Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill

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Behold the Southern Lights!

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 9:43am
As the International Space Station orbited 265 miles above the southern Indian Ocean about halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica, the crew snapped this image of the Aurora Australis.
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A Rainbow and the Cygnus Launch

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:00am
A rainbow is seen at launch Pad-0A after the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Northrop Grumman Engineers Load Final Cargo for Cygnus Launch

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:02am
Mission engineers load the final cargo into the Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
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Northrop Grumman's 11th Cargo Launch Prepares to Launch to Station

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 9:04am
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen during sunrise on Pad-0A, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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NASA Takes Advantage of Innovative 3-D Printing Process for SLS Rocket

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:07am
America’s powerful new deep space rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, will face harsh conditions and extreme temperatures in flight when launching NASA’s Orion spacecraft and potential cargo to lunar orbit, and for that, it’ll need strong protection.
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Space Launch System Ascent Testing Advances Understanding of Cargo Configuration

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:00am
Space Launch System Ascent Testing Advances Understanding of Cargo Configuration
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Launching Rockets to Study Auroras

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:59am
NASA successfully launched the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment or AZURE mission on April 5, 2019, from the Andøya Space Center in Norway.
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David Saint-Jacques' First Spacewalk

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:46am
David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency completed the first spacewalk of his career on Monday, April 8, 2019.
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2019 Astronaut Hall of Fame Honorees

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:17am
Astronauts Jim Buchli and Janet Kavandi are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Class of 2019 during a ceremony on April 6, 2019.
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Capturing a View of the Antelope Valley's Superbloom of Poppies

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 1:48pm
As Glenn Graham, director of Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance flew his T-34 aircraft over California's Antelope Valley, he beheld a once in a lifetime event--a superbloom.
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Snow and Sand in Central Asia

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:20pm
In December 2018, an astronaut on the International Space Station took this highly oblique photograph of snow on the eastern Tien Shan and Taklimakan Desert in Central Asia.
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Cloud Formation in the South Indian Ocean

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:22am
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station snapped this image as the station flew 265 miles above this cloudy formation in the south Indian Ocean.
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Operation IceBridge: Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:29am
In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise.
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Nick Hague Completes 215th Spacewalk on Station

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:08am
Astronaut Nick Hague performs a spacewalk on March 29, 2019.
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Hubble Spots Flock of Cosmic Ducks

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:37am
This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a “V” shape that somewhat resembles a flock of ducks in flight.
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Hubble Watches Spun-Up Asteroid Coming Apart

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:14am
A small asteroid was caught in the process of spinning so fast it’s throwing off material, according to new data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories.
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Joan Stupik, Guidance and Control Engineer

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 9:30am
When Joan Stupik was a child, her parents bought her a mini-planetarium that she could use to project the stars on her bedroom ceiling.
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Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor Hot-Fire Test

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 9:06am
A static hot-fire test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor to help qualify the motor for human spaceflight, to help ensure Orion is ready from liftoff to splashdown for missions to the Moon.
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Nick Hague Completes First Spacewalk

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:23am
NASA astronaut Nick Hague completed the first spacewalk of his career on Friday, March 22, 2019. He and fellow astronaut Anne McClain worked on a set of battery upgrades for six hours and 39 minutes, on the International Space Station’s starboard truss.
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