Cruz H2M
Europa Clipper
WFIRST
NASA Atlas 5 InSight launch
In this concept image, a resource prospector rover searches for water ice on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA
JWST at Northrop Grumman
A custom cargo container holding JWST’s optical telescope assembly is loaded into a C-5 aircraft in Houston on Jan. 31 for transport to Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach, California, facility. Credit: NASA Johnson Space Center
When NASA announced the completion of the Space Launch System's critical design review Oct. 22, it also released an updated illustration of the rocket, with the core stage now orange instead of white. NASA said in a press release that orange is "the natural color of the insulation that will cover those elements," as was the case with the shuttle's external tank. Not explained in the release, those, are the curved gray and orange stripes on the solid rocket boosters. Some think they are intended to evoke memories of the shuttle itself or the logo of original shuttle contractor Rockwell International — or, perhaps, computer game company Atari. Credit: NASA
In this concept image, a resource prospector rover searches for water ice on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA
MSL entry
Illustration of a cargo version of Dream Chaser  docked to the International Space Station. Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.
Bridenstine oath of office
Rep. Jim Bridenstine faced criticism on a wide range of issues from Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee during a Nov. 1 hearing on his nomination to become NASA administrator. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Orion EM-1
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) discussing his American Space Renaissance Act during a keynote address Tuesday at the 32nd Space Symposium. Credit: Tom Kimmell
Falcon 9 TESS launch

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