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For more than 60 years, NASA has been breaking barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible—from walking on the Moon to pushing the boundaries of human spaceflight farther than ever before. We work in space and around the world in laboratories and wind tunnels, on airfields and in control rooms to explore some of life’s fundamental mysteries: What’s out there in space? How do we get there? And what can we learn that will make life better here on Earth?

We are passionate professionals united by a common purpose: to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. Today, we continue NASA’s legacy of excellence and innovation through an unprecedented array of missions. We are developing the most advanced rockets and spacecraft ever designed, studying the Earth for answers to critical challenges facing our planet, improving the air transportation experience, and so much more.

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☁️ At 250 miles above the southern Pacific Ocean, astronaut Doug Hurley captured “Cloud Art” from aboard the International Space Station. What would you name this masterpiece?
☁️ At 250 miles above the southern Pacific Ocean, astronaut Doug H
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- Brain in the Clouds - Improved version of “Head in the Clouds” As a neuroscientist, I see cortical wrinkles.  7 
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Glimpses of self perception! Jajaja.
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"Silver Lining" because at first glance it looked like what I'd think our intestines would look like but also looks silver so that's how I came up with the name...but on top of that, it's not from our insides and since it's from space, "Silver Lining" seems appropriate too! Hope you like it!!! 😍👍  7 
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God's an awesome painter.  6 
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That implies direct intervention, which the whole idea of the God character is that there is no intervention so it can't be disproven.
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Oh no, please stop imposing religion on everything.
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Diane Danielson Zach Webb no proof of any gods exists. I say the burden of proof falls on the believer. No believers so far in human history have been able to prove the existence of and god or gods. However science has been able to show religious 'proof' i.e. shroud of turan is faked and fabricated by man.
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Looks like a brain to me. The little squiggles. I'd call it brain wave.  1 
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Well maybe we will get an angry red spot like Jupiter because of our activity on the planet.
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I'm a woodworker - if that were a piece of maple, that figure would be called 'quilted'----- so, call it "quilted cumulous"
    
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Ankara, the heart of Turkey, aglow in the dark of night and space.

This image, captured by NASA Astronauts aboard the International Space Station shows the capital of Turkey lit up with the interwoven city grid and strings of highways. The variation in color comes from different light bulb technologies, and broadly outlines the separation between industrial and residential areas.

Take a closer look: https://go.nasa.gov/2DcR47O
Ankara, the heart of Turkey, aglow in the dark of night and space.Th
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Thank you for taking such beautiful photos of our world! They supply a perspective that most of us will never have the opportunity to see firsthand. 🇺🇸  7 
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Even though I haven't lived there for last 26 years , I love the city I was born in...Güzel Ankaram...  7 
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It is wonderful that you can share such amazing photos of earth. You have a spectacular view. 🇨🇦❤️  1 
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I wish they would do MORE of these on a clear Day/night ,Other than u.s or other out of the way counties ! As through the year their Must be clear days?  1 
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Jeanette Alexander 'Out of the way' is a relative concept, you know. To them, New York City is some strange, distant place. This is hardly a dirt road crossing in Siberia...  1 
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Oh I,m Sure it will ok
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Michael Anthony I,m Sure But never seen them Here only cloudy. /misty. Out the way places ,like Kazakhstan or places like that 🤔
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Jeanette Alexander there is more.
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Jeanette Alexander just Google them by "(place) from ISS". The photo repository is on NASA's site somewhere as well. Some crews are better photographers than others though!
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Jeanette Alexander google earth will show you everything
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It is like a heap of glittering golden chains embedded with precious gems
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I'm constantly amazed, and humbled, at these views from space!Thanks for sharing them!!!
    
