Space Exploration and Astronomy

Apollo 11 launch pad Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11 blasted off carrying the first humans that would walk on the Moon, Copernicus Sentinel-2 captures this historic launch site
NASA Astronauts Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing On Board the Space Station NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague join the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing — only, they do it from around 250 miles (~400 km) above the Earth's surface on board the International ...
Gaia’s biggest operation since launch On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA’s mission control will perform an ‘orbit change manoeuvre’ on the Gaia space observatory – the biggest operation since the spacecraft was launched in 2013.
Artist Russ Arasmith's Visions of Apollo Artist Russ Arasmith's vision of Apollo was a potent vision of the program that shows in the works he created.
Lunar eclipse Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft captured this view of a lunar eclipse on its way to the Moon in 2004
The Beyond mission ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is about to be launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The six-month Beyond mission will be the Italian astronaut's second flight to the Space Station.
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A Virtual Glimpse into our Artemis 1 Mission on This Week @NASA – July 12, 2019 A virtual glimpse into our Artemis 1 mission, a key piece of hardware arrives for our Orion spacecraft, and a testing milestone for our Space Launch System rocket.
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Week in images Our week through the lens: 8 - 12 July 2019
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.
Earth from Space In this week's edition, explore Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, with Copernicus Sentinel-2
Earth from space: Mount Fuji Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the snow-capped Mount Fuji in Japan, in this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme.
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Using satellite information to help rebuild after a disaster ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to guide the redevelopment following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the provincial capital of Palu and surroundings last year.
July 19: Live Apollo Anniversary Show This July, we salute our Apollo heroes and look forward to new frontiers. Watch live and join us online, Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. EDT for "NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future" featuring Apollo astronauts, current astronauts, guest host ...
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
Preparing for the Beyond mission On 20 July 2019, our astronaut Luca Parmitano will be launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
He will fly to the Station alongside Russian Cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and US Astronaut Andrew Morgan in a ...
Virgin Galactic takes a huge step to becoming first publicly traded, human spaceflight company Great progress in Virgin Galactic’s test flight program means that the remaining hurdles, before our spaceship starts a full commercial service, are steadily being cleared
October’s ESA Open Day looks to the Moon Come to ESA’s technical heart this October to meet veteran Apollo astronauts and hear from engineers designing future European missions to the Moon. This year’s ESA Open Day at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, will take place on Sunday 6 ...
A Successful Milestone Test for Our Artemis Program on This Week @NASA – July 5, 2019 A milestone test for our Artemis Program, an update on our Commercial Lunar Payload Services project, and more honors for a NASA icon … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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Happy 4th of July from the Space Station Crew Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 60 Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA honored America's 243rd birthday by wishing Americans at home and around the world a happy 4th of July.
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Initiating the move of our spaceship and operations team to Spaceport America, New Mexico Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program has advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico.

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