This artist’s concept of the InSight lander shows the solar panels and scientific instruments deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
InSight Nears Mars with Bold, New Mission to Explore Planet’s Interior

Lander will search beneath the surface of Mars for clues to how all rocky planets formed and evolved. 

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Apollo 7 lifts off. The mission’s success set the stage for Apollo 8, which orbited the Moon months later. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 7 Returns America’s Focus to Landing on the Moon

Mission of firsts achieves 101 percent success and sets the stage for orbiting the Moon.

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NASA engineers Rob Gallagher (left), Ken Smith (right) and Deneen Ferro (inside the spacecraft, center) work on the GPM Core satellite in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Md. Credit: NASA
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers

September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.

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Saturn eclipsing the sun for Cassini.
New Science Published from Cassini’s Grand Finale

The spacecraft’s historic series of dives into the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings yields treasure trove of new data.

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The sunshade deployed by the crew of Skylab 3 showing the folds Pilot Jack R. Lousma wrestled with in zero gravity.]
This Month in NASA History: Skylab 3

The crew of Skylab 3 made crucial repairs to the space station and dramatically pushed the boundaries of time in space.

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New Horizons expanded scientific understanding of Pluto and is now set to rendezvous with Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt
New Horizons Homes In on Ultima Thule

After dramatically increasing scientific understanding of Pluto, the space probe is aimed for an encounter in the icy Kuiper Belt to return the most distant images ever taken.

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Inside the 8' x 6' wind tunnel at NASA Glenn, engineers recently tested a fan and inlet design, commonly called a propulsor, which could use four to eight percent less fuel than today's advanced aircraft.
The First ‘A’ in NASA: Lessons Learned from NASA Aeronautics Projects

NASA has a rich history and an exciting future advancing aeronautics research to make air travel, safer, quieter, and more efficient.

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