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Flying Through an Aurora

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph on social media writing, “words can’t describe how it feels flying through an #aurora. I wouldn’t even know where to begin….”
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Orion’s First Crew Module Complete 600x350

NASA’s first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida!
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Astronauts on the International Space Station are getting a super cool 3-D printer, the first ever to be flown in space!
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SSS Light and Dark in the Universe 600X350

Saturday Space Sight: Located in the constellation of Perseus, this star is in the early stages of its life and is still forming into a fully-grown star.
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SSS_Next Stop Pluto

Saturday Space Sight: NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons is en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto!
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The pale rocks in this photo from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover include the “Bonanza King” target under consideration to become the fourth rock drilled by the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
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Journey to Mars

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
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America's Next Giant Leap

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system.
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