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Christine Darden: From Human Computer to Engineer

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In 1967, Christine Darden was added to the pool of 'human computers' who wrote complex programs and tediously crunched numbers for engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Astronaut Andrew Morgan Performs His First Spacewalk

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West Point graduate, physician and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan is pictured working outside the International Space Station . (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Lifting the Space Launch System Core Stage Into Place

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NASA cleared a milestone in preparation for Green Run testing of its Space Launch System (SLS) core stage with the lift and installation of the core stage pathfinder simulator onto the B-2 Test Stand. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Celebrating Spitzer's Sweet Sixteen

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Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from our own solar system to faraway galaxies, using infrared light. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hurricane Dorian Seen From Aboard the Space Station

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NASA astronaut Christian Koch snapped this image of Hurricane Dorian as the International Space Station during a flyover on Monday, September 2, 2019. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Jessica Meir Climbs Aboard a Soyuz Trainer

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At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 61 crewmember Jessica Meir of NASA climbs aboard a Soyuz trainer during final crew qualification exams on Aug. 30. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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An Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy

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Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Clues for Mars in the Australian Outback

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Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 mission and the European-Russian ExoMars mission traveled to the Australian Outback to hone their research techniques. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Testing and Training on the Boeing Starliner

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NASA astronaut Mike Fincke works through a check list inside a mockup of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner during a simulation at NASA's Johnson Space Center on Aug. 21, 2019. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Remembering September 11th and Looking to the Future

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This 2019 photo of Manhattan, taken by astronaut Nick Hague from aboard the International Space Station, shows a city totally recovered from the attack on September 11, 2001. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Mae Jemison Trains for Her Space Shuttle Flight

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Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space, participated in crew egress training for Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-47 mission during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Franklin Chang-Diaz Performs a Spacewalk on the STS-111 Mission

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In this mage from June 2002, astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz works with a grapple fixture during a spacewalk to perform work on the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Layers in Mars' Danielson Crater

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This image shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, an impact crater about 42 miles or 67 kilometers in diameter, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Takes Closer Look at Not-So-'Dead' Neighbor

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Because they lack stellar nurseries and contain mostly old stars, elliptical galaxies — Like Messier 110 — are often considered “dead” when compared to their spiral relatives. But scientists have spotted signs of a population of young, blue stars at Messier 110's center, hinting that this neighbor of our Milky Way may not be so “dead” after all. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Expedition 61 Soyuz Rollout

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The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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