This new global view and animation of Earth's city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, beginning a mission to study Earth's radiation belts.
This movie from NASA's Curiosity rover shows most of the high-resolution frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager between the jettison of the heat shield and touchdown. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Sony Pictures Animation team created a special one-minute segment from the film to help bring attention to the many high tech gadgets and everyday items that come from NASA technology.
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This animation depicts the proposed test flight of the Orion spacecraft in 2014.
The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning, on a mission to measure both global climate changes and key weather variables.
NASA is ready to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System -- an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.