Author: NASA

PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Giant Elliptical in the Head of the Serpent

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of the galaxy cluster, Abell 2147, about 486 million light-years away in the head of the serpent, the constellation Serpens. […]

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NASA and Crayola Collaborate to Bring Creativity Into Classrooms, Other Learning Environments

NASA and Crayola Education are collaborating to infuse art and creativity with the unique teachings of space. As part of its mission to inspire the world through discovery, the agency is leveraging its compelling science, technology, engineering, and math content with Crayola’s work to bring creativity into classrooms and other learning environments. […]

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NASA Telescopes Support Event Horizon Telescope in Studying Milky Way’s Supernassive Black Hole

As the Event Horizon Telescope collected data for its remarkable new image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, a legion of other telescopes including three NASA X-ray observatories in space was also watching. […]

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NASA Plans to Conduct Another Attempt of Wet Dress Rehearsal in Early June

NASA’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft arrived back at Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building on April 26 after a 10-hour journey from launch pad 39B. NASA plans to conduct another attempt of the wet dress rehearsal in early June to demonstrate the ability to load propellant into the tanks and conduct a full launch countdown ahead of the Artemis I launch this summer. […]

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NASA Prepares for Undocking, Departure of Axiom Mission 1 From Space Station April 23

NASA will provide live coverage of the undocking and departure of the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) prior to its return to Earth from the International Space Station. […]

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NASA, Partners Develop ‘Lunar Backpack’ Technology to Aid New Moon Explorers

Imagine a mountaineering expedition in a wholly uncharted environment, where the hikers had the ability to generate a real-time 3D map of the terrain. NASA researchers and their industry partners have developed a remote-sensing mapping system set to aid explorers in the most isolated wilderness imaginable: the airless wastes at the South Pole of the Moon. […]

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NASA Selects Six American Satellite Providers to Collaborate On Space Communications Project

NASA selected six American satellite communications (SATCOM) providers on April 20 to begin developing and demonstrating near-Earth space communication services that may support future agency missions. […]

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NASA to Discuss Wet Dress Rehearsal, Initial Findings From Artemis Moon Mission Modified Test

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 15, to discuss the 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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NASA Prepares for Launch of SpaceX Crew-4 Mission to the International Space Station

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission sending astronauts to the International Space Station is targeted for 5:26 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 23, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, dubbed by Crew-4 as Freedom, is scheduled to dock at the space station at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 24. […]

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NASA’s Latest Test Evaluates Mission Readiness of Astronauts Upon Artemis Moon Landing

Have you ever felt off-balance after being on amusement rides or gotten motion sickness on a boat? Astronauts feel something similar that can be more intense when they return to Earth from space. […]

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WATCH: Listen to the Unique ‘Whir, Zap’ Sounds Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Mars

Listen closely to sounds from Mars, recorded by NASA’s Perseverance: the rover’s mechanical whine and click in a light Martian wind; the whir of rotors on Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter; the crackling strike of a rock-zapping laser. […]

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WATCH: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Makes History by Spotting Furthest Star Ever Seen

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the universe’s birth in the big bang – the farthest individual star ever seen to date. […]

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WATCH: NASA Aeronautical Innovators Looks to Revolutionize Efficiency of Air Travel

For a team of NASA’s aeronautical innovators working with government and industry partners, the past five years or so were invested in developing and demonstrating new tools to help you fly from here to there in the most time-efficient, fuel-saving, and cost-effective manner possible. […]

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NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Two Roscosmos Cosmonauts Set for Return to Earth March 30

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission aboard the International Space Station and return to Earth on Wednesday, March 30. […]

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