On 16 July American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins lift off from the Kennedy Space Center atop the mammoth Saturn V rocket on their way to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight, damage minor despite late gear deploy. The Dream Chaser space plane is vying to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station in four or five more years.
The temperature on Mars can be very, very cold. On its warmest day, Mars can still be a very cold place. At the top and bottom of the planet are poles just like on Earth. During the Martian winter, ice caps can be seen at the poles.
Europa: Highest Resolution Global Color View Complex and beautiful patterns adorn the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen in this color image intended to approximate how the satellite might appear to the human eye.
This infographic depicts the suspenseful 7 minutes it takes for Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) to get from the top of Mars' atmosphere to its surface. Represented are the Entry, Descent and Landing phases, often referred to simply as "EDL" by JPL.
NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury. NASA's Messenger Satellite doesn't realise that the spectacular color mosaic of mercury is our communications working swimmingly.