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Working with industry to develop new lunar landers, testing resumes with our Space Launch System rocket engine, and after a job well done - the end of the line for one of our Mars rovers ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

Remembering our fallen heroes, a milestone for our InSight lander on Mars, and, data released on our global temperature ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

A dusty Opportunity spotted on Mars, hot firing the rocket engine that will power us to deep space, and a visit with our newest class of astronaut candidates ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

Several NASA instruments see their first light, another active week for our administrator, and discover just how much space is in our daily lives ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

Humanity's first mission to touch the Sun, Administrator Bridenstine visits Kennedy Space Center, and historic California wildfires seen from space ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

This Year at NASA

2017: A year of groundbreaking discoveries and record-setting exploration at NASA.

During the week of Sept. 5, spacecraft captured imagery of hurricane Irma as the storm reached category 5 status in the Atlantic Ocean.

On June 17, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden gave the keynote address at the Aviation 2016 conference in Washington.

During his Feb. 9 State of NASA speech at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va, Administrator Charles Bolden characterized President Obama's $19 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for NASA as a vote of confidence and an indication of the agency's strength.

New observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission is providing insight into how Earth is responding to rising levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, and what this means for our future climate.

During an Oct. 28 keynote speech at the Center for American Progress, in Washington, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke about the advancement made on the journey to Mars and what lies ahead for future administrations and policy makers.

The stars were out for the second-ever White House Astronomy Night on Oct. 19. Attendees included NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and Associate Administrator for Science, John Grunsfeld - as well as NASA's commercial crew astronauts, who are training for future spaceflights from American soil on commercial spacecraft.

During meetings and public events at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Oct. 12-16 in Jerusalem, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and several other NASA officials highlighted the agency's recently released plan to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030's.

On Monday, October 5th, NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden planted "Outredgeous" Red Romaine Lettuce seeds in USDA's People's Garden, sister seeds of those grown and harvested on the International Space Station.

A major scientific discovery was announced by NASA at a Sept. 28 news conference. From its vantage point high above the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft has found the strongest evidence yet, that under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars.

A news conference was held on Sept. 24 at NASA's Johnson Space Center with the next crew launching to the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Tim Kopra.

Sept. 15 marked the halfway point in the yearlong mission on the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. An event the day before at the National Press Club in Washington included a discussion about the biomedical research conducted on the station, to help formulate future human missions to Mars.

Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 45 crew - including new Commander Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren of NASA, said goodbye to Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European Space Agency) and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency (Kazcosmos) as the trio climbed aboard their Soyuz spacecraft for the return trip to Earth.

On Sept. 2, a Soyuz spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with Expedition 45 Soyuz Commander Sergey Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency and visiting crew members Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov.

On Aug. 19, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched its "Kounotori" H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV-5 from the Tanegashima Space Center to the International Space Station.

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