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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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Less Ice, More Heat: Sun's energy is getting absorbed by Arctic Ocean as ice declines: http://t.co/uBORVxSMo8 #AGU14 http://t.co/QUvJW3hmCW - @NASA

Green-up along Colorado River's Delta after experimental flow: http://t.co/4qaGz1D6l5 #AGU14 #EarthRightNow @USGS http://t.co/mxCmvxllxN - @NASA

Experiment: Greening the Colorado River Delta. Watch live the #AGU14 briefing at 5:30pm ET: http://t.co/STkRRmj0Vd http://t.co/j3QdvpYRop - @NASA

An increase of sun’s energy absorbed in the Arctic aligns with the decrease in sea ice: http://t.co/04sE2z74vp #AGU14 http://t.co/h6eiov9X4P - @NASA

Sea ice loss & absorbed solar radiation gains. Watch the #AGU14 briefing at 2:30pm ET: http://t.co/STkRRmj0Vd http://t.co/FEn1GxOEnS - @NASA

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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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