This image, released today, is a high-resolution shot of the Curiosity rover’s ultimate goal: the stratified flanks of Gale Crater’s high central peak, Mount Sharp. The image was taken with Curiosity’s telephoto Mastcam as a calibration test.
Harrison Schmitt went for a walk on Dec. Forty five years later, he is almost ready to share his diary of that day. The last of the NASA astronauts to step foot onto the surface of the moon, Schmitt is releasing his "Apollo Diary of the Twelfth Man.
Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, approaches the parked Lunar Roving Vehicle on the lunar surface during the flight’s third period of EVA 13 December 1972
Looking out the window of the International Space Station in early July, astronauts spotted a sprawling mass of clouds. The clouds were just beginning to take shape as the first tropical storm of the 2014 season built over the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Arthur formed off southern Florida on July 1. By the morning of July 2, when this photo was taken with a wide-angle lens, the storm was moving north along the Florida coast.