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NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia
Media accreditation now is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.
NASA to Host Briefings, Events for ICON Launch to Study Space Weather
NASA will host a series of media briefings leading up to the Friday, Oct. 26, launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission to study the dynamic zone high in the atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above.
New NASA Podcast Shares ‘Invisible’ Stories of Spaceflight
Today, NASA released a new, limited-edition podcast called The Invisible Network, the first NASA podcast to embrace narrative storytelling. All six episodes can be downloaded and binged on NASA’s website, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.
NASA Television to Air Live Interviews with Astronaut Nick Hague
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has returned home to Houston this weekend after his launch to the International Space Station was aborted, will be interviewed by media about his experience at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 16.
NASA Administrator Statement on Deputy Administrator Confirmation
Statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the Senate confirmation of James Morhard as the agency’s deputy administrator
Missouri, Colorado Students to Speak with Astronaut on Space Station
Elementary school students from Missouri and Colorado will talk live with an astronaut on the International Space Station next week.
NASA to Air International Space Station Update Briefing Today
NASA will hold a news conference at noon EDT today, to provide a status update on the International Space Station following this morning’s Soyuz spacecraft abort during launch that ended with the safe landing of two Expedition 57 crew members.
NASA Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort
The following is a statement about Thursday’s Soyuz MS-10 launch abort to the International Space Station:
NASA to Televise Two Spacewalks, Preview Briefing
Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Friday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 25, to continue power system upgrades, and experts will preview the work during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut on First Space Mission
Astronaut Nick Hague, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2013, is preparing to launch Thursday, Oct. 11, on his first space mission – a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The launch and arrival at the space station will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.


Image of the Day

Hubble Spies Glittering Star Cluster in Nearby Galaxy
This glittering ball of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1898, which lies toward the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Launching the Galileo Mission
On Oct. 18, 1989, space shuttle Atlantis deployed NASA's Galileo spacecraft six hours, 30 minutes into the STS-34 mission. Galileo arrived at Jupiter in December, 1995 and spent eight years in orbit around the gas giant, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet.
Magnetic Fields May Be the Key to Black Hole Activity
This artist’s conception of the core of Cygnus A shows the dusty donut-shaped surroundings, called a torus, and jets launching from its center.
Uncrewed Japanese Vehicle Delivers Supplies to the Space Station
Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world," is the Japanese Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle-7.
Ellen Ochoa at Work on the Shuttle
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the achievements of astronaut Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic astronauts and professionals at NASA. Floating upside down and reading a checklist may not be how most of us perform the day's work, but it was for Ochoa on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission.
Southern California as Seen From Apollo 7
This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 12, 1968.
Expedition 57 Crew Returns to Baikonur
Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left, and astronaut Nick Hague of NASA, right. embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport.
The Space Station Transits Our Sun
This composite image shows the International Space Station, with a crew of three onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Soyuz Rolls to the Pad for Next Launch to the Space Station
The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, for the Expedition 57 launch.
Astronaut Joe Acaba Farms in Space
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the contributions of the brilliant Hispanic women and men of NASA. In this image, astronaut Joe Acaba installs botany gear for the International Space Station's Veggie facility, to demonstrate plant growth in space.


Science News

Greenhouses for Mars
When humans go to the Moon or Mars, they'll probably take plants with them. NASA-supported researchers are learning how greenhouses work on other planets.
Electric Border Collie
Using electric fields, NASA-supported researchers are learning to herd microbes for the benefit of astronauts and Homeland Security.
The Hidden Life of Thunderstorms
Scientists are sending unmanned aircraft into electrical storms to learn more about their mysterious inner workings.
Storm Warnings
A new device onboard two NASA satellites could improve 3- to 12-hour forecasts of severe weather.
Mercury Transits Sun
Mark your calendar: On Wednesday, November 8, the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun.
Houston, We Have a Solution
New research aboard the space station aims to adapt a tried-and-true repair tool to weightlessness.
Membranes on Mars
New membranes developed by NASA-funded researchers could help people go to Mars--and clean the air here on Earth.
Spooky Atomic Clocks
NASA-supported researchers hope to improve high-precision clocks by entangling their atoms.
A New Form of Matter: II
NASA-supported researchers have discovered a weird new phase of matter called fermionic condensates.
Resilient Rockets
Spacecraft and automobiles could benefit from a new NASA technology that protects the insides of scorching-hot engines.