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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.

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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.

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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.

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