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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mae Jemison, First African American Woman in Space

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


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


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


Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964

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


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


Hubble Peers into the Vast Distance

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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