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Time-lapse Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole

10 hours 58 min ago
This series of images captures cloud patterns near Jupiter's south pole, looking up towards the planet’s equator.
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Robert Lawrence: America's First African-American Astronaut

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:54
On June 30, 1967, the U.S. Air Force selcted Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, Authorized in August 1965, a program which envisioned a series of mini-space stations in low polar Earth orbit.
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Orion’s Powerhouse

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:39
A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water and electricity for future crews.
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Destination: History

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:51
On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth.
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Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:47
See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
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Clyde Foster

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:11
In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity in the conduct of all operations undertaken by the Center and its contractors.
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An Icy Heart

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:21
Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017.
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Preparing for Space

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:49
In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.
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The State of NASA

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:20
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot discusses the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a State of NASA address Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
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A View of the Winter Olympics From Above

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:07
Since the Winter Olympics were first held in 1924, they only have been hosted twice in Asia, both times in Japan. This year the games will find a new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, visible in this natural-color image acquired on Jan. 26, 2018.
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Splitting Slope Streaks

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:01
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill.
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Columbus: Celebrating 10 Years of Science on Station

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:21
The European Space Agency's Columbus module celebrates 10 years of science on the International Space Station.
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December 2006: Constructing the Space Station

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:30
NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station's S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission in Dec. 2006.
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A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:44
Lunar crater is named after former NASA chief exploration scientist.
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Observations From -369.7 Degrees Fahrenheit

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:01
Taken from inside Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center in September 2017, this image shows the James Webb Space Telescope as it was undergoing cryogenic testing and the temperature was approximately -369.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Helping to Create the Future of Space Travel

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:10
Dr. Lonnie Reid had a long and storied career at NASA's Glenn Research Center. His expertise in the internal flow of advance aerospace propulsion system was nationally recognized and he was influential in recruiting and mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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International Space Station Transits the Full Moon

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:36
The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.
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Saying Goodnight

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:25
Astronaut Mark Vande Hei took this image of the eastern U.S. and Canada at night, writing, "Good night from @Space_Station. DC, NY, Toronto, Cleveland, and surrounding areas!"
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Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:09
Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe Terra.
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Mark Vande Hei's 'Space-Selfie'

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:27
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie,” during the first spacewalk of the year.
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