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NASA Hubble Space Telescope Spots Bright Splash of Stars Amid Ripples of Gas and Dust

Open cluster KMHK 1231 is a group of stars loosely bound by gravity. Seen in the upper right of this Hubble Space Telescope image, this cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud is surrounded by a crimson nebula of gas and dust extending across the image, where new stars may someday form. […]

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NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Completes Key Optical Components

Engineers at Ball Aerospace, one of the industrial partners for NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, have installed and aligned the element wheel assembly into the telescope’s Wide Field Instrument. […]

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WATCH: NASA Names New Mission in Honor of Visionary, Inventor Dr. George R. Carruthers

Dr. George R. Carruthers (1939-2020) was a visionary scientist, inventor, engineer, and educator. Today, he becomes the namesake of a new NASA mission. Carruthers’ family and friends gathered with leaders from the mission’s participating institutions to officially name the mission the Carruthers Geocorona Observatory in honor of Dr. Carruthers. […]

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NASA Prepares for Orion Spacecraft’s Historic Moon Mission Return, Splashdown Dec. 11

NASA will provide live coverage of the Artemis I uncrewed Orion spacecraft’s return flyby of the Moon on Monday, Dec. 5, as well as its return to Earth on Sunday, Dec. 11. […]

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NASA Prepares for Pair of U.S. Spacewalks Outside International Space Station Today

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a pair of U.S. spacewalks in December to install rollout solar arrays to increase electrical power in support of station operations and scientific research. […]

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NASA PROFILE: Meet Astronaut John Harrington, First Native American in Space Performed Three Spacewalks

Astronaut John B. Herrington, STS-113 mission specialist, floats on the mid-deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in this image from Nov. 30, 2002. When he traveled to space as part of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s STS-113 mission, he became the first Native American in space. […]

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NASA, ICON Advance Innovative Lunar Construction Technology for Moon Missions

NASA has awarded ICON, located in Austin, a contract to develop construction technologies that could help build infrastructures such as landing pads, habitats, and roads on the lunar surface. A new award from NASA will support ICON in developing construction technology that could be used on the Moon and Mars. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Approaches Moon for Outbound Powered Flyby

A portion of the far side of the Moon looms large just beyond the Orion spacecraft in this image taken Monday, November 21. On the sixth day of the Artemis I mission, a camera was on the tip of one of Orion’s solar arrays. The darkest spot visible near the middle of the image is Mare Orientale. […]

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NASA’s Europa Clipper Spacecraft Gets Its Wheels for Traveling in Deep Space

Just as NASA’s Mars rovers rely on robust wheels to roam the Red Planet and conduct science, some orbiters rely on wheels, too – in this case, reaction wheels – to stay pointed in the right direction. […]

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WATCH: NASA, ESA Telescopes Reveal Tale of Death, Dust in Orion Constellation

A new image combining previously released data from three telescopes shows a region that includes the Orion Nebula, named after the mighty hunter from Greek mythology who was felled by a scorpion’s sting. But the story of how this dusty region came to be is just as dramatic. […]

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Weather Conditions 10% Favorable for SpaceX’s 26th Commercial Resupply Mission Launch Today to ISS

The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA Prepares for SpaceX’s 26th Commercial Resupply Mission to the Space Station Today

The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA Awards SpaceX Second Contract Option for Artemis Moon Landing in 2027

NASA has awarded a contract modification to SpaceX to further develop its Starship human landing system to meet agency requirements for long-term human exploration of the Moon under Artemis. […]

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NASA Prepares for SpaceX’s 26th Commercial Resupply Mission to International Space Station Nov. 21

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:19 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 21, to launch the company’s 26th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA Prepares for Roscosmos Spacewalks at International Space Station Starting November 17

NASA will provide coverage as two Roscosmos cosmonauts conduct a series of spacewalks in November and December outside the International Space Station to prepare hardware on the Rassvet module for installation on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module. […]

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WATCH: NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer Finds Powerful Magnetic Fields, Solid Crust at Neutron Star

Less than a year after launching, NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer’s observations of a neutron star have led to confirmation of what scientists have only previously theorized: magnetars have ultra-strong magnetic fields and are highly polarized. […]

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NASA Prepares for Agencies First Earth Water-Monitoring Satellite Mission

NASA will host a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 14 at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to discuss the upcoming launch of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite. Scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in central California at 3:46 a.m. PST (6:46 a.m. EST) on Monday, Dec. 12, SWOT will be the first satellite mission to observe nearly all water on Earth’s surface, measuring the height of water in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, as well as the ocean. […]

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