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Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station

NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station.
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Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station

NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station.

Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station

International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos.
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Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station

International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos.

Astronaut Anne McClain's First Voyage to the Space Station

«Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be.» So said astronaut Anne McClain
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Astronaut Anne McClain's First Voyage to the Space Station

«Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be.» So said astronaut Anne McClain

New Research, Hardware Headed to Space Station

Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission.
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New Research, Hardware Headed to Space Station

Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission.

Newest Crew Launches for the International Space Station

Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bring a new crew to begin their six and a half month mission on the International Space Station.
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Newest Crew Launches for the International Space Station

Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bring a new crew to begin their six and a half month mission on the International Space Station.

A 'BrainStorm Trooper' Inquires About NASA Exploration

A Nova Labs Robotics «BrainStorm Troopers» team member from Reston, Virginia, asks a question during an Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) announcement.
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A 'BrainStorm Trooper' Inquires About NASA Exploration

A Nova Labs Robotics «BrainStorm Troopers» team member from Reston, Virginia, asks a question during an Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) announcement.

Hubble Explores the Coma Cluster's More Than 1,000 Galaxies

This Hubble Space Telescope mosaic is of a portion of the immense Coma cluster of over 1,000 galaxies, located 300 million light-years from Earth.
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Hubble Explores the Coma Cluster's More Than 1,000 Galaxies

This Hubble Space Telescope mosaic is of a portion of the immense Coma cluster of over 1,000 galaxies, located 300 million light-years from Earth.

Ringing in InSight's Landing on the Red Planet

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Melanie Saunders and astronaut Mike Massimino ring the closing bell of Nasdaq after the NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars.
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Ringing in InSight's Landing on the Red Planet

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Melanie Saunders and astronaut Mike Massimino ring the closing bell of Nasdaq after the NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars.

InSight and MarCO, New Technologies Headed for the Red Planet

NASA social media participant Bryan Branly takes a photograph of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) model before the Mars InSight pre-landing briefing.
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InSight and MarCO, New Technologies Headed for the Red Planet

NASA social media participant Bryan Branly takes a photograph of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) model before the Mars InSight pre-landing briefing.

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass

A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode.
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Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass

A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode.

20 Years Ago, Construction Began on the International Space Station

On Nov. 20, 1998, the Zarya Functional Cargo Block launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to serve as a temporary control module for the nascent International Space Station. This October 2018 photo shows the station today, fully complete.
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20 Years Ago, Construction Began on the International Space Station

On Nov. 20, 1998, the Zarya Functional Cargo Block launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to serve as a temporary control module for the nascent International Space Station. This October 2018 photo shows the station today, fully complete.

Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin

​The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018.
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Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin

​The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018.

A Scar That the Woolsey Fire Left Behind

In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. This scar is from the Woolsey fire which has taken its toll around Thousand Oaks, California.
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A Scar That the Woolsey Fire Left Behind

In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. This scar is from the Woolsey fire which has taken its toll around Thousand Oaks, California.

Finding an Elusive Star Behind a Supernova

Located 65 million light-years away ia a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept.
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Finding an Elusive Star Behind a Supernova

Located 65 million light-years away ia a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept.

Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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