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A photo of a lightning strike. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: DSN Antenna Complex Damaged by Lightning

Evaluation of costs associated with lightning strikes and other naturally occurring events should extend beyond facility repair to include impacts on science data, spacecraft commanding, and other mission-critical functions.

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The Deep Space Optical Communications demonstration flight transceiver can be identified by its large tube-like sunshade on the Psyche spacecraft, shown here inside a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Photo Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA to Test Optical Communications for Deep Space

DSOC demonstration will ride aboard Psyche spacecraft.

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Screenshot of CJ Bixby during her interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Communication Skills for Engineers

Good communication is a crucial skill for a systems engineer leading a project team.

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Illustration of IXPE in space with various colors on black background and a section of Earth on the bottom left corner. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 117: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 3

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering Technicians John Hood, Amy Meekham, and Mark Sloan discuss details of their work on the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer.

In this image from July 18, 2023, a NASA team helps attach solar arrays for the agency’s Psyche spacecraft onto a stand inside the Astrotech Space Operations Facility near Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credits: NASA/Isaac Watson
Psyche Mission Prepares for October Launch

2.2-billion-mile journey to metal-rich asteroid tests new technology.

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Global images of Mars taken by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) during summer in the planet’s northern hemisphere. Between 1997 and 2006, MGS looked at Mars in unprecedented detail, building upon the successful Viking missions before it. Credits: NASA/USGS
This Month in NASA History: A Closer Look at Mars

Mars Global Surveyor examines the Red Planet in unprecedented detail.

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nside the clean-room "tent" of Building 1555 at North Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians in bunny suits prepare for the solar array deployment on the AIM spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 116: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 2

NASA Technicians Scott Bartram, Eric Bentley, Maria Salinas, and Phil Steele discuss their hands-on work on a variety of projects and technologies.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio floats inside the cupola, the International Space Station’s “window to the world.” Credit: NASA
Featured Video: Hispanic Heritage Month Greetings from Space

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio pays tribute to former NASA astronaut José Hernández and his inspirational life story with a message from aboard the International Space Station, orbiting 260 miles above Earth.

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