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The Space Shuttle Challenger, with its seven member crew and battery of scientific experiments aboard, eases its rear landing gear onto the dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing STS-51-F. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-51-F

Crew recovers from engine shutdown to complete ambitious science objectives.

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The twin 7 ft diameter solar panels that power NASA’s InSight Mars lander, shown here during final testing, are now a dull orange after years on the dusty surface of Mars. Energy production has dropped 90 percent. Credit: NASA
As InSight Winds Down, Discoveries Continue

Examination of data from the first seismometer on the surface of Mars just beginning.

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(From left) Andria Mosie, Charis Krysher and Juliane Gross, lunar sample curators, positioning the Apollo 17 drive tube prior to removing from its teflon bag and extruding sample 73002 at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Credit: NASA/James Blair
Taking a New Look at Pristine Apollo Samples

Researchers are examining lunar soil and rocks with new tools.

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Close-up view of astronauts James A. McDivitt (foreground) and Edward H. White II inside their Gemini-4 spacecraft. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Engineering the First American Spacewalk

Gemini IV astronauts solve hatch problems, test human endurance.

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Systems and Engineering Leadership Program (SELP) graduates. Credit: NASA
APPEL KS SELP Class of 2022 Graduates

Cohort completed systems engineering and leadership development program during pandemic.

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Program Management (PgM) Series Overview graphic. Credit: NASA
APPEL KS Presents Unique Learning Opportunity

PgM Series features facilitated seminars on program management.

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Surveyor 1 was a three-legged spacecraft, 10 feet tall, with large pads at the end of each leg. At about 650 pounds, it was a true test of the lunar surface and the first controlled-descent, soft landing on the Moon. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Surveyor 1 Launches

Robotic lander series demonstrated lunar surface would support Apollo’s Lunar Module.

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher as it rolls out of High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for the first time to Launch Complex 39B, Thursday, March 17, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
Podcast Focuses on Engineering Best Practices

Small Steps, Giant Leaps series features engineering leaders.

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NASA researched vertical farming in the Biomass Production Chamber, a repurposed Project Mercury-era hypobaric test chamber at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA/KSC
Radiant Barriers, Vertical Gardens, Robotic Gloves and More

Publication highlights NASA technology improving life on Earth.

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