Hidden beneath Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep our James Webb Space Telescope clean during cryogenic testing.
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba photographed Puerto Rico from the cupola of the International Space Station on Oct. 12, 2017. Sharing the image with his followers on social media, he wrote, "Finally a chance to see the beautiful island of Puerto Rico from @Space_Station. Continued thoughts throughout the recovery process."
This illustration shows the hot, dense, expanding cloud of debris stripped from neutron stars just before they collided.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei exits the International Space Station on Oct. 10, 2017, for a spacewalk in this photograph taken by fellow spacewalker Randy Bresnik. Bresnik wrote, "A glorious sunrise greeted @Astro_Sabot and I at the start of our 2nd #spacewalk. His visor reflection shows the airlock hatch we came out."
Dawn brings the sight of Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada Corporation's reusable spaceplane, as it sits on the runway at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
On October 11, 1968, Apollo 7 launched
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today.
Astronaut Randy Bresnik conducts a spacewalk on October 5.