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Technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower an instrument known as MOXIE, or the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, into the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA announced the instrument had produced oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech hide caption

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The International Space Station is larger than a football field. But with 11 people soon to be aboard, there aren't enough places for them all to sleep. Courtesy NASA hide caption

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International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It's Running Out Of Beds

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NASA's 4-pound, experimental helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars on Monday. NASA via AP hide caption

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Success! NASA's Ingenuity Makes 1st Powered Flight On Mars

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab shows the orbital trajectory of the asteroid Apophis as it will pass by Earth in 2029. This week the space agency announced that the asteroid poses no risk of impact to Earth within the next century. Screenshot by NPR/JPLraw via YouTube hide caption

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The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which released the world's first image of a black hole in 2019, unveiled a new view on Wednesday showing how the object at the center of the M87 galaxy looks in polarized light. EHT Collaboration hide caption

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Emily Levesque: How Have Telescopes Transformed Our Understanding Of The Universe?

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An image taken on the moon by a panoramic camera aboard the lander-ascender combination of of China's Chang'e-5 spacecraft, provided by China National Space Administration. China and Russia have announced plans to jointly construct a lunar research station. China National Space Administration/Xinhua/AP hide caption

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Allan McDonald in 2016 holds a commemorative poster honoring the seven astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Howard Berkes/NPR hide caption

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Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up

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An image captured by the navigation cameras of NASA's Perseverance rover shows tracks on the surface of Mars during the rover's first test drive on March 4. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Not My Job: We Quiz NASA's Swati Mohan On Planets Closer Than Mars

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A photo provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital shows Hayley Arceneaux at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn. It announced on Monday that Arceneaux, a former patient and current employee, will be one of four crew members on the first all-civilian space flight this year. Mike Brown/American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via AP hide caption

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Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Island flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Saturday. The rocket is delivering cargo to the International Space Station. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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