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This Month in NASA History: Opportunity’s Hole in One

Rover quickly finds stunning evidence that Mars was once a warmer planet shaped by significant amounts of surface water.

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The International Space Station as seen from a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. In addition to the modules where astronauts live and work, several external structures are visible including the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer seen on the far left. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA Marks Anniversary of Joining Unity and Zarya

In live Q&A session, the astronauts of ISS Expedition 70 discuss the challenges of weightlessness and the joy of watching lightning from space. 

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Teams have installed the NASA Insignia on Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander in advance of a mission to the Moon that could launch as soon as December 24, 2023. The lander will carry five NASA-sponsored payloads to the lunar surface as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. Photo Credit: NASA/Isaac Watson
NASA Prepares for First CLPS Missions

Commercial landers will deliver science payloads in 2024.

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Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, commander (left); William Anders, Lunar Module Pilot (right); and James Lovell, Command Module Pilot (center) safely returned to Earth on December 27, 1968, after successfully orbiting the Moon on the second crewed Apollo mission. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA’s Bold Decision

Apollo 8 spaceflight to the Moon was a gamechanger.

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The telescope for NASA’s SPHEREx mission undergoes testing at JPL. It is tilted on its base so it can see as much of the sky as possible while remaining within the protection of three concentric photon shields. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
New Telescope Will Map Millions of Galaxies

SPHEREx team will seek answers to three key questions.

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The Falcon 9 rocket that launched SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission marked the return of NASA’s sleek logo, sometimes called “the worm” as a complement to the venerable Insignia, sometimes called “the meatball.” Photo Credit: SpaceX
NASA’s Iconic Logotype Began with ‘Shock and Surprise’

Designer receives honor for advancing NASA mission.

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Gemini XII astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr. (left), command pilot, and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. (right), pilot, eat a piece of cake presented to the two astronauts by crew members of the prime recovery ship, USS Wasp. Gemini XII splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean at 2:21 p.m. (EST), Nov. 15, 1966, to conclude a four-day mission in space. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Project Gemini Ends

Aldrin pioneers under water training for EVAs.

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Astromaterials processors Mari Montoya, left, and Curtis Calva, right, use tools to collect asteroid particles from the base of the OSIRIS-REx science canister. NASA has already collected 70.3 grams of material with more still inside the canister. Photo Credit: NASA
OSIRIS REx Sample Wows Scientists

Asteroid regolith rich in carbon, contains water-bearing minerals.

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In this photo from 2013, a welder at NASA’s Stennis Space Center works on a portion of piping to be installed on the A-1 Test Stand for RS-25 rocket engine testing. Photo Credit: NASA/MSFC
Podcast Series Focuses on Trade, Technical Workforce

Small Steps, Giant Leaps highlights crucial role in NASA missions.

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