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Back dropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon is the International Space Station (ISS) as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation.

This November, humankind will celebrate the 20th anniversary of humans living continuously in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Learn more about the ISS and human life in space by reading the answers to the 20 most frequently asked questions about the ISS.


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars upward after lifting off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

From “one small step” to “we’ve had a problem”, read and reflect on quotes from astronauts who have played an integral part in NASA’s exploration of space.


Astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton, on the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, hovers over equipment associated with servicing chores on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the second extravehicular activity (EVA) on the eleven-day mission.

Astronaut Kathy Thornton remembers her spacewalk during one of the Hubble Servicing Missions, STS-61.


30th anniversary of Hubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation for 30 years. In honor of its 30th birthday, here are 30 fast facts about this Great Observatory.

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Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

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