Category: Photo of the Day

IMAGE OF THE DAY: Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test From Cape Canaveral Ready For Tuesday Morning Launch

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is scheduled to undergo a design test Tuesday morning of the capsule’s launch abort system (LAS), which is a rocket-powered tower on top of the crew module built to very quickly get astronauts safely away from their launch vehicle if there is a problem during ascent.

Local Mixed Media Artist April Rocco Brings a Unique Style to the Space Coast

April Rocco, local mixed media artist in Cocoa Village, brings a unique style of artwork to the Space Coast. Rocco is a second generation native Floridian, who grew up in Daytona Beach. She has always had a passion for drawing and she found an interest in painting when she became a scenic painter in 1996 in Orlando.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tiny Neptune Moon Spotted by Hubble May Have Broken from Larger Moon

Astronomers call it “the moon that shouldn’t be there.” After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in 2013.

SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: Bunny Cederlund Iconic Masters Swimmer

A long time member of the Florida Aquatic Combined Team, Cederlund, a truly iconic Masters swimmer and inspiration to us all as we age, was a great swimmer in her youth and returned to competition in the late 1980s.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Aurora Shimmer, Meteor Flash Haunted Skies Over Island of Kvaløya

Some night skies are serene and passive — others shimmer and flash. The later, in the form of auroras and meteors, haunted skies over the island of Kvaløya, near Tromsø Norway on 2009 December 13. This 30 second long exposure records a shimmering auroral glow gently lighting the wintery coastal scene.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu After 1.2 Billion-Mile Journey

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft executed a maneuver that transitioned it from flying toward Bennu to operating around the asteroid.