A sound investment 🚀
Sounding rockets are small, instrument-carrying research rockets designed to take measurements in space without the wait time of longer missions. Find out how these quick flights unlock mysteries of the solar system: go.nasa.gov/3y2zOL7
Stargazers, be sure to look up tonight. ✨
With clear skies, the stars in the night sky will appear bright because our Moon is in its new phase, where the Moon is in the same part of the sky as the Sun, making it invisible to those on Earth. go.nasa.gov/3QUEBa1
Help NASA scientists solve a fundamental mystery about Mars! 🔎
Identify clouds in data collected by our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and you can contribute to the understanding of the Red Planet: go.nasa.gov/3nmqEnS
We collaborated with @GoogleArts to celebrate stories of #Pride from our workforce highlighting the diversity, individuality, and shared humanity that empowers us to explore our planet and the cosmos: bit.ly/39XaY7E
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our #CAPSTONE mission has launched to test a new type of lunar orbit, blazing a trail that will help take #Artemis missions to the Moon: go.nasa.gov/39VWll0
Live video coverage of Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus space freighter’s departure from the International @Space_Station is set for 5:45am ET (9:45 UTC) on Tuesday, June 28.
More details: go.nasa.gov/3xQivg8
This weekend, we launched a suborbital rocket from northern Australia to study X-rays deep within the Milky Way.
Next up Down Under? Two missions measuring ultraviolet light from Alpha Centauri, supporting our search for life on other worlds: go.nasa.gov/3QQtZZS
Liftoff! 🚀 The XQC mission is on its way to suborbital space to measure X-rays coming from the inner part of our galaxy. The entire flight lasts around 15 minutes before the payload safely parachutes back down to Earth.
LAUNCH UPDATE: We're standing down from the June 27 launch attempt for #CAPSTONE to allow @RocketLab to perform final systems checks. Teams are evaluating weather and other factors to determine the date of the next launch attempt. Details: go.nasa.gov/3u4zdHB
This week, we named seven new flight directors to lead astronaut missions, @MarsCuriosity captured stunning landscape images, and we selected concepts for tech that could power future exploration of the Moon.
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These images? They’re Mars!
@NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is releasing one of its last rainbow-colored maps, revealing dozens of minerals found on the Red Planet’s surface. The 5.6-gigapixel map will be released in batches over the next six months. go.nasa.gov/39MbGnW
Congratulations to John Williams on receiving the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal. His unforgettable film scores, including Star Wars, have inspired curiosity in many of us. We’ve been fortunate to incorporate his work into NASA concerts at the @KenCen and around the world.
Although #MissionToPsyche does not have a path to launch in 2022, I am incredibly proud of this team. Despite the many obstacles they faced, this team persevered to find solutions to bring this mission this far.
Some decisions aren't easy, but they're the right ones to make. Our #MissionToPsyche won't make its planned 2022 launch attempt. An independent review board (usually experts from government, academia & industry) will look at options for next steps: go.nasa.gov/3Nsg9du