Preppr helps Businesses on Instagram to Schedule and Auto-post.
Learn More
Preppr helps Businesses on Instagram to Schedule and Auto-post. Learn More
x
nasa's  Instagram Profile

NASA

@nasa

Add to circle
  • Grid
  • List
  • Columns
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
- A black hole has a gravitational pull so intense that nothing, not even light, can escape it! Using data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray), astronomers discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Pictured here is a black hole bounty consisting of stellar-mass black holes, which typically weigh between five to 30 times the mass of our Sun. These newly identified black holes were found within three light years — a relatively short distance on cosmic scales — of the supermassive black hole at our Galaxy's center known as Sagittarius A. While a black hole by itself is invisible, when locked in close orbit with a star, high-energy light is produced and can be detected by scientific instruments so that astronomers can learn more about the properties of the black hole. Credit: NASA/Chandra X-Ray Observatory #nasa #space #blackhole #telescope #outerspace #science #pictureoftheday #galaxy #astronomy #milkyway #lightyears #universe
- A black hole has a gravitational pull so intense that nothing, not even light, can escape it! Using data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray), astronomers discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Pictured here is a black hole bounty consisting of stellar-mass black holes, which typically weigh between five to 30 times the mass of our Sun. These newly identified black holes were found within three light years — a relatively short distance on cosmic scales — of the supermassive black hole at our Galaxy's center known as Sagittarius A. While a black hole by itself is invisible, when locked in close orbit with a star, high-energy light is produced and can be detected by scientific instruments so that astronomers can learn more about the properties of the black hole. Credit: NASA/Chandra X-Ray Observatory #nasa #space #blackhole #telescope #outerspace #science #pictureoftheday #galaxy #astronomy #milkyway #lightyears #universe
- A black hole has a gravitational pull so intense that nothing, not even light, can escape it! Using data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray), astronomers discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Pictured here is a black hole bounty consisting of stellar-mass black holes, which typically weigh between five to 30 times the mass of our Sun. These newly identified black holes were found within three light years — a relatively short distance on cosmic scales — of the supermassive black hole at our Galaxy's center known as Sagittarius A. While a black hole by itself is invisible, when locked in close orbit with a star, high-energy light is produced and can be detected by scientific instruments so that astronomers can learn more about the properties of the black hole. Credit: NASA/Chandra X-Ray Observatory #nasa #space #blackhole #telescope #outerspace #science #pictureoftheday #galaxy #astronomy #milkyway #lightyears #universe
- SPOTTED: Astronomers discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy! ⭐️ Neutron stars like this one spotted by our Chandra X-Ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray) are formed when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. The very central region of the star – the core – collapses, crushing together every proton and electron into a neutron. If the core of the collapsing star is between about 1 and 3 solar masses, these newly-created neutrons can stop the collapse, leaving behind a neutron star.Since neutron stars began their existence as stars, they are found scattered throughout the galaxy in the same places where we find stars. And like stars, they can be found by themselves or in binary systems with a companion. Our data suggests that this neutron star is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion. Future observations at X-ray, optical, and radio wavelengths will help astronomers learn more about how this neutron star ended up in its current position outside our galaxy. Credit: NASA/European Southern Observatory #nasa #space #milkyway #supernova #star #outerspace #telescope #pictureoftheday #astronomy #science #universe #solarsystem #galaxy
- SPOTTED: Astronomers discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy! ⭐️ Neutron stars like this one spotted by our Chandra X-Ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray) are formed when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. The very central region of the star – the core – collapses, crushing together every proton and electron into a neutron. If the core of the collapsing star is between about 1 and 3 solar masses, these newly-created neutrons can stop the collapse, leaving behind a neutron star.Since neutron stars began their existence as stars, they are found scattered throughout the galaxy in the same places where we find stars. And like stars, they can be found by themselves or in binary systems with a companion. Our data suggests that this neutron star is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion. Future observations at X-ray, optical, and radio wavelengths will help astronomers learn more about how this neutron star ended up in its current position outside our galaxy. Credit: NASA/European Southern Observatory #nasa #space #milkyway #supernova #star #outerspace #telescope #pictureoftheday #astronomy #science #universe #solarsystem #galaxy
