Forty Years After Space Race, What's Next? Forty years ago, the United States sent the first humans to land on the moon. The Apollo missions and the fervor of the space race were glory days for NASA. But politically and economically, the world has changed. What will space exploration look like 40 years from now?

A Small Step To The Moon, A Giant Leap To Mars

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Charting NASA's Future: To The Moon And Beyond

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Aldrin Reflects On Life After Moon Mission

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Vacation In Space? It's Possible ... For The Rich

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One Small Town's Big Role In The Apollo Missions

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Houston, We Erased The Apollo 11 Tapes

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