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Heat Shield Milestone Complete for First Orion Mission with Crew

Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently finished meticulously applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft.

Jupiter's Magnificent Swirling Clouds

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Upgrading the Space Station Is All in a Day's Work

NASA astronaut Robert Behnken works during the Wednesday, July 1, 2020, six-hour and one-minute spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery on the International Space Station's Starboard-6 truss structure.

July 4, 1997: Sojourner Arrives on the Red Planet

Hitching a ride on the Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover arrived on Mars on July 4, 1997.

A Day's Work: Robert Behnken Updates Power Systems on the Station

On June 26, 2020, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy conducted the first of two spacewalks to swap batteries and upgrade power systems on the International Space Station.

Deep Space 1 Spacecraft at 2.3 Million Miles from Earth

June 30 is Asteroid Day.

An Astronaut's View of Work

Spacewalkers Bob Behnken (left) and Chris Cassidy (right) in the Quest Airlock on June 26, 2020, before beginning a spacewalk to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the International Space Station.

Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

We don’t see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy.

The Space Station's Solar Transit

This composite image, made from six frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of five onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun.

A Solar Eclipse Shadows Asia

On June 21, 2020, as the International Space Station orbited over Kazakhstan and into China, an external high-definition camera captures this picture of the solar eclipse shadowing a portion of the Asian continent.

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