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Carl Sagan played a leading role in the American space program from its very beginning. He was a consultant and adviser to NASA beginning in the 1950s -- he briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon . Carl was born in New York City on November 9, 1934. He described himself as a childhood science fiction addict who became fascinated by astronomy when he learned that every star in the night sky was a distant sun . He was always encouraged by his parents to research answers to his innumerable questions about science.
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HISTOIRES DE SAVOIR - Jean-Luc Nothias rappelle que de nombreuses technologies de pointe sont dérivées d'innovations destinées dans un premier temps à l'aérospatiale. Photo prise depuis la navette Atlantis juste après la saisie du téléscope Hubble par le bras robotisé d'Atlantis. Crédit photos : NASA