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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight spacecraft, encapsulated in its aeroshell, as it cruises to Mars.
PIA22547:
InSight Cruises to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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This long-exposure image (24 seconds) was taken by Instrument Context Camera (ICC) of NASA's InSight Mars lander. The image shows some of the interior features of the backshell that encapsulates the spacecraft.
PIA22647:
InSight's Inner Sanctum Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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This image shows the physics package inside NASA's Cold Atom Lab, where ultracold clouds of atoms called Bose-Einstein condensates are produced.
PIA22563:
Cold Atom Lab Physics Package
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory consists of two standardized containers that will be installed on the International Space Station. The larger container is called a quad locker, and the smaller container is called a single locker.
PIA22562:
CAL Before Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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This Bose-Einstein graph shows the changing density of a cloud of atoms as it is cooled to lower and lower temperatures (going from left to right) approaching absolute zero.
PIA22561:
Bose-Einstein Condensate Graph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-29 6276x4236x3
Photo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory nestled in the Pasadena, Calif. hillside, taken in January, 2016.
PIA22555:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nestled in Hillside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 ECOSTRESS
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A technician inspects NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument in a clean room at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, which shows how they are regulating their water use in response to heat stress.
PIA22509:
NASA's New 'Plant Thermometer' Undergoes Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist concept shows the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.
PIA22460:
Mars Helicopter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 CubeSat
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The complete TEMPEST-D spacecraft shown with the solar panels deployed.
PIA22458:
TEMPEST-D Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 CubeSat
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The RainCube 6U CubeSat with fully-deployed antenna.
PIA22457:
RainCube 6U CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A test of a new percussive drilling technique at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's Curiosity rover will test percussive drilling on Mars for the first time since December 2016.
PIA22324:
Percussive Drill Test at JPL Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Europa 4488x5960x3
Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.
PIA21922:
Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-11 GRACE-FO
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Technicians inspect NASA's twin GRACE Follow-On satellites and their multi-satellite dispenser at the SpaceX facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA22452:
GRACE Follow-On Moves Closer to Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket that would launch NASA's InSight lander to Mars is lifted up so that it can be mated to the top of the rocket.
PIA22544:
InSight Payload Fairing Lift and Mate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The gantry rolls back from an Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander in preparation for launch.
PIA22543:
InSight During Tower Rollback
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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An Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight lander breaks through cloud cover over Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5, 2018.
PIA22542:
InSight Launches Through Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander. Liftoff was on May 5, 2018 at 4:05 a.m. PDT.
PIA22541:
InSight Launch From Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22440:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22441:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22442:
GRACE Follow-On Integration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. This photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich, Germany.
PIA22443:
GRACE Follow-On Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. This photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich, Germany.
PIA22444:
GRACE Follow-On Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22445:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22446:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22447:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites Separating from Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE
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NASA's GRACE mission produced maps of anomalies in Earth's gravity field almost every month from April 2002 to June 2017.
PIA22448:
Monthly GRACE Gravity Anomaly Maps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-25 GRACE-FO
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Artist's rendering of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, scheduled to launch in May, 2018.
PIA22431:
GRACE-FO Spacecraft (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-24 Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
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The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, or LBTI, is a ground-based instrument connecting two 8-meter class telescopes on Mount Graham in Arizona to form the largest single-mount telescope in the world.
PIA22354:
Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-19 MarCO
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One of NASAs MarCO CubeSats inside a cleanroom at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, before being placed into its deployment box.
PIA22322:
MarCO and Dispenser
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-19 MarCO
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Joel Steinkraus, MarCO lead mechanical engineer from JPL, makes an adjustment on the CubeSat prior to integration in a deployment box as seen inside the cleanroom lab at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Monday, March 12, 2018.
PIA22321:
Preparing MarCO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) arrives at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for launch to the space station this summer.
PIA22417:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Arrives at Launch Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is inspected after arrival at Kennedy Space Center.
PIA22416:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Arrives at Launch Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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This artist's concept shows NASA's ECOSTRESS which will be installed on International Space Station's Japanese Experiment Module - External Facility (JEM-EF) site 10.
PIA22415:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Being Installed on the International Space Station (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 ASTERIA
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This image from a series of images is from a single observation of a star by the ASTERIA spacecraft.
PIA22413:
Astrophysics CubeSat Demonstrates Big Potential in a Small Package Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-12 Earth ENVISAT
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This image shows strain rates on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey along the east-to-west sequence of earthquakes since 1939. Tectonic strain builds up along this fault -- one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones -- at a remarkably steady rate.
PIA22412:
Turkish Fault Reveals Seismic Steadiness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 InSight
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This artist's rendering shows a cutaway of the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, or SEIS, which will fly as part of NASA's Mars InSight lander.
PIA22320:
Cutaway of SEIS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-06 InSight
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NASA's InSight to Mars undergoes final preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California, ahead of its launch, expected as early as May 5, 2018.
PIA22254:
Getting Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus stands with both of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22319:
Both MarCO Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22318:
Alternate: MarCO Being Tested in Sunlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22317:
MarCO Being Tested in Sunlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth in the distance.
PIA22316:
MarCOs, Mars and Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space.
PIA22315:
Distant Perspective of MarCOs Cruise in Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space.
PIA22314:
MarCOs Cruise in Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission inside JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Mars 2020 is slated to carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet in July of 2020.
PIA22342:
JPL Tech Works Mars 2020 Descent Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22341:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22340:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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One of the two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites and its turntable fixture at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22339:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22338:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22253:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22252:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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A C-17 cargo aircraft carrying NASA's InSight spacecraft flew from Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on February 28, 2018.
