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Christopher Kraft at Flight Console

Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., who died July 22, 2019, created the concept of NASA's Mission Control and developed its organization, operational procedures and culture

Visions of Apollo 11: Command Service Module Orbits the Moon

This image shows the Command Service Module orbiting the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the lunar surface.

Apollo 11 and Landing Site 2 in the Sea of Tranquility

This photographic illustration compares the size of Apollo 11 Landing Site 2 with that of the metropolitan New York City area.

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White

In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams

Then and Now: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams in Firing Room 1 at Kennedy Space Center.

50 Years Ago Apollo 11 Launches Into History

At 8:32 a.m. EST, July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Florida on a mission to the Moon.

Artist Russ Arasmith's Visions of Apollo

Artist Russ Arasmith's vision of Apollo was a potent vision of the program that shows in the works he created.

Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms

The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright «blooms» within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries — regions where new stars are springing to life.

Delivering Saturn Test Hardware to Marshall in July 1964

In July 1964, the first Saturn V S-IVB, or third stage test hardware, was delivered to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Growing VEGGIEs in Space

Leafy greens are growing in space!

Jupiter Abyss

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of an area within a Jovian jet stream showing a vortex that has an intensely dark center.

Total Solar Eclipse Darkens the South Pacific

On July 2, 2019, skywatchers in the beach city of La Serena, Chile, looked up at 4:38 p.m. local time to see a black circle in the sky.

Earth's Glow, the Moon and a Starry Night

This was the view as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.

NASA's First Rover on the Red Planet

This 8-image mosaic of the Sojourner rover on the surface of Mars was acquired during the late afternoon on Sol 2. Sojourner arrived aboard the Mars Pathfinder on July 4, 1997.

Taking to the Skies: Orion Test Brings Moon, Mars Missions Closer

A launch abort system (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached soars upward on NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test atop a Northrop Grumman provided booster on July 2, 2019, after launching at 7 a.m. EDT.

Orion «Go» for Launch

A test version of NASA’s Orion crew module is ready for rollback at Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Last Test Article for NASA’s SLS Rocket Departs Michoud Assembly Facility

The last of four structural test articles for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was loaded onto NASA’s barge Pegasus Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter

This stunning image of Jupiter's stormy northern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet.

Searching for Freshwater In Snowy Places

Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world.

Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with Expedition 59 crew members.

Preparing for the Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Landing

NASA astronaut and Astronaut Office Representative Joe Acaba is seen along with other NASA, Canadian Space Agency and Roscosmos teams as they deploy from Karaganda for the Expedition 59 landing.

'Green' Alternative Fuel Set for First In-Space Test

Satellites love hydrazine – a type of space propellant – but it’s toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle. A non-toxic alternative will be put to the test with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), set to launch on a SpaceX Falco

Milestone Achieved as X-57 Mod II Takes Shape

The electric motors for X-57’s Mod II vehicle and their propellers were powered up and spun together for the first time as part of an integrated spin test.

RockOn! and RockSat-C: Launching Student Experiments to Space

At 5:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 20, 2019, a 40-foot tall rocket carrying 28 student experiments (measuring acceleration, humidity, pressure, temperature and radiation counts) launched from Wallops Flight Facility.

A Look Inside the X-59 QueSST Cockpit

The pilot of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, aircraft will navigate the skies in a cockpit unlike any other.

Countdown to Apollo 11

Command Module pilot Michael Collins practices in the CM simulator on June 19, 1969, at Kennedy.

Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup

Samples of spacesuit material will be flown on the Mars 2020 mission to study show they might degrade in the Martian environment.

The Stars and Stripes in Space

This flag accompanied NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard on his 15-minute suborbital journey on May 5, 1961.

Seeing an Aurora From the Space Station

«Years ago at the South Pole, I looked up to the aurora for inspiration through the 6-month winter night.» Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of an aurora.

Unveiling Hidden Figures Way

A D.C. Department of Transportation employee removes a paper cover from the «Hidden Figures Way» street sign in front of NASA Headquarters at the corner of 3rd and E Street SW.

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor at Excel Academy In Washington, D.C.

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor is hugged by students after a presentation about her experience on Expeditions 56 and 57 onboard the International Space Station at Excel Academy Public Charter School in DC.

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor at Excel Academy In Washington, D.C.

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor is hugged by students after a presentation about her experience on Expeditions 56 and 57 onboard the International Space Station at Excel Academy Public Charter School in DC.

Mature Galaxy Mesmerizes in New Hubble View

NGC 7773 is a beautiful example of a barred spiral galaxy. A luminous bar-shaped structure cuts prominently through the galaxy's bright core, extending to the inner boundary of NGC 7773's sweeping, pinwheel-like spiral arms. Astronomers think that these bar s

Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station

From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped and posted this image of the planet Venus at sunrise.

Forecasting D-Day

Without the sound advice of meteorologists and geologists working behind the scenes, one of the most consequential battles in human history could have gone quite differently.

Chandra Detects a Coronal Mass Ejection From Another Star

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory detects a coronal mass ejection from a star other than the Sun for the first time.

Orion’s AA-2 Flight Test Article Stacks Up!

Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 flight test vehicle was rolled out from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for its July 2 launch.

Hubble Sees a Galaxy Bucking the Trend

This luminous orb is the galaxy NGC 4621, better known as Messier 59. Located in the 2,000-strong Virgo cluster of galaxies within the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), Messier 59 lies approximately 50 million light-years away from us.

Surround Sound - Orion Service Module for Artemis 1 Undergoes Acoustic Tests

Surround Sound - Orion service module for Artemis 1 undergoes acoustic tests
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