Ellen Ochoa Shakes Hands with First Humanoid Robot to Head to Station

Then-NASA Johnson Space Center deputy director Ellen Ochoa poses for a photo with Robonaut 2 (R2) during media day in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility on Aug. 4, 2010. via NASA https://ift.tt/3mCJOo1


A New View of Jupiter's Storms

A unique and exciting detail of Hubble’s snapshot appears at mid-northern latitudes as a bright, white, stretched-out storm traveling around the planet at 350 miles per hour. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ZKuI5U


NASA Image Shows Fires, Hurricanes Across the U.S.

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of the United States on Sep. 15, 2020, showing the fires in the West, the smoke from those fires drifting over the country, several hurricanes converging from different angles. via NASA https://ift.tt/3iFZmoo


Frank Rubio: From Pilot to Doctor to Astronaut

Dr. Frank Rubio was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He reported for duty in August 2017 and having completed the initial astronaut candidate training is now eligible for a mission assignment. via NASA https://ift.tt/35FzCFg


She's Back: Kate Rubins Set to Return to Space Station

During her first mission to space and to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. via NASA https://ift.tt/3it1ZKc


Hubble Stows a Pocketful of Stars

Globular cluster NGC 1805, a tight grouping of thousands of stars is, located near the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. In the dense center of one of these clusters, stars are 100 to 1,000 times closer together than the nearest stars are to our Sun. via NASA https://ift.tt/3iqlYJy


Be a NASA Flight Director

Not every flight director is a legend, but some are. Take Eugene Kranz, for example. via NASA https://ift.tt/33f8zxE


California's Creek Fire at Night

This NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite image from Sept. 7, 2020, shows the night band image of the Creek Fire at night as well as the smoke from the fire causing lights at night to diffuse or "bloom." via NASA https://ift.tt/33bCZRt


Star Trek and NASA: 54 Years and Counting

Star Trek debuted 54 years ago on Sept. 8, 1966. via NASA https://ift.tt/3jY79OE


Completing the Roman Telescope's Primary Mirror

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s primary mirror, which will collect and focus light from cosmic objects near and far, has been completed. via NASA https://ift.tt/350wOlI


Booster Test for Future Space Launch System Flights

The first solid rocket booster test for Space Launch System (SLS) missions beyond Artemis III seen here during a two-minute hot fire test, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at the T-97 Northrop Grumman test facility in Promontory, Utah. via NASA https://ift.tt/3hP00j4


Mars's Twin Peaks

NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed on the Red Planet on July 4, 1997. It's tiny rover, named Sojourner after abolitionist Sojourner Truth, spent 83 days of a planned seven-day mission exploring the Martian terrain. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YXyQiF


Skylab Commander Jerry Carr Trains for His Mission

Carr passed away on Aug. 26, 2020. “NASA and the nation have lost a pioneer of long duration spaceflight," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Read the statement. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YVhuD1


Sunrise Shadows Over the Philippine Sea

As the International Space Station orbited more than 200 miles above our home planet, the crew caught this glimpse of the sunrise casting long shadows over a cloudy Philippine Sea. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ELAaOm


Hubble Views Edge of Stellar Blast

This Hubble Space Telescope image depicts a small section of the Cygnus supernova blast wave, the result of the "death" of a star 20 times more massive than our Sun 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. Light from this supernova takes around 2,400 years to reach Earth. via NASA https://ift.tt/3gzjyqd


Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

In this large celestial mosaic taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and published in 2019, there's a lot to see, including multiple clusters of stars born from the same dense clumps of gas and dust. via NASA https://ift.tt/3hysgqd


A Fermi Spirograph and Women's Equality Day

What does this Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Spirograph have in common with Women's Equality Day? via NASA https://ift.tt/3aXrtMU


Artist’s View of a Planet Where Liquid Water Might Exist

A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable, according to a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YuEIiX


Defining Radiation Risk to Astronauts

In this image, one of the radiation detectors for the Radi-N2 experiment floats in the space station. This device will help researchers explore the radition risk to humans in space. via NASA https://ift.tt/34pcOJb


Hubble Hooks a Supernova Host Galaxy

Galaxy NGC 2442, seen here by the Hubble Space Telescope, is nicknamed the Meathook galaxy owing to its extremely asymmetrical and irregular shape. via NASA https://ift.tt/3giJ4zK


Station Crew Spots Hurricane Genevieve

Hurricane Genevieve is pictured off the Pacific coast of Mexico from the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/34hP4qr


NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

We're celebrating National Aviation Day! After all, we are the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aviation and aeronautics are as much a part of our mission as space travel. via NASA https://ift.tt/2E6EsQq


