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Podcast Episode 54: Astrophysics Pioneers Program
New Podcast Episode 54: Astrophysics Pioneers Program

NASA Astrophysicist and Pioneers Program Lead Scientist Michael Garcia discusses the new program’s first mission concepts selected for further development.

The Perseverance Rover is lowered to the surface of Mars by the Descent Stage, via nylon cables. A camera aboard the descent stage captured this shot. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Perseverance Team Overcomes Seven Minutes of Terror

Rover lands safely on Mars, begins mission that includes sample return work.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Kjell Lindgren: Reflections on Astronaut Training

Astronaut training is critically important to the success and safety of missions.

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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 53, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Podcast Episode 53: Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Engineer Bob Balaram discusses the first experimental aircraft flight on another planet.

This artist's-concept illustration depicts the spacecraft of NASA's Psyche mission near the mission's target, the metal asteroid Psyche. The artwork was created in May 2017 to show the five-panel solar arrays planned for the spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA Mission to Intriguing Metal Asteroid Moves Forward

Psyche spacecraft seeks to identify if object in main belt is the core of a past planet.

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The Russian space station Mir as Space Shuttle Discovery pulls closer for the first rendezvous in a program that would eventually include nine docking missions. Credit: NASA/JSC
This Month in NASA History: Discovery Arrives at Mir

Mission improved communications and set stage for docking missions to come. 

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In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars. Those samples, stored in hermetically sealed tubes, are the first step of the Mars Sample Return Campaign. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA and ESA Partner to Return Core Samples from Mars

Intricate, robotic space mission could hold key to decades of scientific discovery.

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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 52, Mars Perseverance Rover Science
Podcast Episode 52: Mars Perseverance Rover Science

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Deputy Project Scientist Katie Stack Morgan discusses science objectives of NASA’s first astrobiology-focused mission to the Red Planet.