2020/05/29

Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars


The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space Telescope image. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Mcw9TG

2020/05/28

Imagining Another Earth


This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star. via NASA https://ift.tt/3c61amx

2020/05/27

Sunrise from Launch Complex 39A


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at sunrise as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2TLlXFE

2020/05/26

Leroy Chiao Makes a Bubble in Space


In this iconic image, Staion Commander Leroy Chiao of NASA watches a water bubble float between him and the camera. via NASA https://ift.tt/3d4OzkT

2020/05/21

SpaceX Demo-2 Rollout


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission. via NASA https://ift.tt/2APqr7L

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center


NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives remarks after the crew arrived at the Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WS00a1

2020/05/20

Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight


Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini IV launch on June 4, 1965. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. via NASA https://ift.tt/3e3RPgs

2020/05/19

Chemist Audrey Miyamoto Prepares Apollo 11 Sample for Analysis


Chemist Audrey Miyamoto preparing an Apollo lunar sample to analyze for amino acids at NASA’s Ames Research Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LDqHc2

2020/05/18

Station Crew Sees Typhoon from Space


The crew of the International Space Station snapped this image of this typhoon in the South Pacific Ocean on May 13, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/36i2EsQ

2020/05/15

Nancy Grace Roman: The Mother of Hubble


Nancy Grace Roman (1925-2018), NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.' via NASA https://ift.tt/2Z8f0lQ

2020/05/14

High-Altitude Hazes on Jupiter


NASA's Juno mission captured this look at Jupiter's tumultuous northern regions during the spacecraft's close approach to the planet on Feb. 17, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WwjjWn

2020/05/13

Cygnus Says Farewell to the Space Station


Northrup Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm moments before its release ending its 83-day stay at the International Space Station on May 11, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Wug1Tk

2020/05/12

Iowa Native and Astronaut Raja Chari


Iowa native astronaut Raja Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YYiiI6

2020/05/11

Abell 2384: Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters


Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LlhrcC

2020/05/08

Ricky Arnold: Teacher and Astronaut


NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold takes an out of this world "space-selfie" while conducting a spacewalk on March 29, 2018. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YJCzRy

2020/05/07

Spring Has Sprung at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center


Blooming roses at the Armstrong Flight Research Center highlighting the Bell X-IE aircraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/3ba5eSf

2020/05/05

The Crab Nebula: Observations Through Time


This composite of the Crab Nebula was made with data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (blue and white), Hubble Space Telescope (purple), and Spitzer Space Telescope (pink). via NASA https://ift.tt/2WIqny3

2020/05/04

Joe Acaba Goes from Teacher to Astronaut


It's Teacher Appreciation Week and teachers and space travel go hand-in-hand. via NASA https://ift.tt/3c0QaaU

2020/05/01

Sang Choi Earns a Place in NASA's Inventors Hall of Fame


Sang Choi has worked for NASA for nearly 40 years. Since beginning work at the Langley Research Center in October 1980, Choi has received 71 awards from the agency. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WkG8uA

2020/04/30

Shining a Light on Dark Matter


Dark matter, although invisible, makes up most of the universe’s mass and creates its underlying structure. via NASA https://ift.tt/35i4vgE

2020/04/29

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission


The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA's Mars Perseverance rover, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/3bOe0GT

2020/04/28

30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope


On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the cargo bay of space shuttle Discovery. via NASA https://ift.tt/2y6EiFF

NASA Joins the Fight Against COVID-19


On Friday, April 24, 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited the White House to brief President Trump on NASA's fight to alleviate COVID-19. via NASA https://ift.tt/2KDmoNp

2020/04/24

Space Station Crew Snaps an Image of the Susquehanna River


The Susquehanna River cuts through the folds of the Valley-and-Ridge province of the Appalachian Mountains in this photograph taken by the crew of the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2xVzL90

2020/04/23

An Otherworldly-Looking Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar


On the northwestern coast of Madagascar, the salty waters of the Mozambique Channel penetrate inland to join with the freshwater outflow of the Betsiboka River, forming Bombetoka Bay. via NASA https://ift.tt/34X6O8G

