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(webstagram) You probably dreamed of this… ✨ 👩‍🚀⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The next frontier isn’t just for the next generation – it’s for this generation. With our Artemis program, we will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.⁣⁣ ⁣ 📚 We’ve been learning.⁣ 🚀 We’ve been building.⁣ 💪 We’ve been training.⁣ ⁣ And now it’s time.⁣ ⁣⁣ #NASA #space #astronaut #inspiration #Moon #Mars



(webstagram) It was a dark and stormy flyby... 🛰️🌀⁣ ⁣ Our @NASAJuno spacecraft's JunoCam captured images of the chaotic, stormy northern hemisphere of Jupiter during its 24th close pass of the giant planet on Dec. 26, 2019. Using data from the flyby, citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this color-enhanced image. At the time, the spacecraft was about 14,600 miles (23,500 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds, at a latitude of about 69 degrees north.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS⁣ Image processing by Kevin M. Gill, © CC BY⁣ ⁣ #juno #jupiter #storms #clouds #facesinplaces #junocam



(webstagram) The light cannot exist without the dark 🖤⁣ ⁣ This spiral galaxy, beautifully streaked with tendrils of reddish dust, was captured by @NASAHubble as a part of a black hole study. Black holes are fundamental components of galaxies and are thought to lurk at the hearts of many — if not all — spirals.⁣ ⁣ Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣ ⁣ Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Seth ⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Galaxy #BlackHoles



(webstagram) Get. Excited. People. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ America (and the world’s) most powerful rocket is gearing up to check off a major milestone with its Green Run test series. Locked and loaded into its test stand at @NASAStennis, our Space Launch System is being prepped for the first top-to-bottom integrated testing of the stage’s systems prior to its #Artemis Moon mission flights.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ Green Run testing will take place over several months and culminates with an eight-minute, full-duration hot fire of the stage’s four RS-25 engines to generate 2 million pounds of thrust, as during an actual launch. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Image Credit: NASA ⁣ #NASA #Space #GetExcited #Rockets



(webstagram) A little blob of paint on the masterpiece of the night sky 🎨⁣ ⁣ @NASAHubble spotted this bright, round galaxy located 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the Painter’s Easel). ⁣ ⁣ Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣ ⁣ Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Bellini et al.⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Space #Galaxy



(webstagram) Just look at it. 🌏 Taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (@iss), this image captures the essence and beauty of our delicate blue marble. Here, the Sun's glint beams over the Philippine Sea highlighting the clouds and their shadows during an orbital sunrise. Image Credit: NASA



(webstagram) Teamwork makes the dream work 🤝⁣ ⁣ Astronauts Christina Koch (@astro_christina) and Jessica Meir (@astro_jessica) work together outside the International Space Station to move a large battery during a Jan. 15 spacewalk, in this image captured by their crewmate Luca Parmitano of @europeanspaceagency.⁣ ⁣ The two NASA astronauts successfully replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays. Meir and Koch are scheduled to venture outside again Monday, Jan. 20, for the final spacewalk to complete an upgrade of the station's power systems.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: ESA/NASA⁣ ⁣ #nasa #spacewalk #astronaut #teamwork



(webstagram) Flying towards the future 🚀 On Dec. 20, 2019, @boeing conducted its first ever Orbital Flight Test. This test brings us closer to launching @nasaastronauts to the @iss from American soil. Watch the Starliner story! #nasa #space #starliner #boeing #commercialcrew



(webstagram) Was 2019 an eventful year for you? It certainly was for our home planet. ⁣ ⁣ Last year, Earth experienced volcanic eruptions, tropical cyclones, a total solar eclipse and much more. What better way to reflect on the events of 2019 than through the “eyes” of our Earth-observing satellites? These space assets constantly orbit our globe and provide invaluable information to scientists, government agencies and people like you. ⁣ ⁣ For more information, click the link the bio ⬆️⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Earth #2019



(webstagram) The frozen surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus 🥶 ⁣ ⁣ Enceladus' bright white coating of ice may look similar to where you live this time of year. It may be similar to Earth in other ways — though only about 310 miles (500 km) across, it is thought to have a very active world of liquid salty water, simple organic materials, and hydrothermal vents in a vast ocean beneath its crust. So active, in fact, that a plume of icy material continuously spews from the “tiger stripes” (fractures in the crust) on its South Pole hundreds of miles into space, even contributing to forming one of Saturn’s outer, icy rings.⁣ ⁣ This image was taken in 2015 on a flyby from our now-completed #Cassini mission, from which scientists are still analyzing data today. Enceladus remains a prime target for future exploration of worlds in our solar system where life could exist.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute⁣ ⁣ #NASA #ice #moon #saturn #winter #icecold



(webstagram) What a good Moon. 🌙⁣ ⁣ This image of a waxing crescent Moon was taken on the International Space Station (@ISS), as it orbited 260 miles (418 kilometers) above the north African country of Algeria on Jan. 1, 2020.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Space #Moon #horizon #spacestation



(webstagram) Forget caps and gowns. They’re getting spacesuits. 👩‍🚀 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We welcomed 13 new astronauts today! The new astronauts successfully completed more than two years of required basic training and are the first to graduate under the Artemis program.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ From left are, NASA astronaut Jonny Kim (@jonnyykim), @CanadianSpaceAgency (CSA) astronaut Joshua Kutryk, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins (@astro_watkins), CSA astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbon (@astro_jenni), NASA astronauts Kayla Barron (@astro_kayla), Jasmin Moghbeli (@astrojaws), Loral O'Hara, Zena Cardman (@zenanaut), Raja Chari, Matthew Dominick (@matthew.dominick), Bob Hines (@astro_farmerbob) and Warren Hoburg (@whoburg). ⁣⁣ ⁣ They are now eligible for assignments to the International Space Station (@ISS), Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #NASA #NewAstronauts #Artemis #turtlesofinstagram


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