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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy speak with media during a visit to Stennis Space Center on Dec. 7, 2021, standing in front of an Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engine like the ones that powered the Space Shuttle and now the Artemis program’s Space Launch System. Credit: NASA
Celebrate NASA’s Extraordinary Workforce with Small Steps, Giant Leaps

100th podcast episode features Deputy Administrator Melroy.

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STS-82 crew members Mark C. Lee (left) and Steven L. Smith (on RMS arm) work on the Hubble Space Telescope during the mission’s fifth extravehicular activity (EVA). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-82 Upgrades Hubble

Hubble servicing mission relies on expertise and experience of seasoned crew.

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, standing atop the mobile launcher, arrive at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 4, 2022, ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I launch. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Report Quantifies Economic Impact of Moon to Mars

Artemis already creating jobs, creating economic output.

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STS-89 Commander Terrence Wilcutt, left, greets Mission Specialist David Wolf at the airlock of Space Shuttle Endeavour, following Wolf’s 128-day mission aboard the Mir space station. It was a reunion in space for Wilcutt and Wolf, who were both from NASA Astronaut Group 13. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: A Reunion at Mir

STS-89 reunites members of NASA Astronaut Group 13.

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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, shown here in an artist’s illustration, will make unprecedented measurements of the water in Earth's lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans. Credit: NASA
SWOT Eyes Earth’s Surface Water

Satellite will provide high-definition view of lakes, rivers, and oceans.

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Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the towering Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to install protective covers on magnetometers. Astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman (bottom of frame) assisted Musgrave with final servicing tasks on the telescope, wrapping up five days of extravehicular activities (EVA). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-61 Saves Hubble

Ambitious mission includes five EVAs, unprecedented rendezvous.

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12 plumes of methane combine for a significant emission near Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea. NASA’s EMIT mission detected the plumes as part of early testing aboard the International Space Station. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
EMIT Data Points to Large Methane Emissions

Mission to examine impact of dust finds massive gas emissions.

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A meteoroid slammed into the surface of Mars on December 24, 2021, leaving this massive crater and ejecting boulders of water ice across a wide area. In the months that followed, two NASA teams pieced together what the impact was and what it reveals about the planet’s crust. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
Large Impact on Mars Is Rare Opportunity

Meteoroid leaves massive crater, ejects boulders of ice.

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Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to take close-up photographs of another planet. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Mariner 4 Launches

Mission replaces wild ideas about Mars with the first stark images of the surface. 

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