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Artist’s rendering of the MESSENGER spacecraft.

MESSENGER Team Shares Top Scientific, Technological Accomplishments
Scientists and engineers from the MESSENGER mission shared their top scientific discoveries and technological innovations at a press conference April 16 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Solar Probe Plus

NASA Gives Green Light for APL to Begin Building Solar Probe Plus
The Solar Probe Plus Mission — which will fly closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has before — reached a major milestone last month when it successfully completed its Critical Design Review.
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Tom Krimigis in front of his Lifetime Achievement trophy

APL Space Scientist Receives National Air and Space Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Trophy
APL space exploration pioneer Stamatios “Tom” Krimigis has received the 2015 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Lifetime Achievement, the museum’s highest honor.
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team members participate in the Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge

APL Hosts Space Apps Challenge April 11–12
The 2015 Baltimore-Washington Space Apps Challenge will host teams of creative technology enthusiasts as part of the International Space Apps Challenge, a NASA incubator innovation program and weekend-long code-a-thon.
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A Colorado man wears two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

Amputee Makes History by Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs
A Colorado man became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.
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A Standard Missile-6 launch

Test Demonstrates Standard Missile-6 Effectiveness and Versatility
A recent Navy test showed the ability of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) to detect and engage a subsonic, low-altitude target over land.
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MISSION AREAS


  • Air and Missile Defense

  • Civil Space

  • Cyber Operations

  • Homeland Protection

  • National Security Analysis

  • National Security Space

  • Precision Strike

  • Research and Exploratory Development

  • Sea Control

  • Special Operations

  • Strategic Deterrence