A power spacewalk outside the space station, honoring a former ‘Hidden Figure,’ and a “way cool” find of a hot Jupiter … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-A%20Power%20Spacewalk%20Outside%20the%20Space%20Station%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20June%2026,%202020 Producer: Andre Valentine Editor: Lacey Young […]

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Tune in for our next International Space Station spacewalk! On Friday, June 26, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will begin the 228th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades. Astronauts Cassidy and Behnken will exit the station’s Quest airlock to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for one of two power channels […]

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Have burning questions about asteroids? Our experts have answers! (Spoiler Alert: none of them will hit Earth.) Our solar system is littered with asteroids and comets and sometimes they get a little close to Earth. When an asteroid or comet looks like it could come near our home planet, we keep close watch to warn […]

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Tune in for our next International Space Station spacewalk! On Wednesday, July 1, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will begin the 229th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades. Astronauts Cassidy and Behnken will exit the station’s Quest airlock to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for one of two power channels […]

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On her first trip to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. Find out the plans for her next trip during a live event at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 1. Rubins and two Russian crewmates will launch to the station in October. source

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How did life begin on Earth? Does life exist beyond our home planet? How do we search for it? These are the really tough questions astrobiologists want to answer by studying life as we know it. Here’s what you need to know about our search for life in the cosmos: https://www.nasa.gov/content/the-search-for-life source

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A mighty powerful spacewalk outside the space station, a look at the space station’s next crew, and updates on our Artemis program … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-A%20Mighty%20Powerful%20Spacewalk%20Outside%20the%20Space%20Station%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20July%203,%202020 source

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Astronauts Chris Cassidy, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken commemorate Independence Day in the United States. They explain the history of the American flag that was flown on the first and last space shuttle missions, which Doug and Bob will carry back to Earth when they return home aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft. For […]

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Meet the team designing and building the Psyche mission’s gamma ray and neutron spectrometer. This instrument on the spacecraft will detect, measure, and map Psyche’s elemental composition. It is mounted on a 6-foot (2-meter) boom to distance the sensors from background radiation created by energetic particles interacting with the spacecraft and to provide an unobstructed […]

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NASA’s next Mars rover has a name – Perseverance. Like every exploration mission before, our rover is going to face challenges, and it’s going to make amazing discoveries.  The time at hand is hard. We have already surmounted many obstacles on our way to Red Planet, but as humans we will not give up. We […]

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