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Ladies Who Launch
Computers have always been central to NASA’s accomplishments: they just used to be women.
How to Mine an Asteroid
Tools & Technology
An animation drawn from episode 206 of Distillations podcast, Is Space the Place? Trying to save humanity by mining asteroids.
Making Space for Women in Astronomy
For centuries women have been looking at the stars despite earthly obstacles.
Life in Space
The chemistry of the universe may help explain the presence of life on Earth.
Behind the Barbed Wire of Manzanar: Guayule and the Search for Natural Rubber
Policy & Politics
At the onset of World War II the United States faced a sudden shortage of rubber, an essential wartime material. One concentrated effort to find a sustainable domestic source occurred in an unlikely place: a Japanese American internment camp in California.