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"To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful planetary mission, Mariner 2 sent to Venus in 1962, the NASA History Program Office, the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory organized a symposium. "Solar System Exploration @ 50" was held in Washington, D.C., on 25-26 October 2012. The purpose of this symposium was to consider, over the more...
"Join Sally Ride on her journey aboard the Space Shuttle! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first female US astronaut in space, from her early life to using a robotic arm in space. Find out about other female astronauts and their achievements. Understand the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown."--