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This image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the aftermath of DART’s collision with the asteroid Dimorphos at 13,000 miles per hour, blasting more than 2 million pounds of dust and rock off the asteroid, and changing its orbit. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and Jian-Yang Li (PSI); Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)
Exercise Focuses on Asteroid Response

Representatives from NASA, FEMA, federal agencies and international partners discuss real challenges posed by hypothetical scenario.

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Podcast Episode 132: Orbital Debris: Reducing Risk with Cost-Effective Strategies

A new NASA report titled Cost and Benefit Analysis of Mitigating, Tracking, and Remediating Orbital Debris compares the cost-effectiveness of several strategies that could reduce the risk of collisions between spacecraft, including the space station, and orbital debris.

The first image taken this year with Hubble’s one-gyroscope pointing method is of NGC 1546, a nearby galaxy in the constellation Dorado. The galaxy’s orientation provides a good view of dust lanes from slightly above and backlit by the galaxy’s core. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, David Thilker (JHU)
Hubble Team Moves to Extend Gyroscopes

Pointing method developed decades ago uses full complement of instruments to focus on targets with precision.

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An artist’s concept design of NASA’s Lunar Terrain Vehicle. Two astronauts ride aboard this imagined version. Its lights are on. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 131: The Artemis Lunar Terrain Vehicle

The Artemis Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) will help astronauts explore the surface of the Moon like never before. Applying lessons learned from Apollo could help future surface missions to the Moon – and Mars.

In June of 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin prepare to practice spacewalk techniques, walking over a simulated lunar surface in a facility at what is now NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: The ‘Third One Down’

In June 1969, NASA charges Apollo 11 with a single, straightforward objective — Perform a manned lunar landing and return.

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Featured Video: Edward C. Stone, Explorer. 1936-2024

Edward C. Stone, former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and longtime project scientist of the Voyager mission, passed away on June 9, 2024. He was 88 years old. In this 2018 video, Stone talks about the Voyager 2 spacecraft reaching interstellar space, six years after Voyager 1 reached the same milestone.

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