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The sunshield on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, shown here stacked and expanded in a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, will be folded up during launch and deploy in space. Credit: NASA
Webb’s Deployments Most Complex Ever Attempted

Observatory will unfold massive sunshield, mirror in space.

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With the Orion spacecraft secured atop the powerful Space Launch System, NASA has finished stacking and integrating the components of the Artemis I mission inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA
Artemis I Undergoing Final Rounds of Testing

Team preparing massive rocket for wet dress rehearsal.

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At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers tow the space shuttle orbiter Columbia from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Columbia Returns to Space

Crew of STS-2 works through the night on shortened mission.

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This artist’s illustration depicts the Lucy spacecraft passing one of the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids. Lucy will travel 4 billion miles in 12 years, passing by seven of these asteroids, believed to be remnants from the formation of the planets. Credit: Southwest Research Institute
Pioneering Spacecraft Bound for Jupiter Trojan Asteroids

Lucy will travel ambitious trajectory to examine remnants from the early solar system. 

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European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took this "space-selfie" during an extravehicular activity (EVA) at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019. Six years earlier, Parmitano’s helmet dangerously filled with water during an EVA at the ISS. Credit: NASA
Investigation of EVA 23 Resonates at PK Expo

High-visibility close call yields timeless lessons learned.

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An NB-52 mothership carries an X-15 aloft for a research flight on April 13, 1960, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White's first flight in the hypersonic rocket plane. The X-15s reached speeds well beyond 4,000 mph and altitudes that qualified eight pilots for astronaut wings. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: The X-15 Lands

Rocket plane pushed the boundaries of aeronautics at dawn of the space race.

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In the fall of 2022, the DART spacecraft will collide head-on with the smaller asteroid in the Didymos system in the first space test of the kinetic impactor method for deflecting an asteroid. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL
DART Takes Aim at Asteroid Moonlet

Mission will be first space test of kinetic impactor method.

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The Space Shuttle Program returned to flight on September 29, 1988—33 years ago this month—with the launch of Discovery on STS-26 from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Return to Flight

Team of spaceflight veterans begins recovery with STS-26.

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A team led by NASA researchers was able to use data from the more than two years OSIRIS-REx spent examining Bennu to model the asteroid’s orbital trajectory with unprecedented precision through 2300. Credit: NASA
OSIRIS-REx Team Models Bennu’s Future Path

Data from sample return mission allows unprecedented precision. 

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