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Apollo 9 crew, from left, James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart, posing in front of their Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 9 Tests the Lunar Module in Space

Mission validates the critical link to landing humans on the Moon and bringing them home safely.

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A Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon cargo spacecraft are vertical at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in 2017. Credit: SpaceX
NASA, SpaceX Working Toward March Demonstration of Crew Dragon

New capsule will be capable of carrying U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station.

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14321 following an initial saw cut, showing the west face. Credit: NASA
Moon Rock Collected During Apollo 14 Might Have Origins on Earth

Research team finds clast in Big Bertha that appears to have taken a fantastic journey to the Moon and back. 

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John H. Glenn Jr. during his historic flight in the tight Mercury spacecraft on February 20, 1962. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: John Glenn Triumphs in MA-6

Astronaut demonstrated capability of humans in space, guiding the capsule manually for multiple orbits and an eventful reentry. 

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Astronauts for the first Apollo mission (L-R) Roger B. Chaffee, Edward H. White and Virgil I. Grissom practice for the mission in the Apollo Mission Simulator. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Tragedy Strikes the Apollo Program

A deadly fire during a routine test shocked the nation and lead to a solemn vow to be tough and competent.   

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Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space. Credit: NASA
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

Probe that rewrote textbooks in the 1980s reaches a remarkable milestone decades later.

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An illustration of Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
NASA Mission Updates

The Parker Solar Probe reaches the Sun, OSIRIS-REx finds hydroxyls on Bennu, and still no contact from Opportunity.

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Taken aboard Apollo 8 by William A. Anders, this iconic picture shows Earth rising above the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft orbited the Moon. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 8 Changes the World’s Perspective

One billion people were following news of the first spacecraft to reach the Moon with humans aboard. 

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. When NASA returns to the Moon, it will be with commercial partners. Credit: NASA
NASA Announces Innovative Moon Partnerships

Payload program is envisioned to foster a robust commercial space program in which NASA is one customer among many.

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