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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Apollo 7 lifts off. The mission’s success set the stage for Apollo 8, which orbited the Moon months later. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 7 Returns America’s Focus to Landing on the Moon

Mission of firsts achieves 101 percent success and sets the stage for orbiting the Moon.

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NASA engineers Rob Gallagher (left), Ken Smith (right) and Deneen Ferro (inside the spacecraft, center) work on the GPM Core satellite in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Md. Credit: NASA
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers

September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.

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Saturn eclipsing the sun for Cassini.
New Science Published from Cassini’s Grand Finale

The spacecraft’s historic series of dives into the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings yields treasure trove of new data.

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The sunshade deployed by the crew of Skylab 3 showing the folds Pilot Jack R. Lousma wrestled with in zero gravity.]
This Month in NASA History: Skylab 3

The crew of Skylab 3 made crucial repairs to the space station and dramatically pushed the boundaries of time in space.

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