Monthly Archives: April 2024

Seeing the Solar Eclipse from 223,000 Miles Away

This spectacular image showing the Moon’s shadow on Earth’s surface was acquired during a 20-second period starting at 2:59 p.m. EDT (18:59:19 UTC) on April 8, 2024, by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/m1467242026l-cal-echo-reduce11-4fi-rotate-ee9150/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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The First Space Shuttle – NASA

The new era in space flight began on April 12, 1981. That is when the first Space Shuttle mission (STS-1) was launched. The Marshall Space Flight Center developed the propulsion system for the Space Shuttle. This photograph depicts the launch of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia crewed with two astronauts, …

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Seeing Totality – NASA

A total solar eclipse is seen in Dallas, Texas on Monday, April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the North American continent from Mexico’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American …

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Astronauts Protect Their Eyes with Eclipse Glasses

NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, left, Frank Rubio, Warren Hoburg, and UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, right, pose for a photo wearing solar glasses, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. Bowen, Hoburg, and Alneyadi spent 186 days aboard the International Space …

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Exobiology Deputy Branch Chief Melissa Kirven-Brooks

“… I’ve just seen such tremendous things happen since I’ve been part of the Astrobiology Program, and that’s why I’m pretty confident we’re going to find life elsewhere, because there are just so many brilliant people working on this.” — Melissa Kirven-Brooks, Exobiology Deputy Branch Chief and Future Workforce Lead …

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Carving a Path – NASA

What looks like highways going through a metropolitan area are actually a series of glaciers carving their way through the Karakoram mountain range north of the Himalayas. This photograph was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above. Image Credit: NASA/Woody Hoburg Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/iss069e060266-2/Copy URL …

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A Home for Astronauts around the Moon

The primary structure of the Gateway space station’s HALO (Habitation and Logistics Outpost) module is one step closer to launch following welding completion in Turin, Italy. HALO is one of four Gateway modules where astronauts will live, conduct science, and prepare for lunar surface missions. NASA is partnering with Northrop …

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Safety First! – NASA

Safety is important, no matter where you’re viewing the eclipse. NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station show off their eclipse glasses, which allow safe viewing of the Sun during a solar eclipse. Image Credit: NASA/Loral O’Hara Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/gmt087_23_34_loral-ohara_pao-photos-solar-eclipse/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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