2019/09/23

Expedition 61 Soyuz Rollout


The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. via NASA https://ift.tt/2l2GOGk

2019/09/20

Hubble Takes Closer Look at Not-So-'Dead' Neighbor


Because they lack stellar nurseries and contain mostly old stars, elliptical galaxies — Like Messier 110 — are often considered “dead” when compared to their spiral relatives. But scientists have spotted signs of a population of young, blue stars at Messier 110's center, hinting that this neighbor of our Milky Way may not be so “dead” after all. via NASA https://ift.tt/34ZfN99

2019/09/19

Layers in Mars' Danielson Crater


This image shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, an impact crater about 42 miles or 67 kilometers in diameter, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LCWPNJ

2019/09/17

Space Station Downlink with Actor Brad Pitt


Actor Brad Pitt speaks with NASA astronaut Nick Hague who is onboard the International Space Station, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LzuNmb

2019/09/16

Franklin Chang-Diaz Performs a Spacewalk on the STS-111 Mission


In this mage from June 2002, astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz works with a grapple fixture during a spacewalk to perform work on the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/34NT53K

2019/09/12

Mae Jemison Trains for Her Space Shuttle Flight


Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space, participated in crew egress training for Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-47 mission during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. via NASA https://ift.tt/34FXpBR

2019/09/11

Remembering September 11th and Looking to the Future


This 2019 photo of Manhattan, taken by astronaut Nick Hague from aboard the International Space Station, shows a city totally recovered from the attack on September 11, 2001. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LL0O9R

2019/09/09

Testing and Training on the Boeing Starliner


NASA astronaut Mike Fincke works through a check list inside a mockup of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner during a simulation at NASA's Johnson Space Center on Aug. 21, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2A3vb63

Learning to Track Water Using NASA Satellite Data


It's Back to School Week and NASA has activities to keep students motivated. via NASA https://ift.tt/303wVqt

2019/09/06

Clues for Mars in the Australian Outback


Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 mission and the European-Russian ExoMars mission traveled to the Australian Outback to hone their research techniques. via NASA https://ift.tt/34sZ79G

2019/09/05

Satellite Captures Four Tropical Cyclones from Space


On Sept. 4, 2019, a loose chain of tropical cyclones lined up across the Western Hemisphere. via NASA https://ift.tt/32yqDAC

2019/09/04

An Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy


Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ZOK7iS

2019/09/03

Jessica Meir Climbs Aboard a Soyuz Trainer


At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 61 crewmember Jessica Meir of NASA climbs aboard a Soyuz trainer during final crew qualification exams on Aug. 30. via NASA https://ift.tt/2HFmqDy

2019/09/02

Hurricane Dorian Seen From Aboard the Space Station


NASA astronaut Christian Koch snapped this image of Hurricane Dorian as the International Space Station during a flyover on Monday, September 2, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Uq1OE8

2019/08/30

Hubble Views Final Stages of a Star’s Life


NGC 5307, a planetary nebula that lies about 10,000 light-years from Earth, can be seen in the constellation Centaurus. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Llc1h6

2019/08/29

Celebrating Spitzer's Sweet Sixteen


Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from our own solar system to faraway galaxies, using infrared light. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NF8CMW

2019/08/28

Lifting the Space Launch System Core Stage Into Place


NASA cleared a milestone in preparation for Green Run testing of its Space Launch System (SLS) core stage with the lift and installation of the core stage pathfinder simulator onto the B-2 Test Stand. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ztaoZb

2019/08/27

Astronaut Andrew Morgan Performs His First Spacewalk


West Point graduate, physician and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan is pictured working outside the International Space Station . via NASA https://ift.tt/32clUER

2019/08/26

Christine Darden: From Human Computer to Engineer


In 1967, Christine Darden was added to the pool of 'human computers' who wrote complex programs and tediously crunched numbers for engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NwYzJW

2019/08/23

Hubble Captures Dynamic Dying Star


This Hubble image shows a dark, gloomy scene in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins). The subject of this image confused astronomers when it was first studied — rather than being classified as a single object, it was instead recorded as two objects, owing to its symmetrical lobed structure. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Nr3vQv

2019/08/22

Wildfires in the Brazilian Rainforest Creating Cross Country Smoke


Amazon rainforest fires causing smoke to drift across the whole of Brazil. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Z9MYHv

2019/08/21

A View of the National Space Council


A member of the audience takes a picture with their phone as Vice President Mike Pence is introduced during the sixth meeting of the National Space Council. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ZjgohR

2019/08/20

SpaceX Dragon Crew Emergency Evacuation Rehearsal


A quick moving storm passes as teams from NASA and SpaceX practice procedures for medical emergency evacuation onboard the GO Searcher ship, Friday, August 15, 2019. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Hi66bv

2019/08/19

3D Printing and the Future of Aeronautics


Today is National Aviation Day and progress is ongoing in the next evolution of air mobility – all thanks to emerging 3D printing technology. via NASA https://ift.tt/30sZrCI

