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FY 2011 Year in Review

NASA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR HUMAN EXPLORATION OF DEEP SPACE, FOSTERS COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT AND MAKES MAJOR DISCOVERIES IN 2011

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, NASA began developing a heavy-lift rocket for the human exploration of deep space, helped foster a new era of commercial spaceflight and technology breakthroughs, fully utilized a newly complete space station, and made major discoveries about the universe we live in, many of which will benefit life on Earth.

"The year truly marks the beginning of a new era in the human exploration of our solar system," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "Just as important are the ground-breaking discoveries about Earth and the universe, as well as our work to inspire and educate a new generation of scientists and engineers, and our efforts to keep the agency on a firm financial footing with its first clean audit in nine years. It's been a landmark year for the entire NASA team."

Here are some of NASA's top stories for the past calendar year.

Source: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/YIR11/