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RT @UofNorthDakota: As the nation celebrates the #Apollo50th 🚀 anniversary, take a moment to learn about the @NASA astronauts from the regi…
#OTD 50 years ago, the world watched as three astronauts began their voyage to the moon from Launch Complex 39A 🚀 Join @NASA this week as we continue to celebrate #Apollo50: http://nasa.gov/apollo50
After an extensive conservation process, Neil Armstrong's #Apollo11 spacesuit is back on display at @AirandSpace Museum — just in time our the #Apollo50th anniversary! @VP and @JimBridenstine were among the speakers at today's unveiling ceremony. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2jQYc0m
July 16, 1969, @NASA astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins blasted off on their famous mission to land and walk on the moon. #Apollo11 launched from NASA's historic launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. #apollo50 #otd More: https://buff.ly/2D9RgyW
"Boy, you sure get a different perspective in this thing in zero g." — Astronaut Michael Collins A new website lets you experience #Apollo11 as it happened in real time, 50 years ago. Here's how software developer Ben Feist built the project: https://go.nasa.gov/2jPu1qm #Apollo50th
50 years ago today @NASA launched the Apollo 11 spacecraft, powered by the 363ft high Saturn V rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on its 240,000 mile journey from the Earth to the moon! #Apollo50
RT @yahoophoto: PHOTOS: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing 📷@NASA on @YahooNews > https://yhoo.it/2NXbRRA https://t.co/p4jiIbQG…
@NASA is going all out for #Apollo50! Join in, and experience it with us here: https://buff.ly/2vQoQIF
At 9:32am ET, the #Apollo11 launch occurred sending three astronauts on a trajectory to the Moon. As we celebrate our #Apollo50th anniversary, learn more about this mission: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/
RT @ValaAfshar: July 16, 1969 – Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off on Apollo 11 to the moon. @NASA http://t.co/I…
Good morning! Ready to go to the Moon... but first, breakfast. 🍳 🍞 ☕ #OTD 50 years ago, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin enjoyed a pre-launch meal at @NASAKennedy before suiting up for the mission. Liftoff was at 9:32 am EDT. #Apollo50th
#OTD July 16, 1969, American astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins began their journey to the moon. Learn more about #Apollo11 and the American space program at https://go.usa.gov/xyPSM #Apollo50th @NASA
Landing the Lunar Module at NASA, in the world's largest motion flight simulator, 120' tall. Ames fired up the Lunar Module cab with the Apollo and Altair programs, so @NASA Administrator @JimBridenstine could give it a spin. I did too, and made a video: https://youtu.be/uvOzdtk6dG8
@NASA & Privatization Favorability See complete C-SPAN/Ipsos Poll on Space Exploration --> http://static.c-spanvideo.org/files/pressCenter/C-SPAN-Ipsos-Poll-on-Attitudes-Toward-Space-Exploration.pdf
A launch to remember: Tune in tomorrow starting at 9:15am ET to hear from Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins as we count down to the exact moment when three humans lifted off from @NASAKennedy's Launch Pad 39A on a journey to walk on the Moon: http://www.nasa.gov/live #Apollo50th
RT @howellspace: When the next generation of crews lands on the moon's surface @NASA plans to use a lunar Global Positioning System (GPS) t…
In celebration of one of humanity's greatest achievements, our feed will be taken over to deliver the transcript of the conversation between Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and @NASA Mission Control, as they landed the Lunar Module and took the historic first steps on the moon.
RT @DowntownRichK: Join us for a special Best of Downtown celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with @NASA historian @WPBarry, @Ast…
LIVE NOW: Administrator @JimBridenstine discusses the significance of our #Apollo50th anniversary, as well as our future plans to go forward to the Moon and on to Mars. Listen: https://www.nasa.gov/live
@NASA's Mars Curiosity rover still taking a beating from Red Planet rocks https://cnet.co/2jDoSl5
Daniela, egresada nuestra de la @fpiesdescalzos, en la @NASA! Elegida para participar como ponente por América Latina. Súper orgullosa de ti Daniela!! Shak
Want to see a piece of the Moon up close? Explore our #Apollo50th map to find out where you can find a Moon rock near you: https://go.nasa.gov/2JGNB0P Pictured here are @WomenNASA technicians Linda Tyler, Nancy Trent & Sandra Richards examining an Apollo 14 sample.
