A #comet that hasn't been in our cosmic neighborhood in 50,000 years is making its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 2. With binoculars and clear skies, you may spot C/2022 E3 (ZTF) near the Big Dipper. Let us know if you do!
All #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate the rich contributions of Black Americans past and present who further our NASA mission. Follow along throughout February as we share their stories: go.nasa.gov/2GrOoU3
#NASARemembers: 20 years ago #OTD, Feb 1, 2003, at 8:59am ET, space shuttle Columbia broke up on reentry. The entire crew perished.
We will never forget. go.nasa.gov/3YezowF
.@VP Harris awarded @Astro_Doug & @AstroBehnken the Congressional Space Medal of Honor!
Doug & Bob dared to explore the unknown and made history on NASA and SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission. Their legacy will inspire future generations to reach for the stars. nasa.gov/press-release/…
“Bob and Doug represent the best of our nation.” —@VP Kamala Harris
Congratulations to former @NASA_Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, recipients of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, presented to them for their bravery in NASA’s @SpaceX Demo-2 mission.
Meatless proteins, less airport waiting time, faster wound healing: The benefits of space exploration can be found on Earth, too. The latest edition of @NASAspinoff features technologies that apply to everyday life: go.nasa.gov/3jkyno1
@UndyingJeremy Excellent question. Food processing techniques and packaging solutions vary based on the item's perishability and ingredients.
Also, our astronauts do practice growing fresh food aboard the @Space_Station, such as leafy greens, peppers, and radishes. go.nasa.gov/3CyaMY7
@PaulJam05670441 Coverage for Thursday's spacewalk will begin at 6:45am ET (1145 UTC); the spacewalk itself is scheduled to start around 8:15am ET (1315 UTC) and go for about six and a half hours. Hope that helps!
Do you #MealPrep? What'd be on the menu if you were going to space?
We selected finalists in Phase 2 of our Deep Space Food Challenge. Beyond making safe, healthy, tasty food for astronauts, winning technologies may help address food insecurity on Earth: go.nasa.gov/3DuZjIz
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Demo-2 astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken will receive the Congressional Space Medal of Honor for bravery from @VP Kamala Harris. Live coverage is scheduled to begin at 4:15pm ET (2115 UTC) on social media and NASA TV: go.nasa.gov/40giU9m
@lwzc7799 Great question! Our Milky Way galaxy will likely collide with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy four billion years from now. Our Sun will fling into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed. go.nasa.gov/40g6MVS
You’re looking at what may be hundreds or even thousands of galaxies colliding! @chandraxray pictured this massive knot-like collision of galaxy clusters nearly 780 million light-years away from Earth: go.nasa.gov/3JpWqfQ
Someone understood the assignment. 🤓
It's official: @NASAPersevere has dropped the final tube for the #MarsSampleReturn depot! Ten samples have been deposited on the Martian surface and could be returned to Earth for in-depth analysis in the future. go.nasa.gov/3WPS5pB
🦉 Duo bingo: @NASAHubble captured a bright variable star and its smaller companion star in the upper left of this composite image. Both lie in the Orion Nebula, a colossal region of star formation roughly 1,450 light-years from Earth: go.nasa.gov/3Y9idwJ
This Week at NASA: Remembering our fallen heroes, announcing new engine propulsion technology, and meeting #Crew6, set to launch to the @Space_Station in February. Sign up and be our virtual guest at launch: go.nasa.gov/3WIjjym
@AxorityOfficial Great question! We recently announced a project to design and test a new generation of sustainable single-aisle passenger aircraft (which make up most aviation emissions). Learn more about how @NASAaero is committed to sustainable aviation: nasa.gov/aeroresearch/s…