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Happy Birthday, Mr. Kranz!

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:54
Wishing legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz the happiest of birthdays!

Sun's Magnetic Field Portrayed

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:27
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun's magnetic field on August 10, 2018. The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun's right edge.

Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:28
Ever wondered what auroras look like from space?

Mendocino Complex Fire Shrouds California in Smoke

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:29
The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state.

Parker Solar Probe Launches to 'Touch the Sun'

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:24
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a mission to touch the Sun, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Parker Solar Probe Ready for Launch on Mission to the Sun

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:34
Inside the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Parker Solar is slated to launch at 3:33 a.m. EDT, Saturday, August 11.

Mary Ross: A Hidden Figure

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:35
Who was Mary Ross? Another 'hidden figure,' a mathematician and engineer.

40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:54
40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:42
The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 10,000 feet and into a narrow inlet that leads into Prince William Sound in southeastern Alaska.

California Fires as Seen From the Space Station

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:42
The Earth, in all its majesty and its tragedy, is the subject of images taken aboard the International Space Station. This image of the Carr and Ferguson fires was captured from the station on August 3, 2018, by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst.

A New Era in Spaceflight

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:00
The first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made commercial spacecraft, to and from the International Space Station, wave after being announced, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

The Future of Space Exploration

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:15
Administration Jim Bridenstine tours the inside of the Orion test crew capsule, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Satellite Views Fires Raging in California

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:10
More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property

Prepping to Launch for the Sun

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:35
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad.

Soaring Into an Orbital Sunrise

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:38
The International Space Station soars into a sunrise every 90 minutes, each and every day.

From Interns to Astronauts

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:30
July 26 is National Intern Day. See how far these two former interns at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have come!

Hubble Takes Portrait of Opulent Ring World

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:30
Saturn is the solar system’s most photogenic planet, especially in this latest Hubble snapshot with the ring system near its maximum tilt.

Flown Orion Spacecraft Visits Washington, DC, for Made in America Showcase

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:59
NASA's Orion spacecraft that flew Exploration Flight Test-1 on Dec. 5, 2014, is seen after being uncovered in preparation for being moved onto the White House complex, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. More than 1,000 companies across the country manufactured or contributed elements to the spacecraft.

Candid Apollo

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:27
On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

Iceberg Towers Over Greenland Village

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:12
In July 2018, an iceberg weighing 11 million tons parked just offshore of Innaarsuit, a small island village in northwestern Greenland.

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