- SPOTTED: Astronomers discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy! ⭐️ Neutron stars like this one spotted by our Chandra X-Ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray) are formed when a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses. The very central region of the star – the core – collapses, crushing together every proton and electron into a neutron. If the core of the collapsing star is between about 1 and 3 solar masses, these newly-created neutrons can stop the collapse, leaving behind a neutron star.Since neutron stars began their existence as stars, they are found scattered throughout the galaxy in the same places where we find stars. And like stars, they can be found by themselves or in binary systems with a companion. Our data suggests that this neutron star is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion. Future observations at X-ray, optical, and radio wavelengths will help astronomers learn more about how this neutron star ended up in its current position outside our galaxy. Credit: NASA/European Southern Observatory #nasa #space #milkyway #supernova #star #outerspace #telescope #pictureoftheday #astronomy #science #universe #solarsystem #galaxy
- Fired Up! We've tested a combustion chamber made using a new combination of 3-D printing techniques that breaks barriers in advanced manufacturing, by reducing time and costs involved in building rocket engine parts. In this image, we successfully hot-fire test a 3-D printed copper combustion chamber liner with an E-Beam Free Form Fabrication manufactured nickel-alloy jacket. The hardware must withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures inside the engine as extremely cold propellants are heated up and burned for propulsion. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Olive #NASA #rocketengine #engine #engineering #3dprinting #NASAMarshall #additivemanufacturing #rockettechnology #rocketry #combustion #propellant #hot #fire #pictureoftheday #rocket #test
- Fired Up! We've tested a combustion chamber made using a new combination of 3-D printing techniques that breaks barriers in advanced manufacturing, by reducing time and costs involved in building rocket engine parts. In this image, we successfully hot-fire test a 3-D printed copper combustion chamber liner with an E-Beam Free Form Fabrication manufactured nickel-alloy jacket. The hardware must withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures inside the engine as extremely cold propellants are heated up and burned for propulsion. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Olive #NASA #rocketengine #engine #engineering #3dprinting #NASAMarshall #additivemanufacturing #rockettechnology #rocketry #combustion #propellant #hot #fire #pictureoftheday #rocket #test
- Fired Up! We've tested a combustion chamber made using a new combination of 3-D printing techniques that breaks barriers in advanced manufacturing, by reducing time and costs involved in building rocket engine parts. In this image, we successfully hot-fire test a 3-D printed copper combustion chamber liner with an E-Beam Free Form Fabrication manufactured nickel-alloy jacket. The hardware must withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures inside the engine as extremely cold propellants are heated up and burned for propulsion. Image credit: NASA/MSFC/David Olive #NASA #rocketengine #engine #engineering #3dprinting #NASAMarshall #additivemanufacturing #rockettechnology #rocketry #combustion #propellant #hot #fire #pictureoftheday #rocket #test
- Today on #MemorialDay, we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. In this photo, astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module "Orion" is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside Orion and the object behind Young (in the shadow of the Lunar Module) is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background of this lunar scene. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #moon#spacewalk #America #research #pictureoftheday #science #solarsystem
- Today on #MemorialDay, we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. In this photo, astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module "Orion" is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside Orion and the object behind Young (in the shadow of the Lunar Module) is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background of this lunar scene. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #moon#spacewalk #America #research #pictureoftheday #science #solarsystem
