Astronauts for the first Apollo mission (L-R) Roger B. Chaffee, Edward H. White and Virgil I. Grissom practice for the mission in the Apollo Mission Simulator. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Tragedy Strikes the Apollo Program

A deadly fire during a routine test shocked the nation and lead to a solemn vow to be tough and competent.   

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Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space. Credit: NASA
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

Probe that rewrote textbooks in the 1980s reaches a remarkable milestone decades later.

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An illustration of Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
NASA Mission Updates

The Parker Solar Probe reaches the Sun, OSIRIS-REx finds hydroxyls on Bennu, and still no contact from Opportunity.

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Taken aboard Apollo 8 by William A. Anders, this iconic picture shows Earth rising above the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft orbited the Moon. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 8 Changes the World’s Perspective

One billion people were following news of the first spacecraft to reach the Moon with humans aboard. 

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. When NASA returns to the Moon, it will be with commercial partners. Credit: NASA
NASA Announces Innovative Moon Partnerships

Payload program is envisioned to foster a robust commercial space program in which NASA is one customer among many.

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard present an award at the NASA Honor Award ceremony Thursday, November 8, 2018 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
APPEL Knowledge Services Wins Headquarters Honor Award for Team Excellence

Merger of APPEL and CKO creates synergies that strengthen both functions. 

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X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. A hydraulic lift elevated the launch aircraft and then lowered it over the rocket plane for mating. Credit: NASA Photo / NACA/NASA
This Month in NASA History: The X-1E Makes Final Flight

Crack in fuel tank ends storied research program at the dawn of the space age.

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This artist’s concept of the InSight lander shows the solar panels and scientific instruments deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
InSight Nears Mars with Bold, New Mission to Explore Planet’s Interior

Lander will search beneath the surface of Mars for clues to how all rocky planets formed and evolved. 

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