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NASA Explorers S4 E4: Before the Rocket

Our team of scientists is just days away from their research being loaded onto a SpaceX rocket that will carry their experiment to the International Space Station. This week on #NASAExplorers, we are following along with them in the busy days leading up to launch at Kennedy Space Center, as they do all of the […]

U.S. Commercial Cargo Spaceship Heads to the International Space Station

Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket blasted off Nov. 12 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to send the company’s Cygnus spacecraft to orbit on the start of a two-day journey to deliver 3 ½ tons of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station. Dubbed the “SS Gene Cernan” after the late Gemini and […]

Testing Orion’s “Powerhouse” on This Week @NASA – August 9, 2019

A critical test of the “powerhouse” for our Orion spacecraft, Curiosity is still going strong after seven Earth years on Mars, and Hubble’s new portrait of Jupiter … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0809_Testing%20Orion%E2%80%99s%20%E2%80%9CPowerhouse%E2%80%9D%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20-%20August%209,%202019.html

SpaceX Launches Tenth Cargo Mission to the International Space Station

On Feb. 19, SpaceX launched almost 5,500 pounds of scientific research and other supplies on a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The Dragon launched on top of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo and Shuttle missions flew. This was the first commercial […]

Sonification of a Hubble Deep Space Image

Space becomes “sonified” in this visualization of a cluster of galaxies imaged by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Time flows left to right, and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top, ranging from 30 to 1,000 hertz. Objects near the bottom of the image produce lower notes, while those near the top produce higher […]

NASA’s InSight Mars Mission: Countdown to T-Zero

InSight, NASA’s next Mars explorer, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – a big step forward in the countdown to T-zero on May 5, 2018. The spacecraft is called InSight – short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – and it’s being tested, fueled and encapsulated for launch […]

NASA's InSight Mars Mission: Countdown to T-Zero

InSight, NASA’s next Mars explorer, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – a big step forward in the countdown to T-zero on May 5, 2018. The spacecraft is called InSight – short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – and it’s being tested, fueled and encapsulated for launch […]

Humanity’s first mission to touch the Sun on This Week @NASA – August 11, 2018

Humanity’s first mission to touch the Sun, Administrator Bridenstine visits Kennedy Space Center, and historic California wildfires seen from space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0811_Humanity%E2%80%99s%20first%20mission%20to%20touch%20the%20Sun%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20August%2011,%202018.html

A Sign of Progress: Honoring NASA’s Hidden Figures

Thanks to new signage, visitors to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be reminded of the contributions of the “hidden figures” essential to the success of early spaceflight. The renaming honors Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were featured in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book – and the movie – Hidden Figures, as well […]

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station

The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may have occurred. Additional updates will be published as they […]