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The Moon Missions Gave Us Way More Awesome Technology Than You Realize

Fifty years ago, American astronauts walked the moon, completing an incredible mission that, if we’re honest, was extremely unlikely to happen as soon as it did. And it was all possible because of incredible innovations, some of which paved the way for new tech in transportation. Here are a few of those innovations. Read more… […]

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The Moon Missions Gave Us Way More Awesome Technology Than You Realize

Fifty years ago, American astronauts walked the moon, completing an incredible mission that, if we’re honest, was extremely unlikely to happen as soon as it did. And it was all possible because of incredible innovations, some of which paved the way for new tech in transportation. Here are a few of those innovations. Read more… […]

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Here Are the Bad Things NASA Thought Might Happen to the First Astronauts on the Moon

Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time. It was one of the most impressive technological feats ever pulled off, filled with peril and uncertainty. Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were worried could have happened to the astronauts during and after…Read more… Continue […]

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CBS News is Livestreaming the Original Apollo 11 Launch Broadcast in Real Time Right Now

CBS News is currently livestreaming its original broadcast from fifty years ago, when the original Apollo 11 crew launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to put the first humans on the Moon.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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CBS News is Livestreaming the Original Apollo 11 Launch Broadcast in Real Time Right Now

CBS News is currently livestreaming its original broadcast from fifty years ago, when the original Apollo 11 crew launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to put the first humans on the Moon.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn’t Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It’s usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Stunning Photo of Asteroid Bennu From Just 0.4 Miles Away

NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is currently in position around the tiny, near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, has transmitted its closest shot of the asteroid’s surface yet.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Watch F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Bring Up the Moon Landing Hoax to Actual Astronauts

Believe it or not, Formula One drivers are real people, too. They have heroes and they can get awkward when faced with those heroes, just like the rest of us. Sometimes, it can be comforting to know you’re not the only person out there who brings up absurd subjects at the wrong time—sort of like […]

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Watch F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Bring Up the Moon Landing Hoax to Actual Astronauts

Believe it or not, Formula One drivers are real people, too. They have heroes and they can get awkward when faced with those heroes, just like the rest of us. Sometimes, it can be comforting to know you’re not the only person out there who brings up absurd subjects at the wrong time—sort of like […]

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Opportunity’s Final Panorama Gives Us One Last View From Inside the Endeavour Crater

NASA may have declared its Opportunity rover lost, but we’ll always have its data and bank of raw images. The mission team has now processed an incredible panorama from these files for your viewing pleasure. You can see it below and scroll around a larger version on the NASA press page here.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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50 Years Later, Precious Moon Samples Will Finally Be Opened

During the Apollo missions, NASA smartly set aside some lunar materials knowing future scientists would likely be better equipped to analyze them. Now, nearly 50 years later, the space agency is giving a select group of researchers the extraordinary opportunity to study these unopened and untarnished samples. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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