- Today on #MemorialDay, we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. In this photo, astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module "Orion" is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside Orion and the object behind Young (in the shadow of the Lunar Module) is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background of this lunar scene. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #moon#spacewalk #America #research #pictureoftheday #science #solarsystem
- We're saddened by the passing of astronaut Alan Bean. The fourth person to walk on the Moon, he spent 10+ hours on the lunar surface during Apollo 12. Bean was spacecraft commander of Skylab Mission II & devoted his retirement to painting. In this photo dated Nov. 20, 1969, Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil collected during his sojourn on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #alanbean #moon #spacewalk #artist #apollo #astronaut #science #solarsystem
- We're saddened by the passing of astronaut Alan Bean. The fourth person to walk on the Moon, he spent 10+ hours on the lunar surface during Apollo 12. Bean was spacecraft commander of Skylab Mission II & devoted his retirement to painting. In this photo dated Nov. 20, 1969, Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil collected during his sojourn on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #alanbean #moon #spacewalk #artist #apollo #astronaut #science #solarsystem
- We're saddened by the passing of astronaut Alan Bean. The fourth person to walk on the Moon, he spent 10+ hours on the lunar surface during Apollo 12. Bean was spacecraft commander of Skylab Mission II & devoted his retirement to painting. In this photo dated Nov. 20, 1969, Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil collected during his sojourn on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #alanbean #moon #spacewalk #artist #apollo #astronaut #science #solarsystem
- Although beautiful, this image from the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) does not do justice to this galaxy’s true appeal: it is actually a spectacular spiral galaxy! From Earth, the galaxy’s vast disk of gas, dust and stars is seen nearly edge-on, flat like a pancake. Located about a hundred million light-years away in the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), this spiral galaxy is not the only one seen here. A handful of other galaxies can be seen lurking in the background, scattered around the narrow strip the main galaxy. Many are oriented face-on or at tilted angles, showing off their glamorous spiral arms and bright cores. Such orientations provide a wealth of detail about the arms and their nuclei, but fully understanding a galaxy’s three-dimensional structure also requires an edge-on view. This gives astronomers an overall idea of how stars are distributed throughout the galaxy and allows them to measure the “height” of the disk and the bright star-studded core. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #spothubble #galaxy #universe #solarsystem #bright #stars #lightyears #science #pictureoftheday #spiral #flat #galaxies #picoftheday
- Although beautiful, this image from the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) does not do justice to this galaxy’s true appeal: it is actually a spectacular spiral galaxy! From Earth, the galaxy’s vast disk of gas, dust and stars is seen nearly edge-on, flat like a pancake. Located about a hundred million light-years away in the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), this spiral galaxy is not the only one seen here. A handful of other galaxies can be seen lurking in the background, scattered around the narrow strip the main galaxy. Many are oriented face-on or at tilted angles, showing off their glamorous spiral arms and bright cores. Such orientations provide a wealth of detail about the arms and their nuclei, but fully understanding a galaxy’s three-dimensional structure also requires an edge-on view. This gives astronomers an overall idea of how stars are distributed throughout the galaxy and allows them to measure the “height” of the disk and the bright star-studded core. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #spothubble #galaxy #universe #solarsystem #bright #stars #lightyears #science #pictureoftheday #spiral #flat #galaxies #picoftheday
- Although beautiful, this image from the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) does not do justice to this galaxy’s true appeal: it is actually a spectacular spiral galaxy! From Earth, the galaxy’s vast disk of gas, dust and stars is seen nearly edge-on, flat like a pancake. Located about a hundred million light-years away in the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), this spiral galaxy is not the only one seen here. A handful of other galaxies can be seen lurking in the background, scattered around the narrow strip the main galaxy. Many are oriented face-on or at tilted angles, showing off their glamorous spiral arms and bright cores. Such orientations provide a wealth of detail about the arms and their nuclei, but fully understanding a galaxy’s three-dimensional structure also requires an edge-on view. This gives astronomers an overall idea of how stars are distributed throughout the galaxy and allows them to measure the “height” of the disk and the bright star-studded core. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #spothubble #galaxy #universe #solarsystem #bright #stars #lightyears #science #pictureoftheday #spiral #flat #galaxies #picoftheday
