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This week:

🌕 We're partnering with U.S. companies to develop lunar landers
🚀 Our Space Launch System rocket engine fires up for testing
😢 We say farewell and #ThanksOppy as a Mars rover mission ends

Here's a look at these stories and more: https://go.nasa.gov/2N9G77N

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Beats in space! 🔊

When the protective magnetic bubble around Earth is struck by jets of plasma, it behaves like a giant drum. Listen and learn about these new findings from THEMIS, a heliophysics mission: https://go.nasa.gov/2SQ1IYk

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Imagine this: Your artwork 🎨 is one of the LAST things astronauts see before heading to space! 🚀Find out how you can submit original artwork for our Astronaut Crew Quarters, one of the places where crew members will spend time before heading out to the launch pad: https://go.nasa.gov/2SS8Inw
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Soon, astronauts won’t be the only crew members aboard the International Space Station. Astrobee, a free-flying robot 🤖, will head to our orbiting laboratory to assist the crew with everything from housekeeping to maintenance. Find out more in the latest episode of #SpaceToGround: https://go.nasa.gov/2Na7fno

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After 200 hackathons in 75 countries, the global winners for our 2018 Space Apps Challenge have been selected! From groups who built hardware and used data to those who designed mission concepts and more, check out the #SpaceApps winners: https://2018.spaceappschallenge.org/
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Attention: Do you love space AND social media? 📸
Want to see a rocket launch but haven't had the chance? 🚀
Apply to NASA Social's April event to experience firsthand the Cygnus spacecraft leave Virginia for the International Space Station! Register here: https://go.nasa.gov/2SVLgG2
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What is more wholesome than Leland Melvin’s official portrait? Happy birthday to the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space! In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, learn about the contributions of Melvin and other pioneers: https://go.nasa.gov/2SMvsFB
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Attention: Do you love space AND social media? 📸
Want to see a rocket launch but haven't had the chance? 🚀
Apply to NASA Social's April event to experience firsthand the Cygnus spacecraft leave Virginia for the International Space Station! Register here: https://go.nasa.gov/2SPBCEF
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The Sierra Nevada certainly is living up to its name “snowy mountain range” this year🏔️. With snow reports coming in feet & snow storms still moving in, it’s now home to the snowiest ski resort in the U.S. Our Earth-observing satellites captured its 2019 look: https://go.nasa.gov/2SSsa3o
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ELYSIUM PLANITIA, Mars – A recent milestone for InSight: placement of its heat probe on the Red Planet's surface, marking the lander's second successful deployment of a science instrument.

The probe's "mole" will burrow up to 16 feet down, so that InSight can take the temperature of Mars. See the lander's-eye-view: https://go.nasa.gov/2N52Vpr
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