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NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Records the Largest Quake Ever Detected on Another Planet

NASA’s InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet: an estimated magnitude 5 temblor that occurred on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. […]

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WATCH: NASA’s International Satellite to Track Impacts of Small Ocean Currents

Though climate change is driving sea-level rise over time, researchers also believe that differences in surface height from place to place in the ocean can affect Earth’s climate. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Strong Solar Flare Eruption from Sun

The Sun emitted a strong solar flare on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, peaking at 9:55 a.m. EDT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun constantly, captured an image of the event. […]

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SpaceX’s 25th Cargo Resupply Mission to International Space Station Set June 7

Liftoff of the cargo Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for 11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 7, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is SpaceX’s 25th cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Dragon Crew-3 Successfully Undocks from International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft with NASA astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Tom Marshburn, as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer inside undocked from the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 1:20 a.m. EDT to complete a nearly six-month science mission. […]

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WATCH: NASA Goddard Scientists Begin Studying 50-Year-Old Frozen Apollo 17 Lunar Samples

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recently received samples of the lunar surface that have been curated in a freezer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston since Apollo 17 astronauts returned them to Earth in December 1972. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Dragon Crew-4 Astronauts Dock Autonomously to ISS Harmony Module

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday, April 27, as the SpaceX Dragon Freedom docked to the complex at 7:37 p.m. EDT while the spacecraft were flying about 261 miles above the Pacific Ocean. […]

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WATCH: NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Speaks to Vice President Harris After Record Breaking Journey

United States Vice President Kamala Harris recently spoke to astronaut Mark Vande Hei after he returned home from spending 355 days in space — the longest single spaceflight for a NASA astronaut. […]

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NASA, SpaceX Axiom Mission 1 Undocking Postponed to Sunday, International Space Station Undergoes Reboost

At the conclusion of a weather briefing ahead of today’s planned undocking, NASA, Axiom Space, and SpaceX teams elected to wave off today’s undocking attempt due to a diurnal low wind trough which has been causing marginally high winds at the splashdown sites. […]

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NASA Set to Discuss the Next Wet Dress Rehearsal Test for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 18, to discuss the status of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA, NOAA Suomi Satellite Captures Lighting of Night Skies and National Parks

NASA and the National Park Service worked together to create a web-based tool that helps park managers better understand the impact of outdoor lighting and noise on animal species in national parks. […]

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Expedition 67 Astronauts Prepare for Russian Spacewalks Outside Space Station April 18

NASA will provide coverage of spacewalks Monday, April 18, and Thursday, April 28, as Russian cosmonauts venture outside the International Space Station to activate a new robotic arm attached to the Nauka module. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts to Discuss Time On International Space Station April 15

As they prepare to return to Earth later this month, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts will answer media questions about their time aboard the International Space Station during an in-orbit news conference at 1:20 p.m. EDT Friday, April 15. […]

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