- Special Delivery! After launching early Monday morning, Orbital ATK's (@Orbital_ATK) Cygnus cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station (@ISS) this morning. The spacecraft was successfully captured using the station’s robotic arm, seen here in a photo shared by Astronaut Ricky Arnold (@Astro_Ricky). Following capture, robotic ground controllers positioned and installed Cygnus to the orbiting laboratory’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module. The spacecraft delivers supplies and scientific investigations including those that will study microbiology, physics, materials science, plant biology, liquid separation and more. Cygnus will spend about seven weeks attached to the space station before departing in July. After it leaves the station, the uncrewed spacecraft will deploy several CubeSats before its fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere as it disposes of several tons of trash. Image credit: NASA/@Astro_Ricky #nasa #orbitalatk #earth #international #space #station #cargo #cygnus #nasa #spacestation #internationalspacestation #research #cargocraft #science #technology #picofthday #antares #supplies #delivery
- Special Delivery! After launching early Monday morning, Orbital ATK's (@Orbital_ATK) Cygnus cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station (@ISS) this morning. The spacecraft was successfully captured using the station’s robotic arm, seen here in a photo shared by Astronaut Ricky Arnold (@Astro_Ricky). Following capture, robotic ground controllers positioned and installed Cygnus to the orbiting laboratory’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module. The spacecraft delivers supplies and scientific investigations including those that will study microbiology, physics, materials science, plant biology, liquid separation and more. Cygnus will spend about seven weeks attached to the space station before departing in July. After it leaves the station, the uncrewed spacecraft will deploy several CubeSats before its fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere as it disposes of several tons of trash. Image credit: NASA/@Astro_Ricky #nasa #orbitalatk #earth #international #space #station #cargo #cygnus #nasa #spacestation #internationalspacestation #research #cargocraft #science #technology #picofthday #antares #supplies #delivery
- Special Delivery! After launching early Monday morning, Orbital ATK's (@Orbital_ATK) Cygnus cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station (@ISS) this morning. The spacecraft was successfully captured using the station’s robotic arm, seen here in a photo shared by Astronaut Ricky Arnold (@Astro_Ricky). Following capture, robotic ground controllers positioned and installed Cygnus to the orbiting laboratory’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module. The spacecraft delivers supplies and scientific investigations including those that will study microbiology, physics, materials science, plant biology, liquid separation and more. Cygnus will spend about seven weeks attached to the space station before departing in July. After it leaves the station, the uncrewed spacecraft will deploy several CubeSats before its fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere as it disposes of several tons of trash. Image credit: NASA/@Astro_Ricky #nasa #orbitalatk #earth #international #space #station #cargo #cygnus #nasa #spacestation #internationalspacestation #research #cargocraft #science #technology #picofthday #antares #supplies #delivery
- A new day, a new, extraordinary perspective. Here's a unique view of Jupiter and its iconic red spot, courtesy of our Juno spacecraft’s 12th close flyby of the gas giant planet on April 1. This view from the south is unique to Juno and demonstrates how different our view is when we step off the Earth and experience the true nature of our three-dimensional universe. During these flybys, Juno is probing beneath the cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstäd/Seán Doran #nasa #space #juno #jupiter #gasgiant #planet #clouds #swirling #pattern #solarsystem #science #spacecraft #pictureoftheday #astronomy #storm #greatredspot #red #redspot
- A new day, a new, extraordinary perspective. Here's a unique view of Jupiter and its iconic red spot, courtesy of our Juno spacecraft’s 12th close flyby of the gas giant planet on April 1. This view from the south is unique to Juno and demonstrates how different our view is when we step off the Earth and experience the true nature of our three-dimensional universe. During these flybys, Juno is probing beneath the cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstäd/Seán Doran #nasa #space #juno #jupiter #gasgiant #planet #clouds #swirling #pattern #solarsystem #science #spacecraft #pictureoftheday #astronomy #storm #greatredspot #red #redspot
