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In this image that astronaut Scott Kelly posted to Twitter on Aug. 9, 2015 during his #YearInSpace captures all the the places humans dwell.


Crew-2 are seen as they prepare to depart for Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.



The night lights of Tokyo, Japan, are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the island nation.


This image, taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in 2012, shows an extraordinary outburst from a black hole.





A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars' northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas.


Today is World Health Day and we're funding studies to determine whether environmental factors influence the spread of the virus.


The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad at Site 31, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


Northrop Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship, with its prominent cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays is pictured attached to the space station.


This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Veil Nebula, which was featured in a previous Hubble image release.


This view of Earth’s horizon as the Sun sets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by the Expedition 7 crew onboard the International Space Station in 2003.


As a payload communications manager Penny J. Pettigrew spends most days in the Payload Operations Integration Center at Marshall Space Flight Center.


Set to launch next year, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft will explore a metal-rich asteroid of the same name in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.




A field of sand dunes occupies this frosty 5-kilometer diameter crater in the high-latitudes of the northern plains of Mars.


This image, taken on March 5, 2021, shows NASA astronaut Kate Rubins during a spacewalk to install solar array modification kits on the station.

Betelgeuse, hurry up ! If you please.


NASA has investigated humanity's impact on a number of our home planet's natural resources and recently explored our impact on freshwater resources.


Spring doesn't just hapen on Earth. Spring also happens on some of our neighboring planets in the solar system.


On March 18, 1978, space shuttle Enterprise arrived at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center for mated vertical ground vibration testing.



Sometime in the far distant future, about 4 billion years from now, our Milky Way galaxy will collide with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as illustrated in this artist rendition.


In this image from Jan. 18, 2019, Teddy Tzanetos, MiMi Aung and Bob Balaram of NASA’s Mars Helicopter project observe a flight test of a model of the Mars Helicopter.


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Either @WikiCommons, @NASAPersevere and @NASA - image of the day are some of my #bot accounts that post nice #photos from #NASA and #Wikimedia, follow them if you want to see some nice #pictures every day.
@Meph unfortunately it is a bot that uses the Twitter feed. Lazy me... I could try some RSS feed too.
@Meph
Oh. Thats fine for mee.


During the March 5, 2021, spacewalk, JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi spent nearly 7 hours working on the space station.


This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features an impressive portrait of M1-63, an example of a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation of Scutum (the Shield).


Stacking is complete for the twin Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Artemis I mission.


At NASA, women – be they scientists, pilots, astronauts and others – help the Agency fulfill its mission. Joan Higginbotham is one of those women.

At NASA, women – be they scientists, pilots, astronauts and others – help the Agency fulfill its mission. Joan Higginbotham is one of those women.

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This artist's impression of hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris shows the star's vast convection cells and violent ejections.


It's March 2021 and in about another month the Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate 31 years in space observing the universe.

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Did you know that NASA's Kennedy Space Center shares its home with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge?


Kelly J. Latimer was a research pilot in the Flight Crew Branch of NASA's Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center.

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On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters sign is installed ahead of the building naming ceremony.


On Feb. 25, 2021, the NASA Headquarters Building in Washington D.C. was officially renamed after Mary W. Jackson, the agency's first African American female engineer.

On Feb. 25, 2021, the NASA Headquarters Building in Washington D.C. was officially renamed after Mary W. Jackson, the agency's first African American female engineer.