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Launching US space exploration to new heights

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.

Out of this world planet names

Hidden no more

Hidden Figures, the story of three African American women that helped put the first man on the moon, is a powerful movie that shows the strength of many African Americans in the face of the adversity. It's a beautifully done, emotional movie that tells a story that everyone should know.

The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.

Silver Chips Online attends White House State of STEM Address

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, representatives from Silver Chips Online (SCO) had the opportunity to attend the second annual White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ("SoSTEM"), hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

TechnoLogical: On the lookout for meteors

On Friday, a ten-ton meteor shattered over Russia’s Ural Mountains.

TechnoLogical: We might be Martians

On September 14, the Mars rover Opportunity discovered something that excited the NASA scientists working on its mission. The rover, which has been exploring Mars since 2004, had come across some small, bubble-like bumps on the rim of Mars' Endeavor Crater. These
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