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SLS Begins Insulation Process for Booster Segments for Second Flight

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:24
NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA’s deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

City Life Awaits Drones in Final Year of NASA Research

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:33
NASA is conducting field demonstrations of small drones navigating urban landscapes.

From Day Into Night on the International Space Station

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:06
A couple times a year, the International Space Station orbit happens to align over the day/night shadow line on Earth.

NASA is Going Green, in Space

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:08
NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission, or GPIM, will prove a sustainable and efficient approach to spaceflight.

Apollo 10 Launches Into History on May 18, 1969

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:22
When Apollo 10 launched on May 18, 1969, it was the fifth launch of the Saturn V.

Galaxy Blazes With New Stars Born From Close Encounter

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00
The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets.

Jonny Kim: NASA's 2017 Astronaut Class

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:08
Jonny Kim was selected as a member of NASA's 2017 astronaut class, nicknamed "the Turtles."

Good Vibrations: Orion Crew Module Undergoes Testing

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:06
On April 29 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Orion’s service module moved to the lift station inside the assembly bay.

Waxing Crescent Moon Above Earth's Limb

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:50
The waxing crescent moon is photographed just above Earth's limb.

Joe Acaba: Geologist and Teacher Turned Astronaut

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 08:58
Joe Acaba was selected as an astronaut in 2004 and has logged a total of 306 days in space on three flights.

Ellison Onizuka: First Asian American in Space

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:12
Ellison Onizuka was the first Asian American to fly in space.

InSight Sees Drifting Clouds on Mars

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:47
NASA's InSight Mars Lander used its Instrument Context Camera beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset on the Red Planet.

Astronaut Ricky Arnold Talks STEM Education

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:01
Today is National Teacher Day! NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold was a science teacher at John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf, Maryland.

Liftoff of SpaceX's CRS-17 Dragon Cargo Craft

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:18
SpaceX's Dragon lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Saturday, May 4.

Hubble Spots Stunning Spiral Galaxy

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:35
NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies.

How Atmospheric Sounding Transformed Weather Prediction

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:31
In the late 1950's, NASA scientist Lewis Kaplan developed a groundbreaking way to calculate temperature in the atmosphere for weather forecasting.

InSight Lander Captures a Sunset on Mars

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:24
NASA's InSight lander used the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) on the end of its robotic arm to image this sunset on Mars on April 25, 2019, the 145th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This was taken around 6:30 p.m. Mars local time.

New Mission Ready to Extend NASA's Study of Carbon

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:23
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3, or OCO-3, sits on the large vibration table (known as the "shaker") in the Environmental Test Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Opportunity's Final Traverse Map

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:21
This final traverse map for NASA's Opportunity rover shows where the rover was located within Perseverance Valley on June 10, 2018, the last date it made contact with its engineering team.

Hubble Snaps a Crowded Cluster

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 07:42
This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. Clusters like this orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded areas, gathering to form dense communities in the galactic suburbs.