- A new day, a new, extraordinary perspective. Here's a unique view of Jupiter and its iconic red spot, courtesy of our Juno spacecraft’s 12th close flyby of the gas giant planet on April 1. This view from the south is unique to Juno and demonstrates how different our view is when we step off the Earth and experience the true nature of our three-dimensional universe. During these flybys, Juno is probing beneath the cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstäd/Seán Doran #nasa #space #juno #jupiter #gasgiant #planet #clouds #swirling #pattern #solarsystem #science #spacecraft #pictureoftheday #astronomy #storm #greatredspot #red #redspot
- A duo of twin satellites have launched on a big Earth mission! Our GRACE Follow-On mission launched onboard a SpaceX (@SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket today, May 22 at 3:47 p.m. EDT, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GRACE-FO will study changes in Earth’s 💎ice sheets, 💦groundwater storage, 💥quake-shifted land, and 🌊ocean currents. GRACE-FO shared its ride to orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites as part of a commercial rideshare agreement with the German Research Centre for Geosciences. Changes in how mass is distributed within and between Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, groundwater and ice sheets are fundamental indicators of the large-scale dynamics of the planet. For more than 15 years, our Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission monitored mass changes every month with far-reaching impact on our understanding of the Earth system and how it is evolving. GRACE Follow-On continues the legacy of GRACE, tracking Earth’s water movement and surface mass changes across the planet. Monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, near-surface and underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, as well as changes in sea level and ocean currents provides an integrated global view of how Earth’s water cycle and energy balance are evolving—measurements that have important applications for everyday life. Swipe to see a timelapse image of launch and other launch images. Photo Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls #space #rocket #rocketlaunch #launch #liftoff #vandenberg #vafb #gracefollowon #earth #science #earthscience #nasa #jpl #nasajpl #gracefo
- A duo of twin satellites have launched on a big Earth mission! Our GRACE Follow-On mission launched onboard a SpaceX (@SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket today, May 22 at 3:47 p.m. EDT, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GRACE-FO will study changes in Earth’s 💎ice sheets, 💦groundwater storage, 💥quake-shifted land, and 🌊ocean currents. GRACE-FO shared its ride to orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites as part of a commercial rideshare agreement with the German Research Centre for Geosciences. Changes in how mass is distributed within and between Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, groundwater and ice sheets are fundamental indicators of the large-scale dynamics of the planet. For more than 15 years, our Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission monitored mass changes every month with far-reaching impact on our understanding of the Earth system and how it is evolving. GRACE Follow-On continues the legacy of GRACE, tracking Earth’s water movement and surface mass changes across the planet. Monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, near-surface and underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, as well as changes in sea level and ocean currents provides an integrated global view of how Earth’s water cycle and energy balance are evolving—measurements that have important applications for everyday life. Swipe to see a timelapse image of launch and other launch images. Photo Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls #space #rocket #rocketlaunch #launch #liftoff #vandenberg #vafb #gracefollowon #earth #science #earthscience #nasa #jpl #nasajpl #gracefo
- A duo of twin satellites have launched on a big Earth mission! Our GRACE Follow-On mission launched onboard a SpaceX (@SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket today, May 22 at 3:47 p.m. EDT, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GRACE-FO will study changes in Earth’s 💎ice sheets, 💦groundwater storage, 💥quake-shifted land, and 🌊ocean currents. GRACE-FO shared its ride to orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites as part of a commercial rideshare agreement with the German Research Centre for Geosciences. Changes in how mass is distributed within and between Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, groundwater and ice sheets are fundamental indicators of the large-scale dynamics of the planet. For more than 15 years, our Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission monitored mass changes every month with far-reaching impact on our understanding of the Earth system and how it is evolving. GRACE Follow-On continues the legacy of GRACE, tracking Earth’s water movement and surface mass changes across the planet. Monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, near-surface and underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, as well as changes in sea level and ocean currents provides an integrated global view of how Earth’s water cycle and energy balance are evolving—measurements that have important applications for everyday life. Swipe to see a timelapse image of launch and other launch images. Photo Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls #space #rocket #rocketlaunch #launch #liftoff #vandenberg #vafb #gracefollowon #earth #science #earthscience #nasa #jpl #nasajpl #gracefo
