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History & Future of NASA

Huntsville, Alabama
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kennedy Space Center director Robert Cabana discusses the history and future of NASA. A former Space Shuttle astronaut, Cabana focuses on NASA’s larger space exploration projects, its effort to put a man on Mars, and the commercialization of space travel. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama hosted this event. 

Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:35am (ET)

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