Canadarm2 and Japan's HTV-9 Resupply Ship

The versatile Canadarm2 robotic arm is poised to grapple and remove the HTV-9 resupply craft from the space station's Harmony module. via NASA https://ift.tt/3aEDXsz


Capturing an Avalanche on Mars

Hi-RISE, the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured this avalanche plunging down a 1,640-foot-tall cliff. via NASA https://ift.tt/2E3HMLY


Astronaut Chris Cassidy Does Housekeeping in Space

This past weekend, NASA astronaut and Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy was no exception as he collected trash for disposal during weekend housekeeping activities. via NASA https://ift.tt/3fYmWL8


NASA Begins Installing Orion Adapter for First Artemis Moon Flight

Through the Artemis program, NASA is working to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024. via NASA https://ift.tt/3kGbQ0T


Candy-Colored Phobos

As of March 2020, our Mars Odyssey has captured these six views of the Martian moon Phobos. via NASA https://ift.tt/31K9xRR


This Gas Giant Is Pretty in Pink

If humans could travel to this giant planet, we would see a world still glowing from the heat of its formation with a color reminiscent of a dark cherry blossom, a dull magenta. via NASA https://ift.tt/2FhBlpb


One Rehearsal Away from Touching Asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx is ready for touchdown on asteroid Bennu. via NASA https://ift.tt/31DSWyN


Hubble Sees Near and Far

The barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 4907 shows its starry face from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the Northern Hemisphere. Appearing in this Hubble image to shine brightly below the galaxy is a star that is actually within our own Milky Way galaxy. via NASA https://ift.tt/2XD6NVb


A Starry Sky Above the Earth's Atmospheric Glow

This long-exposure photograph captures a starry sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow. via NASA https://ift.tt/31nkQ20


Curiosity Celebrates 8 Years on the Red Planet

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover touched down eight years ago, on Aug. 5, 2012, and will soon be joined by a second rover, Perseverance. via NASA https://ift.tt/3idsPFU


Outbursts from a Double Star System

For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. via NASA https://ift.tt/3gnEvVQ


SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Lifted Aboard Recovery Ship

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft as it is lifted onto the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after landing. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PhmxbN

Crew Dragon Safely Returns Astronauts

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico. via NASA https://ift.tt/3k6NAor


SpaceX Crew Dragon As It Approached the Space Station

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken of NASA's Commercial Crew Program are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it approaches the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/33iy3Mi


Liftoff to the Red Planet!

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, July 30, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2XecjNN

A Different View of the Mars Perseverance Launch

The engines fired as a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover onboard launched from Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, July 30, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PcUEBu


Mars Perseverance: Prepared for Launch to the Red Planet

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41. via NASA https://ift.tt/39EcQ0t


Countdown to Mars

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41. via NASA https://ift.tt/33cxNhw


Jezero Crater, Landing Site for the Mars Perseverance Rover

This image of Jezero Crater, the landing site for the Mars Perseverance Rover, was taken by instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. via NASA https://ift.tt/2EmZ8TT


Carrying a Telescope Aloft

Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren't visible from the ground. via NASA https://ift.tt/2DdOxKl


Apollo 11 Aboard the USS Hornet

This image, taken on July 24, 1969, shows the Apollo 11 command codule and the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are photographed aboard the USS Hornet via NASA https://ift.tt/3gahXrL


Comet NEOWISE Streaks Across the Sky Above Lone Pine Lake

Comet NEOWISE streaked across the sky above the tree line of Lone Pine Lake, located on the Mount Whitney Trail in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. via NASA https://ift.tt/32M7sXy


Developing Technologies to Send Humans to Mars

NASA is developing technologies to send humans to the Red Planet. via NASA https://ift.tt/32KhEQg


Apollo 11: Returning from the Moon

On July 21, 1969, command and service module pilot Michael Collins photographed this close-up view of the docking target on the Apollo 11 Lunar Module from the Command Module. via NASA https://ift.tt/3fPKHFZ


Apollo 11 Launches into History

At 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched via a Saturn V rocket on a mission to the Moon. via NASA https://ift.tt/3jcppnN

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An Orbital Partnership Is Born

On July 17, 1975, something momentous happened: two Cold War-rivals met in space. When their respective spacecraft rendezvoused and docked, a new era of cooperative ventures in space began. via NASA https://ift.tt/NFZA8t


Earth's Beauty from Above

The crew snapped this starry nighttime shot of Rio de Janeiro and surrounding cities on the Brazilian coast, as the International Space Station orbited above São Paolo. via NASA https://ift.tt/3eDwLO1


Perseverance Rover Mated to Its Atlas V Rocket

In this image, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/3gVfuRK