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Moon To Mars
Astronaut Mario Runco, Jr., mission specialist, takes a break from activities on Space Shuttle Endeavour's mid-deck. Image Credit: NASA.
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Enduring spinning forces that would kill a human being, tiny worms are used in NASA studies seeking to explore how life adapts to gravity beyond Earth. Credit: NASA
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Cut-away view of a a hypothetical Toroidal space colony. Image credit: NASA Ames research Center.
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Workers remove the Columbus module from an overhead crane at the Kennedy
Space Center's Space Station Processing Facility. The Space Shuttle
Atlantis is scheduled to launch with Columbus on December 6.
Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
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When in space, the cells of living organisms are battered by space
radiation that can damage DNA.
Credit: NASA
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This image shows the DNA repair sites mapped by Costes et al at the NASA
Space Radiation Lab.
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This image shows an inflatable "planetary surface habitat and airlock unit" being
tested at NASA's Langley Research Center in February of 2007. The structure above
was delivered by ILC Dover and is a 12-foot (3.65 meter) diameter inflatable
structure.
Credit: NASA/Jeff Caplan
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Along with habitats, NASA is currently developing a new fleet of spacecrafts and
rockets in order to transport equipment and human explorers to the Moon. This work
is being done under NASA's new Constellation Program.
Credit: NASA
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John Byard, Wyle Research and Test Operations Safety Officer, runs on
the Standalone Zero Gravity Locomotion Simulator (sZLS) at the
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas. James
Brent Crowell, right, Wyle exercise physiologist, serves as the operator
of the device.
Credit: NASA

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An earlier crew performs a simulated EVA at the Mars Society Desert
Research Station in Utah.
Photo courtesy / The Mars Society
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While designing the lunar truck, JSC engineers threw out some traditional
assumptions on what a vehicle needs -- for instance, doors and seats -- and added
interesting new capabilities such as active suspension, six-wheel drive with
independent steering for each wheel.
Credit: NASA
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This still is from a NASA simulation generated using high resolution topography, and
shows the amount of solar illumination in the south polar region of the Moon over a
solar day. Permanently shadowed regions can be easily identified in the simulation.
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to view the quicktime feature from NASA.
Credit: NASA
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This graphic shows the resolution of the Moon's south pole by the Clementine
spacecraft's optical system and then by the Goldstone Solar System Radar.
Credit: NASA
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The Clementine mission launched in 1994 and made scientific observations of the Moon
and the near-Earth asteroid 1620 Geographos.
Credit: NASA
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Volunteers were bolted inside a test chamber and sweated for NASA scientists at Johnson Space Center in Houston to test a new system being developed for future space vehicles. The system, known as the carbon-dioxide and moisture removal amine swing-bed, or CAMRAS, is designed to make air breathable and the living space more comfortable by controlling carbon dioxide and humidity inside a crew capsule.
Credit: NASA
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Clarke believed that humans would one day build colonies on the moon, and NASA is now trying to make that vision a reality. In an address to the US Congress in 1975, Clarke said, "I´m rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books."
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Arthur C. Clarke´ fiction envisaged a future for humans on Mars.
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LunarGPSThe Lunar Astronaut Spatial Orientation and Information System (LASOIS) will help human explorers navigate safely on the lunar surface. The system is designed to provide astronauts with an experience similar to using GPS on Earth.
Credit: Ohio State University
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Astronaut Mike Gernhardt prepares to take a DeepWorker mini-sub for a dive in Pavilion Lake, British Columbia.
Credit: Henry Bortman
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Apollo astronauts used an open, unpressurized rover, to move about on the surface of the moon.
Credit: NASA
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Future explorers may traverse the moon in small pressurized rovers with built-in spacesuits, such as the conceptual designs shown here.
Credit: NASA

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Artist's view of Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe.
Credit: ISRO
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Mr G Madhavan Nair, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) (centre) and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin (right) signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Chandrayaan-1 at ISRO Satellite Centre in May of 2006.
Credit: ISRO
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Image of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper before it was added to Chandrayaan-1. The instrument is now successfully on its way to the moon.
Credit: JPL
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Houtkooper (right) presented his theory in a session of Europlanet´ Planetary Science Congress, convened by Bernard Foing (left), father of the SMART missions to the Moon. Image credit: Lee Pullen
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Samples have been found in Antarctica which may well have originated from Mars. Could similar rocks be preserved on the Moon? Image credit: NASA
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Apollo rocks
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earthshine
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MELiSSA1
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MELiSSA2
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Nubium
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LRO
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LROmiddle
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LROboxes
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LROmain
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LROwholeimage
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ApolloLandingSite
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NeilMoon
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ApolloLaunch
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Crater308
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BuzzMoon
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Chand1
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CabeusA
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MoonWater
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LCROSSCrater
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BuzzAldrinMoon
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Lcross Impact Plume
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LRL
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Aaron L. Gronstal Moon
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AresRocket
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