2020/04/22

The Black Marble: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness


This image is one of several global images of the Earth at night released in 2017. via NASA https://ift.tt/3eFAT0Z

2020/04/21

The Gulf Stream in Infrared


This image shows a small portion of the Gulf Stream off of South Carolina as it appeared in infrared data collected by the Landsat 8 satellite in April 2013. via NASA https://ift.tt/2RY6Zvj

2020/04/20

The Blue Marble: The View From Apollo 17


Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. via NASA https://ift.tt/3eCY1xa

2020/04/17

Jessica Meir and Her Crewmates Return Safely from the Space Station


NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gives a thumbs up after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan landed in their Soyuz MS-15. via NASA https://ift.tt/3ajabYu

2020/04/16

Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight


This artist's illustration shows what Kepler-1649c could look like from its surface. via NASA https://ift.tt/34MXwfp

2020/04/14

Checkpoint: OSIRIS-REx Practices Sample Collection


This image shows sample site Nightingale Crater, OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu. via NASA https://ift.tt/3b9y8CN

2020/04/13

NASA 'Optometrists' Verify Mars Perseverance Rover's 20/20 Vision


Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars Perseverance rover underwent an "eye" exam after several cameras were installed. via NASA https://ift.tt/3bhhd1z

2020/04/10

Imagining Apollo 13 on the Lunar Surface


Apollo 13 launched on April 11, 1970, on a journey to become the third crew to land on the Moon. The crew never made it. via NASA https://ift.tt/2wyrnf0

2020/04/09

Launching the Next Crew to the Space Station


The Soyuz MS-16 lifts off from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 9, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JQapM3

2020/04/08

Assembling the X-59 QueSST Wing


The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area of the manufacturing floor in preparation for wing skin installation. via NASA https://ift.tt/2USFIMv

2020/04/07

Cardiac Research on the Space Station


Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research inside the Life Sciences Glovebox. via NASA https://ift.tt/34kQo9H

2020/04/06

Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation in Infrared


In this Hubble Space Telescope image, researchers has revisited one of Hubble's most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. via NASA https://ift.tt/3dYT0hY

2020/04/03

Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy


This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don’t be fooled — it keeps a violent secret. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JxQd1s

2020/04/02

Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars


This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. via NASA https://ift.tt/3aOfQa0

2020/04/01

Klotho and Lina


Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. via NASA https://ift.tt/3dOjZwA

2020/03/31

Be An Astronaut


In March 2017, Peggy Whitson broke the then-spacewalking record for female astronauts. via NASA https://ift.tt/2yfuV6b

2020/03/30

2020/03/27

Hubble Hooks a One-Arm Galaxy


Located about 21 million light-years from our galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, NGC 4618 has a diameter of about one-third that of our Milky Way. Together with its neighbor, NGC 4625, it forms an interacting galaxy pair, which means that the two galaxies are close enough to influence each other gravitationally. via NASA https://ift.tt/3bGuO2f

2020/03/26

Denman Glacier in East Antarctica


This photograph shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica that throw shadows against the ice. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WMGbRF

2020/03/25

Tracking Methane Sources and Movement Around the Globe


NASA’s new three-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world’s second largest contributor to greenhouse warming. via NASA https://ift.tt/3am6OkG

2020/03/24

Astronaut Christina Koch Services a 3-D Biological Printer


Christina Koch handles media bags that enable the manufacturing of organ-like tissues using the BioFabrication Facility (BFF), a 3-D biological printer on the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2QDVHLW

2020/03/23

Viewing Our Galactic Center


The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects. via NASA https://ift.tt/3dpMosD

2020/03/20

Celebrating Women at NASA: Aerospace Engineer Michelle Lynde


Michelle Lynde is an aerospace engineer who conducts aerodynamic analysis of configurations using Computational Fluid Dynamics tools, wind tunnel experiments and flight tests. via NASA https://ift.tt/2IZYVoH

2020/03/19

Remembering Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden


Former astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing, passed away March 18, 2020, in Texas.​ via NASA https://ift.tt/2xKO0wO

2020/03/18

Alligators and Rockets: Sharing the Kennedy Space Center


An alligator lurks in a marshy waterway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The center shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. via NASA https://ift.tt/38ZzqhW