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Serena Auñón-Chancellor Talks to Girls About Life on the Station

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 02:15
NASA astronaut Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor speaks about her experience on Expeditions 56 and 57 onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at Excel Academy Public Charter School, Monday, June 10, 2019.

NASA’s X-59 QueSST Airplane Takes Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 04:24
NASA’s X-59 QueSST, an experimental piloted aircraft designed to fly faster than sound without producing the annoying – if not alarming – sonic booms of previous supersonic aircraft is taking shape..

Revealing the Milky Way’s Center

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:05
Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared cameras penetrate much of the dust, revealing the stars of the crowded galactic center region of our Milky Way.

A Glimpse of a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:43
Discovered in 2018 by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) mission, planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth.

Replacing the Space Station’s Solar Array Batteries

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:39
After completing the first of 10 spacewalks to upgrade the station, astronaut Christina Koch, wrote: The great @Space_Station battery swap series of spacewalks is underway!

Stephen Hawking and Our Changing Ideas of the Universe

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:00
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking changed our view of the universe with his remarkable theories and outreach even thought he suffered from ALS, which slowly paralyzed him over the years.

Astronaut Nick Hague Returns to Earth After 203 Days Aboard the Space Station

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:12
NASA astronaut Nick Hague is seen outside the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft after he landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

Space Launch System Mock Up Arrives at Kennedy for Testing

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 01:41
NASA's Pegasus Barge arrives at the Launch Complex 39 turn basin wharf at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to make its first delivery to Kennedy in support of the agency's Artemis missions.

Astronaut Nick Hague Soaks Up Views of Earth

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 09:14
Today is my last Monday living on this orbiting laboratory and I’m soaking up my final views, said astronat Nivk Hague.

Viewing a Launch From Above

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 08:57
Expedition 60 astronaut Christina Koch photographed the Soyuz MS-15 crew ship ascending into space after its launch from Kazakhstan.

Astronaut Candidate Frank Rubio

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:21
Frank Rubio was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class and reported for duty in August 2017.

Finding Intermediate-Sized Black Holes

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 09:59
In this image, a galaxy called ESO 243-49 is home to an extremely bright object called HLX-1. Circled in this image, HLX-1 is the most likely example of a black hole in the intermediate mass range that scientists have found.

Stuck on the Rings

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 09:14
Tethys appears to be stuck to Saturn's A and F rings from this perspective.

Expedition 61 Soyuz Rollout

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 08:36
The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Hubble Takes Closer Look at Not-So-'Dead' Neighbor

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 09:27
Because they lack stellar nurseries and contain mostly old stars, elliptical galaxies — Like Messier 110 — are often considered “dead” when compared to their spiral relatives. But scientists have spotted signs of a population of young, blue stars at Messier 110's center, hinting that this neighbor of our Milky Way may not be so “dead” after all.

Layers in Mars' Danielson Crater

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:29
This image shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, an impact crater about 42 miles or 67 kilometers in diameter, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars.

Space Station Downlink with Actor Brad Pitt

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 07:00
Actor Brad Pitt speaks with NASA astronaut Nick Hague who is onboard the International Space Station, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

Franklin Chang-Diaz Performs a Spacewalk on the STS-111 Mission

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:58
In this mage from June 2002, astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz works with a grapple fixture during a spacewalk to perform work on the International Space Station.

Mae Jemison Trains for Her Space Shuttle Flight

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:31
Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space, participated in crew egress training for Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-47 mission during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test.

Remembering September 11th and Looking to the Future

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 07:31
This 2019 photo of Manhattan, taken by astronaut Nick Hague from aboard the International Space Station, shows a city totally recovered from the attack on September 11, 2001.