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“I do believe that human spaceflight is an imperative for our planet, and to be a part of that — to keep the progress going — I find very inspiring.” NASA astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker holds a bachelor of arts degree in physics, a master of science and a doctorate of philosophy in space physics
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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday, transporting NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:27 p.m. on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew
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“It’s just been amazing.” NASA astronaut Victor Glover is launching to space for the first time on Nov. 15 when the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifts off from Kennedy Space Center. Glover is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, holds three master of science degrees, and was selected as a NASA
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“The vehicle is definitely like a living creature. All the pipes, all the pipelines are alive.” Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) is set to become the first international crew member to fly on a commercial crew mission on Nov. 15 at 7:27 p.m. EST, when the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 mission
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“My family means everything to me. It is the most important part of my life.” Born in Lebanon, Missouri, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins has spent 166 days in space and is about to launch on his second mission on Nov. 15, 2020, when he and his three crew mates lift off aboard the NASA SpaceX
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At 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon “Resilience” spacecraft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Aboard are astronauts Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). The four
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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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Marking 20 years of humans aboard the space station, getting out the vote from space, and preparations continue for NASA and SpaceX’s next crew launch … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Marking%2020%20Years%20of%20Humans%20Aboard%20the%20Space%20Station%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20November%206,%202020
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A touch of history for our first asteroid sample return mission, a safe return from the International Space Station, and a big move in preparation for Artemis I … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-A%20Touch%20of%20History%20for%20Asteroid%20Sample%20Return%20Mission%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20October%2023,%202020
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The space station’s next crew heads to their launch site, new cargo launches to the station, and getting ready for a first-of-its-kind crew rotation mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-The%20Space%20Station%E2%80%99s%20Next%20Crew%20Heads%20to%20Launch%20Site%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20October%203,%202020
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This is NASA’s 2018 ‘To Do’ list. The work we do, which will continue in 2018, helps the United States maintain its world leadership in space exploration and scientific discovery. Launches, discoveries and more exploration await in the year ahead. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: images-assets.nasa.gov/video/NHQ_2017_1219_NASA 2018 TO
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Beneath its icy surface, Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has many surprises: a reservoir of liquid water, organic chemical compounds, and hydrothermal vents. Find out what you need to know about Enceladus, an ocean world which may have conditions friendly to life.
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NASA’s next Mars rover has a new name: Perseverance. After sorting through more than 28,000 submissions from K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory, one name was chosen. Alexander Mather, a 13-year-old student from Virginia who submitted the winning name, explains why he chose Perseverance as the name of NASA’s next robotic scientist to
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NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley splashed down in the Dragon Endeavour capsule at 2:48 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. The Crew Dragon hatch was opened at 3:59 p.m., and Behnken and Hurley exited the spacecraft onto the Go Navigator for initial medical checks before returning to
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Our next Mars rover is on its way, preparing for the historic return of a Commercial Crew mission, and naming the crew for a future mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Our%20Next%20Mars%20Rover%20is%20Headed%20to%20The%20Red%20Planet%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20July%2031,%202020
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Our next Mars Rover gets closer to launch, a comet spotted from the space station and we’re ready to build a spacecraft to explore a metal-rich asteroid … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Our%20next%20Mars%20Rover%20gets%20closer%20to%20launch%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20July%2010,%202020
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NASA astronauts and scientists are among those in this educational parody of Psy’s popular music video. “NASA Johnson Style” was created, written and produced by the Houston center’s co-op students who volunteered for the project ” to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.” “NASA Johnson
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NASA’s next Mars rover has a name – Perseverance. Like every exploration mission before, our rover is going to face challenges, and it’s going to make amazing discoveries.  The time at hand is hard. We have already surmounted many obstacles on our way to Red Planet, but as humans we will not give up. We
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50 years ago, three NASA astronauts embarked on a journey that would take them “Round the moon and back”. The Apollo 8 mission proved the performance of the command and service module. This historic mission launched on December 21, 1968 to demonstrate a lunar trajectory and was the first crewed launch of the Saturn V
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NASA Explorers is a new digital series that takes you inside the space agency and follows the pioneers, risk-takers and experts at the front line of exploration. Season 1, “Cryosphere,” joins NASA scientists on their journey to the frozen ends of the Earth as they study our rapidly changing world from satellites, planes and boots
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In 2020, NASA and SpaceX will launch American astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Would you like to learn how to make your own Demo-2 to launch in your home? Watch this tutorial to learn how. All you will need is paper, markers, scissors, tape, yarn
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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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It’s not just Mission Control that’s counting down — how are you preparing to #LaunchAmerica? From building your own rocket to binge-watching launch overage, share a video, a photo or simply your thoughts for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, as we prepare for the return of human spaceflight to U.S.
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NASA astronaut Doug Hurley was the pilot on STS‐127 and STS‐135. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. Before joining NASA, he was a fighter pilot and test pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hurley is currently serving as Spacecraft Commander on the first crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is a native of Missouri and a veteran of two space shuttle flights. Behnken flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010, logging more than 708 hours in space, and more than 37 hours during six spacewalks. Behnken is currently serving as Joint Operations Commander on the first crewed
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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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Preparing to ‘Launch America,’ a cargo spacecraft arrives at the space station, and the detective capabilities of our next Mars rover … 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-Preparing%20to%20Launch%20America%20into%20a%20New%20Era%20of%20Space%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20May%2029,%202020
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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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It’s not just Mission Control that’s counting down — how are you preparing to #LaunchAmerica? From building your own rocket to binge-watching launch overage, share a video, a photo or simply your thoughts for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, as we prepare for the return of human spaceflight to U.S.
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Modern rocket. Retro logo. Same mission. The Worm is back. And just in time to mark the return of human spaceflight on American rockets from American soil. The retro, modern and iconic emblem will fly once again, this time on the side of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will ferry astronauts Robert Behnken and
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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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A new supercomputer model could help astronomers find spiraling, merging systems of two supermassive black holes. These mergers happen often in the universe, but are hard to see. Watch as the simulation reveals the merger’s brighter, more variable X-rays. https://go.nasa.gov/2OsaMAs Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Music: “Games Show Sphere 01” from Killer Tracks This
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