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The Red Planet's Layered History



Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits, as shown in this image taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test



This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool



NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features 14 propellers along its wing. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Countdown to Calving at Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf



Cracks growing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice size of New York City. It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific infrastructure and a human presence on the shelf that was first established in 1955. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX Demo-1: 'Go' for Launch



Two days remain until the planned liftoff of a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket—the first launch of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft and space system designed for humans. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lifts Off From Launch Complex 39A



On March 2, 2:49 a.m. EST, a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Demo-1, the first uncrewed mission of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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The Dawn of a New Era in Human Spaceflight



"The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight," wrote astronaut Anne McClain. McClain had an unparalleled view from orbit of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station for docking on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA Captures Supersonic Shock Interaction



One of the greatest challenges of the fourth phase of Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren flights, or AirBOS flight series was timing. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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