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Waxing Gibbous Moon Above Earth's Limb

The waxing gibbous moon is pictured above Earth's limb as the International Space Station was orbiting 266 miles above the South Atlantic Ocean.

Preparing for Apollo 11

Apollo 11 backup crew members Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell prepare to enter the Lunar Module for an altitude test.

Going Where the Wind Takes It

​Electronics technician Anna Noe makes final checks to the Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar (DAWN) before it begins a cross-country road trip for use in an upcoming airborne science campaign.

Liftoff! A New Crew Heads to the Space Station

The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft lifted off with Expedition 59 crewmembers on a journey to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz at Dawn

The Soyuz rocket is seen at dawn on launch site 1 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Stephanie Wilson: Preparing for Space

Stephanie Wilson is a veteran of three spaceflights--STS-120, STS-121 and STS-131--and has logged more than 42 days in space.

Soyuz Rollout to the Launch Pad

The Soyuz rocket is transported by train to the launch pad, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA's Future: From the Moon to Mars

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was photographed inside the Super Guppy aircraft that will carry the flight frame with the Orion crew module to a testing facility in Ohio.

Nancy Grace Roman: NASA's First Chief Astronomer

Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.'

Ann R. McNair and Mary Jo Smith with Model of Pegasus Satellite, July 14, 1964

In 1964, Ann R. McNair and Mary Jo Smith pose with a model of a Pegasus Satellite.

NASA Captures Supersonic Shock Interaction

One of the greatest challenges of the fourth phase of Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren flights, or AirBOS flight series was timing.

The Dawn of a New Era in Human Spaceflight

«The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight,» wrote astronaut Anne McClain. McClain had an unparalleled view from orbit of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station for docking on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lifts Off From Launch Complex 39A

On March 2, 2:49 a.m. EST, a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Demo-1, the first uncrewed mission of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

SpaceX Demo-1 Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard launches from Launch Complex 39A, Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Mae Jemison, First African American Woman in Space

Mae Jemison was the first African Ameican woman in space.

SpaceX Demo-1: 'Go' for Launch

Two days remain until the planned liftoff of a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket—the first launch of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft and space system designed for humans.

Curiosity Drives Over a New Kind of Terrain

The Curiosity Mars Rover took this image with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Feb. 10, 2019 (Sol 2316).

Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964

Earnest C. Smith in the Astrionics Laboratory in 1964.

Alvin Drew Works on the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Alvin Drew participated in the STS-133 mission's first spacewalk.

Hubble Peers into the Vast Distance

This picture showcases a gravitational lensing system called SDSS J0928+2031.

Good Morning From the Space Station!

Good morning to our beautiful world, said astronaut Anne McClain from aboard the Space Station on Feb. 21, 2019.

Countdown to Calving at Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf

Cracks growing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice size of New York City. It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific i

Eat. Breathe. Do Science. Sleep Later.

Eat. Breathe. Do ccience. Sleep later. That's the motto of Derrick Pitts, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool

NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features 14 propellers along its wing.

Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test

This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Taking a Look Back at Opportunity's Record-Setting Mission

NASA's record-setting Opportunity rover mission on Mars comes to end.

Robert Curbeam: Building the Space Station, Making History

Robert Curbeam currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight.

The Red Planet's Layered History

Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits, as shown in this image taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mary Jackson: A Life of Service and a Love of Science

Mary Jackson began her engineering career in an era in which female engineers of any background were a rarity.

Vice President Attends NASA Day of Remembrance

Vice President Mike Pence visits the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony that was part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the 2019 State of the Union

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes after being introduced at the 2019 State of the Union address.

Star Formation in the Orion Nebula

The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming.

Victor Glover, One of the Crew of SpaceX's First Flight to Station

When SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off on its first operational mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be aboard.

Sunrise From Columbia

On Jan. 22, 2003, the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia captured this sunrise from the crew cabin during Flight Day 7.

Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy

Despite the vastness of space, objects tend to get in front of each other.

Sailing Over the Caribbean From the International Space Station

Portions of Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are viewed from the International Space Station.

Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad

Falcon 9, Crew Dragon Roll to Launch Pad

Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger

NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's Launch Into History

Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES).
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