21 Out-There Facts About Space Exploration

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From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Gravity, it’s clear that we are fascinated by space travel. But what is the reality like? Here are 21 facts about space exploration.

21.  What’s In A Name

NASA, the American space agency, is an acronym that stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is responsible not only for missions to space, but also for research into aeronautics and aerospace.

20. Weighty Outfits

A spacesuit on its own weighs 280 pounds! It takes astronauts 45 minutes to put on a spacesuit.

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