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The NASA “Worm” Logo
Just like many organizations, the style and logos can change over time. You are probably most familiar with our “meatball” logo. No, unfortunately this does not refer to the delicious food. This logo (below) is our most popular symbol, and dates back to 1959.But, we’ve also had other insignia that r...
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Tour NASA with One Direction
You might have heard, One Direction filmed their ‘Drag Me Down’ music video at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and we know you’re dying to take a tour of everything they saw. So, here we go…1) Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV)Even though Louis is roving around Johnson Space Center in our Space Exploratio...
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NASA Day of Remembrance
Every year at this time, we take a moment to reflect as the NASA Family on the very broad shoulders on which we stand: the shoulders of those women and men of NASA who gave their lives so that we could continue to reach for new heights for the benefit of all humankind.To honor our fallen heroes and ...
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So you want to work at NASA?
An out of this world career or internship might not be as far out of reach as you think. Check out all the ways you can get involved!If you’re a student…Our internships are the perfect place to start! We offer paid internships for spring, summer, and fall semesters to U.S. citizens currently attendi...
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Hubble Space Telescope
You’ve probably heard of our Hubble Space Telescope, but have you had the chance to actually take a look at the amazing images it has captured for us over the years? Since Hubble launched in April 1990,  it has made more than 1.2 million observations, some to locations more than 13.4 billion light y...
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FUCKING NASA
I’m fucking pissing myself. You know how all of Jupiter’s moons are named after his lovers and affairs? Yeah. NASA is sending a craft to check up on Jupiter. You know what the craft is called? JUNO. Who’s Juno? JUPITER’S WIFE. NASA IS SENDING JUPITER’S WIFE TO CHECK ON JUPITER AND HIS AFFAI...
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Pluto Continues to Amaze
This dwarf planet sure knows how to get a BIG reaction because we’re stunned by the latest images from our New Horizons spacecraft!Back on July 14, the spacecraft completed it’s historic Pluto flyby, and is now in an intensive downlink phase. During this time, New Horizons will send us some of the b...
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How Well Do You Know Venus?
Similar in structure and size to Earth, Venus’ thick, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway greenhouse effect. A permanent layer of clouds traps heat, creating surface temperatures hot enough to melt lead. How did Venus get its name? It is named for the ancient Roman goddess of love and beauty. I...
Space Gardening 101
You can’t escape eating (or gardening!) your vegetables, even if you’re in space. On Aug. 10, astronauts on the International Space Station sampled their first space grown salad. This freshly harvest red romaine lettuce was grown in the “Veggie” plant growth chamber that is designed to make gardens ...
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What’s Enceladus?
Before we tell you about Enceladus, let’s first talk about our Cassini spacecraft…Our Cassini mission to Saturn is one of the most ambitious efforts in planetary space exploration ever mounted. Cassini is a sophisticated robotic spacecraft orbiting the ringed planet and studying the Saturnian system...
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100th Anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity (GR), one of the most important scientific achievements in the last century.A key result of Einstein’s theory is that matter warps space-time, and thus a massive object can cause an observable bending of lig...
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Happy Earth Day!
It’s Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than to show you a glimpse of our various efforts to protect and understand our home planet. We’re able to use the vantage point of space to improve our understanding of the most complex planet we’ve seen yet…EARTH! Our Earth-observing satellites, air...
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5 Myths About Becoming an Astronaut
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become a NASA Astronaut? The term “astronaut” derives from the Greek word meaning “space sailor,” and refers to all who have been launched as crew members aboard NASA spacecraft bound for orbit and beyond. We’re looking for a new class of astronaut...
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7 Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small
Earth, our home planet, is the fifth largest planet in our solar system and the only planet we know of where life exists. Even though Earth seems extremely large to us, it is actually a tiny spec in the vast expanse of the universe. Here are 7 space facts that will make you feel very small. 1. Our s...
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15 Years of Station Told in 15 Gifs
1. International Space Station Assembly AnimationFrom 1998 to 2011, five different space agencies representing 15 countries assembled the International Space Station, the largest structure ever built in space.  Today humans are still living and work in the orbital laboratory. November 2, 2015 marks ...
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What’s Up for December?
View Mars right now, and prepare for 2016, the best Mars viewing year since 2005! Last month early risers watched small, reddish Mars dance with brighter Jupiter and Venus just before sunrise. This month Mars rises earlier-by about 2 a.m. local time. Its reddish color is unmistakable, even without a...
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How Well Do you Know Neptune?
Dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds, Neptune is the last of the hydrogen and helium gas giants in our solar system. More than 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, the planet takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun! In fact, in 2011, Neptune completed its first orbit since its discover...
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