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Volcanic Plumes in Chile

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:39am
Chile’s Villarrica volcano emits steam and other volcanic gases in this photo taken from the International Space Station on Jan. 17, 2023. The gases come from a series of minor explosions—called Strombolian eruptions—that have been ongoing at Villarrica since October 2022.
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Hubble Views a Stellar Duo in Orion Nebula

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 8:00am
The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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Day of Remembrance

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 5:44pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson lays a wreath at the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.
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President Reagan Calls for Space Station

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:21pm
On January 25, 1984, President Ronald Reagan used his State of the Union address to call for NASA to build a permanent manned space station.
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Astronaut Nicole Mann Makes Her First Spacewalk

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 10:55am
Astronaut Nicole Mann is pictured during her first spacewalk installing a modification kit on the International Space Station's starboard truss structure.
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Webb Unveils Dark Side

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 1:32pm
An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to date in a molecular cloud.
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Suiting Up for Their First Spacewalk

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:07pm
Expedition 68 Flight Engineers Nicole Mann of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are pictured on Jan. 12, 2023, during a fit check of their spacesuits inside the Quest airlock ahead of a planned spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's power generation system.
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Snowy Celestial Mountains

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 11:52am
Snow and ice cover mountains of the Tien Shan range in this photograph taken from the International Space Station (ISS) on Feb. 9, 2022.
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A Well-traveled Beagle

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 12:02pm
Snoopy, the zero gravity indicator that flew aboard Orion during the Artemis I mission, wears a smile after being unpacked from his transport case on Jan. 5, 2023.
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Atlanta Shines at Night

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 10:54am
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthplace, Atlanta, Georgia, is seen on January 20, 2013, in this image from the International Space Station as it flew approximately 240 miles above the city.
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Hubble Visits Galactic Neighbors

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 8:00am
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy LEDA 48062 in the constellation Perseus.
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Fun with Fluid Physics

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 12:03pm
NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Frank Rubio is all smiles as he observes the behavior of a free-flying water bubble inside the International Space Station's (ISS) Kibo laboratory module on Oct. 10, 2022.
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Inspecting Orion

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 12:24pm
The Artemis I Orion capsule is secured on a platform inside the Multi-Payload Processing Facility (MPPF) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in this image from Jan. 6, 2023.
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Space Station Peek

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 12:01pm
NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Nicole Mann peers through one of the seven windows in the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world" on Jan. 2, 2023.
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Prepping to Study the World’s Water

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 11:51am
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft is in this early morning photo from Dec. 14, 2022, as preparations for launch continued.
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Hubble Gazes at Colorful Cluster of Scattered Stars

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 8:00am
The scattered stars of the globular cluster NGC 6355 are strewn across this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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Space Station Swings by Kennedy

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 11:56am
On April 8, 2022, this 30-second exposure captured the International Space Station as it passed over the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Crew Recovers SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 12:08pm
Support teams work around the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft shortly after it landed on Friday, May 6, 2022 with Crew-3 NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Kayla Barron, Tom Marshburn, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer aboard.
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Bird, Rocket Prepare for Flight at Kennedy Space Center

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 11:45am
An osprey is seen in front of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as launch preparations continued Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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