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Countdown to Calving at Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:11
Cracks growing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice size of New York City. It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific infrastructure and a human presence on the shelf that was first established in 1955.

Eat. Breathe. Do Science. Sleep Later.

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:49
Eat. Breathe. Do ccience. Sleep later. That's the motto of Derrick Pitts, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:45
NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features 14 propellers along its wing.

Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:28
This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Taking a Look Back at Opportunity's Record-Setting Mission

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:57
NASA's record-setting Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to end.

Robert Curbeam: Building the Space Station, Making History

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:29
Robert Curbeam currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight.

The Red Planet's Layered History

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:28
Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits, as shown in this image taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mary Jackson: A Life of Service and a Love of Science

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:00
Mary Jackson began her engineering career in an era in which female engineers of any background were a rarity.

Vice President Attends NASA Day of Remembrance

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:17
Vice President Mike Pence visits the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony that was part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the 2019 State of the Union

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:29
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes after being introduced at the 2019 State of the Union address.

Star Formation in the Orion Nebula

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:48
The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming.

Victor Glover, One of the Crew of SpaceX's First Flight to Station

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:50
When SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off on its first operational mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be aboard.

Sunrise From Columbia

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:11
On Jan. 22, 2003, the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia captured this sunrise from the crew cabin during Flight Day 7.

Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:34
Despite the vastness of space, objects tend to get in front of each other.

Sailing Over the Caribbean From the International Space Station

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:25
Portions of Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are viewed from the International Space Station.

Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:06
Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad

Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:12
NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's Launch Into History

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:02
Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES).

Station Crew Back on Earth After 197-Day Space Mission

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:05
Russian Search and Rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 57 crew members.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:07
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019.