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Destination: History

Destination: History

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth.

Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations

See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Clyde Foster

Clyde Foster

In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity
An Icy Heart

An Icy Heart

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017.
Preparing for Space

Preparing for Space

In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.
The State of NASA

The State of NASA

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot discusses the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a State of NASA address Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
A View of the Winter Olympics From Above

A View of the Winter Olympics From Above

Since the Winter Olympics were first held in 1924, they only have been hosted twice in Asia, both times in Japan. This year the games will find a new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of
Columbus: Celebrating 10 Years of Science on Station

Columbus: Celebrating 10 Years of Science on Station

The European Space Agency's Columbus module celebrates 10 years of science on the International Space Station.
Splitting Slope Streaks

Splitting Slope Streaks

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill.
December 2006: Constructing the Space Station

December 2006: Constructing the Space Station

NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station's S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission in Dec. 2006.
A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist

A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist

Lunar crater is named after former NASA chief exploration scientist.
Observations From -369.7 Degrees Fahrenheit

Observations From -369.7 Degrees Fahrenheit

Taken from inside Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center in September 2017, this image shows the James Webb Space Telescope as it was undergoing cryogenic testing and the temperature was approximately
Helping to Create the Future of Space Travel

Helping to Create the Future of Space Travel

Dr. Lonnie Reid had a long and storied career at NASA's Glenn Research Center. His expertise in the internal flow of advance aerospace propulsion systems was nationally recognized and he was
International Space Station Transits the Full Moon

International Space Station Transits the Full Moon

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.
Saying Goodnight

Saying Goodnight

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei took this image of the eastern U.S. and Canada at night, writing, "Good night from @Space_Station. DC, NY, Toronto, Cleveland, and surrounding areas!"
Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles

Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles

Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe
Mark Vande Hei's 'Space-Selfie'

Mark Vande Hei's 'Space-Selfie'

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie,” during the first spacewalk of the year.
Day of Remembrance 2018

Day of Remembrance 2018

On the last Thursday in January, NASA pays tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues who lost their lives while furthering the cause
Next Mars Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings

Next Mars Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings

This image shows NASA's InSight lander after it was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
Signs of Ships in the Clouds

Signs of Ships in the Clouds

Ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean produced this patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails off the coast of Portugal and Spain.