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Last Test Article for NASA’s SLS Rocket Departs Michoud Assembly Facility



The last of four structural test articles for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) was loaded onto NASA’s barge Pegasus Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Taking to the Skies: Orion Test Brings Moon, Mars Missions Closer



A launch abort system (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached soars upward on NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test atop a Northrop Grumman provided booster on July 2, 2019, after launching at 7 a.m. EDT. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA's First Rover on the Red Planet



This 8-image mosaic of the Sojourner rover on the surface of Mars was acquired during the late afternoon on Sol 2. Sojourner arrived aboard the Mars Pathfinder on July 4, 1997. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Earth's Glow, the Moon and a Starry Night



This was the view as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Total Solar Eclipse Darkens the South Pacific



On July 2, 2019, skywatchers in the beach city of La Serena, Chile, looked up at 4:38 p.m. local time to see a black circle in the sky. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms



The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright "blooms" within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries — regions where new stars are springing to life. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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