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50 Years Ago Today: Apollo 11 Command Module Recovered After Splashdown

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 08:15
The Apollo 11 Command Module is hoisted aboard the USS Hornet, the prime recovery vessel for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.

Christopher Kraft at Flight Console

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:00
Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., who died July 22, 2019, created the concept of NASA's Mission Control and developed its organization, operational procedures and culture

Visions of Apollo 11: Command Service Module Orbits the Moon

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:56
This image shows the Command Service Module orbiting the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the lunar surface.

Apollo 11 and Landing Site 2 in the Sea of Tranquility

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:19
This photographic illustration compares the size of Apollo 11 Landing Site 2 with that of the metropolitan New York City area.

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:48
In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:34
Then and Now: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams in Firing Room 1 at Kennedy Space Center.

50 Years Ago Apollo 11 Launches Into History

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:16
At 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Florida on a mission to the Moon.

Artist Russ Arasmith's Visions of Apollo

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:18
Artist Russ Arasmith's vision of Apollo was a potent vision of the program that shows in the works he created.

Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:20
The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright "blooms" within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries — regions where new stars are springing to life.

Delivering Saturn Test Hardware to Marshall in July 1964

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:20
In July 1964, the first Saturn V S-IVB, or third stage test hardware, was delivered to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Growing VEGGIEs in Space

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:32
Leafy greens are growing in space!

Jupiter Abyss

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:04
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of an area within a Jovian jet stream showing a vortex that has an intensely dark center.

Total Solar Eclipse Darkens the South Pacific

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:05
On July 2, 2019, skywatchers in the beach city of La Serena, Chile, looked up at 4:38 p.m. local time to see a black circle in the sky.

Earth's Glow, the Moon and a Starry Night

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 09:41
This was the view as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.

NASA's First Rover on the Red Planet

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:54
This 8-image mosaic of the Sojourner rover on the surface of Mars was acquired during the late afternoon on Sol 2. Sojourner arrived aboard the Mars Pathfinder on July 4, 1997.

Taking to the Skies: Orion Test Brings Moon, Mars Missions Closer

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:24
A launch abort system (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached soars upward on NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test atop a Northrop Grumman provided booster on July 2, 2019, after launching at 7 a.m. EDT.

Orion "Go" for Launch

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:05
A test version of NASA’s Orion crew module is ready for rollback at Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Last Test Article for NASA’s SLS Rocket Departs Michoud Assembly Facility

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 08:05
The last of four structural test articles for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was loaded onto NASA’s barge Pegasus Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 08:17
This stunning image of Jupiter's stormy northern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet.

Searching for Freshwater In Snowy Places

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 08:46
Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world.