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Graphic showing the configuration of the MSL Descent Stage for the final mechanical walkdown. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Conduct a Final Mechanical Walkdown Prior to Spacecraft Integration with the Launch Vehicle

Independent mechanical walkdowns of spacecraft are sometimes credited with discovering discrepancies that could have interfered with mission success.

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Screenshot of Keith Walyus looking at the camera and speaking during his interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Stay Focused on the Mission

A program manager needs to stay mission-focused in order to reach success.

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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, shown here in an artist’s illustration, will make unprecedented measurements of the water in Earth's lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans. Credit: NASA
SWOT Eyes Earth’s Surface Water

Satellite will provide high-definition view of lakes, rivers, and oceans.

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This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 99: Webb Space Telescope’s First Year

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Mission Systems Engineer Mike Menzel discusses highlights of the observatory’s first year in space.

Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the towering Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to install protective covers on magnetometers. Astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman (bottom of frame) assisted Musgrave with final servicing tasks on the telescope, wrapping up five days of extravehicular activities (EVA). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-61 Saves Hubble

Ambitious mission includes five EVAs, unprecedented rendezvous.

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12 plumes of methane combine for a significant emission near Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea. NASA’s EMIT mission detected the plumes as part of early testing aboard the International Space Station. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
EMIT Data Points to Large Methane Emissions

Mission to examine impact of dust finds massive gas emissions.

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Guests watch the launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft on the Artemis I flight test, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from Operations and Support Building II at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Featured Video: NASA 2022: A Year of Success

Throughout America’s story, there are defining days. Days when minds change, hearts fill and imagination soar.

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