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Catching a spacecraft: all in a day’s work! 
At 5:28 a.m. EST, astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor used the International Space Station’s robotic arm to capture @NorthropGrumman’s #Cygnus spacecraft as @Astro_Alex_ESA monitored the spacecraft’s systems during its approach. After delivering more than 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware, the spacecraft will spend about three months attached to the space station before departing in February 2019. 
Each day, the station completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the three humans living and working aboard the station conduct important science and research using cargo from incoming spacecraft, such as the Cygnus. Their work will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before.

Credit: NASA/Serena Auñón-Chancellor

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Catching a spacecraft: all in a day’s work! At 5:28 ...

Washington, D.C. makes the perfect backdrop for a rocket launch! 🚀
The @NorthropGrumman #Antares rocket, with #Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in this long exposure. It launched from Pad-0A early this morning at @NASAWallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 10th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (@ISS) will deliver about 7,400 pounds of science, supplies, and food for the crew on board.

Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

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Washington, D.C. makes the perfect backdrop for a rocket launch! ...

🚀 Here at Wallops Island in Virginia, we're getting ready for a rocket launch! @NorthropGrumman's #Antares rocket, with #Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen rolling out and raised vertical on the launchpad at @NASAWallops. Cygnus will deliver about 7,500 pounds of science, supplies and hardware to the @ISS and its crew. Liftoff is currently targeted for 4:01 a.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 17. If skies are clear, many on the East Coast will be able to look up and see the launch.

Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

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🚀 Here at Wallops Island in Virginia, we're getting ready ...

🌞 🌒 🛰 The Moon transits the Sun, as seen from the vantage point of our Solar Dyamics Observatory satellite on Nov. 7, 2018. There's scientific value in capturing images of these transits: The sharp edge of the lunar limb helps researchers measure how light diffracts around the telescope's optics and filter support grids, allowing scientists to better calibrate their instruments.

Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

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🌞 🌒 🛰 The Moon transits the Sun, as seen ...

Following a week of tests in the Pacific Ocean, Kennedy Space Center's Exploration Ground Systems team is "ready to rock and roll" for recovery of our Orion spacecraft, after it splashes down at the end of Exploration Mission-1. Here, during night operations out in the open water, a test Orion capsule is pulled into the well deck of a U.S. Navy ship. 
Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Following a week of tests in the Pacific Ocean, Kennedy ...

Here's a look at the majestic beauty of snow, as seen from space. ❄️This photo shows curling snow drifts magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea.

@EuropeanSpaceAgency astronaut @thom_astro, a member of the Expedition 50 crew, captured this image from the @iss on Feb. 9, 2017, saying, "winter landscapes are also magical from the International Space Station: this river north of Kiev reminds me of a Hokusai painting." Each day, the International Space Station completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the crew conducts important science and research. Crew members on the space station photograph the Earth from their unique perspective, hovering 200 miles above us, documenting Earth from space. This record is crucial to how we see the planet changing over time, from human-caused changes like urban growth, to natural dynamic events such as hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Credits: NASA/ESA/Thomas Pesquet

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Inkblot test! 🐉 😜 🌀 🐕 🐙 What do you see in this image by our @NASAJuno spacecraft? We keep finding new shapes hidden in Jupiter's swirling clouds. 
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

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Inkblot test! 🐉 😜 🌀 🐕 🐙 What do you ...

photo_library Views from space never get old! 👀 “It was in this fabulous country that I first learned what it means to travel beyond my #Horizons and how to see the world with open eyes,” says European astronaut Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex_ESA) who captured these images of New Zealand as the International Space Station (@ISS) passed over during an orbit of Earth.

Gerst is currently one of three humans living and working aboard our orbiting laboratory. Each day, the station completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the crew conducts important science and research. Their work will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before.

Credit: ESA/NASA-A.Gerst

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Views from space never get old! 👀 “It was in ...

Behold: The beauty of our home planet! 😍 The orange hue surrounding Earth, known as airglow, diffuse bands of light that stretch 50 to 400 miles into our atmosphere.

Airglow reveals some workings of the upper reaches of our atmosphere. It can help scientists learn about the movement of particles near the interface of Earth and space, including the connections between space weather and Earth weather. Satellites offer one way to study this dynamic zone. Our Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite that launches early in the morning of Nov. 7 will help scientists understand the physical processes at work where Earth’s atmosphere interacts with near-Earth space.

Credit: NASA

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Behold: The beauty of our home planet! 😍 The orange ...

Shadows on Earth can be mysterious, but when they occur in space, they can convey information we otherwise could not know. 
Nearly 1,300 light-years away, the shadow of the debris from a young star in the form of a "Bat Shadow" spans 200 times the length of our solar system in the Serpens Nebula. The near-infrared vision of our @NASAHubble Space Telescope captured the shadow cast by the fledgling star's brilliant light, revealing secrets of its unseen planet-forming disk.

Credit: NASA, ESA and STScI

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Shadows on Earth can be mysterious, but when they occur ...

😉 Can you find the smiling face in this patch of space, captured by our @NASAHubble Space Telescope? The unprecedented resolution of Hubble's camera is high enough to locate and study regions of star formation -- and see galaxies in all shapes, colors and sizes. 
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt

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play_circle_filled Experience high-res #science in first #8K ultra high definition (UHD) video from the International Space Station. Get closer to the in-space experience and see how human spaceflight is improving lives on Earth, while enabling humanity to explore the universe. Watch and download: nasa.gov/8k-science 🚀🔬🌟🎥

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