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Soyuz With Expedition 54 Trio Aboard Returns to Earth



The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 54 crew members Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 (February 27 Eastern time). (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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'Twas the Night Before Launch



The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-S) satellite sits on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, backdropped by the setting Sun. GOES-S is slated to lift off on March 1 at 5:02 p.m. EST. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Next-Generation Weather Satellite GOES-S Lifts Off



A ULA Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-S. Launch was at 5:02 p.m. EST, March 1, 2018. GOES-S is the second satellite in a series of next-generation weather satellites. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Structural Test Version of the Intertank for NASA's New Deep Space Rocket



The intertank is the second piece of structural hardware for the massive Space Launch System core stage, built at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and delivered to Marshall Space Flight Center for testing. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Veggies in Space!



The crew aboard the International Space Station have grown two batches of mixed greens (mizuna, red romaine lettuce and tokyo bekana cabbage), and are now running two Veggie facilities simultaneously. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Running a Real-Time Simulation of Go-No-Go for Apollo 17



Not everyone gets to become a part of history, but mathematician Billie Robertson is one of the lucky ones. In this image taken on Nov. 27, 1972, she was running a real-time simulation of Translunar Injection (TLI) Go-No-Go for the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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There's Always Pi!



Just by determining how circular a given crater is – using pi and the crater’s perimeter and area – planetary geologists can reveal clues about how the crater was formed and the surface that was impacted. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Structural Test Version of the Intertank for NASA's New Deep Space Rocket



The intertank is the second piece of structural hardware for the massive Space Launch System core stage, built at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and delivered to Marshall Space Flight Center for testing. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
Kind of looks like NASA is working on their own version of Stargate!
 
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