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Nasa's Lessons From The Outer Limits


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Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, television host, author Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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In April 1981, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a space shuttle program meant to take astronauts, cargo, research experiments and military equipment into low Earth orbit. The shuttle mission, called STS-1 for the first "Space Transportation System" effort, lasted 2 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes and 53 seconds.

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