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This illustration depicts the upcoming Wright Brothers moment for the team of the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity. NASA is targeting April for the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Team Readies Trailblazing Helicopter for Flight on Mars

Ingenuity will demonstrate transformative technology for planetary exploration. 

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The core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System roars through a “hot fire test” on Thursday, March 18, 2021, filling the sky with steam at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Credit: NASA
SLS Core Stage Blazes Through Hot Fire Test

Backbone of most powerful rocket ever built clears final test hurdle.

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This look back at a dune that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove across was taken by the rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the 538th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 9, 2014). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Perseverance Joins Odyssey, MRO, Curiosity, MAVEN and InSight at Mars

NASA’s active missions at the Red Planet responsible for decades of revelations. 

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NASA astronaut Shannon W. Lucid communicates with the ground support team inside the Core Module of the Russian Mir Space Station in 1996. Lucid, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, spent six months on Mir performing experiments, setting a record for longest female space flight. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Lucid Arrives at Mir

Record-setting stay spotlights growing cooperation in space. 

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The Perseverance Rover is lowered to the surface of Mars by the Descent Stage, via nylon cables. A camera aboard the descent stage captured this shot. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Perseverance Team Overcomes Seven Minutes of Terror

Rover lands safely on Mars, begins mission that includes sample return work.

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This artist's-concept illustration depicts the spacecraft of NASA's Psyche mission near the mission's target, the metal asteroid Psyche. The artwork was created in May 2017 to show the five-panel solar arrays planned for the spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA Mission to Intriguing Metal Asteroid Moves Forward

Psyche spacecraft seeks to identify if object in main belt is the core of a past planet.

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The Russian space station Mir as Space Shuttle Discovery pulls closer for the first rendezvous in a program that would eventually include nine docking missions. Credit: NASA/JSC
This Month in NASA History: Discovery Arrives at Mir

Mission improved communications and set stage for docking missions to come. 

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In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars. Those samples, stored in hermetically sealed tubes, are the first step of the Mars Sample Return Campaign. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA and ESA Partner to Return Core Samples from Mars

Intricate, robotic space mission could hold key to decades of scientific discovery.

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