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Cryogenic Testing of the Webb Telescope's Primary Mirror Segment

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 8:57am
Project scientist Mark Clampin is reflected in the flight mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope during testing at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Liftoff of Landsat 9

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 8:54am
The engine on United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket fires to launch the Landsat 9 satellite on a mission to observe Earth on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Landsat 9 Is Set for Liftoff

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 9:05am
On Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at 2:12 ET a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the Landsat 9 satellite is slated to lift off on a mission to observe Earth.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Discovering Neptune

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 8:34am
On the night 175 years ago on Sept. 23-24, 1846, astronomers discovered Neptune, the eighth planet orbiting our Sun.
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Seeing the Earth's Glow From Space

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 9:10am
The atmospheric glow blankets the Earth's horizon beneath the stars as the International Space Station orbited 261 miles above the Pacific.
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Lucy Is Going to Space!

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 8:25am
Lucy will be the first space mission to study the Trojan asteroids.
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Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide Conducts DNA Sequencing Aboard Station

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 8:37am
Space Station Commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency conducts research using DNA sequencing.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Baffin Bay, Greenland: A Historical Perspective

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 8:12am
Acquired by the Landsat 7 satellite more than 20 years ago on Sept. 3, 2000, this image is of Greenland's western coast.
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Air Taxi Flight Testing

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 8:26am
NASA’s Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology Project’s Mobile Acoustics Facility is parked in the background of Joby’s prototype aircraft near Big Sur, California.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Diana Trujillo: From Colombia to Mars

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 7:25am
Diana Trujillo, an aerospace engineer, is currently Technical Group Supervisor for Sequence Planning and Execution and a Tactical Mission Lead for Perseverance.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Raja Chari Trains for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 7:57am
In this image, NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-3 Commander Raja Chari trains aboard the ing session at SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft in Hawthorns, California.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Landsat 9 Spacecraft Moved Into Position for Encapsulation

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 9:50am
Inside the Integrated Processing Facility at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the Landsat 9 spacecraft is moved into position for encapsulation.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Remembering Sept. 11

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 7:18am
The National 9/11 Flag was raised over the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex after Florida's contribution was added.
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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Milestone for Artemis III Crew Module

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 9:22am
At NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Orion’s newly completed pressure vessel for the Artemis III mission is lifted out of the welding tool.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Mary W. Jackson: Celebrating Leaders From Historically Black Colleges

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:26am
Mary W. Jackson grew up in Hampton, Virginia and attended the historically black college Hampton Institute (now Hampton University).
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Apurva Varia: Studying the Heat of Our Sun

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 7:25am
Apurva Varia joined the Goddard Space Flight Center in 2002 as a propulsion engineer.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Trans-Sonic Truss-Braced Wing May Help Reduce Fuel Consumption

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 9:03am
Instrumentation technician Michael Hodgins performs installation measures on the trans-sonic truss-braced wing model at Langley Research Center’s 14x22 subsonic wind tunnel.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Mars Perseverance Rover Gathers Rock Sample

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 9:08am
This Mastcam-Z image shows a sample of Mars rock inside the sample tube on Sept. 1, 2021 – the 190th sol, or Martian day, of the mission.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

On Approach to the Space Station

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 11:04am
In this image from Aug, 30, 2021, the SpaceX Cargo Dragon vehicle approaches the International Space Station.
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