This Week at NASA: Astronomy Night at the White House and More

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This Week at NASA: Astronomy Night at the White House and More

The stars were out for the second-ever White House Astronomy Night on Oct. 19. Attendees included NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and Associate Administrator for Science, John Grunsfeld - as well as NASA's commercial crew astronauts, who are training for future spaceflights from American soil on commercial spacecraft.

President Obama hosted the event to give students an opportunity to stargaze and to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or (STEM) education. Also, Social chat with Commercial Crew astronauts, Space station spacewalks previewed, SLS Critical Design Review completed, Heat shield testing completed and Exoplanet Week.

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