aNewDomain — From the interplanetary Internet to the hunt for water on Mars, space exploration and space tech in 2014 is pushing the boundaries of what anyone believed to be possible back in 1969. For a long view of how space exploration and resulting techs have revolutionized what we know about space, Earth and how to enhance life in both realms, check out the Celebratin Space Exploration and Technology infographic, below.
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Cover art: Views of the extravehicular activity during STS 41-B. Shown, Astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist, participates in a 1984 extra-vehicular activity (EVA), a few meters away from the cabin of the shuttle Challenger. He is using a nitrogen-propelled hand-controlled manned maneuvering unit (MMU). He is performing this EVA without being tethered to the shuttle. The picture shows a cloud view of the earth in the background. Source: NASA