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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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Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. sits in a flight couch for final testing before Mercury-Redstone 3. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Shepard Claims the Prize

Astronaut tells rocket: ‘Okay buster, let’s go and get the job done.’

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With the Artemis missions, NASA intends to create a blueprint for sustained human presence and exploration throughout the solar system. In this artist’s illustration, Artemis astronauts work on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA
Reviewing Moon to Mars Architecture

NASA aims to create a blueprint for sustained human exploration of solar system.

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The crew members of the Apollo 13 mission step onto the deck of the U.S.S. Iwo Jima, following splashdown and recovery operations in the South Pacific Ocean. Aboard the ship, Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot (left); James A. Lovell, Jr., commander (center); and John L. Swigert, Jr., command module pilot, discussed writing an account of the perilous spaceflight. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Investigating Apollo 13

Review board focuses on role of oxygen tank 2 in accident.

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover surveys the floor of Jezero Crater on Feb. 5, the 698th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The rover began its third year on Mars recently. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Updates from NASA’s Far-flung Missions

A unique view of the Sun, gathering Martian dust, and preparing for asteroid samples.

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NASA’s X-59 QueSST, shown here in an artist’s illustration, has a unique design to minimize the sonic booms of supersonic flight to soft thumps. In November 2022, a GE Aviation F414-GE-100 engine was installed in the X-59 at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California, marking a major milestone as assembly of the X-59 nears completion. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Working Toward a Quieter Supersonic Flight

ImaginAviation session highlights promise of NASA’s X-59.

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Charles W. Mathews, Manager, Project Gemini (right) stands and the flight director's console, viewing Gemini X flight display data in the Mission Control Center on July 18, 1966. With him, from left, are William C. Schneider, Mission Director; Glynn Lunney, Prime Flight Director; and Christopher C. Kraft Jr., MSC Director of Flight Operations. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Gemini Rises

Program manager guides team to success of Gemini III.

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The Sustainable Flight Demonstrator will test a lightweight, ultra-thin wing spanning 170 feet, attached at the top of the fuselage, and supported from below by a sweeping brace, shown here in an artist illustration. Credit: NASA
Project Aims to Improve Aviation Fuel Efficiency

Sustainable Flight Demonstrator will flight test innovative truss-braced wing. 

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