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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
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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On this day 20 years ago, the Mars Pathfinder rover, Sojourner, landed on the Red Planet.

Sojourner became the first rover in history to explore the surface of Mars and complete its mission. Carl Sagan, a major proponent of the exploration of Mars, passed away shortly after the Mars Pathfinder mission launched on its way to the Red Planet. The Pathfinder lander, which carried the Sojourner rover to the surface, was later renamed Carl Sagan Memorial Station in honor of his memory.

Here's to another 20 years exploring the surface of Mars! https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/why-no-one-under-20-has-experienced-a-day-without-nasa-at-mars
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On this day 49 years ago, Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, passed away.

In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space. Vostok 1 was the first manned spaceflight of the early space race, and Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth before landing safely 108 minutes later.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. Unfortunately, Yuri died seven years later during a jet crash in 1968, never having gotten to see man touch the surface of another world.

We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight to date.

#YuriGagarin #YurisNight #Space #History #OTD #NASA

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Happy Birthday Yuri Gagarin!

On this day in 1934, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was born. 27 years later, Gagarin flew aboard Vostok 1 – and in doing so, became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.
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Happy International Women’s Day!

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, taught us that the sky is not the limit!

#InternationalWomensDay #Space #Science #NASA
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Read about the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, SpaceX's plan to colonize Mars and the highly anticipated debut of their Falcon Heavy rocket in the latest issue of +RocketSTEM.

Check it out today: https://www.rocketstem.org/magazine/issue_14_march_2017/

#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon9 #FalconHeavy #Space #Science
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NASA Discovered A Record 7 Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Another Star

NASA announced that the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered a system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting another star. Three of the planets fall well within their host star’s habitable zone and may host water at their surface. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2017/02/22/nasa-discovered-a-planetary-system-with-7-earth-like-planets/

#NASA #Space #Science #Astronomy #Planets

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Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot photo was captured by the Voyager 1 spacecraft 27 years ago on Valentine’s Day.

Learn more about Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ photograph here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/02/14/carl-sagan-pale-blue-dot-image-celebrates-25th-anniversary/

#ValentinesDay #CarlSagan #PaleBlueDot #Space #History #OTD
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Happy Valentine's Day!

Carl Sagan once said, "When you're in love, you want to tell the world." Share your love of the universe today!

#ValentinesDay #CarlSagan #Space #NASA #QOTD
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“Nobody can take those footsteps I made on the surface of the moon away from me.” - Eugene Cernan

Today we pay tribute to the last man to walk on the Moon.
http://www.penny4nasa.org/2017/01/16/eugene-cernan-last-man-to-walk-on-the-moon-dead-at-82/

#EugeneCernan #LastManOnTheMoon #RIP #NASA #Space

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Gene Cernan: Born March 14th, 1934 - Died January 16th, 2017

“Curiosity is the essence of human existence and exploration has been part of humankind for a long time. The exploration of space, like the exploration of life, if you will, is a risk. We’ve got to be willing to take it.”

These words were uttered by Gene Cernan, the commander of Apollo 17 and the last person to ever walk on the moon. Since NASA was founded in 1958, the organization has contributed in massive ways towards technological, economical, and inspirational progress. Over the nearly 60 years of NASA’s life, a plethora of amazingly talented scientists and engineers were drawn towards a career in STEM fields after being inspired by Gene Cernan and the other Apollo and Gemini astronauts. It’s the human spirit of exploration that drives the world’s greatest technologists to invent the future.

Today we honor Gene Cernan's legendary life, but long term -- we want to see to it that the US annual budget allocation for NASA reflects the hugely important role that technology, economy, and inspiration brings to our society.

http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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