Category: NASA Picture Of the Day

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Reflecting on President Kennedy’s Moonshot Speech

Reflecting on President Kennedy’s Moonshot Speech

On Sept. 12, 1962, President Kennedy speaks before a crowd of 35,000 people at Rice University in Houston. [...]
Mediterranean Cities Light Up the Night

Mediterranean Cities Light Up the Night

This nighttime photograph from the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbited 261 miles above looks across the Mediterranean Sea from north Afric [...]
Voyager 1’s Mission to the Outer Planet Begins

Voyager 1’s Mission to the Outer Planet Begins

The Voyager mission was designed to take advantage of a rare geometric arrangement of the outer planets in the late 1970s and the 1980s which allowed [...]
The Crater Farm

The Crater Farm

Three impact craters are displayed in this three-dimensional perspective view of the surface of Venus taken NASA's Magellan, the first deep space prob [...]
Lacerta’s Star Outshines a Galaxy

Lacerta’s Star Outshines a Galaxy

A little-studied star, TYC 3203-450-1, upstages a galaxy in this Hubble Telescope image from December 2017. [...]
A Peek Into Jupiter’s Inner Life

A Peek Into Jupiter’s Inner Life

Auroras and hazes glow in this composite image of Jupiter taken by the James Webb Space Telescope's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam). [...]
Early Morning Artemis I

Early Morning Artemis I

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, as [...]
Apollo 15 Catches Earth on the Horizon

Apollo 15 Catches Earth on the Horizon

This view of the crescent Earth over the Moon's horizon was taken during the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission. [...]
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