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Workers in the White Room at Launch Pad 19 help L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., left, and Charles “Pete” Conrad strap in to Gemini V. The two would share the record for longest spaceflight for about four months. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Gemini V Launches

Record-setting mission carries new technologies.

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NASA studies Earth with a fleet of more than two dozen satellite missions that gather data about land masses, ice prevalence, atmospheric conditions, oceans, and more. Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA Focuses on Value of Climate Work

Difficult summer highlights data NASA collects on Earth’s climate.

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In the early 1930s, astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky studied the Coma Cluster—shown here in an image obtained by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory—and discovered a puzzling inconsistency that led him to theorize the presence of dark matter. Photo Credit: NASA
Missions Focus on Dark Matter, Dark Energy

New telescopes designed to address pressing mysteries in astrophysics.

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Within days of the launch, Landsat 1 acquired an image of an astounding 81,000-acre fire burning in isolated, central Alaska. For the first time ever, scientists and resource management officials were able to see the full extent of damage from a fire in a single image while it was still burning. Photo Credit: NASA/USGS
This Month in NASA History: A Closer Look at Earth

Landsat 1 demonstrated the value of multispectral scanner technology.

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The rare sight of a Wolf-Rayet star captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in unprecedented detail. Massive stars race through their lifecycles, and only some of them go through a brief Wolf-Rayet phase before going supernova. Photo Credit: NASA
Webb’s First Year of Impressive Science

Space telescope reveals key details of early galaxies, exoplanets.  

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More than 5,000 exoplanets have been identified, representing only a small fraction of total number and displaying the great diversity in the universe. Illustration Credit: Artist’s illustration/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Worlds Around Small Star Come into Focus

Technology builds understanding of Crater constellation.

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President Ronald Reagan (tan suit) waves from the podium as thousands of spectators cheer. More than half a million people gathered to watch Space Shuttle Columbia touch down following STS-4. The prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise is behind Reagan. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Fourth of July Present to Remember

Columbia impresses Apollo veteran Ken Mattingly.

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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson gives remarks during the announcement of the company selected to develop a sustainable human landing system for the Artemis V Moon mission, Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.  Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
NASA selects lander provider for Artemis V

New craft will be designed for extended stays on lunar surface.

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NASA’s technical workforce regularly pushes the boundaries of science and engineering in facilities such as this, Vacuum Chamber 5 (VF-5) at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, which has the highest pumping speed of any electric propulsion test facility in the world to better simulate a space-like environment. APPEL Knowledge Service’s new Development Frameworks and Competency Models help members of the technical workforce develop the abilities they need to advance their careers. Credit: NASA
APPEL Unveils Updated Career Planning Tools

Resources focus on developing key professional competencies.

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