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Completes Key Milestone for Orion Spacecraft

Spacesuit engineers demonstrate how four crew members would be arranged for launch inside the Orion spacecraft, using a mockup of the vehicle at Johnson Space Center. Credits: NASA/Robert Markowitz

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

Favorite photo of mine - STS-132 photo taken on orbit by astronaut during EVA to clear Shuttle chine area for any evidence of damage from launch. Atlantis is docked to Station in photo. (nasa.gov)

Earth in Full View

Remembering the Blue Marble from Apollo 17 http://www.nasa.gov/mul…/imagegallery/image_feature_329.html Don't forget you can get new ‪#‎EarthRightNow‬-like images from DSCOVR's EPIC camera http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov

The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.

The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.

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Image of the Day Gallery

NASA. Earth's thin atmosphere stands out against the blackness of space in this photo taken on August 31, 2015 by astronaut Scott Kelly.

The docking of two robotic spacecraft, the Tiangong 1 space station and Shenzhou 8 capsule, provided a preview of larger Chinese space complexes planned for the future.

Oct. 15, 1997, Launch of Cassini Spacecraft to Saturn

Nighttime launch of rocket with Cassini orbiter aboard seen from water with ship in foreground