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The Path to Mars: Boeing Leading Charge in Deep Space Mission

NASA is setting its eyes on the exploration of Mars, an over two year-long journey that will make history. Today's children will be the first explorers of our neighboring planet with help from Boeing. The current development of Boeing's advanced module technology will make possible a safe excursion for astronauts to Mars to discover ground humans have yet to see.

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It's electric! @Astro_Cady & @Astro_Pettit discuss electrifying @Space_Station experiments: [video] http://t.co/LLp4KUXYeT @ISS_Research - @NASA

Gecko Grippers: We're working on adhesive gripping tools inspired by how geckos cling. http://t.co/hEntHeqnh2 http://t.co/GDLHm3akmH - @NASA

Tethys the Spy: Saturn's moon Tethys peeks out from behind Rhea in this @CassiniSaturn pic: http://t.co/QP8L34CqkJ http://t.co/UWqSU5mnmx - @NASA

Since the 1939 ground breaking of Ames' lab, @NASAAmes also broke ground on many fronts: http://t.co/uRWmbPeYR8 http://t.co/Mg3Z5E6CGv - @NASA

Today marks @NASAAmes's 75th Anniversary. This 1943 pic shows construction of a wind tunnel: http://t.co/Uzb4r94lfu http://t.co/EGJPRydLIb - @NASA

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NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory's drill.

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NASA’s MAVEN Mission Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss

The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind can penetrate deep into a planetary atmosphere. They include the first comprehensive measurements of the composition of Mars’ upper atmosphere and electrically charged ionosphere.

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Great Lakes and Central U.S. Viewed From the International Space Station

From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore took this photograph of the Great Lakes and central U.S. on Dec. 7, 2014, and posted it to social media.

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