NASA Image of the Day: Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA Image of the Day: Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses happen about every six months, but this one is special. For the first time in almost 40 years, the path of the moon’s shadow passes through the continental United States. June 21, 2017 via NASA http://ift.tt/2rRirhl

NASA Image of the Day: Deployment of the Space Station’s Roll Out Solar Array Experiment

NASA Image of the Day: Deployment of the Space Station’s Roll Out Solar Array Experiment

Deployment of the Space Station’s Roll Out Solar Array Experiment Over the weekend of June 17-18, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 to extract the Roll Out Solar Array experiment from the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The experiment will remain attached to the Canadarm2 over seven days to test this advanced, flexible array that rolls out like a tape measure. June 20, 2017 via NASA http://ift.tt/2tp28oW

NASA Image of the Day: Webb Telescope Set for Testing in Space Simulation Chamber

NASA Image of the Day: Webb Telescope Set for Testing in Space Simulation Chamber

Webb Telescope Set for Testing in Space Simulation Chamber NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sits in front of the door to Chamber A, a giant thermal vacuum chamber located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The telescope will soon be moved into the chamber, where it will spend a hot Houston summer undergoing tests at sub-freezing cryogenic temperatures. June 19, 2017 via NASA http://ift.tt/2sKRZWE