Are you mesmerized by the infinite universe that surrounds us? This is the circle for you! These articles are bringing us deep into the wonders of space, all from the comfort of home.

Explore everything from the mysteries of outer space through the eyes of astronauts, the science behind solar-powered sails, the fascinating things that happen when gravity is taken out of the equation, and so much more with these articles!

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A Mission Returns from “Mars”

17 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you ever wondered what life would be like on Mars? After a year in a Mars exploration simulation, crew members return to earth with insights on what long-term living in space would be like!
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1972: The Last Time Humans Set Foot On the Moon

35 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Dr. Lynda

It's been over 45 years since we left our last footprints on the moon. The Apollo 17 moonwalks and mission were spellbinding. Here's an amazing video!
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An Astronaut’s Perspective on Earth

6 minutes

[ Education ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Can a view change our perspective? While many of us may never see Earth from above, hearing astronauts talk about seeing Earth from space serves as a beautiful reminder of the broader picture we are a part of!
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Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

8 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Sam Burns

Lettuce, zinnias, peas, and radishes are just some of the plants that have found their roots in space. But what does this mean for our future?
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Heard of ISS? The Incredible International Space Station

7 minutes

[ Pebbles ]

By Dr. Lynda

The ISS is the most incredible feat of mankind and most of us barely know a thing about it!... Learn the wonder here today.
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Happy Birthday Mae Jemison!

5 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Sam Burns

The story of Mae Jemison's life is one about pursuing your dreams and striving for better. And tomorrow's her birthday! So let's celebrate.
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How Space Can Heal What Divides Us!

17 minutes

[ Art ]

By MaryLiz Bender

Why is it that when astronauts leave this planet they come back humanitarians and artists? Here's a perspective from a filmmaker who has stood next to and interviewed some of the greatest space explorers of our time on how the lessons we've learned from space exploration may help us to be more empathetic, compassionate, and bring us together.
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How to Stay Calm When You’re Going Blind in Space

19 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

What's the scariest thing you've ever done? Did you come away from it transformed in a good way? Here's a story about where the emotion of fear can be teased apart from our actual options.
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Hubble: An Actual Time-Machine

14 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Dr. Lynda

Nothing captures the human imagination quite like space, and it's easier than ever to find a lot of space-related wonder! Take a little trip through the galactic high points with the Hubble Telescope!
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Sailing Through Space on the Power of the Sun

8 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We just deployed a technology into space that could revolutionize our exploration of the universe! After generations of thinkers dreamed of a way to sail through space with the power of light, we've finally made it happen!
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Sparks in Space? The Science of Space Welding!

8 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How does welding work in space? It's actually a fascinating process that many of us don't even know about! Here's some science that will leave you feeling a little smarter.
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What Do Astronauts Dream About?

4 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you ever wondered what an astronaut dreams about? Here's a fascinating look that will remind you of some of the things most precious to you here on earth!
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Weightlessness in a Heavy World

20 minutes

[ Science ]

By Dr. Lynda

Gravity is acting upon us from the moment of conception, and because of that, it is completely beyond our awareness, until now! Take a look at some fun to be had in zero gravity flights, and you'll be amazed at all there is to appreciate! (And we may also eliminate some other things that could be "weighing us down.")
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What’s it Like to Live in Space?

8 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We have all dreamed of a life lived in space, but what is that really like? Let's hear from the astronauts themselves about this extraordinary feat of human ingenuity!
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How a Bra Company Brought Us to the Moon!

8 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What do bra manufacturing and the first man to step on the moon have in common? Meet the unsung heroes of the first moon landing and hear the curious tale of how bra technology helped support the astronauts of Apollo 11!
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