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Shane Kimbrough Helps Install Solar Array on Space Station

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:35
NASA Expedition 65 astronaut Shane Kimbrough is pictured during the Friday, June 18, 2021, spacewalk.

Galveston from Space

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 07:45
On Monday, June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom. That day of liberation became known as Juneteenth.

New Research Studies Turbulence

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 08:24
In a series of flights between June 1-6, 2021, Stratodynamics Inc. launched its HiDRON stratospheric glider from a high-altitude balloon to study turbulence.

A Purposeful Passenger Prepares for Mission Aboard Orion Spacecraft

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 07:18
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft launches around the Moon later this year, a suited manikin will be its passenger.

Artemis I Space Launch System Core Stage Lift and Mate

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 06:10
Teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and contractor Jacobs lower the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage – the largest part of the rocket – onto the mobile launcher.

Flag Day 2021: Saluting the U.S. Flag

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:35
June 14 of each year is celebrated as Flag Day in the U.S.

Earth's Atmospheric Glow and Star Trails

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 09:09
The beauty of our home planet is shown in this long exposure photograph, taken from the International Space Station.

A Partial Solar Eclipse

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 08:49
A partial solar eclipse is seen as the Sun rises behind the United States Capitol Building, Thursday, June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Virginia.

Galactic Goulash

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 08:44
One definition for goulash, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is mixture of heterogeneous elements, jumble. This 2017 image of Arp 299 is just that.

Earth Is a Water World

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 07:56
In this view from aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, a pair of the International Space Station's main solar seemingly arrays drape across the Earth's horizon.

Researching Immune Response on the Space Station

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 08:55
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei works on an investigation of how gravity affects immune response.

Detecting X-Rays From Uranus

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 09:17
Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, as shown in this image from March 2021.

Administrator Bill Nelson Gives His First State of NASA Address

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 08:29
​NASA Administrator Bill Nelson talks to the agency’s workforce during his first State of NASA event Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Andres Almeida, NASA Digital Strategist

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 10:12
When NASA digital strategist Andres Almeida joined Twitter in 2009, one of the first accounts he followed was NASA.

Digital Content Strategist Andres Almeida

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 08:15
"I thought to myself, ‘well, that vehicle took off in not-so-ideal conditions. Things aren’t impossible.’ That’s what led me to pursue this career at NASA.”

Accretion Disk of Black Hole Glows in New Simulation

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 08:17
This visualization of supercomputer data shows the X-ray glow of the inner accretion disc of a black hole.

Hubble Captures a Captivating Spiral

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 08:45
This image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 5037, in the constellation of Virgo.

Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 08:00
Threads of superheated gas and magnetic fields are weaving a tapestry of energy at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. A new image of this new cosmic masterpiece was made using a giant mosaic of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa.

Squids and Other Research Heading to the Station. Yes, Squids!

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 08:36
In just over a week, these tiny squids will head to space along with many other scientific experiments aboard SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission to the station.

Mars Perseverance Surface Operations Manager Pauline Hwang

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 08:53
Pauline Hwang is currently the Strategic Mission Manager for Mars 2020 Surface Operations.