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NASA’s SERT II: ‘A Genuine Space Success Story’
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“A genuine space success story,” is how Experiments Manager William Kerslake described NASA’s second Space Electric Rocket Test (SERT II),…

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NASA Announces Semifinalists of Power to Explore Challenge
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NASA selected 45 student essays as semifinalists of its 2024 Power to Explore Challenge, a national competition for K-12 students…

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NASA Artemis Mission Progresses with SpaceX Starship Test Flight
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As part of NASA’s Artemis campaign to return humans to the Moon for the benefit of all, the agency is…

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NASA One Step Closer to Fueling Space Missions with Plutonium-238
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The recent shipment of heat source plutonium-238 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory to its…

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NASA Seeks Students to Imagine Nuclear-Powered Space Missions
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The third Power to Explore Student Challenge from NASA is underway. The writing challenge invites K-12 students in the United…

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NASA Improves GIANT Optical Navigation Technology for Future Missions
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Goddard's GIANT optical navigation software helped guide the OSIRIS-REx mission to the Asteroid Bennu. Today its developers continue to add…

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Goddard Engineers Improve NASA Lidar Tech for Exploration
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Like a sonar using light instead of sound, lidar technology increasingly helps NASA scientists and explorers with remote sensing and…

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NASA’s Oxygen-Generating Experiment MOXIE Completes Mars Mission
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Riding with the Perseverance rover, the instrument has proved to be a viable technology for astronauts on Mars to produce…

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STEM Essay Contest Winners Earn Close-Encounter Visit to NASA
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Three student winners of NASA’s Power to Explore Challenge journeyed behind the scenes at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC)…

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