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The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

Orion’s Powerhouse 21 Feb 2018, 3:39 pm

A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water and electricity for future crews.

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Destination: History 20 Feb 2018, 3:51 pm

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth.

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Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations 15 Feb 2018, 9:47 pm

See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

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Clyde Foster 14 Feb 2018, 7:11 pm

In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity. […]

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An Icy Heart 14 Feb 2018, 3:21 pm

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017.

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Preparing for Space 13 Feb 2018, 3:49 pm

In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.

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The State of NASA 12 Feb 2018, 8:20 pm

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot discusses the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a State of NASA address Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

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A View of the Winter Olympics From Above 9 Feb 2018, 4:07 pm

Since the Winter Olympics were first held in 1924, they only have been hosted twice in Asia, both times in Japan. This year the games will find a new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of. […]

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Splitting Slope Streaks 8 Feb 2018, 11:01 am

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill.

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Columbus: Celebrating 10 Years of Science on Station 7 Feb 2018, 3:21 pm

The European Space Agency's Columbus module celebrates 10 years of science on the International Space Station.

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December 2006: Constructing the Space Station 6 Feb 2018, 2:30 pm

NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station's S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission in Dec. 2006.

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A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist 5 Feb 2018, 3:44 pm

Lunar crater is named after former NASA chief exploration scientist.

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Observations From -369.7 Degrees Fahrenheit 2 Feb 2018, 4:01 pm

Taken from inside Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center in September 2017, this image shows the James Webb Space Telescope as it was undergoing cryogenic testing and the temperature was approximately. […]

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Helping to Create the Future of Space Travel 1 Feb 2018, 7:10 pm

Dr. Lonnie Reid had a long and storied career at NASA's Glenn Research Center. His expertise in the internal flow of advance aerospace propulsion systems was nationally recognized and he was influenti. […]

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International Space Station Transits the Full Moon 31 Jan 2018, 10:36 am

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

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Saying Goodnight 30 Jan 2018, 4:25 pm

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei took this image of the eastern U.S. and Canada at night, writing, "Good night from @Space_Station. DC, NY, Toronto, Cleveland, and surrounding areas!"

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Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles 29 Jan 2018, 1:09 pm

Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe. […]

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Mark Vande Hei's 'Space-Selfie' 26 Jan 2018, 5:27 pm

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie,” during the first spacewalk of the year.

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Day of Remembrance 2018 25 Jan 2018, 7:19 pm

On the last Thursday in January, NASA pays tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues who lost their lives while furthering the cause. […]

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Next Mars Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings 24 Jan 2018, 5:02 pm

This image shows NASA's InSight lander after it was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.

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Signs of Ships in the Clouds 23 Jan 2018, 6:06 pm

Ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean produced this patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails off the coast of Portugal and Spain.

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Prepping the Parker Solar Probe for Space 19 Jan 2018, 4:05 pm

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Parker Solar Probe is lowered into the 40-foot-tall thermal vacuum chamber. The thermal vacuum chamber simulates the harsh conditions that the spacecraft wil. […]

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Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole 18 Jan 2018, 7:35 pm

This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

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Even in the Desert 17 Jan 2018, 3:37 pm

For the second time in three years, snow has accumulated in the desert near the northern Algerian town of Aïn Séfra.

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Three of the 'Thirty-Five New Guys' 16 Jan 2018, 3:08 pm

On January 16, 1978, NASA announces the first astronaut class in nine years, which included the first African Americans.

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Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts 12 Jan 2018, 5:13 pm

Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

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All the Glittering Stars 11 Jan 2018, 5:06 pm

A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's galactic bulge reveals that our galaxy's hub is a dynamic environment.

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Now This: The Apollo 11 Crew 10 Jan 2018, 4:36 pm

On Jan. 9, 1969, NASA announced the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. This portrait was taken on Jan. 10, the day after the announcement of the crew assignment. From left to right are. […]

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New Day 9 Jan 2018, 6:40 pm

Sunrise as seen from the International Space Station. "A view of the sunrise from the ISS is a perfect start to a new day," so said @Anton_Astrey, otherwise known as cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a memb. […]

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Veil of Ice 8 Jan 2018, 3:14 pm

Saturn’s rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

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Winter Storm Pummels the East Coast 5 Jan 2018, 6:35 pm

Millions of people along the East Coast of the United States faced snow and ice, gusty winds, power outages, travel delays, school closings, and flooding as a rapidly-intensifying Nor’easter plowed. […]

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Geocolor Image From NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite of Powerful East Coast Storm 4 Jan 2018, 4:35 pm

This Geocolor image from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. The powerful nor'easter is battering coastal areas. […]

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From Mercury Mark II to Project Gemini 3 Jan 2018, 3:57 pm

On Jan. 3, 1962, the newly announced Mercury Mark II project was renamed Project Gemini. This artist's concept of a two-person Gemini spacecraft in flight shows a cutaway view.

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From the Earth, Moon and Beyond 2 Jan 2018, 4:18 pm

THE OSIRIS-REx mission, which will map and return samples from asteroid Bennu, is expected to reach the asteroid in August, 2018. This composite image of the Earth and Moon is made from data captured. […]

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Under the Midnight Sun 29 Dec 2017, 3:23 pm

In September 2017, a new iceberg calved from Pine Island Glacier—one of the main outlets where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet flows into the ocean.

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Naples at Night 28 Dec 2017, 2:06 pm

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the city lights of Naples and the Campania region of southern Italy.