Get ready to listen to the sounds of Apollo! 🌑🎶 In this episode of #NASAExplorers: Apollo, hear what 50 years of lunar exploration sounds like, just in time for #Apollo50th. You can binge the whole series now: https://go.nasa.gov/2JK4ho4
Jeff Hoffman, @mitaeroastro professor and former @NASA astronaut, talks to @WGBH about his five space flights. “There was never a single morning that I would wake up and I wasn't happy to be in space.” http://mitsha.re/Wpyx30p7dL0 #SummerOfSpace #Apollo50th
RT @AstroMCollins: In 2017, @NASA chose 12 Astronauts out of more than 18,000 applicants. I suggest getting the best education you can. It…
On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A on a journey to the Moon and into history. 🌑 Join @NASA as we celebrate the #Apollo50th with live shows and events across the country: https://go.nasa.gov/2XCwqXW
We’re 6 days away from our #Apollo50th anniversary of when humans walked on another world for the first time in history! As we move forward to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon in five years, take a look back at our historic legacy: https://go.nasa.gov/2JMBm2G
#Newsmakers with @NASA Administrator @JimBridenstine, questions from @wapodavenport and @jeff_foust - 10am ET on CPAN. https://cs.pn/2jD1S5y
Fifty years ago, humans took their first steps on the Moon. The world watched as we made history. This week, you can watch us salute our #Apollo50th heroes and look forward to our next giant leap for future missions to the Moon and Mars. Tune in: https://go.nasa.gov/2XCwqXW
How are we working with other @NASA centers to send astronauts back to the Moon and on to Mars as part of the #Artemis program? Check out the latest episode of Rocket Science in 60 seconds ⬇️ https://go.nasa.gov/1J5zpcJ
As we celebrate our #Apollo50th anniversary, @ThirdRockRadio created a #NASAMoonTunes playlist with enough music for a non-stop journey to the Moon lasting three days. Tune in this weekend to find out which of your 1 million song submissions made the list: https://thirdrockradio.net/
Here’s a look at #TropicalStormBarry ahead of it making landfall. Our @NASAEarth satellites are continuing to collect data on this storm as it is expected to bring more rain. Get the latest updates about the storm by following @NASAHurricane and our blog: https://go.nasa.gov/2JEwM6K
"Eyes on the Stars" ✨ We're excited we'll be seeing #AstronautSnoopy this Thanksgiving. Working with @Snoopy for decades, we have a long history of partnership in our safety and human space flight awareness program. More: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-and-peanuts-celebrate-apollo-10-s-50th-anniversary https://twitter.com/snoopy/status/1150061111980564481
Notice anything new today? 🤔 There’s now a @Twitter emoji to commemorate our #Apollo50th Moon landing anniversary of when humans first stepped foot on another world. Discover more about this historic moment in space exploration: https://go.nasa.gov/2jGfz3W
🌎 @NASA maps California #quakes These observations help local authorities assess damage and engineers design resilient structures that can withstand ruptures like the ones created by the latest quakes. https://go.nasa.gov/2jEfuhb
Looking for another way to listen to #NASAMoonTunes? 🔊 You’ll find @ThirdRockRadio’s broadcast live on the @NASA app! 🎶 Just choose “TV and Audio,” then the “Radio” tab. #Apollo50th
TURN IT UP: After over 1 million submissions, the #NASAMoonTunes playlist is LIVE! Tune in to http://thirdrockradio.net this weekend as NASA's @ThirdRockRadio counts down some of the most popular submissions as we reminisce on the #Apollo50th anniversary. 🌙 🎶
T-minus one hour and counting... With the ladies' singles final on the horizon, prepare for something out of this world 🚀 #Wimbledon | @NASA
#Newsmakers with @NASA Administrator @JimBridenstine, questions from @wapodavenport and @jeff_foust - 10pm ET on CPAN. https://cs.pn/2jD1S5y
This week, we: 👩‍🚀 Shared a glimpse of our #Artemis mission to return astronauts to the Moon 🚀 Tested a milestone for our @NASA_SLS rocket 🗺️ Mapped surface changes from recent California earthquakes For more on these and other stories, visit: https://go.nasa.gov/2JE0KaU
🌀 @NASA's AIRS images tropical storm #Barry before landfall. https://go.nasa.gov/2jFcm4x
🥕Fresh veggies grown on board the @Space_Station ⏱️Testing @NASA_Astronauts’ perception of time with Virtual Reality 👩‍🚀Inspiring girls and women to reach for the stars All this and more on this week’s episode of #SpaceToGround: https://go.nasa.gov/2jEV4og
For the 100th episode of Houston, We Have a Podcast, @NASA Administrator @JimBridenstine discusses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing as we continue to move forward towards an exciting future with a sustainable lunar presence. https://www.nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/apollo-11-to-now #Apollo50th
👨‍🚀 What was Michael Collins' role as he orbited the Moon alone? ⛏️ How many Moon rocks did we bring back during Apollo? 🌔 What will #Artemis astronauts bring back when they go to the Moon in 2024? Find the answers in our latest #Apollo50th FAQ at: https://go.nasa.gov/2XTuZnu #TBT
Om nom nom. Some black holes are malnourished because there is not enough gravitationally captured material to feed them regularly. So, why is there a thin disk of material encircling this starving black hole? @NASAHubble astronomers are on the case: https://go.nasa.gov/2JBiVOx
