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The next frontier isn’t just for the next generation – it’s for this generation. With our Artemis program, we will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
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In 1969 when NASA astronauts took one small step on the lunar surface, the feat resulted in a giant leap forward in innovations for humanity. The many challenges NASA overcame on the way to the Moon led the agency and its partners to devise new inventions and techniques that spread into public life, and we
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A virtual glimpse into our Artemis 1 mission, a key piece of hardware arrives for our Orion spacecraft, and a testing milestone for our Space Launch System rocket. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0712_A%20Virtual%20Glimpse%20into%20our%20Artemis%201%20Mission%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20July%2012,%202019.html
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Launching Americans from U.S. soil, sending a new rover to Mars and continuing to prepare for human missions to the Moon are just a few of the things NASA has planned for 2020. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_1231_2020_Look_Ahead
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While Apollo placed the first steps on the Moon, Artemis opens the door for humanity to sustainably work and live on another world for the first time. Using the lunar surface as a proving ground for living on Mars, this next chapter in exploration will forever establish our presence in the stars. ✨ We are
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NASA’s Jacob Keaton answers questions about the International Space Station. He highlights building this home off Earth and what astronauts do while aboard. Research and other lessons learned from the space station will help us send humans to the Moon under the Artemis program and prepare for Mars. Comment with your #AskNASA question and subscribe
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NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on
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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
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Introducing the first American companies who will deliver the science, technology and research that will set the stage for humanity’s return to the Moon by 2024. News release: https://go.nasa.gov/2Xd4zJL
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A key milestone for our lunar Gateway, “rolling out” for a critical Orion safety test, and a chance to send your name to Mars … 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_0524_A%20New%20Partnership%20to%20Power%20The%20Lunar%20Gateway%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20May%2024,%202019.html
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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
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With the STS-133 crew in tow, space shuttle Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, Feb. 24. at 4:53 p.m. Eastern — her final ride to the International Space Station. In addition to transporting Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission Specialists Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Alvin Drew, and Steve Bowen,
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A new study using data from NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, Eta Carinae, is accelerating particles to high energies — some of which may reach Earth as cosmic rays. https://go.nasa.gov/2tPxKpA Cosmic rays with energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (eV) come to us
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At NASA Headquarters on Oct. 15, 2019, Administrator Jim Bridenstine introduced the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) and Orion Crew Survival System suit which will be will be worn by first woman and next man as they explore the Moon as part of the #Artemis program. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image
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Space travel is hard and unforgiving, but we have never been more ready to meet the unknown. Team members from NASA’s #Artemis program share the risks and rewards of this next era of exploration. Artemis will push the boundaries of human exploration and send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024,
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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
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The first images of NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) released on April 21, 2010. Launched Feb. 11, 2010, SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun and its dynamic behavior. The spacecraft can produce images with clarity ten times better than high definition television and provide more comprehensive science data faster
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On Sunday, Oct. 6, NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Christina Koch will venture outside the International Space Station starting at approximately 7:50 a.m. EDT (11:50am GMT). The duo will exit the station’s Quest airlock in their U.S. spacesuits to begin installing new lithium-ion batteries on the Port-6 truss structure. They will work outside in the
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NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green answers the question “Why are we going to the Moon?” Comment on this video using #AskNASA with your questions for upcoming episodes! He addresses key questions about our plans to explore the Moon and Mars, including where we will most likely find water on the Moon. Jim shares his extensive
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Living and working in space requires human perseverance. Future missions will focus on exploration at greater distances from Earth; to the Moon and then to Mars. These missions will mean humans will stay in space for extended durations. To ensure that these goals are achieved, NASA’s astronauts must be able to perform at peak productivity
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NASA astronaut Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor answers the question ‘What is Artemis?’ Comment on this video using #AskNASA with your questions for upcoming episodes! Dr. Auñón-Chancellor reveals more about the program to land American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. She also shares her experience in long-duration spaceflight
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What questions would you ask NASA? Actor Brad Pitt, who plays an astronaut in his new movie Ad Astra, helps us kick off our new #AskNASA YouTube series with a few questions about space exploration. What did you learn from watching astronauts on the International Space Station? Would you rather visit the Moon or Mars?
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The SpaceX #CrewDragon spacecraft parachutes successfully deploy during the latest development test. This test simulated a pad abort, where the vehicle is tumbling at low altitude before parachute deploy, validating SpaceX’s parachute models and margins. As a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, SpaceX has been developing and testing the Crew Dragon parachute system, which
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It is no easy task to capture the shadow of Pluto as it travels across the surface of Earth at more than 53,000 mph—but that is exactly what NASA scientists and flight crew did on the night of June 29, 2015. In a true team effort, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy or SOFIA’s infrared
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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is a civilization scale mission, set to look back to the first galaxies formed after the Big Bang and help answer the question “are we alone in the universe?” After passing a key test at Johnson Space Center designed to simulate the cold vacuum of space, Webb is ready for
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A camera outside the International Space Station captured views August 29, 2019 of a strengthening Hurricane Dorian at 1:05 p.m. EDT as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean north of Puerto Rico. Download this footage: https://images.nasa.gov/details-iss060m262411659_2019_0829_ISS_Views_of_Hurricane_Dorian.html For the latest updates on orbital views of Hurricane Dorian from NASA, visit: https://blogs.nasa.gov/hurricanes/tag/dorian-2019/
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This week, #NASAExplorers head back in time…by going underground. In the Arctic, a frozen layer of soil – permafrost – trapped dead plants and animals for thousands of years. As the climate warms, that soil is beginning to thaw, releasing carbon dioxide and methane.
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A new crew aboard the space station, Curiosity rover’s new science findings on Mars, and – Celebrating 60 years of NASA … 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_0608_Curiosity%E2%80%99s%20New%20Mars%20Science%20Results%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20June%208,%202018.html
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An unprecedented up close, inside look in high-definition of space shuttle Atlantis as it was readied for “towback” from Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 following its May 26 landing on STS-132. After every shuttle landing, about 150 trained workers assist the crew out and prepare the shuttle for towing atop a
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2016 marked record-breaking progress in NASA’s exploration objectives. The agency advanced the capabilities needed to travel farther into the solar system while increasing observations of our home and the universe, learning more about how to continuously live and work in space and, of course, inspiring the next generation of leaders to take up our Journey
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On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and
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Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., who died July 22, 2019, created the concept of NASA’s Mission Control and developed its organization, operational procedures and culture, then made it a critical element of the success of the nation’s human spaceflight programs. “America has truly lost a national treasure today with the passing of one of NASA’s earliest
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We Go: To the Moon and on to Mars. Our generation, the Artemis generation, will explore farther than we’ve ever gone before. The Artemis program will send the first woman and next man to walk on the surface of the Moon and build a sustainable base to prepare for missions to Mars and beyond.
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Behold, the Earth! See live views of Earth from the International Space Station coming to you by NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. If you are seeing a black image, the Space Station is on the night side of the Earth.
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