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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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Delivering Saturn Test Hardware to Marshall in July 1964



In July 1964, the first Saturn V S-IVB, or third stage test hardware, was delivered to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (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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Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams



Then and Now: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins talks to Apollo 11 and Artemis 1 Launch Teams in Firing Room 1 at Kennedy Space Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White



In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Apollo 11 and Landing Site 2 in the Sea of Tranquility



This photographic illustration compares the size of Apollo 11 Landing Site 2 with that of the metropolitan New York City area. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Visions of Apollo 11: Command Service Module Orbits the Moon



This image shows the Command Service Module orbiting the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the lunar surface. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Christopher Kraft at Flight Console



Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., who died July 22, 2019, created the concept of NASA's Mission Control and developed its organization, operational procedures and culture (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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50 Years Ago Today: Apollo 11 Command Module Recovered After Splashdown

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The Apollo 11 Command Module is hoisted aboard the USS Hornet, the prime recovery vessel for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Seeing the World With a Drone

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A drone moves high above downtown Reno, Nevada on the afternoon of June 23, 2019 as part of NASA’s TCL-4 (Technology Capability Level) operation. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Snaps a Galactic Potpourri of Particles

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The sharply angled perspective in this Hubble image of spiral galaxy NGC 3169 makes it seem as if we, the viewers, are craning our necks to see over a barrier into the galaxy's bright center. In the case of NGC 3169, this barrier is the thick dust embedded within the galaxy's spiral arms. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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