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Alan B. Shepard, Jr., commander of Apollo 14, stands by the Modular Equipment Transporter cart that the astronauts used to carry tools, cameras and sample cases on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo Returns Shepard to Space

Following Apollo 13, a Mercury Seven astronaut guides NASA’s next mission to the Moon.

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This artist's concept of NASA’s QueSST jet reflects the airplane’s final configuration following years of research and design engineering. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Mission Updates: NASA Projects Mark Milestones

As 2019 ends, the X-59 supersonic aircraft, Artemis I’s SLS core stage and OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample mission move forward. 

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Harrison H. Schmitt examines a boulder during the Apollo 17 mission. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), which transported Schmitt and Eugene A. Cernan to this site, is seen in the background. Credit: NASA/Eugene Cernan
This Month in NASA History: NASA Puts a Scientist on the Moon

Harrison Schmitt, who trained earlier astronauts, examines lunar geology up close in final Apollo mission.

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Illustration of Blue Origin's concept for a commercial lunar lander. Credit: Blue Origin
New Companies Commit to Commercial Lunar Payload Services Initiative

Expansion provides a wide array of approaches to landing science and technology on the Moon. 

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment, seen here in 2011, after it was installed at the International Space Station. NASA is conducting a series of spacewalks to install a new cooling system. Credit: NASA/Ron Garan
Ambitious Spacewalks Aim to Repair Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Astronauts will work to add new cooling system to key physics experiment at ISS.

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Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. examines the TV camera of Surveyor 3 prior to detaching it and returning it, and other pieces of the lander, to Earth for analysis. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Lightning Strikes Apollo

Team solves glitches to save NASA’s second mission to land on the Moon.

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A VIPER engineering model is driven over slopes, textures and soils that simulate the lunar environment to test its mobility systems. Credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center
New Rover Will Examine Water Ice on the Moon

VIPER mission to the Moon’s south pole will quantify precious resources in shaded craters.

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An artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
ESA Spacecraft Ready to Orbit the Sun

Solar Orbiter’s suite of instruments will unlock secrets of the solar wind, magnetic field.

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