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Helga and Zohar are equipped with 6,000 radiation detectors to gather data about how and where the human body absorbs radiation in space and to test a new protective vest for astronauts. Credit: StemRad
Phantom Pair Examine Space Radiation

Helga and Zohar will return valuable data to protect astronauts.

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A view of one of the large test structures located at the Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF) on Oct. 19, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The LETF is a unique set of structures, equipment and tools built to test full-scale umbilicals and release mechanisms for the space shuttle. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Critical Knowledge inSight: First-time Build Challenges are Inevitable

New technologies and their risks are difficult to characterize and provide important opportunities for lessons learned and process improvements.

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Artist's concept of OSAM-1 servicing a satellite in space. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 91: OSAM-1

OSAM-1 Lead Systems Engineer Wendy Morgenstern discusses NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 mission to robotically refuel a satellite that wasn’t designed to be serviced.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, was designed to make space-based observations of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere to better understand the characteristics of climate change. This illustration shows the OCO-1 satellite in space, with Earth in the background. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Orbiting Carbon Observatory Launch Vehicle Mishap Investigation Results

Failure of a launch vehicle payload fairing to separate during ascent resulted in the loss of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite mission.

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter sits on Airfield D, near the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. NASA has added two Ingenuity-class helicopters to the design of the Mars Sample Return campaign as backups for sample retrieval. Credit: NASA
NASA, ESA Finalizing Design of Mars Sample Return

Campaign will employ a pair of helicopters and rely on Perseverance. 

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This is an illustration if Earth and its magnetic field, colored in bright green and yellow. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 90: Effects of Space Radiation

NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Robin Elgart discusses research aimed at reducing radiation health risks.

Technicians preparing for removal of Viking Lander 1's aeroshell cover in KSC's Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 (SAEF-2). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Viking 1 Heads to Mars

Ambitious mission required extensive technical innovation.

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An artist's concept of the Orion capsule flying close to the Moon. Credit: NASA
Featured Video: Artemis III Landing Region Candidates

NASA has announced the selection of 13 regions near the Moon’s South Pole as candidate landing regions for Artemis III.

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