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International Day of Human Space Flight

Today is International Day of Human Space Flight, a day which marks the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic orbit of the Earth in 1961. It’s also a great time to highlight the role nuclear technology has played in space exploration. For example, did you know that there was a nuclear generator on the moon? Read this ‪#‎IAEA‬ bulletin article from the ’70s to find out how ‪#‎NASA‬ used nuclear power during the Apollo 12 mission:http://ow.ly/vGz94

Image: Robert Couse-Baker

Today is International Day of Human Space Flight, a day which marks the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic orbit of the Earth in 1961. It’s also a great time to highlight the role nuclear technology has played in space exploration. For example, did you know that there was a nuclear generator on the moon? Read this #IAEA bulletin article from the '70s to find out how #NASA used nuclear power during the Apollo 12 mission: http://ow.ly/vGz94

Image: Robert Couse-Baker
 

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