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Science Bookshelf: The Scientific Life

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The practice of science has evolved rapidly over the past century, writes Harvard University professor Steven Shapin.

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This Month in NASA History: 40th Anniversary of Apollo 8

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The Apollo 8 mission, launched on December 21, 1968, marked the first time in history that humans traveled outside the Earth’s orbit.

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Think Tank Talk: Climate Change, Security, and Earth Observations

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The nexus of climate change, security, and earth observations was the subject of a recent program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) featuring former NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher and Northrup Grumman CEO Dr. Ronald Sugar.

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View from the Outside: Blue Origin Solicits Science Proposals

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   Blue Origin, a private spaceflight company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, has announced that it will offer opportunities for scientists to fly payloads on its New Shepard vehicles.

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Academy Insight: Dr. Charles Kennel on the Development of the EOS-DIS

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   Dr. Charles Kennel, former NASA Associate Administrator for the Mission to Planet Earth, recalled the origins of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System.

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Shaping the Space Age: The First International Geophysical Year

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The first International Geophysical Year (IGY) in 1958 was a landmark that helped usher in the Space Age.

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Academy Brief: Science Case Studies

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   The Academy has developed several recent case studies related to NASA science missions.

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Message from the Academy Director: Science and Project Management

December 22, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 12   In NASA’s culture it is common to think about science, engineering, and project management as separate disciplines. In reality, close collaboration is one of the keys to successful project outcomes.

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