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The Mini-RF instrument on our NASA Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter found that the lunar subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than previously thought. This discovery may help us better understand how the Moon was formed: https://go.nasa.gov/3f3r2C3
The Mini-RF instrument on our NASA Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter f
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Well this sounds all bits funny .when they first landed on the moon I thought the purpose was getting samples ,so what makes them think there's material today , wasn't that the purpose to go to the moon in the first place , why didn't they find out these materials when they first landed there if they ever did  10 
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Because...not all locations on the Moon are identical to all others? You know, just like down here.  10 
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The Moons surface area is larger than the entire Pacific Ocean, theres a lot of ground to cover  2 
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Six sample sites from an area the size of Africa seems a bit inadequate, no?  2 
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Oh, good - we've got Castrato the Clown here to whinge about reality.  1 
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John Dwyer good point. Everyone who believes the narrative will find a way to explain this. Just watch.
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John Dwyer Exactly my thoughts
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Good...now let us keep those precious things where they belong without interference. Love this photo🥰🥰🥰  10 
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As pretty as the moon is, i rather prefer mining over there than in the rainforest or arctic.  6 
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I always struggle with the mindset of someone who would rather mine in our own biosphere than a lifeless rock. What are you smoking, exatly?  4 
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Lizzie Lee Limited mining to build lunar habitats could be sustainable. Fewer resources mined and those that are stay on the moon.  1 
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Jay, I would prefer no mining. At all. Anything for monetary gain at the expense of nature/space is not appealing to me nor is the interference with nature for the sake of answering a question (personally). The "I'd rather" portion doesn't apply to anything I said...however, some people need to feed the ego, I understand.  1 
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I would rather it not be mined. How about this for fun, how about we stop over extracting precious resources altogether? There are plenty of people who are against it (friendly debate). That is your opinion and based on opinion I find that you do not care more thoroughly about the resources around our planet as you do for the rainforest and the artic...don't let the pursuit of knowledge destroy something meant to be here for not just us but the generations to come. If one does not know the effect of mining the moon (which my original post was a statement and not an accusation) then you'll never know the impact that it may or may not have. How temporary endeavors can have lasting permanent impacts. As we see. But that is my opinion as a retort to yours. I respect yours.  1 
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Steven, I respect your point of view. The possibility is there, no doubt...whether it is right or wrong depends on the level of care one has with things they did not make to destroy or take in excess from.
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Let's hope humans don't mess up the moon with mining and junk , we've already messed up Mother Earth !  6 
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David Startupx Kindly explain. Apart from aestethics, what's to mess up? The Moon is sterile, barren...  2 
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David Startupx How do you mess up a ball of dust without any eco system?  2 
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Richard Jonsson by adding an eco system?  1 
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With that attitude quite easy !
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Richer in metals than previously thought... Barren of vegetation yes but rich of metals.
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God I would so love to be in a rocket now just to go and have a tour then back again  5 
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Mike Rogers me too.
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Mike Rogers dreadful waste of resourses though
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Before everyone freaks out about mining the moon, it isn't going to happen anytime soon. The costs involved are much too astronomical to even consider it.  4 
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Robots will do the work for us. When you see the Price of hélium 3 it is worth it  1 
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Ryan Cole It isn't for the titanium either
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Rob McNearny really depressed this is the only reason it hasnt happened
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Rob McNearny no pun intended!
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Rob McNearny Wah-Waaaah [sad trombone].
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And why do you think Musk is busting to be the guy taking the USA back to space? #Hint It's not for the view.
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Who cares spend it on the homeless! Imagine what that kind of money could do for them!  1 
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Sure, let's do that. And give NASA the military's budget instead.
    
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While Jupiter's Great Red Spot has churned in the planet's atmosphere for many years, the feature at the center of this NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter image is brand new. Called "Clyde’s Spot,” the storm named after its discover, amateur astronomer Clyde Foster. https://go.nasa.gov/2DfFhFX
While Jupiter's Great Red Spot has churned in the planet's atmosphere
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The photos of the Shoemaker Levy comet hitting Jupiter were awesome!  11 
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Colossal storm How enormous it can fit the entire world comfortably. Unbelievable It has been spinning for over 300 years ... . And it will continue to rotate With the power to destroy ... And it's beautiful but scary...  6 
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😄😄😄👍👍👍
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Looks like a Big Fried Egg! Wow. .....incredible photo!!
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I don't know why they dont show all there photos an keep most hidden.  5 
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How do you know about these photos if they're hidden?  19 
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*their Thousands of photos are available but they don't just magically appear, you have to go look at them.  9 
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Maybe goto the gallery on their government website?? Also you're not entitled to see all of their data images. Just sayin  6 
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And the total number is not small. How patient are you?  1 
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Jay Ford “They” told him
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Would just love to go back to college. Amazing discovery. NASA!  3 
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Maria Kondonijakos You can do astrophotography
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There have Biger storm plant cannot allowed Astonut land there mind die in this plant is bad storm there
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Stephen Page That would be a rough landing 😂
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Saw this great red spot thru my telescope!💥🔭Amazing!
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Escobedo Mariel what telescope do you have please I intend to buy one and getting recommendations
    
