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  • In Pictures Kennedy's speeches

    President John F. Kennedy gives his inaugural address at the Capitol in Washington after taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, 1961.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Holidays in Space

    Cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov (l.) and Mikhail Tyurin, both Expedition 3 flight engineers representing Rosaviakosmos, eat a Thanksgiving meal in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station in 2001.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: The Moon

    NASA's STS-32 crew took this view of the moon setting over the Earth's limb. Near the center is a semi-vortex in the clouds - a storm system in the early stages of formation. The moon's image is distorted due to refraction through the Earth's atmosphere.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/21

    This computer simulation is a data-based coronal loop model, constructed from magnetogram data collected by SOHO/MDI. The elegant loops are part of the sun's lower corona, and are caused by magnetic flux in the solar body.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/15

    This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star, called HD 172555, still in the early stages of planet formation. The star is about 100 light-years from Earth.

  • In Pictures NASA's journey into the universe

    NASA's journey into the universe

  • Monitor timeline

    Ten decades of product evolution and broadening reach