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Talk about an office with a view! 🌎

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir and NASA Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch suit up tomorrow for the last in a series of spacewalks outside the International Space Station to upgrade the orbital lab’s batteries.

Tune in:
🗓️ Monday, Jan. 20
⏰ 5:30 a.m. EST
📺 http://www.nasa.gov/live
Talk about an office with a view! 🌎 NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir a
12 hours ago
Best of luck great ladies.  5 
7 hours ago
Stay safe and have fun ladies
11 hours ago
Indeed, just don’t open any windows at work..
8 hours ago
Good luck ladies. Be safe. So proud of you.
8 hours ago
Good luck and stay safe out there, ladies! 🚀
2 hours ago
Best of luck and have a safe return.
      
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Don’t let this moon fool you. 🌔 🌓 🌗 🌒

Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, might be labeled as such but its shear size surpasses that of Mercury. NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter captured the first views of its north polar region: https://go.nasa.gov/2G4Z5di

📸 Image processing by Gerald Eichstädt
Don’t let this moon fool you. 🌔  🌓 🌗 🌒  Ganymede, Jupi
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If we've stream lined the definition of planet and downgraded pluto, I really think it's time to really consider tightening up the definition of 'moon' Not every potato shaped captured asteroid needs to be named a moon  4 
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Maxime Rioux In the original meaning of "planet," Uranus and Neptune aren't planets either, but the sun and the moon are. But it's been long since we used "planet" to mean "a major celestial body visible from earth that can be seen to change its apparent location in the sky" (the word in Greek refers to the real and apparent motions of the classical seven "planets," in contradistinction to the so-called "fixed" stars). Logically and grammatically, though, it is impossible for something to be a "dwarf" planet unless it first is a "planet." Pluto, Ceres, Eris, etc., etc., aren't among the solar system's major planets (of which there are only eight), but anything with enough mass to be spheroid and orbits the sun is either a major planet or a dwarf planet. I find that more satisfactory than trying to deny that dwarf planets are planets, which I think is no more workable than trying to group Pluto with the eight major planets. And I'm sure my stance here will sweep the astronomical community . . . any day now . . . . OK, OK, I won't hold my breath. . . .  2 
11 hours ago
Coriander Friess companions?  2 
9 hours ago
There are similar problems with poles; it is not math, but important anthropological questions in naming objects. those questions effect laypeople more than scientists?  1 
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Maxime Rioux there is a wide range. Some moons like mentioned in the article are as big as planets, some are not even spherical and just lympy captured rocks, some have unstable orbits. There's room to streamline  1 
12 hours ago
Coriander Friess the definition of a moon is precise. The definition of planete was not. Pluto is not a planete , moons are moons... over  1 
8 hours ago
At the end of the day, they’re all just Moons of the sun
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That is amazing 👍🌕  1 
13 hours ago
so cool looking 🌚
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Till date we hardly know what's on Ganymede or inside Jove. I speculate that Jove is a planet made of hyper-pressurized graduated toxic gases, mostly crystallized minerals + a hydrogen-sulphide bromoformate gelaterre top. Ganymede possibly holds subterra live aquaforms. A cross between piscine & water bears. Lots of $s & science needed......
11 hours ago
I am amazed by the size of Jupiter's largest moon😲.
      
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Just look at it. 🌏Taken by astronauts on the International Space Station, this image captures the essence and beauty of our delicate blue marble. Here, the Sun's glint beams over the Philippine Sea highlighting the clouds and their shadows during an orbital sunrise: https://go.nasa.gov/2NJpWQi
Just look at it. 🌏Taken by astronauts on the International Space St
16 hours ago
Just Beautiful. Mother Earth. 🌎 Godspeed, astronauts.  10 
16 hours ago
Who peed?  2 
16 hours ago
Iain Davey well, I’m pretty sure the astronauts have occasionally.
11 hours ago
I wish would quit using a curved lens 😉 and the picture was taken at Universal Studios 😊. jk jk beautiful pic. So jealous they can be up there sigh! Congrats Astronauts and thank you for sending us amazing pictures.  5 
2 hours ago
Brian Smith better thqn Dihydrogen Dioxide 😁
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How beautiful! Let’s keep it that way! 🌍❤️🌍  3 
6 hours ago
Thank you very much NASA for a fair reporting of our undisputable ownership of the Philippine sea. Congratulations NASA for always in the forefront in the field of space technology development and rest assured of the Filipinos full support in your plans of sending the 1st female astronaut together with the next man in the moon by 2024.  1 
10 hours ago
Beautiful! Thank you NASA! love from the Philippines! ❤  1 
11 hours ago
So beautiful is our home,amazing ,plz save it
      
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Test complete! Today, SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the #CrewDragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket. “This critical flight test puts us on the cusp of returning the capability to launch astronauts in American spacecraft on American rockets from American soil,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Read more: https://go.nasa.gov/2uZsBi4
Test complete! Today, SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape de
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All is go for spaceX,another milestone towards landing humans on the surface of the Moon and Mars.  9 
5 hours ago
Bev Beaverly that is not what this platform does. This will only go to ISS. SpaceX is developing something else, but that will not launch for years.
18 hours ago
Great to see a successful launch! Way to go SpaceX. 🇺🇸🇺🇸  8 
18 hours ago
Koodos for NASA and SpaceX and all the teams...great job!  4 
17 hours ago
That was fun to watch.!! Great job SpaceX.  3 
14 hours ago
Elon Musk have a vision! I hope so that i will be old enough to see, what SpaceX will achieve!  2 
19 hours ago
Congratulations SpaceX, wishing for an IPO.  1 
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Al Witt nope, no IPO, that would be bad, then wall street gets involved and they start being pressured to chase profits instead of dreams. Going to Mars would be in jeopardy with an IPO
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Al Witt With all the shenanigans happening with Tesla, that's highly unlikely. At least not until they landed a Starship on Mars.
      
