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Orion Heads Cross Country

A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft gears up to take a long road trip.

New Results From Inside the Ozone Hole

NASA scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole.

The Moon as seen by the crew aboard the International Space Station.

The first free flight of a Morpheus prototype lander was conducted Dec. 10, 2013, at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

When NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second)

What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night.

Unprecedented Images of the Sun

The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to images and data from NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS.


NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.

Comet ISON As Seen from the ISS

This image reveals a pin-head sized view of an object which is actually the comet ISON.

A Sunflower Grows in Space

A young sunflower plant is being closely monitored by the Expedition 38 crew members onboard the ISS.

Winter Storm Continues Across Central U.S.

The powerful winter storm that has been affecting much of the central and western U.S. continues to intensify as it moves into Canada.

On Dec. 6, 1998, the crew of space shuttle mission STS-88 began construction of the International Space Station, attaching the U.S.-built Unity node and the Russian-built Zarya module together in orbit.

Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners.

On Dec. 4, 1973, NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft sent back images of Jupiter of ever-increasing size.

This plastic caged bird can be found in the Harmony Node of the International Space Station.

Looking Out Of The Cuploa At Earth Below

Equipped with seven windows, the Cupola aboard the International Space Station probably has exponentially more beneficial facets than it has windows.

An enthusiastic group of suborbital space researchers arrived at Spaceport America in New Mexico in early November to prepare and load their experiments on an UP Aerospace rocket that would place their technologies in a space-like environment where they will eventually operate.

Spacelab and 30 Years of ESA Astronauts

Thirty years ago this week the first European-built Spacelab was launched on the Space Shuttle. ESA's first astronaut, Ulf Merbold, flew on the mission, marking ESA's entry into human spaceflight.

Inside the Space Station At Night

This view in the International Space Station, photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member, shows how it looks inside the space station while the crew is asleep.

Mission controllers have confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station last week has successfully entered its orbit.

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