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NASA’s X-59 QueSST, shown here in an artist’s illustration, has a unique design to minimize the sonic booms of supersonic flight to soft thumps. In November 2022, a GE Aviation F414-GE-100 engine was installed in the X-59 at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California, marking a major milestone as assembly of the X-59 nears completion. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Working Toward a Quieter Supersonic Flight

ImaginAviation session highlights promise of NASA’s X-59.

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Charles W. Mathews, Manager, Project Gemini (right) stands and the flight director's console, viewing Gemini X flight display data in the Mission Control Center on July 18, 1966. With him, from left, are William C. Schneider, Mission Director; Glynn Lunney, Prime Flight Director; and Christopher C. Kraft Jr., MSC Director of Flight Operations. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Gemini Rises

Program manager guides team to success of Gemini III.

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The Sustainable Flight Demonstrator will test a lightweight, ultra-thin wing spanning 170 feet, attached at the top of the fuselage, and supported from below by a sweeping brace, shown here in an artist illustration. Credit: NASA
Project Aims to Improve Aviation Fuel Efficiency

Sustainable Flight Demonstrator will flight test innovative truss-braced wing. 

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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy speak with media during a visit to Stennis Space Center on Dec. 7, 2021, standing in front of an Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engine like the ones that powered the Space Shuttle and now the Artemis program’s Space Launch System. Credit: NASA
Celebrate NASA’s Extraordinary Workforce with Small Steps, Giant Leaps

100th podcast episode features Deputy Administrator Melroy.

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STS-82 crew members Mark C. Lee (left) and Steven L. Smith (on RMS arm) work on the Hubble Space Telescope during the mission’s fifth extravehicular activity (EVA). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-82 Upgrades Hubble

Hubble servicing mission relies on expertise and experience of seasoned crew.

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, standing atop the mobile launcher, arrive at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 4, 2022, ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I launch. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Report Quantifies Economic Impact of Moon to Mars

Artemis already creating jobs, creating economic output.

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STS-89 Commander Terrence Wilcutt, left, greets Mission Specialist David Wolf at the airlock of Space Shuttle Endeavour, following Wolf’s 128-day mission aboard the Mir space station. It was a reunion in space for Wilcutt and Wolf, who were both from NASA Astronaut Group 13. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: A Reunion at Mir

STS-89 reunites members of NASA Astronaut Group 13.

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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, shown here in an artist’s illustration, will make unprecedented measurements of the water in Earth's lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans. Credit: NASA
SWOT Eyes Earth’s Surface Water

Satellite will provide high-definition view of lakes, rivers, and oceans.

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Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the towering Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to install protective covers on magnetometers. Astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman (bottom of frame) assisted Musgrave with final servicing tasks on the telescope, wrapping up five days of extravehicular activities (EVA). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-61 Saves Hubble

Ambitious mission includes five EVAs, unprecedented rendezvous.

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