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NASA astronaut Alexander Gerst learns how to use a sextant. “I learned how to navigate after the stars using a sextant,” said Gerst. “It’s actually a test for a backup nav method for #Orion & future deep space missions.” 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

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NASA’s latest carbon-observing space mission is the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which is making unprecedented global measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Credits: NASA

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Satellites (U.S. Air Force illustration)

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Follow NASA's TSIS-1 from its launch to its installation aboard the International Space Station to its collection of science data. Credits: NASA Goddard

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station. 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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