Coming to a 📺, 💻 or 📱 near you on Friday, July 19: Join us at 1pm ET for an #Apollo50th show that salutes our heroes & looks forward to new frontiers! Hear from Apollo explorers, current @NASA_Astronauts, guest host Adam Savage (@donttrythis) & more: https://go.nasa.gov/2LhlRD3
Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar caps and other hard-to-reach places on the Red Planet and beyond? @NASAJPL engineers have designed a four-limbed robot named LEMUR that can scale rock walls: https://go.nasa.gov/2JEPV8p
Climate change means more precipitation in some areas — and dangerously less in others. These droughts breed wildfires that make the surrounding environment drier, priming it for even more damage. Find out how we can stay ahead of the fire: https://go.nasa.gov/32km2mo
As our #Apollo50th anniversary approaches, we’re looking forward to the next giant leap in space exploration. Discover how we’re working to ensure the safety of astronauts flying on our @NASA_SLS rocket for future #Artemis missions to the Moon and Mars: https://go.nasa.gov/2S54WEs
A heat wave of astonishing intensity was unleashed over Alaska in June 2019. Our @NASAEarth satellites, aircraft & ground-based systems observed recording-breaking temperatures soaring into the 80s and even 90s (Fahrenheit) in some parts of Alaska. More: https://go.nasa.gov/32hD04X
July 20 is our #Apollo50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Now, today’s lunar scientists are searching for answers: How did our solar system evolve? Did the Moon help life on Earth get its start? 🎧Listen to our NASA Explorers: Apollo podcast: https://go.nasa.gov/2NMe4PY
Jupiter is twice as massive as all the other planets combined! Can you guess how many Earths fit across the gas giant’s clouded disks?
Like whirlpools in the ocean, spinning black holes in space create swirling torrents around them, generating disks of gas & dust. Using @chandraxray data, astronomers are using a new technique to measure the spin of supermassive black holes. Get sucked in: https://go.nasa.gov/32lXp9d
How was your commute today? ☕ 🚗 🏢 Here, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins arrive for work at @NASAKennedy for final simulator runs. On July 16, 1969, they launched to the Moon. #Apollo50th More: https://go.nasa.gov/329WKay
Every moment of video footage from Apollo 11 was transmitted to Earth, broadcast live to the world and then preserved. Recent reports of "lost" tapes have resurfaced, but here's the real story: https://go.nasa.gov/2NJvAnG #Apollo50th
Last week, two strong earthquakes rattled southern California. To help disaster response agencies assess the damage and locate the faults that broke, a @NASAJPL team used radar data to map ground displacement in the region: https://go.nasa.gov/2NMfFFe
“This is the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft.” 👀 In the latest @ScienceCast, watch the origins of our solar system fly by as we reveal how a different kind of fossil – a Kuiper Belt Object – reveals clues about its beginnings: https://go.nasa.gov/32hRm5a
Imagine seeing the Earth, Moon & stars all in one view. 🌍 🌕 ⭐ Such a vision was captured by the crew of the @Space_Station. They could see the Earth's atmospheric glow, highlighted by the Moon & stars while orbiting 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean: https://go.nasa.gov/2NHj20k
Fly me to the 🌙! We’re preparing for the launch of our first #Artemis mission to the Moon. Get a preview of the launch countdown and see how @NASA_SLS will send @NASA_Orion to lunar orbit: https://go.nasa.gov/2NF2o1j
To keep @NASAVoyager 1 & 2 flying after 42 years, our team carefully manages these vintage explorers. To save power, a heater for a Voyager 2 instrument was turned off. Despite dropping to -74°F, the cosmic ray instrument is still returning data! Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2NGWlte
Fifty years ago, humans took their first steps on the Moon. The world watched as we made history. On July 19 at 1pm ET, we'll salute our #Apollo50th heroes and look forward to our next giant leap. Will you be watching? https://go.nasa.gov/327ZEwu
Every day, humans living and working aboard the @Space_Station take in remarkable views of our home planet. Here’s a look at Earth, as seen from 250 miles above: https://go.nasa.gov/32aeAKx
Like LEGO? As we work to send humans to the Moon and onto Mars in our missions, @LEGOIdeas wants your ideas of what kind of space vehicle you think it would take to make it to Mars. Submit ideas to this building challenge: https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/a289cd61-c960-4364-a1a8-42da645a4fe6?query=&sort=top
Named for the mythological Greek Moon goddess and twin of Apollo, #Artemis will carry humanity back to the Moon — this time, for good — before we launch to Mars and to the unexplored beyond. Get the latest updates and more, straight to your inbox: https://go.nasa.gov/32d6rVP
Have you seen these @USPS stamp designs? To celebrate our #Apollo50th Moon landing, a landmark in lunar exploration that transformed our understanding of our Moon and solar system, these new designs pay homage to our historic milestone. Take a look: https://go.nasa.gov/2ND9cwx
Today’s a chance for @USWNT to shine bright during #FIFAWWC! 💡 Take a closer look at this @NASAEarth satellite view of 🇺🇸 showing city lights across the country: https://go.nasa.gov/2NDTUHO.
