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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. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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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. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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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. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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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. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Parker Solar Probe Looks Back at Earth



On Sept. 25, 2018, Parker Solar Probe captured a view of Earth as it sped toward the first Venus gravity assist of the mission. Earth is the bright, round object visible in the right side of this image. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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John Glenn Returns to Space on the STS-95 Mission



Senator John Glenn during water survival training for the STS-95 mission at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. On Oct. 29, 1998, space shuttle Discovery launched with Senator Glenn aboard, as he returned to space for the first time since his 1962 flight. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A New View of Our Starry Night



After nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Happy Birthday, Michael Collins!



Happy birthday, Michael Collins! Test pilot and NASA astronaut Michael Collins served as the pilot for Gemini X and as the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, the first time humans set foot on another celestial body. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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