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NASA and SpaceX are targeting 10:30 a.m. EST, Sun, Jan. 19 for the In-Flight Abort Test. The launch window is six hours. This uncrewed test will demonstrate the Crew Dragon spacecraft's escape capabilities, showing that it can protect astronauts even in the unlikely event of an emergency during launch. Crew Dragon will lift off from Launch Complex 39A aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, then separate from the rocket after an intentionally triggered launch escape. Dragon’s drogue and main parachutes will sequence to provide for a soft landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Thanks for tuning in! Today's broadcast will begin shortly  51 
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Samuel Savoie Let's not forget the three that died on Apollo 1 as well  2 
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration In memoriam to those who perished in the Challenger and Columbia incidents. May this day mark the dawn of safer lunch wich will prevent those tragedies from happening and deliver our precious astronauts into space. Forever rest in peace.  1 
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Samuel Savoie they had these, after Apollo 1, so that day was marked in the 60's.
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Can someone there explain how many other moons around other planets only show one side to the host planet, and in a perfect size and distance to effect a total eclipse,?
22 hours ago
Spacex has returned the excitement of space travel I remember from the 60’s and 70’s. Congratulations Spacex. Watching from Freeland Pa.  13 
22 hours ago
Congrats on the successful launch & test escape landing!!🚀  8 
22 hours ago
We sent men to the moon with a computer that was less powerful than a scientific calculator. Lets get American rockets back into space. We suppose to be back to the moon in 4 years.  7 
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If you want to make some money on a sure thing, bet a few dollars against them making it back by the end of 2024. My guess is 2028 at the earliest; these things always seem to suffer delay after delay.  1 
22 hours ago
Good luck NASA and SpaceX! Watching from Cape Canaveral on the beach!!!  6 
22 hours ago
Wish I was there to see , but I’m in Indiana enjoying a polar vortex . Thank you NASA !  2 
      
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TESTING 1-2-3 🚀 SpaceX’s In-Flight Abort Test is the final major test before astronauts fly aboard the #CrewDragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket. Watch this animation for a preview of today’s final, critical flight test aimed at showing the new, crew capable spacecraft can protect NASA Commercial Crew Program astronauts in the unlikely event of an emergency during launch.

Watch live coverage on NASA TV starting at 10:10 a.m. EST: http://www.nasa.gov/live
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Brilliant! Well done to everyone involved. Here’s to a crew going up to ISS in the near future now. 🤞🏻  4 
22 hours ago
Great job, my son and i watched the whole thing! Bravo!  2 
22 hours ago
That was really cool! Great job team 👍
20 hours ago
Neat animation. I will be watching tomorrow!
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Sue Robinson Except it was this morning..😉
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It was awesome! Congratulations!
21 hours ago
I keep hearing a noise outside and I wonder if that is what it was. But I’m in Raleigh area and I’m surprised I could hear it from here
      
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Today, SpaceX’s In-Flight Abort Test launches from Launch Complex 39A in Florida to demonstrate #CrewDragon’s ability to safely escape the Falcon 9 rocket in the unlikely event of an emergency during launch.

Tune in for mission coverage:
📺 9:40 a.m. EST — NASA TV coverage begins
🚀 10 a.m. EST — Liftoff
🕦 11:30 a.m. EST — Post-test conference from NASA's Kennedy Space Center

https://go.nasa.gov/2TyAbdU
Today, SpaceX’s In-Flight Abort Test launches from Launch Complex 39
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - UPDATE: SpaceX’s In-Flight Abort Test is now targeted for 10:30 a.m. EST. The time adjustment for launch, splashdown & recovery of the #CrewDragon spacecraft allows for the best time to perform the demonstration based on weather: https://blogs.nasa.g...to-1030-a-m-est/  15 
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration thank you for sharing this site.  1 
23 hours ago
Go NASA go
20 hours ago
congratulations for this success !
17 hours ago
This launch was spot on! It was perfect.
22 hours ago
Success!...great job everybody! :-)
22 hours ago
My kids actually turned off video games this morning to watch this live. Amazing!
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Peter Stella you can tell your kids The sun is a star
22 hours ago
Congratulations on a beautiful and successful test!
      
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We're opening the doors of our facilities across the country! 🚀

Find out how you can submit an application for a chance to go behind the scenes with our #Artemis program on Feb. 10 during our #StateofNASA event featuring tours, presentations by experts and much more: https://go.nasa.gov/2R7nTHS
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I don’t think you’ll find a bigger astronomy nerd than me. I love everything space related....  3 
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...than me. You're welcome  1 
1 day ago
what do you mean??
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John Tierney thanks for catching that! I totally missed it!
1 day ago
Ismael Rodriguez only thing they ever sent to space is your imagination.
21 hours ago
I love everything space related😊😂🎼🎵🎵🎵🎶🎶🎶🎶
1 day ago
wow great news!
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The registration says it closed in Jan 2018. Typo? I don't want to fill out the incorrect page!
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NASA, you folks ROCK! ❤️
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It is just a journey of a Adventureland. Earth Moon first like rowing boat. Then Mars the same rowing. But with time will get faster. Spacecraft í mean
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Go team Go to the stars and BEYOND where no one has gone before or what’s a Moon for. Former Senior Scientist @ Langley Research Center 1969 ~ 1975
      

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