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Astronaut Anne McClain's First Voyage to the Space Station



"Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be." So said astronaut Anne McClain (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station



International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets



Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral



The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Astronauts Anne McClain and Serena Auñón-Chancellor Work Aboard the Station



NASA astronauts Anne McClain (background) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor are pictured inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module aboard the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Giant Black Hole Powers Cosmic Fountain



Before electricity, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. In space, awesome gaseous fountains have been discovered in the centers of galaxy clusters. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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115 Years of Flight



For most of human history, we mortals have dreamed of taking to the skies. Then, 115 years ago on on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the impossbile. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Testing the Space Launch System



Engineers built a tank identical to the Space Launch System tank that will be flown on Exploration Mission-1, the first flight of Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft for testing. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket



SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Station Crew Back on Earth After 197-Day Space Mission



Russian Search and Rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 57 crew members. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's Launch Into History



Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES). (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger



NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Sailing Over the Caribbean From the International Space Station



Portions of Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are viewed from the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Victor Glover, One of the Crew of SpaceX's First Flight to Station



When SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off on its first operational mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be aboard. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Star Formation in the Orion Nebula



The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Vice President Attends NASA Day of Remembrance



Vice President Mike Pence visits the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony that was part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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