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The X-24B over the Mojave Desert near Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft’s unique shape earned it the nickname “Flying Flatiron.” Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: “Lifting Bodies” Come to a Landing

The X-24B marks the end of a program that informed Shuttle design.

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Illustration of NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander on the surface of Titan. Credit: Johns Hopkins APL
Dragonfly to Explore the Icy, Exotic World of Titan

Saturn’s largest moon holds vast oceans, organic chemistry.

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In this artist’s concept, an Orion spacecraft approaches the Gateway, in orbit at the Moon. Credit: NASA
NASA Report Outlines Plan for Sustained Moon Presence

Gateway, Artemis Base Camp will test technology and capabilities for mission to Mars. 

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Jezero Crater in an image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing water carved channels and deltas within the lake basin. Sediments appear to contain clays and carbonates. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
Perseverance Rover to Carry Innovative Technology to Key Site on Mars

Rover will explore site of ancient lake for signs of past life, measure weather.

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Space Shuttle Challenger, orbiting the Earth, as seen from a camera mounted on the first Shuttle Pallet Satellite. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Challenger’s Second Flight Makes History

Mission puts first American woman in space, releases and recaptures satellite.

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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery. Credit: NASA
VPMC Focuses on Lessons Learned from Hubble Missions

Scott “Scooter” Altman discusses five key takeaways from complex missions.

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OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu is Nightingale, shown here overlaid with a graphic of the spacecraft to illustrate the scale. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
Mission Update: OSIRIS-REx in the Home Stretch

Spacecraft on pace to collect asteroid samples later in 2020.

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STS-49 crew poses for group portrait. Daniel C. Brandenstein, center, is mission commander; and Kevin P. Chilton, third from right, is pilot. Mission specialists are, left to right, Kathryn C. Thornton, Bruce E. Melnick, Pierre J. Thuot, Thomas D. Akers and Richard J. Hieb. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes First Flight

The Shuttle performed flawlessly in a difficult mission to capture and repair satellite. 

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