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Apollo 11 CapCom Charles M. Duke, Jr., left, with astronauts James A. Lovell, Jr., center, and Fred W. Haise, Jr. during the first human lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: CapCom for Apollo 11

Duke talks Armstrong and Aldrin through communications issues, alarms, and a dwindling fuel supply to help them reach the lunar surface.

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This image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the aftermath of DART’s collision with the asteroid Dimorphos at 13,000 miles per hour, blasting more than 2 million pounds of dust and rock off the asteroid, and changing its orbit. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and Jian-Yang Li (PSI); Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)
Exercise Focuses on Asteroid Response

Representatives from NASA, FEMA, federal agencies and international partners discuss real challenges posed by hypothetical scenario.

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The first image taken this year with Hubble’s one-gyroscope pointing method is of NGC 1546, a nearby galaxy in the constellation Dorado. The galaxy’s orientation provides a good view of dust lanes from slightly above and backlit by the galaxy’s core. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, David Thilker (JHU)
Hubble Team Moves to Extend Gyroscopes

Pointing method developed decades ago uses full complement of instruments to focus on targets with precision.

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In June of 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin prepare to practice spacewalk techniques, walking over a simulated lunar surface in a facility at what is now NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: The ‘Third One Down’

In June 1969, NASA charges Apollo 11 with a single, straightforward objective — Perform a manned lunar landing and return.

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NASA recently retired its DC-8 Airborne Science platform after more than three decades of research. The aircraft is shown here against the background of a dark blue sky on February 20, 1998. Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Thomas
NASA’s DC-8 Laboratory Flies into the Sunset

After more than three decades of amazing contributions to science, storied aircraft heads to Idaho for a new chapter.  

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NASA CubeSat Mission Will Study Polar Regions 

PREFIRE will examine heat loss from the rapidly changing regions and gather data to improve weather models.

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Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel perform the first of five spacewalks scheduled on STS-125 to upgrade and extend the working life of the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: The Hubble Repairman’s Last Visit

The crew of STS-125 make repairs and upgrades to the revolutionary telescope, expanding its capabilities and extending its operational lifespan.

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Apollo 15 Commander David Scott took this image of Lunar Module Pilot Jim Irwin beside the Lunar Roving Vehicle at the end of the mission’s first EVA. The LRV dramatically expanded the ground astronauts could cover during the final three Apollo missions. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA Moves Forward with Development of LTV

New lunar vehicle for astronauts will also be capable for robotic exploration at the Moon’s South Pole.

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour, now in launch configuration, is covered by a protective wrap as construction continues on the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: California Science Center
A Space Shuttle Points to the Sky Again

The California Science Center stacks Endeavour in launch configuration for a dramatic new display in a new facility.

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