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An engineer with Ball Aerospace performs final checks on NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission before the spacecraft was shipped to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch processing. Credit: Ball Aerospace
NASA Technologies Launch Aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Missions have dramatic potential implications for deep space exploration.

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The Apollo 11 Lunar Module, as seen from the Command Module, during rendezvous in lunar orbit following its return from the Moon’s surface. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA selects Lunar Orbit Rendezvous for Apollo

Meeting in 1962 settles key question in race to land on the Moon.

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An artist’s concept of the next generation human lunar landing system. Credit: NASA
NASA Selects Partners for Lunar Lander Development

Eleven companies will work on aspects of reusable system to shuttle astronauts to and from the Moon. 

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President John F. Kennedy addressed a special joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, establishing a bold goal for the U.S. to land a human on the Moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the decade, requesting $9.5 billion to do so. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Kennedy Sets Course for the Moon

President addressed Congress 58 years ago this month, revealing a bold vision for expansion of U.S. space program.

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The InSight lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure device, placed on the surface of Mars December 19, 2018, detected likely seismic activity in early April. Credit: NASA
NASA’s InSight Lander Records Milestone Quake on Mars

Team excited by discovery that suggests rocky planet is still seismically active.

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Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of STS-107 Commander Rick Husband, speaks to NASA civil service and contractor employees and guests in Kennedy Space Center’s Training Auditorium on April 12, 2019. Husband Thompson was one of the presenters for “Columbia: The Mission Continues,” an event organized by the Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program (ACCLLP). Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
National Tour Emphasizes Columbia Lessons Learned

Display of artifacts, APPEL course, townhalls planned for NASA centers.

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Mark Kelly (left) and twin brother Scott participated in a comprehensive study of the effects of an extended spaceflight on the human body. Credit: NASA
Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel on Fire

Twins Study Provides Fascinating Insight into the Effects of Spaceflight on the Human Body.

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The original Mercury astronauts in June 1963 at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), now Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. From left-to-right: L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, John H. Glenn Jr., Donald K. (Deke) Slayton and M. Scott Carpenter. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA Introduces the First Astronauts

Seven selected for Project Mercury went on to blaze bold paths in space exploration.

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Orion Crew Module Uprighting System
NASA Planning Key Tests of Orion’s Launch Abort System

Crucial, complex safety system will rocket astronauts to safety at the first sign of danger.

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