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30 years ago, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope unlocked a window to the universe. Through that window we’ve seen the wonders of our Milky Way and expanded our vision across the galaxy. Explore some of these incredible discoveries about the galaxy we call home: https://go.nasa.gov/2NYGwLO
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The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to use a Star Tracker System which was built by BEI Electronics in Little Rock, Arkansas. I was proud to have the Structural And Dynamics Analysis contract to perform the testing and computer analysis of that wonderful system which took two years. What a wonderful thrill that it has worked all of these years.  11 
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35 years ago I played a small role working for the company who procured the contract that built the optics for this. How proud I am  8 
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Wendy Ann Matson Felicitaciones !!!
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I love how Hubble has brought the universe to our living rooms. Hearing about the JWT was extremely exciting, knowing it can reach where Hubble can't. But the excitement became disappointed as the launch date for JWT was suspended due to technical issues. Now years has past and with the dedication of the NASA crew, have kept my excitement for the JWT launch, intact. Roll on JWT launch day and forever grateful to Hubble... ❤️  3 
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Really, has it been 30 years since the "Hubble Space Telescope" arrived in space,to open a window to the stars?! That's just amazing!  2 
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The images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope was breathtaking. It certainly changed our understanding of the universe. I can't wait for the JWT images.
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JWT? You mean JWST and that's in infra red telescope
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I love the story behid Hubble. So much dedication and love been put in it and for a great reason. Thank you :)
    
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Our friend - the Moon - is putting on a show tonight! 🌝

Look to the sky at 12:44 a.m. EDT to see the first full Moon of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and a partial penumbral eclipse, visible from most of North America: https://go.nasa.gov/3ipSMTo
Our friend - the Moon - is putting on a show tonight! 🌝 Look to t
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I can absolutely promise you, that all of us that are working for the emergency services, are absolutely feeling that full moon! 🤦🏼‍♀️  40 
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Lucy Parrott thank you for your service  2 
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Lucy thank you for your service and to all serving...happy 4th of July to all  1 
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Lucy Parrott so true full moons, fridays, the 13th were always busy in the ER. I've been there too. Thank you for your service.  1 
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Lucy Parrott I live in Scotland so our pubs ain’t open yet but I am guessing it’s been total bedlam tonight?  1 
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Lucy Parrott 😞 when will the idiots realise that the way the behave now effects how things will be in a mouth or 2?
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Craig Mctaggart yup! And south of the border they are still going strong 😒
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The moon was so bright last night to the point that blue sky appeared in our night sky; making it look like a midnight day. But the most fascinating thing about it is the lineup of the Moon and planets’ Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus in a straight line like a chain; they were all glowing very brightly because there was no cloud cover. The Milky Way Galaxy was also visible in the African sky last night. I hope there won't be any clouds tonight because I'm a star gazer and I must say that last night was one of the most brilliant nights to gaze. 🌃  7 
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I had moonlight in my windows last night, beautiful!  6 
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Rhys Hall Pittsburgh Pa, home of the Steelers
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Amy Dellana where 😏😏🤔
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My eyes are dying to watch this overwhelming scenery... 💝 Fascinating!  2 
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It’s cloudy here. Can’t see a thing but clouds ☹️  2 
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Marguerite Abbey Ruffner Winkler so far aren’t missing anything. Here in Florida clear but moon just looks like a normal moon
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While driving to my fam’s across the parish (county) for fireworks down I49 in La around 9pm, I watched God’s lightning show from the massive thunderheads to my northeast (left window), residential fireworks over the city in front of me, and the gorgeous illuminating full moon to my right. It was spectacular! ⛈🎇🌕🤩
    
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👨‍🚀 🌔 A historic first on the Moon
🛰️ 🪐 Spacecraft arrivals at Jupiter and Saturn
🚀 🔴 Mars launches and landings

Space exploration doesn't take a summer break! A look at NASA History milestones from the month of July:
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If Columbus has a day for happening upon the wrong continent- surely we can declare July 20th “Armstrong Day”! (With apologies and kudos to Mr. Aldrin)  4 
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Yup! They launched for the moon the day of my Birthday, July 16, 1972!  3 
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Paul D. Donovan launch was in 1969.  1 
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I remember Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) launch, July 21, 1961 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing, July 20, 1969 ( I will never forgot that one!) - Viking 1 Mars landing, July 20, 1976 - Chandra X-Ray Observatory Launch, July 23, 1999 - Mars Opportunity Launch, July 7, 2003 - Cassini arrives at Saturn, July 1, 2004 - Hubble 1 Million Science Observations, July 4, 2011 - Juno Orbits Jupiter, July 4, 2016. I do not remember the dates, but I remember the moments very well. I have follow NASA all my life. Awesome NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  2 
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That’s because July provides the best windows for rockets to safely take to the universe  1 
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Big secret why only in #July ???? Fist atomic test also in 16 july . It's also my BDay why ?july is so important for us and nasa ?  1 
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Arjit Singh haha also my birthday. Why so special? Its lucky 7. A 7th of year 2020 lol😝  1 
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And may be in 2030,we will lending on Mars as humans and I hope to be one of this astronauts will go there
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Abdo Man. Best hope they don’t include a basic spelling test in the astronaut qualification test then.
    
