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NASA astronauts, from left, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, assigned to fly on SpaceX's Demo-2 test flight of its Crew Dragon, are inside a mockup of the spacecraft at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 2, 2018, ahead of the agency's announcement of their commercial crew assignment.

After almost a decade, astronauts will launch from American soil again. This Astronaut’s Day, learn more about the two astronauts who will take part in this historic launch, Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken.


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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Image of Planet Earth from space.

Earth is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Test your knowledge about our home planet!

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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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