Last Test Article for NASA’s SLS Rocket Departs Michoud Assembly Facility

The last of four structural test articles for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was loaded onto NASA’s barge Pegasus Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. via NASA https://ift.tt/2X3viYk


Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter

This stunning image of Jupiter's stormy northern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LlCUTT


Searching for Freshwater In Snowy Places

Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YaNZL0


Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with Expedition 59 crew members. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2X2EITM


Preparing for the Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Landing

NASA astronaut and Astronaut Office Representative Joe Acaba is seen along with other NASA, Canadian Space Agency and Roscosmos teams as they deploy from Karaganda for the Expedition 59 landing. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2ZHnOMh


'Green' Alternative Fuel Set for First In-Space Test

Satellites love hydrazine – a type of space propellant – but it’s toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle. A non-toxic alternative will be put to the test with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2N69GuQ


Milestone Achieved as X-57 Mod II Takes Shape

The electric motors for X-57’s Mod II vehicle and their propellers were powered up and spun together for the first time as part of an integrated spin test. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Lcdesy


RockOn! and RockSat-C: Launching Student Experiments to Space

At 5:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 20, 2019, a 40-foot tall rocket carrying 28 student experiments (measuring acceleration, humidity, pressure, temperature and radiation counts) launched from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2x555ht


A Look Inside the X-59 QueSST Cockpit

The pilot of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, aircraft will navigate the skies in a cockpit unlike any other. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2XpdOK8


Countdown to Apollo 11

Command Module pilot Michael Collins practices in the CM simulator on June 19, 1969, at Kennedy. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2MYdvlu


Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup

Samples of spacesuit material will be flown on the Mars 2020 mission to study show they might degrade in the Martian environment. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2WMkd2s


The Stars and Stripes in Space

This flag accompanied NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard on his 15-minute suborbital journey on May 5, 1961. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/31ybpw0


Seeing an Aurora From the Space Station

"Years ago at the South Pole, I looked up to the aurora for inspiration through the 6-month winter night." Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of an aurora. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2WA3nz7


Unveiling Hidden Figures Way

A D.C. Department of Transportation employee removes a paper cover from the "Hidden Figures Way" street sign in front of NASA Headquarters at the corner of 3rd and E Street SW. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2X4t27j


Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor at Excel Academy In Washington, D.C.

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor is hugged by students after a presentation about her experience on Expeditions 56 and 57 onboard the International Space Station at Excel Academy Public Charter School in DC. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2IByIw2


Mature Galaxy Mesmerizes in New Hubble View

NGC 7773 is a beautiful example of a barred spiral galaxy. A luminous bar-shaped structure cuts prominently through the galaxy's bright core, extending to the inner boundary of NGC 7773's sweeping, pinwheel-like spiral arms. Astronomers think that these bar structures emerge later in the lifetime of a galaxy. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Iynj07


Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station

From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped and posted this image of the planet Venus at sunrise. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2MA8Mq1


Forecasting D-Day

Without the sound advice of meteorologists and geologists working behind the scenes, one of the most consequential battles in human history could have gone quite differently. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/319WXKl


Chandra Detects a Coronal Mass Ejection From Another Star

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory detects a coronal mass ejection from a star other than the Sun for the first time. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Kur614


Orion’s AA-2 Flight Test Article Stacks Up!

Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 flight test vehicle was rolled out from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for its July 2 launch. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Xs9czE


NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program

NASA selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of the Artemis program. via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Xnvxyl