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[VIDEO] The John Glenn Story, 1963

A film biography of Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. It portrays Glenn’s youth in New Concord, Ohio, his service as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War, and highlights of his momentous [...]

Hubble Spotlights a Celestial Sidekick

This image was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), a highly efficient wide-field camera covering the optical and near-infrared parts of the spectrum. While this lovely image contains hundreds of [...]

[VIDEO] NASA: Huygens Probe Mission Decent Camera

This movie, built with data collected during the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by [...]

Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s ‘Superhero Robot’

Designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, this “female” robot could be the precursor to robo-astronauts that will help colonize Mars. What if NASA’s Robonaut grew legs and indulged in steroids? The result might be close to what NASA [...]

Driving Distances on Mars & the Moon

From a great tumblr site, spaceexp: This chart provides a comparison of the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Mars and Earth’s moon. Of the vehicles shown, NASA’s Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity are still [...]

[VIDEO] Morpheus Free Flight 13

The Morpheus/ALHAT team completed Free Flight 13 (FF13) at the KSC SLF on Thursday, May 22, 2014. This was Bravo’s 11th and ALHAT’s 4th free flight; the 1st with ALHAT running in closed-loop mode. For this test initial data indicated [...]

Interactive Panorama Lets You Stand on Mars

From @wiredscience: An interactive panorama lets you stand on Mars with @MarsCuriosity: http://t.co/2KtPRBqkF1pic.twitter.com/tlVb2XOspM — NASA (@NASA) May 2, 2014 Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking [...]