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Orion’s Powerhouse

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:39am
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

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:51am
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

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:47pm
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

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:11pm
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 in the conduct of all operations undertaken by the Center and its contractors.
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An Icy Heart

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:21am
Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017.
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Preparing for Space

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:49am
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

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 3:20pm
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

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:07am
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 Pyeongchang and Gangneung, visible in this natural-color image acquired on Jan. 26, 2018.
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Splitting Slope Streaks

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:01am
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

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:21am
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

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:30am
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

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:44am
Lunar crater is named after former NASA chief exploration scientist.
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Observations From -369.7 Degrees Fahrenheit

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:01am
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 -369.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Helping to Create the Future of Space Travel

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:10pm
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 influential in recruiting and mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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International Space Station Transits the Full Moon

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 5:36am
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

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:25am
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

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 8:09am
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 Terra.
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Mark Vande Hei's 'Space-Selfie'

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:27pm
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

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:19pm
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 of exploration and discovery.
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