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What's Up for August 2013?

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August 1, 2013
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If you've never seen a meteor shower, the summer Perseids are a great introduction. Meteor showers are the colorful debris of a comet or sometimes the debris of a fragmented asteroid.


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First Anniversary of Mars Rover Landing

First Anniversary of Mars Rover Landing

AFP (Aug. 6, 2013) — The first anniversary of the suspenseful "sky crane" landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet is celebrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on August 5, 2013.
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This Year @ NASA, December 20, 2013

This Year @ NASA, December 20, 2013

NASA (Dec. 20, 2013) — In 2013, NASA helped transform access to low Earth orbit even as one of our venerable spacecraft reached the boundaries of the solar system and we moved ahead on technologies that will help us carry out an ambitious asteroid mission we announced and, eventually, move on to Mars. Heres a quick trip back through 2013 for those and some of the other big things that happened This Year at NASA. Commercial Success
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Private Funding for Space Exploration? Katherine Mangu Ward Debates Bill Nye on CNBC

Private Funding for Space Exploration? Katherine Mangu Ward Debates Bill Nye on CNBC

Reason TV (Aug. 6, 2012) — Reason Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward debates Bill Nye "the Science Guy" about public versus private funding for space exploration on CNBC's Street Signs. Air Date: August 6, 2012.
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This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

NASA (Aug. 2, 2013) — DC CELEBRATES CURIOSITY HQ @MarsCuriosity MSL Control Room at Mars Landing: Touchdown confirmed, were safe on Mars. (applause) Celebration, when the Curiosity Rover safely found the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012 and celebration this week on Capitol Hill as NASA and members of Congress mark the one year anniversary of the Martian landing and showcase the ways the rover is helping us get to know Mars.
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