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President Kennedy's "Moon Speech" Turns 50

What is the legacy of the Apollo missions to the moon?

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How to Dress for Space Travel

The author of the book Spacesuit explains the history behind the Apollo 11 spacesuit.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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