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moon footprint
  Astronaut Neil Armstrong left the first footprint on the moon.
The importance of "space weather" was made clear in 1972, a year in which the Apollo space program made two separate lunar landings. Between the two missions, solar activity produced extremely high radiation levels. Had the Apollo astronauts been on the moon during the blast, they probably would not have survived.
Dr. Donald Michaels
 
Dr. Donald Michels describes the STEREO instrumentation.  
   
Dr. Janet Luhmann
 
Dr. Luhmann explains how STEREO will provide a 3-D model of the sun.  
Scientists involved in the STEREO project hope that the data gathered can help us better understand our changing sun, and the effect these changes have on us here at earth. The ultimate goal is to be able to predict solar mass ejections and other solar fluctuations. As we send more people and equipment into space, accurate forecasts of "space weather" will become ever more important.

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