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  1. Photos: Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower DisplaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 |

    Two Kappa Cygnids and a plethora of Perseids adorn this image of the northeastern summer sky by Koen Miskotte, the Netherlands, on August 12-13, 2007. Brian Emfinger photographed this early Perseid meteor shower fireball, with a smoke trail, from Ozark, Arkansas just after midnight on Sunday, July 26, 2009.


  2. Aphelion Day 2018: Earth Is Farthest from the Sun TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 |

    Happy Aphelion Day! Earth is farther from the sun today than at any other time of the year. The exact moment of aphelion happens at 12:46 p.m. EDT , when Earth will be 94,507,803 miles away from the sun.


  3. 5 Great Summer Vacation Ideas for Space LoversRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 |

    Summer is in the air, space lovers - which means it's time to start planning vacations. If you're looking to add a little of space-themed fun to your summer plans, check out this list of suggestions for how to make contact with the cosmos this season.


  4. Launch Photos: Orbital ATK's Antares Rocket & Cygnus OA-9 Soar to ISSRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 |

    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket launched an Antares rocket and the uncrewed Cygnus OA-9 cargo ship to the International Space Station on May 21, 2018. Read our full launch wrap story here! See the mission in photos here! This Photo: Orbital ATK's Antares rocket is raised up on its Pad 0A launchpad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia.


  5. Astronaut Anna Fisher: The First Mom in SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 |

    On November 12, 1984, the Discovery Crew - from left to right astronauts David M. Walker, Dale A. Gardner, Anna Lee Fisher, Frederick H. Hauck and Joseph P. Allen - celebrate a successful mission. The first female astronaut candidates named by NASA photographed with a model of the NASA shuttle - from left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan - during a January 31, 1978 press conference at Johnson Space Center.


  6. Orbital ATK Space Station Freighter Named for Late Executive and NASA DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 |

    An aerospace executive and NASA director who helped lead the development of rocket engines for the Saturn V and space shuttle is being memorialized with the naming of a commercial cargo spacecraft. James Robert "J.R." Thompson, Jr., who died at the age of 81 on Nov. 7, 2017, is the namesake for Orbital ATK's next Cygnus spacecraft set to launch to the International Space Station.


  7. Blue Origin's BE-4 Engine Tests Continue as ULA Waits on Vulcan Engine DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 |

    As Blue Origin continues tests of its BE-4 engine , United Launch Alliance is keeping quiet about when it might select that engine or an alternative for its Vulcan rocket. Blue Origin started testing of the BE-4 in October 2017 at its West Texas test site.


  8. International Space Station: Facts, History & TrackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 |

    The International Space Station is a multi-nation construction project that is the largest single structure humans ever put into space. Its main construction was completed between 1998 and 2011, although the station continually evolves to include new missions and experiments.


  9. Single-Person Spacecraft Design Passes Pool TestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 |

    Putting on a spacesuit is one of the most dangerous activities for astronauts. During spacewalks, there is little protection against micrometeoroids, which can puncture the protective suits.


  10. Marshall Space Flight Center: Test Site for NASA's RocketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 |

    Located in Huntsville, Alabama, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has played a significant role in the American space program. Marshall helped to develop the rockets that carried the first U.S. astronaut into space and those that delivered humans to the moon.


  11. Houston, Luciana Has Landed! American Girl Debuts Aspiring Astronaut DollRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 |

    American Girl launched sales of its new 2018 "Girl of the Year," aspiring astronaut Luciana Vega , on Monday . The 18-inch-tall doll debuted on the company's website and at its stores located across the United States.


  12. Astronauts Identify Mystery Microbes in Space for the 1st TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 |

    NASA astronauts successfully sequenced the DNA of microbes found aboard the International Space Station , marking the first time unknown organisms were sequenced and identified entirely in space. Previously, microbes had to be sent to Earth for analysis, and this new sequencing marks an important step in diagnosing astronaut illnesses and, someday, identifying any DNA-based life found on other planets, NASA officials said in a statement .


  13. American Girl's New NASA-Advised Doll is Aspiring AstronautRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 |

    An 11-year-old aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars is blasting off as American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year. Launching for sale on Monday , "Luciana Vega" is the latest addition to the popular 18-inch-tall doll line aimed at inspiring young girls' sense of spirit and strength of character.


  14. Interplanetary-Internet Test Sends Antarctic Selfie to Space StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 |

    A selfie sent from Antarctica to the International Space Station demonstrated an extra-robust communication network that promises to make an interplanetary internet more reliable. NASA announced the achievement on Monday .


  15. NASA: 60 Years of Space ExplorationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 |

    NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is the U.S. government agency responsible for leading the nation's explorations of space. Its mission is "to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind."


  16. How Was the Sun Formed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 |

    In a wide expanse of space, gravity drew dust and gas together to create the young solar system. The sun formed first from the vast material, with the planets close behind.


  17. Blue Origin Conducts First Test of BE-4 EngineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2017 |

    Blue Origin announced Oct. 19 that it conducted the first successful test of its BE-4 engine, a major milestone for both the company's launch vehicle plans as well as for United Launch Alliance. Blue Origin, in a tweet, said its first hotfire test of the BE-4 engine was a success.


  18. Haunting Photos: The Spookiest Nebulas in SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 |

    Just in time for Halloween, astrophotographer Fred Herrmann sent in a photo of the "Witch's Broom," NGC 6960, part of the Veil Nebula. Herrmann took the photo from his observatory, Owl Mountain Observatory on Blue Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama.


  19. Volcanic Eruptions Gave the Ancient Moon a Temporary AtmosphereRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 |

    Earth's moon doesn't have much of an atmosphere today. However, it may have had a more prominent atmosphere 3 billion to 4 billion years ago, when volcanic eruptions spewed giant clouds of gas above the lunar surface, a new study has found.


  20. In Photos: VP Mike Pence Calls Astronauts from NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 |

    On Sept. 25, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to learn about the Space Launch System and speak with astronauts in space.


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