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NASA

NASA’s technology investments enable the nation to achieve its space exploration and discovery goals, but the innovations also benefit the public here on earth.
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Reducing the Risk in a High-Risk Program
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A diver performs physical exercises at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida. Dr. John Florian, director of NEDU's Warfighter Human Performance Program, is conducting Office of Naval Research-sponsored work focusing on oxygen toxicity and fatigue in Navy divers. (Photo provided by Dr. John Florian)

To determine the cause of extreme fatigue in Navy divers, the Office of Naval Research is sponsoring work examining the most critical weapon in a diver’s arsenal.
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Wildfires can wreak havoc, so it’s imperative to detect them as early as possible. That’s why NASA is developing a network of space-based sensors called FireSat.
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Graduate and undergraduate university students are invited to compete for the opportunity to fly experiments to the edge of space aboard a high-altitude scientific balloon.
Credits: NASA

NASA is accepting applications from grad and undergrad students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission.
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Artist’s concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft in orbit above the moon. Photo credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry

NASA has confirmed that the moon’s thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow.
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An image of NGC 6818, known as Little Gem Nebula. ESA/Hubble & NASA. Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

This colorful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula.
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Photo by NASA

Looks like a photo, right? It is – from a satellite one million miles away. Find out how NASA’s EPIC camera got such a unique vantage point.
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