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NASA and the American Space Program

Featured Images

Langley Research Center centennial artwork contest winner

Centennial Celebration July 14, 2017

The crew of Apollo 1

Fallen Astronauts January 27, 2017

John Glenn, astronaut

Departed Hero December 9, 2016

NASA NEEMO mission

Exotic but Close October 12, 2016

Lunar Orbiter 1 views of Earthrise over the Moon

First Earthrise August 18, 2016

Surveying the Moon June 2, 2016

Artist's concept of James Webb Space Telescope at work

Taking Shape March 16, 2016

Artist's concept of Solar Max in orbit

Sun Watcher February 14, 2015

Ranger 7 images of the Moon, July 31, 1964

Success at Last July 31, 2014

Europa orbiter mission concept

Fresh Idea July 3, 2014

Space shuttle Discovery flies above Washington, DC, April 17, 2012

Last Stop April 19, 2012

John Glenn enters his Mercury capsule (right), and launches on February 20, 1962

Up, Up, and Away! February 20, 2012

An aquanaut practices space exploration techniques underwater

Diving into the Future October 17, 2011

Atlantis launches on the final space shuttle mission, July 8, 2011

Last Call July 8, 2011

A painting by Andrew Wyeth depicts preparations for a Gemini launch in the 1960s

Ready for Liftoff May 30, 2011

Alan Shepard enters his capsule, then launches aboard Freedom 7, May 5, 1961

A-OK Flight May 5, 2011

Radio Programs

Langley Research Center A research center turns 100 July 14, 2017

Mars Pathfinder Blazing a path on the Red Planet July 4, 2017

The Next Generation Space telescopes: the next generation March 22, 2017

Looking Deep Looking into the hearts of planets March 21, 2017

Time Machine Traveling to the early solar system March 20, 2017

NICER A “nicer” kind of satellite February 21, 2017

Early Test Looking for asteroids in Earth’s orbit February 8, 2017

Apollo 1 A stellar memorial to fallen astronauts January 27, 2017

15 Years at Mars Still going strong after 15 years October 24, 2016

Lunar Orbiter 1 Mapping the surface of the Moon August 18, 2016

One Year Later, III New targets for New Horizons July 20, 2016

Heading for Mars Getting ready for a trip to Mars March 11, 2016

Going Small Small plans for space exploration December 28, 2015

Meeting in Space A meet-and-greet in space December 15, 2015

Solar Max Taking a look at the busy Sun February 13, 2015

Ranger 7 A successful crash in the Moon Race July 30, 2014

Feeling the Heat Looking at the Sun from near and far July 3, 2014

Fresh Ideas Looking for fresh ideas July 2, 2014

Pitching Ideas Pitching ideas for new missions July 1, 2014

Moon and Saturn Arriving at a fascinating destination June 9, 2014

Mariner 10 at Mercury A first look at a little planet March 28, 2014

Nukes in Space II Futuristic rockets from the past November 29, 2012

Martian Nuke Powering up a Mars rover August 3, 2012

Moon and Mars Crowded skies above the Moon April 30, 2012

Ranger 4 Slamming into the far side of the Moon April 25, 2012