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Milestone Achieved as X-57 Mod II Takes Shape

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:51
The electric motors for X-57’s Mod II vehicle and their propellers were powered up and spun together for the first time as part of an integrated spin test.

RockOn! and RockSat-C: Launching Student Experiments to Space

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:02
At 5:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 20, 2019, a 40-foot tall rocket carrying 28 student experiments (measuring acceleration, humidity, pressure, temperature and radiation counts) launched from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

A Look Inside the X-59 QueSST Cockpit

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:58
The pilot of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, aircraft will navigate the skies in a cockpit unlike any other.

Countdown to Apollo 11

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:24
Command Module pilot Michael Collins practices in the CM simulator on June 19, 1969, at Kennedy Space Center.

Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:28
Samples of spacesuit material will be flown on the Mars 2020 mission to study show they might degrade in the Martian environment.

The Stars and Stripes in Space

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:51
This flag accompanied NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard on his 15-minute suborbital journey on May 5, 1961.

Seeing an Aurora From the Space Station

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:12
"Years ago at the South Pole, I looked up to the aurora for inspiration through the 6-month winter night." Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of an aurora.

Unveiling Hidden Figures Way

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:50
A D.C. Department of Transportation employee removes a paper cover from the "Hidden Figures Way" street sign in front of NASA Headquarters at the corner of 3rd and E Street SW.

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor at Excel Academy In Washington, D.C.

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:16
NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor is hugged by students after a presentation about her experience on Expeditions 56 and 57 onboard the International Space Station at Excel Academy Public Charter School in DC.

Mature Galaxy Mesmerizes in New Hubble View

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:30
NGC 7773 is a beautiful example of a barred spiral galaxy. A luminous bar-shaped structure cuts prominently through the galaxy's bright core, extending to the inner boundary of NGC 7773's sweeping, pinwheel-like spiral arms. Astronomers think that these bar structures emerge later in the lifetime of a galaxy.

Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:02
From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped and posted this image of the planet Venus at sunrise.

Forecasting D-Day

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:24
Without the sound advice of meteorologists and geologists working behind the scenes, one of the most consequential battles in human history could have gone quite differently.

Chandra Detects a Coronal Mass Ejection From Another Star

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:20
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory detects a coronal mass ejection from a star other than the Sun for the first time.

Orion’s AA-2 Flight Test Article Stacks Up!

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 09:53
Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 flight test vehicle was rolled out from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for its July 2 launch.

NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:07
NASA selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of the Artemis program.

Hubble Sees a Galaxy Bucking the Trend

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 09:45
This luminous orb is the galaxy NGC 4621, better known as Messier 59. Located in the 2,000-strong Virgo cluster of galaxies within the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), Messier 59 lies approximately 50 million light-years away from us.

Surround Sound - Orion Service Module for Artemis 1 Undergoes Acoustic Tests

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:51
Surround Sound - Orion service module for Artemis 1 undergoes acoustic tests

How to Travel at (Nearly) the Speed of Light

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:19
Learn about the three ways to travel at (nearly) the speed of light.

Jezero Crater, Mars 2020's Landing Site

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 13:16
This false color image shows part of an unnamed crater in Mars' Arabia Terra.

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:22
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress to announce his decision to go to the Moon. I

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