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Glorious Sunrise at the Start of a Spacewalk

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei exits the International Space Station on Oct. 10, 2017, for a spacewalk in this photograph taken by fellow spacewalker Randy Bresnik. Bresnik wrote, “A glorious sunrise greeted @Astro_Sabot and I at the start of our 2nd #spacewalk. His visor reflection shows the airlock hatch we came out.” NASA Image of the Day


Dream Chaser at Dawn

Dawn brings the sight of Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s reusable spaceplane, as it sits on the runway at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. NASA Image of the Day



Where Does the Sand Come From?

This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. NASA Image of the Day



Oct. 4, 1957 – Sputnik, the Dawn of the Space Age

History changed on Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The world’s first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, about 23 inches in diameter and weighing less than 190 pounds. NASA Image of the Day


First Meeting of the National Space Council

Members of the National Space Council are seen during the council’s first meeting on Oct. 5 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence heard testimony from representatives from civil space, commercial space, and national security space industry representatives. NASA Image of the Day



Goodbye to the Dark Side

Stunning views like this image of Saturn’s night side are only possible thanks to our robotic emissaries like Cassini. NASA Image of the Day


It’s Planting Season on the International Space Station

It’s planting season on the International Space Station! NASA astronaut Joe Acaba prepared the Veggie facility for three different kinds of lettuce seeds as part of the VEG-03-D investigation. This is the first time seeds from multiple kinds of plants are being grown in the facility all at the same time. NASA Image of the Day


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