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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Moonwalking

    Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit.

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  • Milestones in U.S. manned spaceflight

    Milestones in U.S. manned spaceflight

    A timeline of significant moments in America's quest to reach for the stars.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Moonwalking

    Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Space suits

    Astronaut Philippe Perrin, STS-111 mission specialist, wears a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit space suit during an underwater simulation of extravehicular activity. Perrin, representing CNES, the French Space Agency, was joined by astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (out of frame) for the simulation, conducted in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 09/20

    Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/30

    This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Trifid Nebula reveals a stellar nursery being torn apart by a nearby massive star. Embryonic stars are forming within an ill-fated cloud of dust and gas, which is destined to be eaten away by the glare from the massive neighbor.

  • Former astronauts pan Obama's proposal for NASA space program

    Former astronauts pan Obama's proposal for NASA space program

    In an open letter, 21 former astronauts and six others say Obama is ‘throwing away’ America’s dominance in human spaceflight. The president has outlined major changes to the NASA space program.

  • Horizons Horizon highlights – Planning ahead edition