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  • Expedition 34

    Expedition 34

    Learn more about the International Space Station and the current Expedition 34 crew.

    › Space Station Section  |  › Expedition 34  |  › Interactive Station Guide
  • Artist's concept of the NuSTAR spacecraft


    NuSTAR launched June 13, beginning its mission to search for black holes, map supernova explosions, and study the most extreme active galaxies.

  • The SpaceX Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket.

    Commercial Space Transportation

    NASA is shepherding efforts in the private sector to develop safe, affordable and reliable space transportation systems.

    › Commercial Crew Program
  • GRAIL artist's rendition

    GRAIL, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory

    The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission will create the most accurate gravitational map of the moon to date.

  • NPP artist concept

    Suomi NPP

    The mission of Suomi NPP is to foster the understanding, monitoring and prediction of long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions



    NEEMO provides a convincing analog to space exploration, and its crew experiences some of the same challenges underwater as they would in space.

    › Meet the NEEMO 15 Crew
  • Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)


    06.12.07 - SOFIA is an airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and Webb space telescopes, as well as Earth-based telescopes.

  • Artist concept of Juno. Image credit: NASA/JPL


    06.26.09 - Beneath its clouds, Jupiter holds secrets about our solar system’s early history. Juno will endeavor to unlock these secrets.

  • Aquarius/SAC-D Artist's Concept


    04.21.11 - The Aquarius/SAC-D mission launched on June 10, 2011 on a mission to map ocean salinity.

  • MESSENGER at Mercury

    01.07.08 - NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft became the first mission to go into orbit around Mercury on March 17, 2011.

  • Glory spacecraft


    The Glory mission failed to reach orbit after launch. Telemetry indicated the fairing did not separate as expected.



    11.04.10 - NASA's EPOXI mission successfully flew by comet Hartley 2 at about 10 a.m. EDT, Nov. 4, 2010. Hartley 2 is the fifth comet nucleus visited by a spacecraft.

  • NASA's Hubble Space Telescope after servicing.

    Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Astonishing Discoveries

    04.23.10 - The Hubble Space Telescope roared into space 20 years ago to begin a career rewriting what we know about the universe around us.

  • Artist's concept of GOES-O in orbit

    GOES-P Satellite Successfully Launches

    The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P, or GOES-P, is the latest in a series of meteorological satellites designed to watch for storm development and weather conditions on Earth.

  • Artist concept of SDO probe

    Solar Dynamics Observatory (sdo)

    02.10.08 - The Solar Dynamics Observatory began its mission on Feb. 11, 2010, in an effort to help us understand the sun's influence on Earth.

  • WISE Launch

    WISE: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

    WISE will study the solar system, Milky Way and universe. Among the objects WISE will study are asteroids, the coolest and dimmest stars and the most luminous galaxies.

  • Ares 1-X flight test

    Ares I-X Flight Test

    NASA's first flight test for the agency's next-generation spacecraft and launch vehicle system, called Ares I-X, will bring NASA one step closer to its exploration goals.

    › Ares I-X Flight Test Section
  • Diviner thermal map of LCROSS impact sites

    LCROSS Impacts the Lunar Surface

    The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted the moon after a journey of nearly 5.6 million miles that included several orbits around Earth and the moon.

    › Learn More
  • Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf

    Operation Ice Bridge

    Operation Ice Bridge, a six-year NASA field campaign, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield a three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.

  • Hubble image of NGC 6302

    NASA Releases Images from Refurbished Hubble

    09.09.09 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business after astronauts refurbished it in May. These first snapshots from Hubble showcase the 19-year-old telescope's new vision.

    › View images and comment  |  › Read the feature  |  › NASA's press release