Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

Close-up View of Neutron Star Mission’s X-Ray Concentrator Optics

May 26, 2017 Leave a comment

A new NASA mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. In this photo, NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected for dust and foreign object debris that could impair functionality once in space. via NASA
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Sequence of Juno Spacecraft’s Close Approach to Jupiter

May 25, 2017 Leave a comment

This sequence of enhanced-color images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam. via NASA
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May 24, 1962 – Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site

May 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter’s Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth. via NASA
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Artist’s Concept

May 23, 2017 Leave a comment

This illustration depicts NASA’s Mars 2020 rover on the surface of Mars. The mission, targeted for launch in July/August 2020, takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself. via NASA
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Slim Crescent of Ice

May 22, 2017 Leave a comment

The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. via NASA
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CubeSats Deployed Outside Station’s Kibo Lab Module

May 19, 2017 Leave a comment

A pair of CubeSats, with the Earth’s limb in the background, moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the International Space Station’s Kibo laboratory module on Wednesday, May 16, 2017. Over a dozen CubeSats were ejected into Earth orbit this week to study Earth and space phenomena for the next one to two years. via NASA
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May 18, 1969 – Apollo 10 View of the Earth

May 18, 2017 Leave a comment

A view of Earth from 36,000 nautical miles away as photographed from the Apollo 10 spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward the moon. While the Yucatan Peninsula is obscured by clouds, nearly all of Mexico north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec can be clearly delineated. via NASA
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