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Do you have kids aged 13-18 that are interested in spaceflight and also like genomics/genetics? They can design an experiment to fly to the International Space Station with Genes in Space! Ideas due April 20, 2018.
Read more here: www.genesinspace.org/us-contest/

Need help thinking of an idea? Maybe this video will spur some questions...
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Michelle mining your brain... ...

Did you know that we have gold in our brain? Or that our neurons don't work without a little bit of gold? Take a look at this interesting explanation! NASA's assistant director of science communication Michelle Thaller adds a layer of astronomy on top of that amazing neuroscience. Now we know what Carl Sagan meant by WE ARE MADE OF STAR-STUFF... Credit: Big Think Science

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Hall of Fame member Michelle Thaller will educate us all! ...

Get ready for the Super Blue Blood Moon! Our closest celestial neighbor is always a wondrous sight, but on the morning of Jan. 31, 2018, three special lunar events are all happening at the same time, providing an excellent excuse to go out and enjoy the nighttime sky. 1 - The full Moon is near the closest point of its orbit so it appears a little larger than usual, what many call a Supermoon. 2 - It’s the second full Moon of the month, what many call a Blue Moon, though the Moon is not literally blue. 3 - There’s a total lunar eclipse, what many call a Blood Moon, visible before sunrise for the western half of the U.S. and other countries near the Pacific. During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon crosses through the shadow of the Earth and LITERALLY appears red as it reflects all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets. Join NASA scientists Michelle Thaller and Noah Petro live from the Goddard Space Flight Center as we discuss where, when, and how to view this lunar extravaganza and the latest Moon science brought to us by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Have questions about the Moon? Leave your questions in the comments for Michelle and Noah to answer throughout the show.

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This date in 1986, we remember the brave men and women who lost their lives in the quest for the exploration of Space. May the hero’s of STS-51L never be forgotten and the memory of the Challenger live forever. ...

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Samantha spreading the word...education ...

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