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NASA's Future: From the Moon to Mars



NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was photographed inside the Super Guppy aircraft that will carry the flight frame with the Orion crew module to a testing facility in Ohio. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Going Where the Wind Takes It



Electronics technician Anna Noe makes final checks to the Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar (DAWN) before it begins a cross-country road trip for use in an upcoming airborne science campaign. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Waxing Gibbous Moon Above Earth's Limb



The waxing gibbous moon is pictured above Earth's limb as the International Space Station was orbiting 266 miles above the South Atlantic Ocean. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke: Trailblazer



Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke was the first female welding engineer to work in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Nick Hague Completes First Spacewalk



NASA astronaut Nick Hague completed the first spacewalk of his career on Friday, March 22, 2019. He and fellow astronaut Anne McClain worked on a set of battery upgrades for six hours and 39 minutes, on the International Space Station’s starboard truss. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor Hot-Fire Test



A static hot-fire test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor to help qualify the motor for human spaceflight, to help ensure Orion is ready from liftoff to splashdown for missions to the Moon. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Joan Stupik, Guidance and Control Engineer



When Joan Stupik was a child, her parents bought her a mini-planetarium that she could use to project the stars on her bedroom ceiling. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Watches Spun-Up Asteroid Coming Apart



A small asteroid was caught in the process of spinning so fast it’s throwing off material, according to new data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Spots Flock of Cosmic Ducks



This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a “V” shape that somewhat resembles a flock of ducks in flight. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Operation IceBridge: Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers



In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Cloud Formation in the South Indian Ocean



An astronaut aboard the International Space Station snapped this image as the station flew 265 miles above this cloudy formation in the south Indian Ocean. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Snow and Sand in Central Asia



In December 2018, an astronaut on the International Space Station took this highly oblique photograph of snow on the eastern Tien Shan and Taklimakan Desert in Central Asia. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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