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A view of the island of Hawaii taken from the International Space Station.
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On this first weekend of spring, let’s look back at the winter of 2015 from high above Chicago.
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International Space Station astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy.
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Oh the places you’ll go: Capt. Joe Spracklen, an Air Defense Artillery Captains Career Course student, takes photos of galaxies with a special camera and a telescope.
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The igniter motor for the NASA Peregrine was developed and characterized by AMRDEC engineers in a unique collaborative effort between the two agencies.
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Saturday Space Sight: Dwarf planet in sight! These two views of Ceres were acquired by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft from a distance of about 52,000 miles.
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NRL astrophysicist Dr. T.L. Wilson is part of a multi-national research team that has discovered an outburst in the infrared from a deeply embedded protostar.
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Female U-2 Pilot Blazes Trail Through Society, Space

Saturday Space Sight: Air Force Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal receives a maintenance check on her full pressure suit in prep for her U-2 flight at Beale AFB.
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