Of all 12 astronauts to have stood on the lunar surface during the Apollo era, none are as popular as the first and most famous of moon-walkers, Neil Armstrong. Described by his fellow Apollo 11 crewmate Buzz Aldrin as the “epitome of a space man”, Armstrong has served both before and after death as a cornerstone of NASA’s ethos-building force, one which has resonated since its inception 58 years ago.

Much like other well-renowned astronauts Jim Lovell, John Glenn, Sunita Williams, and the late Judith Resnik, Neil Armstrong was a native of Ohio. Born in 1930, Armstrong’s interest in aeronautics swelled early on as his early life was marked by experience with naval service, formal studies in aeronautical engineering, and a stint as a test pilot at the NACA’s High Speed Flight station. At the age of 35, Armstrong would suit up as Command Pilot for Gemini 8, and again as back-up Command Pilot on Gemini 11, before being offered the position of Commander of Apollo 11 three years later. In 1969, at the age of 39, Armstrong would make history alongside Buzz Aldrin as the first men to land and walk on the lunar surface, igniting the imaginations of on-lookers through television sets all across the globe. Not only was the Apollo program a mark of the technological sophistication of the period, but more importantly it highlighted the immense concentration of ingenuity and initiative that made stepping foot on another world possible.

Today, celebrate the illustrious career of Neil Armstrong by writing to Congress to let them know you support doubling funding for NASA: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Take a look at Penny4NASA's latest video, the Spirit of Apollo, and consider what raising the NASA budget from less than half a penny up to one full penny on each federal dollar spent can and will do for our economy, for our society, and for our future: http://goo.gl/kUDM7

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The bubbles that float up in many space walks lead me to believe its all done in that giant training pool. Jeranism in Youtube has them. 
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On this day in 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics & Space Act.

On July 29th, 1958, less than a year after Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act establishing NASA as a civilian space agency. The new agency absorbed the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, including its budget, resources and personnel. Prior to the formation of NASA, space exploration was considered to be largely a military enterprise. NASA would begin operations on October 1, 1958.

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Ah the good old days when it had clear direction and congress wanted nasa to be about exploration not white collar welfare.
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On this day in 2012, Sally Ride passed away. As the first American woman to fly in space, she taught us all that the sky is not the limit!

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I just want to know, why did it take NASA so long to catch up with the Russian Space Program? They had a woman in space in 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, and it took the United States 20 some odd years to catch up to that.

All kudos and respect to Sally K. Ride, may she rest in peace, but it is shameful that it took so long to FINALLY make it possible for an American woman to finally get into space. Why was that?
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On this day 47 years ago, Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon. No human has returned since 1972.

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If you can not see that this is fake, then you are a VOLL-IDIOT.
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In Memory Of Neil Armstrong, Take A Moment To #WinkAtTheMoon

On this day in 2012, Neil Armstrong passed away as the result of complications from a cardiovascular procedure.

Of all 12 astronauts to have stood on the lunar surface during the Apollo era, none are as popular as the first and most famous of the moon-walkers, Neil Armstrong. Described by his fellow Apollo 11 crew mate Buzz Aldrin as the “epitome of a space man”, Armstrong has served both before and after death as a cornerstone of NASA’s ethos-building force, one which has resonated since its inception 56 years ago.

Following his death, Neil Armstrong's family released a statement, which reads in part:

"For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

Read the full statement here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/aug/HQ_12_600_armstrong_family.html

On this day, join us in celebrating the accomplishments and memorable career of Neil Armstrong by taking an opportunity to wink at the Moon!

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+albert speer so true.
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Today is National Book Lovers Day! Enjoy these free e-books from NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html

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On this day in 2008, NASA’s Phoenix lander confirmed the existence of water on Mars.

The mission of the Phoenix lander had two primary objectives; the first was to study the history of water on Mars, the second was to evaluate the potential habitability of Mars in the Arctic’s ice-rich soil. It also contributed to NASA’s strategy of exploration known as, “Follow the water.”

After landing on the Red Planet on May 25, 2008, the Phoenix lander confirmed the existence of water ice on Mars on July 31, 2008 after soil samples that were heated released water vapor. The lander went on to successfully complete its mission in August of the same year and sent its final communication with Earth on November 2, 2008.

The Phoenix lander design will serve as the basis of several upcoming Mars missions, such as NASA’s Icebreaker Life, a proposed follow-up mission which would focus on studying any organics, biomolecules, minerals and salts contained within the ice.

The spacecraft’s design will also be adapted for NASA’s Mars InSight lander, which was recently given the green light to begin construction, and is set to launch in 2018 on a mission to study the evolution of the planet’s formation. Additionally, the Mars One lander will also be based on NASA’s Phoenix lander.

Read more about the discovery here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/news/phoenix-20080731.html

Read more about NASA’s Phoenix lander and its mission here: http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/index.php

Learn more about NASA’s “Follow the water” strategy here: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/everydaylife/jamestown-water-fs.html

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On this day in 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, accomplishing President Kennedy’s goal of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth” before the end of the decade.

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On this day 5 years ago, the final Space Shuttle mission returned to Earth. No astronaut has launched from U.S. soil since.

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If you realy care for the US then join the upheaval going on unhinging oligarchs united. Several states allready called for a convention to overturn unlimited $$ and end the POTUS auction for good.
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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center.

Forty-seven years later, Apollo 11 and the first ever moon landing persevere as testaments to human ingenuity and motivation. Using only a fraction of the computing power available at our fingertips today, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and all those behind-the-scenes were able to extend humankind’s physical boundaries to the surface of another celestial body. Coupled with Armstrong’s iconic quote, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Apollo 11 has since been cemented as not only NASA’s greatest contribution to modern exploration, but arguably humankind’s greatest explorative feat to date.

On this day in 1969, millions of people crowded around their television sets to watch what would become a seminal moment in human history - the launch of the first manned lunar mission. A Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 11 and its crew from Launch Complex 39 site at the Kennedy Space Center. In twelve minutes it would achieve geocentric orbit, and three days later it would achieve lunar orbit.

As this week marks the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing, we are poignantly reminded of an epoch of space exploration wherein manned exploration existed beyond the limits of low-Earth orbit. As we look back fondly on the first humans to have walked on the Moon, it’s important to remember that the first humans to step foot on Mars are walking the Earth today.

Write Congress today and tell them it’s time to take the next giant leap for mankind: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Watch at Penny4NASA's video, the Spirit of Apollo, and consider what raising the NASA budget from less than half a penny up to one full penny on each federal dollar spent can and will do for our economy, for our society and for our future: http://goo.gl/kUDM7

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Rock on NASA, you continue making history, and we are very proud of all your accomplishments!! Thx NASA ;-)
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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.