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Men standing behind model space module (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

Nations advance global partnership for space exploration

Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand recently joined NASA's Artemis Accords. Learn more about how these countries will peacefully explore space.
Proposed U.S. coin designs showing Sally Ride and Maya Angelou (U.S. Mint)

New U.S. coins will honor heroic American women

The U.S. Mint will begin honoring notable American women on currency in 2022. Find out more about two women selected to appear on U.S. quarters.
Illustration of giant boxing glove on launch pad and scientists by chalkboard (State Dept./D. Thompson)

NASA readies its best asteroid punch

In a mission that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, NASA plans to test its ability to alter the course of a distant asteroid.
Man helping astronaut get out of his spacesuit (© AP Images)

60 years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in space

Learn how astronaut Alan Shepard's 15-minute sub-orbital flight 60 years ago opened the door to lunar landings and other space missions.
Astronaut leaning on one arm while wearing space suit (© AP Images)

Remembering Michael Collins, trailblazing astronaut

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who died April 28, made history during the 1969 moon landing. Learn about his public service legacy.
Small helicopter flying over barren surface of Mars (NASA JPL)

Meet the Burmese American who led NASA’s flight on Mars [video]

NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.
Illustration of rocket on launch pad (NASA)

Biden is committed to NASA’s Artemis program for the moon and...

The United States is advancing multilateral plans to return to the moon and explore Mars. Learn about upcoming NASA missions.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.