Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. examines the TV camera of Surveyor 3 prior to detaching it and returning it, and other pieces of the lander, to Earth for analysis. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Lightning Strikes Apollo

Team solves glitches to save NASA’s second mission to land on the Moon.

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A VIPER engineering model is driven over slopes, textures and soils that simulate the lunar environment to test its mobility systems. Credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center
New Rover Will Examine Water Ice on the Moon

VIPER mission to the Moon’s south pole will quantify precious resources in shaded craters.

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An artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
ESA Spacecraft Ready to Orbit the Sun

Solar Orbiter’s suite of instruments will unlock secrets of the solar wind, magnetic field.

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The 2020 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Competition is soliciting undergraduate and graduate teams to develop new concepts that leverage innovations for NASA’s Artemis program and future human missions to Mars. Credit: NIA
Competition Asks Student Teams to Solve Moon to Mars Challenge

NASA sponsored contest focuses on breaking through frozen soil to harvest water ice.

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This global view of Jupiter's moon, Io, was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
This Month in NASA History: Galileo Begins Journey to Jupiter

Spacecraft made many important discoveries in 2.8-billion-mile mission.

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The Battle of Gettysburg began on the rolling hills to the west of town on July 1, 1863. Credits: Insight Staff
Gettysburg Battlefield holds Surprising Lessons Learned

SELP group tours key battle sites with military historian.

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A statue of Major General Oliver O. Howard, who convinced retreating Union soldiers to occupy Cemetery Hill, securing key high ground on Day 1.
Lessons for Today’s Leaders from the Battle of Gettysburg

Great leaders miscalculated and unlikely leaders emerged in July 1863.

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The SEAL instrument, which stands for Surface and Exosphere Alterations by Landers, was built in 1998 as an engineering model for Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft, Nozomi.
Instrument Once Meant to Support Mars Mission Now Bound for the Moon

SEAL experiment will examine how lunar regolith absorbs and releases volatiles.

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