These amazingly retro NASA travel posters feature three real-life alien planets: Kepler 186f, HD 40307g and Kepler 16b. They were created for NASA's PlanetQuest project at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to share facts about the strange new worlds with the public.
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is given a tour of the Bigelow Aerospace facilities by the company's President Robert Bigelow on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas. NASA has been discussing potential partnership opportunities with Bigelow for its inflatable habitat technologies as part of NASA's goal to develop innovative technologies to ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in future space endeavors. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden took a close look today at the airbag system for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, before a contingency water landing test with a full-size spacecraft mock-up. (NASA.gov image)
Forty years before SpaceX and Blue Origin made history by landing their rockets on the ground, a NASA probe fired three engines to descend through the atmosphere and touch down on the surface. That landing, however, was not on the Earth.