- LIFTOFF! Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 4:44 a.m. EDT from our Wallops Flight Facility (@NASAWallops) in Virginia. It is on its way to the International Space Station (@ISS). Cygnus is carrying about 7,400 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations for the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani #nasa #cygnus #antares #orbitalatk #launch #rocketlaunch #science #space #rocket #rocketscience #fire #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #wallops #nasawallops #liftoff
- LIFTOFF! Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 4:44 a.m. EDT from our Wallops Flight Facility (@NASAWallops) in Virginia. It is on its way to the International Space Station (@ISS). Cygnus is carrying about 7,400 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations for the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani #nasa #cygnus #antares #orbitalatk #launch #rocketlaunch #science #space #rocket #rocketscience #fire #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #wallops #nasawallops #liftoff
- LIFTOFF! Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 4:44 a.m. EDT from our Wallops Flight Facility (@NASAWallops) in Virginia. It is on its way to the International Space Station (@ISS). Cygnus is carrying about 7,400 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations for the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani #nasa #cygnus #antares #orbitalatk #launch #rocketlaunch #science #space #rocket #rocketscience #fire #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #wallops #nasawallops #liftoff
- ‘Twas the night before launch and Orbital ATK’s #Antares rocket with the #Cygnus spacecraft perched on top, sits ready on the launch pad for tomorrow’s 4:39 a.m. EDT liftoff. Packed with around 7,400 pounds of science experiments, food and supplies, this marks Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station (@iss). Orbiting 250 miles above Earth, the space station has had a continuous human presence since the year 2000, and is currently home to six astronauts. While onboard, crew members conduct important scientific research that will not only pave the way for humans to travel deeper into the solar system than ever before, but also has benefits to life here on Earth. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani #nasa #space #spacestation #launch #cargo #supplies #science #liftoff #rocket #earth #humans #astronaut #resupply #launchpad #wallops #nasawallops #wallopsisland #pictureoftheday
- ‘Twas the night before launch and Orbital ATK’s #Antares rocket with the #Cygnus spacecraft perched on top, sits ready on the launch pad for tomorrow’s 4:39 a.m. EDT liftoff. Packed with around 7,400 pounds of science experiments, food and supplies, this marks Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station (@iss). Orbiting 250 miles above Earth, the space station has had a continuous human presence since the year 2000, and is currently home to six astronauts. While onboard, crew members conduct important scientific research that will not only pave the way for humans to travel deeper into the solar system than ever before, but also has benefits to life here on Earth. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani #nasa #space #spacestation #launch #cargo #supplies #science #liftoff #rocket #earth #humans #astronaut #resupply #launchpad #wallops #nasawallops #wallopsisland #pictureoftheday
- ‘Twas the night before launch and Orbital ATK’s #Antares rocket with the #Cygnus spacecraft perched on top, sits ready on the launch pad for tomorrow’s 4:39 a.m. EDT liftoff. Packed with around 7,400 pounds of science experiments, food and supplies, this marks Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station (@iss). Orbiting 250 miles above Earth, the space station has had a continuous human presence since the year 2000, and is currently home to six astronauts. While onboard, crew members conduct important scientific research that will not only pave the way for humans to travel deeper into the solar system than ever before, but also has benefits to life here on Earth. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani #nasa #space #spacestation #launch #cargo #supplies #science #liftoff #rocket #earth #humans #astronaut #resupply #launchpad #wallops #nasawallops #wallopsisland #pictureoftheday

This product uses the Instagram API but is not endorsed or certified by Instagram. All Instagram™ logos and trademarks displayed on this application are property of Instagram.