Replacing the Space Station’s Solar Array Batteries

After completing the first of 10 spacewalks to upgrade the station, astronaut Christina Koch wrote: "The great @Space_Station battery swap series of spacewalks is underway! A joy & privilege working with @AstroDrewMorgan outside, @astro_luca as the lead for suits & airlock, @Astro_Jessica as robotic arm operator, & the incredible teams in Houston. 3 batteries complete, 9 to go!" Image Credit: NASA/Christina Koch

Astronaut Nick Hague Soaks Up Views of Earth | NASA

As he prepares to conclude his stay aboard the orbiting laboratory this week, astronaut Nick Hague shared this photo saying: "Today is my last Monday living on this orbiting laboratory and I’m soaking up my final views. The @Space_Station is truly an engineering marvel. #MondayMotivation."  Hague will return to Earth after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He and Expedition 60 and … Continue reading Astronaut Nick Hague Soaks Up Views of Earth | NASA

Viewing a Launch From Above | NASA

From aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 60 astronaut Christina Koch photographed the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft ascending into space after its launch from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. After a four-orbit, six-hour journey, the Soyuz docked to the Space Station with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the … Continue reading Viewing a Launch From Above | NASA

Top Five Technologies Needed for a Spacecraft to Survive Deep Space | NASA

When a spacecraft built for humans ventures into deep space, it requires an array of features to keep it and a crew inside safe. Both distance and duration demand that spacecraft must have systems that can reliably operate far from home, be capable of keeping astronauts alive in case of emergencies and still be light … Continue reading Top Five Technologies Needed for a Spacecraft to Survive Deep Space | NASA

30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby | NASA

Neptune as taken from NASA's Voyager 2 Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of the Voyager mission's Grand Tour of the solar system's four giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune … Continue reading 30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby | NASA

Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn’t Exist | NASA

As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away.  The conundrum is that the disk shouldn't be there, based on current … Continue reading Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn’t Exist | NASA