Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

— Inscription on Columbus' caravels

NASA Image of the Day

Syndicate content
The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.
Updated: 1 day 2 hours ago

Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 7:22pm
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 3:58pm
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

SpaceX Demo-2: A New Era in Human Spaceflight

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:12am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen illuminated on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission, Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 9:46am
The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space Telescope image.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Imagining Another Earth

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:27am
This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Sunrise from Launch Complex 39A

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 8:05am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at sunrise as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Leroy Chiao Makes a Bubble in Space

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 3:20am
In this iconic image, Staion Commander Leroy Chiao of NASA watches a water bubble float between him and the camera.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

SpaceX Demo-2 Rollout

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 8:50am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 9:01am
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives remarks after the crew arrived at the Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 7:31am
Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini IV launch on June 4, 1965. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Chemist Audrey Miyamoto Prepares Apollo 11 Sample for Analysis

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 8:06am
Chemist Audrey Miyamoto preparing an Apollo lunar sample to analyze for amino acids at NASA’s Ames Research Center.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Station Crew Sees Typhoon from Space

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:27am
The crew of the International Space Station snapped this image of this typhoon in the South Pacific Ocean on May 13, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Nancy Grace Roman: The Mother of Hubble

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 9:48am
Nancy Grace Roman (1925-2018), NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.'
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

High-Altitude Hazes on Jupiter

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 9:21am
NASA's Juno mission captured this look at Jupiter's tumultuous northern regions during the spacecraft's close approach to the planet on Feb. 17, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Cygnus Says Farewell to the Space Station

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 8:53am
Northrup Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm moments before its release ending its 83-day stay at the International Space Station on May 11, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Iowa Native and Astronaut Raja Chari

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 3:26am
Iowa native astronaut Raja Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Abell 2384: Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:23am
Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Ricky Arnold: Teacher and Astronaut

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 9:07am
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold takes an out of this world "space-selfie" while conducting a spacewalk on March 29, 2018.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Spring Has Sprung at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 4:50am
Blooming roses at the Armstrong Flight Research Center highlighting the Bell X-IE aircraft.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Life Detection Systems Branch Chief Vance Oyama Examines Apollo 11 Samples

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 2:54pm
Life Detection Systems branch chief Vance Oyama operates a specially designed soil distribution system, used for dispersing the lunar soil in equal amounts to thousands of petri dishes.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA