THE 12 CRAZIEST HUBBLE PICTURES OF ALL TIME

The Hubble Space Telescope has continuously unleashed a stream of jaw-dropping intergalactic imagery since it launched on April 24, 1990. Not only do these images, which look more like paintings at first glance, allow researchers to study distant worlds, galaxies and nebulae, they have captured the minds of the general public, getting us genuinely excited … More THE 12 CRAZIEST HUBBLE PICTURES OF ALL TIME

Building a New American Capability with Commercial Crew

Credits: Blue Origin Credits: Boeing Credits: Sierra Nevada Corporation Credits: SpaceX By Steven Siceloff, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida An opportunity to help develop the first new spacecraft and rockets for astronauts in more than 30 years is a major motivation for the engineers and spaceflight specialists of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. They also point … More Building a New American Capability with Commercial Crew

NASA Set to Launch New Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking Small Satellites

The primary science goal of Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) is to better understand how and why winds in hurricanes intensify. CYGNSS is a unique satellite mission that consists of a constellation of eight small satellites. Credits: NASA NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve … More NASA Set to Launch New Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking Small Satellites

Rolling on a River: NASA’s Barge Pegasus Returns to Michoud

Back to Gallery Pegasus departed NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, on Nov. 1, 2016, and traveled on the Pearl River, arriving that night at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The barge returned to Michoud to ship parts of the Space Launch System—NASA’s powerful new rocket for deep space exploration. … More Rolling on a River: NASA’s Barge Pegasus Returns to Michoud

NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf

This illustration depicts a newly discovered brown dwarf, an object that weighs in somewhere between our solar system’s most massive planet (Jupiter) and the least-massive known star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Full image and caption Two space-based telescopes teamed up with ground-based observatories to observe a microlensing event caused by a brown dwarf. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Full image … More NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf

NASA Awards Contract for Flight Operations Support

NASA has awarded contracts to nine companies to provide specialized engineering, aeronautics, and manufacturing support for Flight Operations Directorate work, facilities, and aircraft at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The selected companies are: American Systems Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia ATA Engineering, Inc., of San Diego, California Bastion Technologies, Inc., of Houston Engineering and … More NASA Awards Contract for Flight Operations Support

Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch Nov. 17, Watch Live on NASA TV

Astronauts Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Peggy Whitson of NASA pose for a group photo ahead of their final qualification exams, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls View on Flickr NASA astronaut Peggy … More Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch Nov. 17, Watch Live on NASA TV