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Mercury's Solar Transit

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:37am
The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, low center, as it transits across the face of the Sun, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
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Building the Rover of the Future

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 2:08am
A student from Sinte Gleska University works to build a model rover for a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars.
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This Week in NASA History: First Launch of Saturn V – Nov. 9, 1967

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 8:30am
This week in 1967, the Apollo 4 mission launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
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The Cygnus space freighter is attached to the Unity module

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:00am
The U.S. Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm as it was installed to the Unity module for 70 days of cargo transfers.
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Orson John: A NASA Pathways Student Becomes a Reliability Engineer

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:44am
Orson John helps prepare Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) for encapsulation in the United Launch Alliance Delta II payload fairing on Sept. 4, 2018, at Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission Bringing Science, Cargo to Station

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:39am
The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Saturday, November 2, 2019.
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Astronaut John Herrington Carried A Piece of Native American History to Space

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:20pm
When astronaut John Herrington made his voyage to space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-113 mission, he became the first Native American in space.
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Observing California's Wildfires from the Space Station

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 3:38am
From the vantage point of space aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan captured this image of a California wildfire.
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The Face of the Antares Rocket

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 12:18pm
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Jupiter's Cloud Tops: From High to Low

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:00am
This view from NASA's Juno spacecraft captures colorful, intricate patterns in a jet stream region of Jupiter's northern hemisphere known as "Jet N3."
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A Trail of Night Lights from the International Space Station

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 2:04am
This image of star trails was compiled from time-lapse photography taken by NASA astronaut Christina Koch while onboard the International Space Station.
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A Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 12:37pm
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have put together a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters.
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Hubble Finds Medusa in the Sky

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 6:38am
The Medusa merger, was not always one entity, but two. An early galaxy consumed a smaller gas-rich system, throwing out streams of stars and dust into space. These streams resemble the writhing snakes that Medusa, a monster in ancient Greek mythology, famously had on her head in place of hair, lending the object its intriguing name.
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NASA Attaches First of 4 RS-25 Engines to Artemis I Rocket Stage

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:52pm
Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally mated the first of four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.
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NASA and the 70th International Astronautical Congress

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 1:15pm
Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the 70th International Astronautical Congress.
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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Conducts Repairs on the Space Station

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:42am
NASA astronaut Christina Koch conducts her fourth spacewalk at the International Space Station with fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir
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The Tycho Supernova: Death of a Star

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:15am
In 1572, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was among those who noticed a new bright object in the constellation Cassiopeia.
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Astronaut Christina Koch Works in the Vacuum of Space

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:54am
NASA astronaut Christina Koch works while tethered near the Port 6 truss segment of the International Space Station.
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Artemis Generation Spacesuit Event

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 8:28am
Amy Ross, a spacesuit engineer at Johnson Space Center, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, watch as Kristine Davis and Dustin Gohmert wear prototype spacesuits.
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