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Testing the Space Launch System

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:28
Engineers built a tank identical to the Space Launch System tank that will be flown on Exploration Mission-1, the first flight of Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft for testing.

115 Years of Flight

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:02
For most of human history, we mortals have dreamed of taking to the skies. Then, 115 years ago on on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the impossbile.

Giant Black Hole Powers Cosmic Fountain

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:30
Before electricity, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. In space, awesome gaseous fountains have been discovered in the centers of galaxy clusters.

Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:38
NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station.

Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:21
The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:09
Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.

Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:10
International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos.

Astronaut Anne McClain's First Voyage to the Space Station

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:48
"Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be," said astronaut Anne McClain of her first voyage to space.

New Research, Hardware Headed to Space Station

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:01
Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission.

Researching Supersonic Flight

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:00
This image of the horizon is as it was seen from the cockpit of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s F/A-18 research aircraft.

Newest Crew Launches for the International Space Station

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:49
Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bring a new crew to begin their six and a half month mission on the International Space Station.

A 'BrainStorm Trooper' Inquires About NASA Exploration

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:46
A Nova Labs Robotics "BrainStorm Troopers" team member from Reston, Virginia, asks a question during an Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) announcement.

Hubble Explores the Coma Cluster's More Than 1,000 Galaxies

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:25
This Hubble Space Telescope mosaic is of a portion of the immense Coma cluster of over 1,000 galaxies, located 300 million light-years from Earth.

The Dunes in Mars' Wirtz Crater

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:39
In Mars' Wirtz Crater, these dunes are likely active.

Ringing in InSight's Landing on the Red Planet

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:30
NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Melanie Saunders and astronaut Mike Massimino ring the closing bell of Nasdaq after the NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars.

InSight and MarCO, New Technologies Headed for the Red Planet

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:17
NASA social media participant Bryan Branly takes a photograph of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) model before the Mars InSight pre-landing briefing.

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:17
A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode.

20 Years Ago, Construction Began on the International Space Station

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:52
On Nov. 20, 1998, the Zarya Functional Cargo Block launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to serve as a temporary control module for the nascent International Space Station. This October 2018 photo shows the station today, fully complete.

SS John Young Cargo Craft Docks to Space Station

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:29
"Captured Cygnus today with @Astro_Alex…Proud to have The SS John Young on-board!" said astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor today, as the International Space Station crew brought aboard the latest Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies.

Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 04:59
​The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018.

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