President John F. Kennedy addressed a special joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, establishing a bold goal for the U.S. to land a human on the Moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the decade, requesting $9.5 billion to do so. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Kennedy Sets Course for the Moon

President addressed Congress 58 years ago this month, revealing a bold vision for expansion of U.S. space program.

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The InSight lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure device, placed on the surface of Mars December 19, 2018, detected likely seismic activity in early April. Credit: NASA
NASA’s InSight Lander Records Milestone Quake on Mars

Team excited by discovery that suggests rocky planet is still seismically active.

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Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of STS-107 Commander Rick Husband, speaks to NASA civil service and contractor employees and guests in Kennedy Space Center’s Training Auditorium on April 12, 2019. Husband Thompson was one of the presenters for “Columbia: The Mission Continues,” an event organized by the Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program (ACCLLP). Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
National Tour Emphasizes Columbia Lessons Learned

Display of artifacts, APPEL course, townhalls planned for NASA centers.

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Mark Kelly (left) and twin brother Scott participated in a comprehensive study of the effects of an extended spaceflight on the human body. Credit: NASA
Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel on Fire

Twins Study Provides Fascinating Insight into the Effects of Spaceflight on the Human Body.

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The original Mercury astronauts in June 1963 at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), now Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. From left-to-right: L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, John H. Glenn Jr., Donald K. (Deke) Slayton and M. Scott Carpenter. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA Introduces the First Astronauts

Seven selected for Project Mercury went on to blaze bold paths in space exploration.

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Orion Crew Module Uprighting System
NASA Planning Key Tests of Orion’s Launch Abort System

Crucial, complex safety system will rocket astronauts to safety at the first sign of danger.

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Asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 19, as captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin
Smallest Object Ever Orbited Holds Big Surprises

Three months into mission of firsts, NASA already knows near-Earth asteroid Bennu is a rare specimen.

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This high-resolution Earthrise image was captured by the LRO and released by NASA in 2015. Credit: NASA
As key Apollo anniversaries near, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter expands NASA’s knowledge of the Moon

Mission that began in 2009 recently published research that adds to the understanding of water on the Moon.

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