~100x thinner than Earth's, the atmosphere of Mars is too thin to produce enough drag to slow an entering spacecraft. To overcome this, we’re testing an inflatable decelerator here at Earth. It's designed to survive the heat & speeds of a Martian landing: https://go.nasa.gov/2NBELqq
📸 Our 355-ft mobile launcher rolled out at @NASAKennedy for a final round of testing. This giant structure is used to launch rockets! 🚀 Next time it rolls out, we'll use it to stack @NASA_Orion atop @NASA_SLS for the first #Artemis Moon mission. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2NBidGp
With the help of small businesses in all 50 states, the rocket returning us to the Moon during our #Artemis missions is truly America's rocket! 🇺🇸 By land, by sea & everywhere in between, learn which states our @NASA_SLS is traveling through this summer: https://go.nasa.gov/32f7yEC
Bright, colorful pockets of star formation are blooming in this spiral galaxy just under 70 million light-years away seen by @NASAHubble. The orange-pink glow is created as hydrogen gas reacts to the intense light streaming outwards from newborn stars: https://go.nasa.gov/2NBErbc
FOR RELEASE: Sunday, July 6, 1969 PROJECT: Apollo 11 (to be launched no earlier than July 16) Celebrate @NASAHistory and flip through a PDF of the Apollo 11 press kit that was released fifty years ago: https://go.nasa.gov/32dvgkf #Apollo50th
This week: 🚀 A milestone for @NASA_Orion 🌑 A commercial lunar payload update 👩🏾‍🏫 More honors for a historic icon These are a few of the stories to tell you about This Week at NASA: https://youtu.be/BVLj_Hzs_9khq
What we do at @NASAAero: Testing the latest aircraft engine technologies through takeoff, approach and landing. Engines have gotten quieter, so we've improved acoustics at this @NASAGlenn wind tunnel to bring it back to world-class level. Take a tour: https://go.nasa.gov/2NJZIiK
#HiddenFigures tells the story of 'human computers' who made spaceflight possible with their mission-critical computations. Learn how these African-American pioneers paved the way for our #Artemis missions to send astronauts back to the Moon & onto Mars: https://go.nasa.gov/3261jTr
Water in space behaves… differently. 💧 What looks like fun could actually help us improve systems for moving fluids in microgravity, in things like fuel tanks for space travel. Discover more from @ISS_Research about fluid physics in space: https://go.nasa.gov/2KShhuT
One of the most famous mission patches in @NASAHistory, the Apollo 11 crew designed it with hope in mind. The eagle landing on the Moon with an olive branch represents the nation's peaceful expedition. More on the making of the patch: https://go.nasa.gov/32aL7QN #Apollo50th
It might sound like a superhero origin story, but exposure to neutron radiation while in space can change @NASA_Astronauts' DNA! Crew members aboard the @Space_Station will begin research to better understand the phenomenon. Watch #SpaceToGround for more: https://go.nasa.gov/2NP7PuP
🕳 Why didn't the Lunar Modules leave craters on the Moon? ↔️ Why do some shadows on the Moon seem to go in different directions? 🚀 Can humans survive passing through the Van Allen radiation belts? Find the answers in our latest #Apollo50th FAQ at: http://go.nasa.gov/2KrrA95
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