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Today we remember the mission that piqued our curiosities and drove our perseverance to pursue further exploration of the Red Planet.

Our Sojourner rover landed on July 4, 1997, after hitching a ride aboard the Mars Pathfinder mission. Its innovative design became the template for future missions. The rover, named after civil rights pioneer Sojourner Truth, outlived its design life 12 times.

This panoramic view of Pathfinder's Ares Vallis landing site shows Sojourner rover in the distance: https://go.nasa.gov/3eZnJf4
Today we remember the mission that piqued our curiosities and drove ou
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Remember so well. We had a new colour printer at the time and, watching the NASA download from Sojourner's camera sent shivers of excitement down my spine. I'm still as excited about Mars now as I was then. Go Perseverence!  15 
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I remember the landing of Pathfinder! This had a huge impact on driving my amateur interest in astronomy and planetary science.  11 
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Amazing just how effectively the dust in the Martian atmosphere scatters light, making the air look much denser to the human eye than it actually is. I recall reading somewhere that if the atmosphere were completely devoid of dust, it would actually be a very dark violet-blue colour, not bright topaz/pink.  10 
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I remember watching the landing and then each day new pictures.  5 
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Good old Sojourner. Starred in every episode of Star Trek Enterprise did this famous beauty. 🖖❤  4 
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Star Trek Enterprise was the first TV show or movie to ever show footage taken on another planet.  2 
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Watch out for Veeger!!  1 
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This is an amazing article and video. Thank you for sharing  2 
    
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From the International Space Station, NASA Astronauts commemorated the July 4 holiday. With them is an American flag that flew on the first and last space shuttle missions. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will carry the flag back to Earth when they return home aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour: https://youtu.be/0E5r_94EQEk
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Just love how they so smoothly passed the microphone from one to the other. Show offs. Happy Fourth of July everyone and may God bless America  61 
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Maria Desmond Doug keeps tripping on something.🧐  3 
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I have my doubts over that trip,it just doesn’t resonate with me (((  3 
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one was in slow motion and one was quick!!as for their stance ?  2 
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Bert Parker saaame. How I wish I could experience that eehhhh ☺️😂
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Happy 4th of July, thank you to our brave astronauts who show us beautiful pictures of our earth and solar system and teach us about science. Stay safe.🇺🇸  23 
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This is what makes me proud to be an American. Happy Independence Day! Plus I love you you pass the mike!  20 
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Happy 4th everyone! You folks do amazing work! We're skywatchers and always watch for when the Space Station goes overhead. It's so amazing to see the reaction of people who have no idea what they're looking at see it for the first time as the Space Station! We've watched it hundreds of times, even from when it was even docked with the space shuttle years ago. It's always just as exciting!  13 
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Patricia Menard I would love to watch it too, any tips on how I can go about it?  1 
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Your far safer than we are. We are celebrating the separation from the kingdom of Great Britain, today. Happy day to you, space lads!  4 
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Mary Hanner but you wrote ‘great England’.  2 
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Carol Anne Benoit I had it in mind to say that, but hesitated.. for at the time period that is when the king changed it. Thanks, I corrected it!  2 
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*Great Britain.  2 
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Pat Parsons I wasn't born yet, miss Parson.
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Exactly and today is 5 July we are Celebrating black day look at the USA now we are withe President who is a Gem who said final words about corona time proved it would be the birthday of New America the United confide ration Greater United Stated we want to Join  1 
    
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🔋 A mighty powerful spacewalk outside the International Space Station
🚀 A look at the next crew launching to space
🌑 Updates on our #Artemis program to explore the Moon

These are a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Watch: https://go.nasa.gov/3gn2KDc
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Wow. This is amazing to see astronauts walk in the space. This is awesome. I love spaces with planets, stars, etc. I love it.
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Space walk is for space scientists only.
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Manju Das And engineers and technicians  4 
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Shawn Donald Foley wow. You need to get back on your medication.  1 
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Manju Das shut up you fool
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Harold Sumption yes I thought I added that thanks I was a commander on the last mission orion
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Harold Sumption orion crashed drastically not enough oxygen and made a titlewave that wiped out planet national secret space and science federation force had to change times any make it seem like it didn't haapen in one time so they can break apart time like how we travel through it when time traveling
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NASA, you guys literally and figuratively ROCK. ALWAYS inspired to learn and hear what you doing out of our world!! 💘 🤸‍♀️ 🚀🚀🙏🎉🛰️💕.
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Looking good on your cat walk you go NANA fabulous.
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Invention of this century
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Always Amazing! 🎉🇺🇸
    

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