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New York City welcomes Apollo 11 crewmen in a showering of ticker tape down Broadway and Park Avenue in a parade termed as the largest in the city's history. Pictured in the lead car, from the right, are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Credit: NASA/Bill Taub
This Month in NASA History: From the Moon to an Airstream Trailer

Apollo 11 astronauts end 21 days in quarantine and finally return home. 

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LOFTID pack and deployment testing started with a load test to verify that the heat shield will perform as expected in flight under real-life conditions. Credit: NASA
Inflatable Decelerator Could Unlock Larger Missions to Mars

New technology, set for major test in 2022, might hold one of the keys to a crewed mission to Mars.

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On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, NASA unveiled the completed Orion crew capsule for the Artemis 1 mission. Credit: NASA
Orion Takes Another Step Toward the Moon

On Apollo 11 anniversary, NASA unveils completed crew module for Artemis 1.

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Generation-3 Navigational Doppler Lidar device. Credit: NASA
NASA Testing New Technology to Aid Moon Landing

Lidar systems are increasing precision by more than an order of magnitude.

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In this photograph, astronaut Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin takes his first step onto the surface of the Moon. Credit: NASA/Neil Armstrong
This Month in NASA History: NASA Lands on the Moon

With alarms sounding and fuel running low, Armstrong and Aldrin become the first humans on the Moon.

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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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