Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. NASA

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Left: The launch of Space Shuttle Challenger on STS-7; center: Ride on Challenger’s Flight Deck; right: Challenger as seen from the SPAS-01 satellite. Credits: NASA

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Mission specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Astronaut Sally K. Ride’s legacy – encouraging young women to embrace science and engineering

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An illustration depicting the layers of the heliosphere. Credits: NASA/IBEX/Adler Planetarium

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Kids dream about going to space – and some very wealthy adults are booking tickets. from www.shutterstock.com

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Mars mission: how increasing levels of space radiation may halt human visitors

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station. NASA

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Artist depiction of a satellite orbiting Mars. NASA scientists are studying ways to keep future astronauts safe from radiation on an exploration to Mars. Credits: NASA

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Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson suits up ahead of a spacewalk. Vomiting inside a spacesuit during a spacewalk could be fatal for astronauts. NASA, CC BY

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Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime. studiostoks/Shutterstock.com

Secret weapon for space travelers: A steady diet of TV?

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