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Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley test robotics software on an engineering prototype of NASA’s VIPER rover. Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart
Progress Continues on Rover to Explore for Water Ice on Moon

VIPER will map a portion of the lunar surface and drill into suspected pockets of water ice. 

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The Space Shuttle Columbia launches before dawn on January 12, 1986 with a tight-knit crew that deployed a key communications satellite. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Columbia Launches on STS-61-C

Tight-knit crew deploys a key communications satellite and performs science missions.

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APPEL’s new Space Shuttle Resources page contains links to hundreds to key documents, videos, photos, and more about the Space Shuttle Program and the lessons learned for today’s technical workforce. Here, Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-120 to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
APPEL KS Creates New Resource for Shuttle Era Research, Learning

Web page links to hundreds of documents that detail the triumphs and tragedies of the Shuttle Program. 

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The Hayabusa2 spacecraft is a modified version of the Hayabusa design. Credit: NASA
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Recovers Asteroid Sample in Australia

NASA and JAXA will share samples of asteroids to advance scientific discovery.

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Gemini VII as seen from Gemini VI-A during the more than five hours of maneuvering the astronauts performed during the first spacecraft rendezvous. The two spacecraft are approximately 43 feet apart at this point, eventually closing to about one foot apart. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Gemini VII Becomes A Pilot’s Mission

Borman, Lovell set record for space endurance and rendezvous with Gemini VI-A.

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Earlier this year, technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center rehearsed stacking Artemis I’s booster rockets using full-scale replicas known as pathfinders. Credit: NASA
NASA Publishes Plan for Lunar Exploration

Early Artemis missions will establish a foundation for sustainable activities on the Moon. 

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APPEL Adds New Course on Recovery of Troubled Projects

Managers will learn to identify, analyze, and correct problems that threaten project success.

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Pictured in their flight suits with a globe and a model of the Skylab space station are, left to right, astronaut Gerald P. Carr, commander; scientist-astronaut Edward G. Gibson, science pilot; and astronaut William R. Pogue, pilot. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Skylab 4 Launches

Mission to NASA’s first space station proved human ability to live months in space.

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