2019/08/16

Hubble’s Portrait of Star’s Gaseous Glow


Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish. Instead, it is a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an aging star. via NASA https://ift.tt/33DMs3i

2019/08/15

NASA and SpaceX: Dragon Crew Extraction Rehearsal


On August 13, 2019, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken continue to work with teams from NASA and SpaceX to rehearse crew extraction from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. via NASA https://ift.tt/2z2gPSN

2019/08/14

Studying How Arctic Wildfires Change the World


Standing among dead black spruce trees in a burned area near Delta Junction, Richard Chen dug soil sampling pits throughout the burned area. via NASA https://ift.tt/2TwSoX1

2019/08/13

A Full Moon Over the Pacific


The crew of the International Space Station snapped this image of a full Moon as the orbiting complex flew 270 miles above the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Z9HMmw

2019/08/12

One Year of NASA's Parker Solar Probe


The Parker Solar Probe's WISPR instrument saw the solar wind streaming past during the spacecraft's first solar encounter in November 2018. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Md6X1m

2019/08/09

Hubble Catches 2 Galaxies at Play


This galactic duo is known as UGC 2369. The galaxies are interacting, meaning that their mutual gravitational attraction is pulling them closer and closer together and distorting their shapes in the process. via NASA https://ift.tt/2MRIhuS

2019/08/08

Hubble Spots Jupiter’s Great Red Spot


This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years. via NASA https://ift.tt/33lm7qv

2019/08/07

Seven Years After Landing, Curiosity Rover is Still Rock N' Rolling


Our Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21 kilometers) and ascended 1,207 feet (368 meters) to its current location. via NASA https://ift.tt/2KxLMnj

2019/08/06

Our Sun Today


NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory, or SDO, was the first mission to be launched for NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program, and is designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Yr24rX

2019/08/01

Colonel Raja Chari: NASA Astronaut Candidate


NASA astronaut candidate Raja Chari climbs into a NASA T-38 aircraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/2M1Dfwj

2019/07/31

This Week in NASA History: First Use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle – July 31, 1971


This week in 1971, Apollo 15 became the first mission to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YuDDoN

2019/07/30

Viewing the Mediterranean Coasts of Tunisia and Libya from the Space Station


The Mediterranean coasts of Tunisia and Libya and the Italian island of Sicily across the sea are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above north Africa. via NASA https://ift.tt/32ZCby6

2019/07/29

NASA Pilot Rich Rogers: "All Good Things ..."


For NASA Wallops Flight Facility research pilot Rich Rogers, July 26 brought an end to one of the things in his life that he has greatly enjoyed – flying Navy and NASA aircraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ZimWOn

2019/07/26

Hubble Snaps a Galactic Potpourri of Particles


The sharply angled perspective in this Hubble image of spiral galaxy NGC 3169 makes it seem as if we, the viewers, are craning our necks to see over a barrier into the galaxy's bright center. In the case of NGC 3169, this barrier is the thick dust embedded within the galaxy's spiral arms. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YlsJFR

2019/07/25

Seeing the World With a Drone


A drone moves high above downtown Reno, Nevada on the afternoon of June 23, 2019 as part of NASA’s TCL-4 (Technology Capability Level) operation. via NASA https://ift.tt/2GrZFlS

2019/07/24

50 Years Ago Today: Apollo 11 Command Module Recovered After Splashdown


The Apollo 11 Command Module is hoisted aboard the USS Hornet, the prime recovery vessel for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. via NASA https://ift.tt/2y6PJJI

2019/07/23

Christopher Kraft at Flight Console


Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., who died July 22, 2019, created the concept of NASA's Mission Control and developed its organization, operational procedures and culture via NASA https://ift.tt/2M5U1cB

2019/07/22

Visions of Apollo 11: Command Service Module Orbits the Moon


This image shows the Command Service Module orbiting the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the lunar surface. via NASA https://ift.tt/2O89ewv

2019/07/19

Apollo 11 and Landing Site 2 in the Sea of Tranquility


This photographic illustration compares the size of Apollo 11 Landing Site 2 with that of the metropolitan New York City area. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JPCliF

2019/07/18

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White


In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JMTJod

2019/07/17

Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams


Then and Now: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams in Firing Room 1 at Kennedy Space Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JBx67u

2019/07/16

50 Years Ago Apollo 11 Launches Into History


At 8:32 a.m. EST, July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Florida on a mission to the Moon. via NASA https://ift.tt/2lweTyp

2019/07/15

Artist Russ Arasmith's Visions of Apollo


Artist Russ Arasmith's vision of Apollo was a potent vision of the program that shows in the works he created. via NASA https://ift.tt/32qhsTK

2019/07/12

Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms


The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright "blooms" within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries — regions where new stars are springing to life. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JEsoof

2019/07/11

Delivering Saturn Test Hardware to Marshall in July 1964


In July 1964, the first Saturn V S-IVB, or third stage test hardware, was delivered to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center via NASA https://ift.tt/2NMBt3C

2019/07/10

Growing VEGGIEs in Space


Leafy greens are growing in space! via NASA https://ift.tt/2YMyx84