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Next station crew
Expedition 10 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov discuss their planned six-month mission on the space station. (11min 23sec file)
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Station crew set for EVA
Space station officials brief the news media on the continuing mission of the Expedition 9 crew and the plan for an upcoming spacewalk. (58min 42sec file)
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Welcome back to Earth
The Apollo 11 astronauts are retrieved from their capsule and welcomed back to Earth by President Richard Nixon. (2min 04sec file)
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Apollo 11 returns
Apollo 11 safely returns to Earth, making a parachute-assisted splashdown in the ocean. (3min 57sec file)
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Mission officials and scientists preview the flight of NASA's MESSENGER space probe to orbit the planet Mercury during this news conference. (41min 36sec file)
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Apollo 11 moonwalk
Armstrong and Aldrin gather lunar samples and conduct experiments during their moonwalk. (2min 27sec file)
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Moon landing explained
The Apollo 11 astronauts narrate footage of their historic landing on the moon and describe the technical details of the descent. (22min 02sec file)
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Leaving the moon
The Eagle lunar module returns to the orbiting command module and the Apollo 11 astronauts head back to Earth. (5min 33sec file)
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Agency transformation in effect at NASA
Posted: August 2, 2004

Over the weekend, an unprecedented transformation of NASA's organizational structure occurred, streamlining the agency and putting it in a better position to implement the Vision for Space Exploration.

In June, the President's Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy found that NASA needed to transform itself into a leaner, more focused agency.

"The Commission recognized that to make the Vision a success we needed a more integrated approach to science, management and systems and mission development," said NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. "Since we made this announcement in June, we've worked these past weeks to remove the 'stove pipes' and to streamline the agency in a way that will allow us to support the Vision for Exploration in a more efficient and affordable way."

This transformation fundamentally restructures NASA's Strategic Enterprises into Mission Offices. Headquarters support functions also have been realigned to better clarify organizational roles and responsibilities.

The agency has redefined its relationships with the NASA Field Centers by developing clear and straightforward lines of responsibility and accountability. Specific Mission Associate Administrators are now assigned as Headquarters Center Executives. They have oversight of field center performance in implementing agency policies and programs.

The changes that went into effect over the weekend represent not only the next step in implementing the recommendations of the President's Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy, they also reflect NASA's ongoing efforts to apply the findings and recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board across the agency.

"The changes that went into effect Aug. 1 are significant, but our work isn't complete," Administrator O'Keefe added. "This transformation will be an ongoing, evolutionary process. As we identify innovative ways to do our jobs better, we'll move forward and implement those changes. This is truly an exciting time to be a part of NASA."

The agency will continue to engage other government offices, industry, academia and the international community to look for new processes, tools and technologies to help NASA successfully achieve the Vision for Space Exploration.