The medal is presented annually to an NAM member outside of the health and medical sciences to honor their distinguished service and for their contributions to the NAM’s mission

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Jessica Watkins, one of NASA’s newest recruits, says she’s ready—but only if there’s a ride back

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Our 12-year-old daughter who, like us, is a big fan of The Martian by Andy Weir, said, “I can’t stand that people think we’re all going to live on Mars after we destroy our own planet. Even after we’ve made the Earth too hot and polluted for humans, it still won’t be as bad as Mars. At least there’s plenty of water here, and the atmosphere won’t make your head explode.”

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One-Way to Mars

February 12, 2015

Dutch non-profit, Mars One is looking for volunteers to take a one-way trip to colonize Mars launching in 2024. Learn more about ‘why!?’ from three of the more than 200,000 who applied

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