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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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This Hubble image shows the star cluster NGC 1850, located about 160,000 light-years away. For this image, two filters were used with the camera to gather data, one at visible wavelengths the other at near-infrared wavelengths. Following chromatic order, the shorter wavelength visible light data is blue, while the longer near-infrared data is red. Credit: NASA, ESA and P. Goudfrooij
This Month in NASA History: Hubble’s Journey to Launch

In an obscure paper, a prominent astrophysicist advocates for using rapidly advancing rocket technology to launch a massive telescope into space.

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Mars is kept company by two cratered moons – an inner moon named Phobos and an outer moon named Deimos. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/Univ. of Arizona
Mission Focuses on Intriguing Moons of Mars

NASA contributes instruments to JAXA sample return effort.

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Participants in the APPEL KS International Project Management course pose for a photo at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as the event draws to a close. Photo Credit: NASA
APPEL Course Focuses on International Collaboration

Participants from 8 space agencies share insights on joint projects.

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Dr. Nancy Grace Roman records data from a computer display at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, circa 1972. In 1959, she became the first female executive and the first Chief of Astronomy at NASA. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: A Pioneer Begins

Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief of astronomy, blazes a trail for the Hubble Space Telescope decades before launch. 

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NASA’s Centers contain a wide variety of purpose-built facilities, including this Space Simulation Vacuum Chamber at Glenn Research Center. Photo Credit: NASA
New Cycle of APPEL KS Leadership Program Begins

SELP program includes hands-on assignment at different NASA Center, leadership training, and coaching.

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