"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

NASA

HD 163296: Jet from a Star in Formation

APOD - 13 hours 30 min ago

How are jets created during star formation?


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The Tadpole Galaxy from Hubble

APOD - 13 hours 30 min ago

Why does this galaxy have such a long tail?


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Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge

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Today the Sun reaches its northernmost point in planet Earth's sky.


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Northern Summer Twilight

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Northern Summer Twilight


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Devil Horns from a Ring of Fire

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Devil Horns from a Ring of Fire


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NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula

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NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is a


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STARFORGE: A Star Formation Simulation

APOD - 13 hours 30 min ago

How do stars form?


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NASA to Air Launch, Docking of Roscosmos Cargo Ship to Space Station

NASA - Breaking News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 5:21pm
Live coverage of Russia’s Progress 78 cargo spacecraft’s launch and docking to the International Space Station will begin at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 29, on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.
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Scorpius Enhanced

APOD - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 8:00pm

If Scorpius looked this good to the unaided eye, humans might remember it better.


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NASA Extends Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Mission

Earth News - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 4:52pm
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Michigan for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) for mission operations and closeout.
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NASA Extends Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Mission

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 4:52pm
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Michigan for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) for mission operations and closeout.
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NASA to Air Northrop Grumman Cygnus Departure from Space Station

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 3:54pm
Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station Tuesday, June 29, more than four months after delivering nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo to the orbital laboratory.
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NASA to Air Third Spacewalk to Install New Station Solar Arrays

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 10:35am
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Friday, June 25, for a third spacewalk to continue power system upgrades that are already increasing output and proving the technology that will enable NASA’s future Gateway lunar outpost.
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NASA Selects Engineering Services Contractor

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 9:53am
NASA has awarded Aerodyne-SGT Engineering Services LLC (ASES) of Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a contract to provide engineering services for spaceflight and ground systems.
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NASA and ESA Astronauts Continue Installing Space Station Solar Arrays

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 8:44am
Spacewalkers Shane Kimbrough of NASA (left) and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency worked to install new roll out solar arrays on the space station.
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Pam Melroy Sworn in as NASA Deputy Administrator

NASA - Breaking News - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 5:17pm
NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy took office Monday after she was given the oath of office by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during a ceremony at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.
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Zhurong: New Rover on Mars

APOD - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 4:00pm

There's a new rover on Mars.


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Shane Kimbrough Helps Install Solar Array on Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 9:35am
NASA Expedition 65 astronaut Shane Kimbrough is pictured during the Friday, June 18, 2021, spacewalk.
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Ganymede from Juno

APOD - Sun, 06/20/2021 - 12:00pm

What does the largest moon in the Solar System look like?


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A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas

APOD - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 8:00am

Is that a cloud or an alien spaceship?


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