Early Tracking and Communication Facilities at Goddard Space Flight Center Named for American rocketry pioneer Dr. Goddard, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center was established on May as NASA's first space flight complex.
Three new Expedition crew members are counting down to their May 2014 (U. time) launch to the orbital laboratory. The trio is in its crew quarters at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, finalizing mission preparations.
The umbilical tower drops back from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket as it lifts off Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch, with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K or TDRS-K aboard, was at 8:48 p.m. EST on Jan. 30.
Interior View From the International Space Station Cupola
Interior view of the International Space Station's Cupola module. The cupola houses one of the two robotic work stations. The large bay windows allow the crew to see outside. This gives them a full panoramic view of the Earth.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft on the sixth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.
OTD in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope is launched on STS-31. The space shuttle pilot on that mission? The future NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. There are a couple of other friends on board, too! "Astronaut Loren J. Shriver, mission commander, is at lower left. Astronaut Charles F. Bolden, pilot, floats above. Others, left to right, are Kathryn D. Sullivan, Bruce McCandless II and Steven A. Hawley, all mission specialists. Photo credit: NASA"