2019/03/22

Hubble Captures the Brilliant Heart of a Massive Galaxy


This fuzzy orb of light is a giant elliptical galaxy filled with an incredible 200 billion stars. via NASA https://ift.tt/2HBbd8y

2019/03/21

Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke: Trailblazer


Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke was the first female welding engineer to work in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2FrvN8V

2019/03/20

Waxing Gibbous Moon Above Earth's Limb


The waxing gibbous moon is pictured above Earth's limb as the International Space Station was orbiting 266 miles above the South Atlantic Ocean. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Y7zpnT

2019/03/19

Preparing for Apollo 11


Apollo 11 backup crew members Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell prepare to enter the Lunar Module for an altitude test. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JkzvVU

2019/03/18

Going Where the Wind Takes It


​Electronics technician Anna Noe makes final checks to the Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar (DAWN) before it begins a cross-country road trip for use in an upcoming airborne science campaign. via NASA https://ift.tt/2HJufsJ

2019/03/15

Liftoff! A New Crew Heads to the Space Station


The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft lifted off with Expedition 59 crewmembers on a journey to the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Y35LjV

2019/03/14

The Soyuz at Dawn


The Soyuz rocket is seen at dawn on launch site 1 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. via NASA https://ift.tt/2T5b7XR

2019/03/13

Stephanie Wilson: Preparing for Space


Stephanie Wilson is a veteran of three spaceflights--STS-120, STS-121 and STS-131--and has logged more than 42 days in space. via NASA https://ift.tt/2O22GvI

2019/03/12

Soyuz Rollout to the Launch Pad


The Soyuz rocket is transported by train to the launch pad, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. via NASA https://ift.tt/2HsGwBy

NASA's Future: From the Moon to Mars


NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was photographed inside the Super Guppy aircraft that will carry the flight frame with the Orion crew module to a testing facility in Ohio. via NASA https://ift.tt/2UuE01e

2019/03/08

Nancy Grace Roman: NASA's First Chief Astronomer


Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.' via NASA https://ift.tt/2HmRxo3

2019/03/06

NASA Captures Supersonic Shock Interaction


One of the greatest challenges of the fourth phase of Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren flights, or AirBOS flight series was timing. via NASA https://ift.tt/2UjhSa5

2019/03/05

The Dawn of a New Era in Human Spaceflight


"The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight," wrote astronaut Anne McClain. McClain had an unparalleled view from orbit of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station for docking on Sunday, March 3, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Tg1tqk

2019/03/04

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lifts Off From Launch Complex 39A


On March 2, 2:49 a.m. EST, a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Demo-1, the first uncrewed mission of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. via NASA https://ift.tt/2tR9vqy

2019/03/03

SpaceX Demo-1 Launch


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard launches from Launch Complex 39A, Saturday, March 2, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Tf5DPs

2019/03/01

Mae Jemison, First African American Woman in Space


Mae Jemison was the first African Ameican woman in space. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Vuh02I

2019/02/28

SpaceX Demo-1: 'Go' for Launch


Two days remain until the planned liftoff of a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket—the first launch of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft and space system designed for humans. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Ud9okS

2019/02/27

Curiosity Drives Over a New Kind of Terrain


The Curiosity Mars Rover took this image with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Feb. 10, 2019 (Sol 2316). via NASA https://ift.tt/2UbtUCc

2019/02/26

Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964


Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Vn5lT7

2019/02/25

Alvin Drew Works on the International Space Station


NASA astronaut Alvin Drew participated in the STS-133 mission's first spacewalk. via NASA https://ift.tt/2C2yNqv

2019/02/22

Hubble Peers into the Vast Distance


This picture showcases a gravitational lensing system called SDSS J0928+2031. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NlQrd7

2019/02/21

Good Morning From the Space Station!


Good morning to our beautiful world, said astronaut Anne McClain from aboard the Space Station on Feb. 21, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2GDlUXK

2019/02/20

Countdown to Calving at Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf


Cracks growing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice size of New York City. It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific infrastructure and a human presence on the shelf that was first established in 1955. via NASA https://ift.tt/2SPiuHC

2019/02/19

Eat. Breathe. Do Science. Sleep Later.


Eat. Breathe. Do ccience. Sleep later. That's the motto of Derrick Pitts, NASA Solar System Ambassador. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2TXRuCi

2019/02/15

NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool


NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features 14 propellers along its wing. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2tj2Cy0

2019/02/14

Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test


This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2IlJIRI

2019/02/13

Taking a Look Back at Opportunity's Record-Setting Mission


NASA's record-setting Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to end. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2SPsznl

2019/02/12

Robert Curbeam: Building the Space Station, Making History


Robert Curbeam currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2TMttht

2019/02/11

The Red Planet's Layered History


Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits, as shown in this image taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2GmCw5U

2019/02/08

Mary Jackson: A Life of Service and a Love of Science


Mary Jackson began her engineering career in an era in which female engineers of any background were a rarity. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Gg2WX1

2019/02/07

Vice President Attends NASA Day of Remembrance


Vice President Mike Pence visits the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony that was part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2DZuRba

2019/02/06

Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the 2019 State of the Union


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes after being introduced at the 2019 State of the Union address. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2UNHLyL

2019/02/05

Star Formation in the Orion Nebula


The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2MSbmnE

2019/02/04

Victor Glover, One of the Crew of SpaceX's First Flight to Station


When SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off on its first operational mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be aboard. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2UG6ZPo

2019/02/01

Sunrise From Columbia


On Jan. 22, 2003, the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia captured this sunrise from the crew cabin during Flight Day 7. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Ggd9BM

2019/01/31

Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy


Despite the vastness of space, objects tend to get in front of each other. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2D1HosS

2019/01/30

Sailing Over the Caribbean From the International Space Station


Portions of Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are viewed from the International Space Station. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2GbJQ3d

2019/01/29

Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad


Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2FSI0VC

2019/01/28

Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger


NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/VhBOGF

2018/12/21

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's Launch Into History


Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES). via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2ECT2Nt

2018/12/20

Station Crew Back on Earth After 197-Day Space Mission


Russian Search and Rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 57 crew members. via NASA https://ift.tt/2AaGvh9

2018/12/19

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2QJ332X

2018/12/18

Testing the Space Launch System


Engineers built a tank identical to the Space Launch System tank that will be flown on Exploration Mission-1, the first flight of Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft for testing. via NASA https://ift.tt/2QXuyVR

2018/12/17

115 Years of Flight


For most of human history, we mortals have dreamed of taking to the skies. Then, 115 years ago on on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the impossbile. via NASA https://ift.tt/2S4Bk9j

2018/12/14

Giant Black Hole Powers Cosmic Fountain


Before electricity, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. In space, awesome gaseous fountains have been discovered in the centers of galaxy clusters. via NASA https://ift.tt/2EjJGWF

2018/12/13

Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station


NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2SFSutQ

2018/12/12

Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral


The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. via NASA https://ift.tt/2RWygvR

2018/12/11

ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets


Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations. via NASA https://ift.tt/2QrCRJM

2018/12/10

Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station


International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Qpx8nM

2018/12/07

Astronaut Anne McClain's First Voyage to the Space Station


"Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be." So said astronaut Anne McClain via NASA https://ift.tt/2Qi3MaR