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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

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Shuttle Liftoff

Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavor's STS-118 Mission

This was the first flight of an Educator Astronaut, mission specialist Barbara Morgan. It was also the 22nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station and continued construction of the space station by delivering a third starboard truss segment.

Listen to the Sun-Earth Day podcast, "STS-118 Lift Off", to experience the sounds of Endeavor's liftoff into space.

Space Weather Fact

The largest, single, challenge for astronauts traveling to Mars will be to overcome exposure to solar storms and radiation.

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