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SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 09:41
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience is pictured shortly before undocking from the International Space Station's Harmony module.

Firing Up the RS-25 Engine Test for Future Artemis Moon Missions

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 09:00
NASA conducted its fourth RS-25 single-engine hot fire test of the year on May 20, 2021, a continuation of its seven-part test series.

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Gets His Eyes Checked on Station

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 08:07
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei gets detailed views of his retina as part of regularly scheduled eye checks on the station.

Taking to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 08:14
The Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) mission team hopes to learn more about small-scale movements of ocean water such as eddies.

Studying Urban Air Traffic

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 06:59
Flight Research Inc.’s Bell OH-58C Kiowa helicopter hovers over a helipad after completing an urban air mobility approach at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Hubble Spots a Cosmic Cloud’s Silver Lining

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:45
This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases the emission nebula NGC 2313.

A View of NASA’s X-59 Engine Inlet

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 07:43
NASA’s X-59 requires the use of creative and strategic supersonic technologies to control and soften the jarring sound as the aircraft flies faster than the speed of sound.

Systems Engineer Allen Chen

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 08:35
Perseverance entry, descent, and landing lead Allen Chen, gives remarks during a NASA Perseverance rover mission landing update.

OSIRIS-REx Bids Farewell to Asteroid Bennu

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 08:32
OSIRIS-REx bids farewell to Asteroid Bennu and begins its long journey home.

Looking at Stars in the Early Universe

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 09:19
This June 2020 image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.

Hubble Gazes at a Cluster Full of Cosmic Clues

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:45
This detailed image features Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster that offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for study.

Hey Ricky: It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 08:37
Astronaut and teacher Ricky Arnold is shown on his first spacewalk as a crewmember on STS-119.

President Kennedy Awards Alan Shepard NASA's Distinguished Service Medal

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:03
A U.S. Marine helicopter recovery team hoists astronaut Alan Shepard from his Mercury spacecraft after a successful flight and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

Alan Shepard Completes His Mission

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:15
On May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard piloted his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule in a 15-minute suborbital flight, becoming America's first astronaut. In this image, he is shown being hoisted aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter after splashdown. The flight carried him to an altitude of 116 statute miles.

Discovering Circumbinary Star Systems

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 07:31
When the the first Star Wars movie was released in 1977, it featured the now-iconic two-sun, “circumbinary” planet Tatooine.

Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations Lead Swati Mohan

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 09:43
Swati Mohan is currently the Mars 2020 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations Lead, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Hubble Views a Dazzling Cosmic Necklace

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 09:00
The interaction of two doomed stars has created this spectacular ring adorned with bright clumps of gas ­– a diamond necklace of cosmic proportions.

Space Launch System Core Stage Arrives at the Kennedy Space Center

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 10:35
After its journey from NASA’s Stennis Space Center aboard the Pegasus barge, the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center on April 27, 2021.

Constant Gardening on the Space Station

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:27
Astronauts on the space station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of astronaut Michael Hopkins.

A View of SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Approaching the Station

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 08:41
This image from April 24, 2021, shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour as it approached the International Space Station.