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Become a Flight Director ... And Perhaps a Legend

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 05:27
Christopher Kraft, flight director during Project Mercury, works at his console inside the Flight Control area at Mercury Mission Control.

Photographing Mars

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 13:24
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its black-and-white navigation cameras to capture panoramas of this scene at two times of day on Nov. 16, 2021.

Eagle, Omega Nebula, Trifid, and Lagoon: Four Famous Nebulae

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 09:10
These four nebulae are known for their breathtaking beauty: the Eagle Nebula (which contains the Pillars of Creation), the Omega Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, and the Lagoon Nebula.

Dragons-Eye View

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 05:08
As the Crew-2 mission departed the International Space Station aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, the crew snapped this image of the station.

Hubble’s View of Planetary Nebula Reveals Complex Structure

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 09:00
NGC 6891 is a bright, asymmetrical planetary nebula in the constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin.

Black Hole Collision May Have Exploded With Light

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 08:53
This artist's concept shows a supermassive black hole surrounded by a disk of gas.

Hubble Witnesses Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:00
Mounded, luminous clouds of gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object known as HH 45.

Stay Tuned for DART!

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 08:13
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will help determine if intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid is an effective way to change its course.

Hubble Spots Swirls of Dust in the Flame Nebula

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:00
The Flame Nebula, also called NGC 2024, is a large star-forming region in the constellation Orion that lies about 1,400 light-years from Earth. It’s a part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

Crew-1 Astronaut Victor Glover Meets with DC Students

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:17
NASA astronaut Victor Glover speaks with students about his time aboard the International Space Station, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington.

Suits at the Ready for Next Spacewalk

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 08:59
A pair of U.S. spacesuits are pictured inside the International Space Station's Quest airlock ready for an upcoming spacewalk.

Hubble Spies Newly Forming Star Incubating in IC 2631

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 09:00
This Hubble infrared image captures a protostar designated J1672835.29-763111.64 in the reflection nebula IC 2631, part of the Chamaeleon star-forming region in the southern constellation Chamaeleon.

Observing Earth from the Space Station

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 09:47
This image taken from the space station shows the blue-green waters around the Bahamas.

Crew-3 Launches to the Space Station

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 09:42
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Mocha Swirls in Jupiter’s Turbulent Atmosphere

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 09:49
During its 36th low pass over Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet’s mid-southern latitudes.

Crew Dragon Endeavour Recovered After a Successful Splashdown

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 09:45
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is lifted onto the GO Navigator recovery ship after it landed off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Mon., Nov. 8, 2021.

Spotted by Hubble: Dark Star-Hatching frEGGs

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:16
This image shows knots of cold, dense interstellar gas where new stars are forming. These Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (frEGGs) are located in the Northern Coalsack Nebula in the direction of Cygnus, the Swan.

Particles From the Sun Produce Light Show on Earth

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 00:01
The aurora borealis glow on the northern horizon while stars wheel overhead in this long exposure, taken near the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on Nov. 4, 2021.

Hubble Images Colorful Planetary Nebula Ringed by Hazy Halo

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 09:00
The colorful planetary nebula, NGC 2438, formed after the death of a Sun-like star. It appears to lie on the outskirts of the open star cluster, M46 (NGC 2437), when in fact it is in the foreground between us and the star cluster.

Mariner 10: First Mission to Use an Interplanetary Gravity Assist

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 08:39
​An artists' impression of the Mariner 10 mission, the first mission to perform an interplanetary gravity assist.