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Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 8:48am
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.
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Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:34pm
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.
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50 Years Ago Apollo 11 Launches Into History

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:16am
At 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Florida on a mission to the Moon.
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Artist Russ Arasmith's Visions of Apollo

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:18am
Artist Russ Arasmith's vision of Apollo was a potent vision of the program that shows in the works he created.
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Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:20am
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.
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Delivering Saturn Test Hardware to Marshall in July 1964

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 3:20pm
In July 1964, the first Saturn V S-IVB, or third stage test hardware, was delivered to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
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Growing VEGGIEs in Space

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:32am
Leafy greens are growing in space!
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Jupiter Abyss

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

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:05am
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.
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Earth's Glow, the Moon and a Starry Night

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 9:41am
This was the view as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.
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NASA's First Rover on the Red Planet

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 9:54am
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.
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Taking to the Skies: Orion Test Brings Moon, Mars Missions Closer

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 2:24pm
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.
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Orion "Go" for Launch

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 9:05am
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.
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Last Test Article for NASA’s SLS Rocket Departs Michoud Assembly Facility

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 8:05am
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.
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Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 8:17am
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.
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Searching for Freshwater In Snowy Places

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 8:26am
Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world.
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Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:59am
The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with Expedition 59 crew members.
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Preparing for the Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Landing

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:02am
NASA astronaut and Astronaut Office Representative Joe Acaba is seen along with other NASA, Canadian Space Agency and Roscosmos teams as they deploy from Karaganda for the Expedition 59 landing.
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'Green' Alternative Fuel Set for First In-Space Test

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 9:32am
Satellites love hydrazine – a type of space propellant – but it’s toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle. A non-toxic alternative will be put to the test with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
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