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NASA and ESA Astronauts Continue Installing Space Station Solar Arrays

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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Shane Kimbrough Helps Install Solar Array on Space Station

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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Galveston from Space

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 7:45am
On Monday, June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom. That day of liberation became known as Juneteenth.
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New Research Studies Turbulence

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 8:24am
In a series of flights between June 1-6, 2021, Stratodynamics Inc. launched its HiDRON stratospheric glider from a high-altitude balloon to study turbulence.
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A Purposeful Passenger Prepares for Mission Aboard Orion Spacecraft

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 7:18am
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft launches around the Moon later this year, a suited manikin will be its passenger.
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Artemis I Space Launch System Core Stage Lift and Mate

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 6:10am
Teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and contractor Jacobs lower the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage – the largest part of the rocket – onto the mobile launcher.
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Flag Day 2021: Saluting the U.S. Flag

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 9:35am
June 14 of each year is celebrated as Flag Day in the U.S.
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Earth's Atmospheric Glow and Star Trails

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 9:09am
The beauty of our home planet is shown in this long exposure photograph, taken from the International Space Station.
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A Partial Solar Eclipse

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 8:49am
A partial solar eclipse is seen as the Sun rises behind the United States Capitol Building, Thursday, June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Virginia.
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Galactic Goulash

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 8:44am
One definition for goulash, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is mixture of heterogeneous elements, jumble. This 2017 image of Arp 299 is just that.
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Earth Is a Water World

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 7:56am
In this view from aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, a pair of the International Space Station's main solar seemingly arrays drape across the Earth's horizon.
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Researching Immune Response on the Space Station

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 8:55am
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei works on an investigation of how gravity affects immune response.
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Detecting X-Rays From Uranus

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 9:17am
Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, as shown in this image from March 2021.
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Administrator Bill Nelson Gives His First State of NASA Address

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 8:29am
​NASA Administrator Bill Nelson talks to the agency’s workforce during his first State of NASA event Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
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Andres Almeida, NASA Digital Strategist

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 10:12am
When NASA digital strategist Andres Almeida joined Twitter in 2009, one of the first accounts he followed was NASA.
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Digital Content Strategist Andres Almeida

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 8:15am
"I thought to myself, ‘well, that vehicle took off in not-so-ideal conditions. Things aren’t impossible.’ That’s what led me to pursue this career at NASA.”
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Accretion Disk of Black Hole Glows in New Simulation

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 8:17am
This visualization of supercomputer data shows the X-ray glow of the inner accretion disc of a black hole.
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Hubble Captures a Captivating Spiral

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 8:45am
This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 5037, in the constellation of Virgo.
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Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 8:00am
Threads of superheated gas and magnetic fields are weaving a tapestry of energy at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. A new image of this new cosmic masterpiece was made using a giant mosaic of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa.
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