PIA22251:
C-17 Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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A truck carrying NASA s InSight spacecraft leaves Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, where the spacecraft was built and tested, on February 28, 2018. InSight was driven to Buckley Air Force Base.
PIA22225:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Buckley Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22220:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Planning software used to write commands for NASA's Opportunity Mars rover shows the motion of the robotic arm, and an inset view of the Microscopic Imager.
PIA22311:
Simulation of Opportunity's Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars placed inside an oxygen plasma cleaner. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22247:
Cleaning a Martian Meteorite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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This is a close-up of a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22246:
Close-up of a Mars Meteorite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22245:
A Martian Meteorite for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin Space in May, 2017, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22235:
The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in June 2015, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22234:
The InSight Team at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of how a rocky planet forms. NASA's InSight will seeks the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22233:
A Rocky Planet Forms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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NASA's InSight lander will launch to Mars aboard an Atlas V-401 launch vehicle (shown here), one of the biggest rockets available for interplanetary flight.
PIA22231:
Artist's Concept of the Atlas V-401 Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of Mars, highlighting one of InSight's goals, to figure out just how tectonically active Mars is today and how often meteorites impact it.
PIA22230:
Measuring the Pulse of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander. The lander will seek the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22229:
Seeking How Rocky Planets Form
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars.
PIA22228:
InSight on the Surface of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander, its sensors, cameras and instruments.
PIA22227:
The InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's impression of NASA's InSight lander on Mars. InSight will look for tectonic activity and meteorite impacts.
PIA22226:
InSight Probes the 'Inner Space' of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 InSight
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Second dime-size microchip carrying 1.6 million names gets processed for installation onto NASA's InSight lander.
PIA22237:
Second Microchip Gets Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 InSight
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A spacecraft specialist in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver affixes a dime-size chip onto the lander deck in November 2015. This chip carries 826,923 names, submitted by the public online from all over the world.
PIA22236:
Second Names Chip is Placed on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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Technicians at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado installed a microchip with 1.6 million names submitted by the public to ride along with NASA's InSight mission to Mars.
PIA22206:
InSight's Second Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight Mars lander were deployed as part of testing conducted Jan. 23, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado.
PIA22205:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22204:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22203:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22202:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
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InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
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InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This graph shows rising air during a 2007 global dust storm on Mars lofted water vapor into the planet's middle atmosphere based on data from the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Water Vapor Reaches Mars' Middle Atmosphere During Global Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-10 New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about 300 million miles (483 million kilometers) from 2014 MU69, the Kuiper Belt object it will encounter on Jan. 1, 2019.
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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept shows a close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying an outcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #1 (Updated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks at the horizon in this artist's concept. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying its surroundings. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept shows a close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying an outcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring Mars. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #4
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying rocks with its robotic arm. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying a Mars rock outrcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image presents a selection of the 23 cameras on NASA's 2020 Mars rover. Many are improved versions of the cameras on the Curiosity rover, with a few new additions as well.
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Cameras on Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows one of the enhanced engineering cameras with a prototype lens for the Hazcams, which will watch for obstacles encountered by NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
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Hazcam Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows a 3-D printed model of Mastcam-Z, one of the science cameras on NASA's Mars 2020 rover. Mastcam-Z will include a 3:1 zoom lens.
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MASTCAM-Z
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This photo taken in the Mars Yard at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, California, on Aug. 1, 2017, shows a step in development of possible alternative techniques that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover might be able to use to resume drilling into rocks on Mars.
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New Rock-Drilling Method in 'Mars Yard' Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is developing techniques that the rover might be able to use to resume drilling into rocks on Mars in this June 2017 photo taken at JPL's Mars Yard.
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Testing New Techniques for Mars Rover Rock-Drilling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Mars MAVEN
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These profiles show the brightness of aurora emission in Mars' atmosphere at different altitudes. The data are from observations by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument (IUVS) on NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, or MAVEN.
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Martian Aurora 25 Times Brighter Than Prior Brightest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Mars MAVEN
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Energetic particles from a large solar storm in September 2017 were seen both in Mars orbit by NASA's MAVEN orbiter, and on the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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Solar Storm's Radiation at Martian Orbit and Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 2014 MU69 New Horizons
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Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft flying by a possible binary 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019.
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Artist Concept: Flying by a 2014 MU69
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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This view shows the top of the science deck of NASA's InSight Mars lander, with the mission's seismometer instrument, heat probe instrument, robotic arm and other gear installed.
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Mars Lander Deck of NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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The Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument for NASA's InSight mission to Mars undergoes a checkout in this photo taken July 20, 2017, in a Lockheed Martin clean room facility in Colorado.
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Bench Checkout of InSight's Seismometer Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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Lockheed Martin spacecraft specialists check the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft in this June 22, 2017, photo. The cruise stage will provide vital functions during the flight from Earth to Mars.
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Cruise Stage of NASA's InSight Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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The Mars lander portion of NASA's InSight spacecraft is lifted from the base of a storage container in preparation for testing, in this photo taken June 20, 2017, in a Lockheed Martin clean room facility in Littleton, Colorado.
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Hoisting NASA's InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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Members of the InSight mission's assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team remove the 'birdcage' from NASA's InSight spacecraft.
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Spacecraft Coming out of Protective Storage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-31 Voyager
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This artist concept shows NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft, celebrating 40 years of continual operation in August and September 2017.
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Voyager in Deep Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
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Voyager 1 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
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Voyager 1 Launch
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