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Why Do We Go to Space?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On October 1, 2013 @ 6:00 am In Science,Weekend | Comments Disabled

Why do we go to space? In the beginning of our space program, the answer had a lot to do with war and paranoia. But with the dawn of the space shuttle, that all changed. Where do we go from here?

Special thanks to the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for letting us hang out with the shuttle Discovery.

Link to the interactive Mars panorama as seen on my phone: http://bit.ly/16ttUwr

Historical footage via NASA.

Music: “Divider” by Chris Zabriskie


Galileo would have made a great astronaut.

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