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Astronaut Bruce McCandless II on the first untethered spacewalk as part of STS-41-B. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Astronauts Make First Untethered Spacewalk

STS-41-B produces iconic image of Bruce McCandless floating above the Earth.

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The shadow of NASA's P-3 aircraft is seen over an iceberg on a May 8, 2017 flight. The plane, which carries sophisticated technology, will fly through snowstorms on the U.S. East Coast in a three-year project to better understand how snow bands form. Credit: NASA/Joe MacGregor
Variability of Snowfall Rates a Persistent Question in Winter Storms

New NASA research project employs an impressive array of technologies to discern how and why snow bands form. 

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Illustration of NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander on the surface of Titan. Credit: Johns Hopkins APL
Dragonfly to Explore the Icy, Exotic World of Titan

Saturn’s largest moon holds vast oceans, organic chemistry.

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Alan B. Shepard, Jr., commander of Apollo 14, stands by the Modular Equipment Transporter cart that the astronauts used to carry tools, cameras and sample cases on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo Returns Shepard to Space

Following Apollo 13, a Mercury Seven astronaut guides NASA’s next mission to the Moon.

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This artist's concept of NASA’s QueSST jet reflects the airplane’s final configuration following years of research and design engineering. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Mission Updates: NASA Projects Mark Milestones

As 2019 ends, the X-59 supersonic aircraft, Artemis I’s SLS core stage and OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample mission move forward. 

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Harrison H. Schmitt examines a boulder during the Apollo 17 mission. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), which transported Schmitt and Eugene A. Cernan to this site, is seen in the background. Credit: NASA/Eugene Cernan
This Month in NASA History: NASA Puts a Scientist on the Moon

Harrison Schmitt, who trained earlier astronauts, examines lunar geology up close in final Apollo mission.

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Illustration of Blue Origin's concept for a commercial lunar lander. Credit: Blue Origin
New Companies Commit to Commercial Lunar Payload Services Initiative

Expansion provides a wide array of approaches to landing science and technology on the Moon. 

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment, seen here in 2011, after it was installed at the International Space Station. NASA is conducting a series of spacewalks to install a new cooling system. Credit: NASA/Ron Garan
Ambitious Spacewalks Aim to Repair Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Astronauts will work to add new cooling system to key physics experiment at ISS.

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