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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 15

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 09:18
This image from May 11, 1971, is a high angle view showing the Apollo 15 spacecraft on the way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Pad A, Launch Complex 39.

The Little (Mars) Helicopter That Could

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:28
Ingenuity, the helicopter that arrived on the Red Planet on the Mars Perseverance rover, has made nine flights on Mars.

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Secured Atop an Atlas V Rocket

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 07:20
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral.

240,000 Miles to the Moon

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 07:24
On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another celestial body.

A Peek Inside the Orion Nebula

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 09:01
This dramatic image from January 2006 offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming.

A View of the Rings of Saturn

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 08:22
This artist's illustration shows the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.

Celebrating 5 Years at Jupiter

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 08:10
On July 4, 2016, our Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on a mission to peer through the gas giant planet’s dense clouds

Honoring the Space Shuttle Closeout Crew Lead

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 07:58
This uniform in the center of this image belonged to one of the unsung heroes of the Space Shuttle Program – Travis Thompson, former Closeout Crew Lead.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departs the Space Station

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 08:04
The SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship departs the International Space Station after it undocked from the Harmony module.

Hubble Glimpses a Galactic Duo

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 08:21
Two enormous galaxies capture your attention in this spectacular image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope using the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

This Week in NASA History: Final Launch of Shuttle Program – July 8, 2011

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 07:24
This week in 2011, space shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-135, launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station.

There's a Starr in the Asteroid Belt

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 16:48
Our birthday wishes for Ringo Starr's 81st birthday are almost boundless.

In Orbit Around a Red Dwarf Star

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 08:22
Planet TOI-1231 b orbits a red dwarf star some 90 light-years away from Earth and is oddly reminiscent of our own Neptune.

Hubble Sees a Cluster of Red, White, and Blue

Fri, 07/02/2021 - 08:20
This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts the open star cluster NGC 330, which lies around 180,000 light-years away inside the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Chandra Turns Up the Heat in the Milky Way Center

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 08:28
This 2004 image was produced by combining a dozen Chandra observations made of a 130 light-year region in the center of the Milky Way.

Picturing Our Solar System's Asteroid Belt

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 08:06
Today is International Asteroid Day!

Visualizing Quieter Supersonic Flight

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 09:22
NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane is designed to fly faster than the speed of sound without producing sonic booms.