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Kwanzaa Tholus on Ceres 27 Dec 2017, 3:43 pm

These images show a subtle feature on dwarf planet Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus.

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Hubble's Holiday Nebula “Ornament” 22 Dec 2017, 2:34 pm

The Hubble Space Telescope captured what looks like a colorful holiday ornament in space. It's actually an image of NGC 6326, a planetary nebula with glowing wisps of outpouring gas.

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Launch Day! 21 Dec 2017, 4:00 pm

On Dec. 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew leaves the Kennedy Space Center's then-named Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the mission's prelaunch countdown on the way to their history-making lunar. […]

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Hello From Above 20 Dec 2017, 7:02 pm

Greetings from @Astro_Sabot, otherwise known as Mark Vande Hei, from aboard the International Space Station.

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The Bluest of Ice 19 Dec 2017, 4:14 pm

Acquired on November 29 by Operation IceBridge during a flight to Victoria Land, this image shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound.

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Seeing an X-Plane's Sonic Boom 18 Dec 2017, 4:08 pm

This schlieren image shows an Air Force Test Pilot School T-38 in a transonic state, meaning the aircraft is transitioning from a subsonic speed to supersonic.

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New Research Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission 15 Dec 2017, 8:18 pm

The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Dragon will. […]

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Soyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan 14 Dec 2017, 5:23 pm

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian. […]

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The Fault in Our Mars 13 Dec 2017, 3:56 pm

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.

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Chandra Reveals the Elementary Nature of Cassiopeia A 12 Dec 2017, 2:33 pm

Due to its unique evolutionary status, Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is one of the most intensely studied of these supernova remnants.

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Science From the Moon’s Shadow 11 Dec 2017, 4:29 pm

The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse was rare in its long, uninterrupted path over land, which provided scientists with a rare chance to investigate the Sun and its influence on Earth in ways that a. […]

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Retrospective: Moon 8 Dec 2017, 4:12 pm

This false-color image is composed of 15 images taken through three color filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it passed through the Earth-Moon system on Dec. 8, 1992.

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NASA's Science Aircraft Flies Over Thomas Fire in California 7 Dec 2017, 3:14 pm

During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000. […]

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Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft at Sunrise 6 Dec 2017, 7:22 pm

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft at sunrise, prior to its departure from the International Space Station at 8:11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017. Expedition 53 Flight. […]

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Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk 5 Dec 2017, 4:09 pm

Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra. […]

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Space Station Transits the Moon 4 Dec 2017, 2:42 pm

The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are NASA astron. […]

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Hubble Sees Galaxy Cluster Warping Space and Time 1 Dec 2017, 3:04 pm

The Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant universe to reveal a galaxy cluster called Abell 2537.

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Space Station in the Sky Over Washington D.C. 30 Nov 2017, 3:37 pm

The International Space Station is seen in this twenty-second exposure as it flies over the Washington National Cathedral, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande. […]

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A Proving Ground in Space 28 Nov 2017, 3:26 pm

Dellingr is a shoebox-sized spacecraft built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable and capable of gathering highly robust science.

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Alpha and Omega 27 Nov 2017, 2:44 pm

These two images illustrate just how far Cassini traveled to get to Saturn.

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Star Wanders Too Close to a Black Hole 24 Nov 2017, 4:07 pm

This artist's rendering shows the tidal disruption event named ASASSN-14li, where a star wandering too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole was torn apart. The debris gathered into an accretion. […]

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The Beauty of Ice 22 Nov 2017, 3:42 pm

Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance.

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Tending Your Garden ... In Space 21 Nov 2017, 3:46 pm

If you plant it, will it grow (in space)? The answer is yes, at least for certain types of plants.

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Behold! Observing the Sun 20 Nov 2017, 3:07 pm

A broad hole in the corona was the Sun's dominant feature November 7-9, 2017.

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NASA Breaking News

A RSS news feed containing the latest NASA news articles and press releases.

Students in California to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station 21 Feb 2018, 7:29 pm

Students at Para Los Niños in Los Angeles will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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NASA Awards Contract for Facilities Operations, Maintenance Services 20 Feb 2018, 10:48 pm

NASA has awarded the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Services (FOMS) III contract, an 8(a) set-aside acquisition, to Akima Support Operations, LLC of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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NASA Television Coverage Set for Weather Satellite Science Briefing, Launch 20 Feb 2018, 7:00 pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) newest weather satellite, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), is scheduled to launch Thursday, March 1. The launch, as well as prelaunch and science briefings on Tuesday, Feb. 27, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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NASA to Host National Space Council Meeting at Kennedy Space Center 19 Feb 2018, 4:05 pm

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host a meeting of the National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, Feb. 21. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

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NASA Awards Contract for Construction, Maintenance, Environmental, Testing Services 16 Feb 2018, 9:00 pm

NASA has selected Firelake-Arrowhead NASA Services of Lenexa, Kansas, to perform facility management, surveying, energy management, life safety code compliance and environmental management services for the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

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New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station 16 Feb 2018, 6:07 pm

Students from six schools in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station 16 Feb 2018, 2:23 pm

Students in central Minnesota will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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NASA Invites Media to Upcoming Space Station Cargo Launch 15 Feb 2018, 8:43 pm

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of supplies and equipment, including science investigations, to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than April.

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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station 14 Feb 2018, 3:11 pm

Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station 13 Feb 2018, 5:27 pm

Students from Highland Village, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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