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The Space Shuttle Program returned to flight on September 29, 1988—33 years ago this month—with the launch of Discovery on STS-26 from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Return to Flight

Team of spaceflight veterans begins recovery with STS-26.

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A team led by NASA researchers was able to use data from the more than two years OSIRIS-REx spent examining Bennu to model the asteroid’s orbital trajectory with unprecedented precision through 2300. Credit: NASA
OSIRIS-REx Team Models Bennu’s Future Path

Data from sample return mission allows unprecedented precision. 

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The Space Shuttle Discovery launches on its first flight, STS-41-D, on August 30, 1984, 37 years ago this month. The crew deployed three satellites and heard knocking at the payload bay doors. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Discovery’s First Launch

Crew deploys record number of satellites, hears knocking at the door.

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Project Knowledge Expo
Project Knowledge Expo A Diverse, Lively Learning Event

Attendees engaged with experts in knowledge management, strategic thinking, and human performance.

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Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin works at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the first Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular. The folding “manned spacecraft on wheels” was a game changer for the Apollo Program, freeing astronauts to explore larger swaths of the lunar surface. This photograph was taken by Mission Commander David Scott. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Unfolding a Car on the Moon

Team develops ‘manned spacecraft on wheels’ on tight deadline.

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This rendering shows the planned configuration for all six iROSA solar arrays. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet have installed the first two, the upper and lower iROSAs on the P6 truss, shown here at the far right. Credit: NASA
Astronauts Continue Space Station Power Upgrades

New solar arrays, batteries, prepare ISS for key role in Artemis, commercial applications.

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Two Teams Answer NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge

Winners will advance the technology aboard the International Space Station. 

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The Space Life Science-1 (SLS-1), modular lab in the cargo bay of Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-40 in 1991. It was the first Spacelab mission dedicated solely to life sciences research. Research focused on the mechanisms and magnitudes of physiological changes during space flight. Credit: NASA/MSFC
This Month in NASA History: STS-40 Carries Spacelab

Crew of accomplished professionals researches life science in space.

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