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

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 09:32
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 Falcon Heavy rocket.
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Milestone Achieved as X-57 Mod II Takes Shape

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:51
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.
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RockOn! and RockSat-C: Launching Student Experiments to Space

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:02
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 in Virginia.
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A Look Inside the X-59 QueSST Cockpit

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:58
The pilot of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, aircraft will navigate the skies in a cockpit unlike any other.
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Countdown to Apollo 11

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:24
Command Module pilot Michael Collins practices in the CM simulator on June 19, 1969, at Kennedy Space Center.
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Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:28
Samples of spacesuit material will be flown on the Mars 2020 mission to study show they might degrade in the Martian environment.
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The Stars and Stripes in Space

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:51
This flag accompanied NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard on his 15-minute suborbital journey on May 5, 1961.
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Seeing an Aurora From the Space Station

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:12
"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.
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Unveiling Hidden Figures Way

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:50
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.
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Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor at Excel Academy In Washington, D.C.

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:16
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.
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Mature Galaxy Mesmerizes in New Hubble View

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:30
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 structures emerge later in the lifetime of a galaxy.
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Venus at Sunrise From the Space Station

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:02
From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped and posted this image of the planet Venus at sunrise.
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Forecasting D-Day

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:24
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.
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Chandra Detects a Coronal Mass Ejection From Another Star

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:20
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory detects a coronal mass ejection from a star other than the Sun for the first time.
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Orion’s AA-2 Flight Test Article Stacks Up!

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 09:53
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.
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NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:07
NASA selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of the Artemis program.
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Hubble Sees a Galaxy Bucking the Trend

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 09:45
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.
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Surround Sound - Orion Service Module for Artemis 1 Undergoes Acoustic Tests

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 09:51
Surround Sound - Orion service module for Artemis 1 undergoes acoustic tests
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How to Travel at (Nearly) the Speed of Light

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:19
Learn about the three ways to travel at (nearly) the speed of light.
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Jezero Crater, Mars 2020's Landing Site

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 13:16
This false color image shows part of an unnamed crater in Mars' Arabia Terra.
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