VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Space Tourism For All: Overcoming Challenges

Though Space Center Houston theaters are temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our July Thought Leader Series virtually. Learn how experts are overcoming the challenges of spaceflight for those with disabilities in our July Thought Leader Series,

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Photo Puzzle: Splashdown!

On August 2, 2020 SpaceX Demo-2 splashed down, returning to earth! In this image, SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft lands with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, returning home after after 64 days in space. Endeavour was able to land on schedule in the Gulf of Mexico off

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Mission Monday: First free-flight test of space shuttle Enterprise

Forty-three years ago, on Aug. 12, 1977, Enterprise took the next giant leap in NASA’s space shuttle Approach and Landing Test (ALT) program: free-flight. Earlier that year, Enterprise, NASA’s first space shuttle orbiter, arrived at Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Following eight captive-carry flights,

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Rocket Trivia: Week 1

Blast off with this month’s trivia, all about rockets, from the mighty Saturn V that propelled the first men to the Moon to SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Mission Monday: 5 fast facts about NASA’s Curiosity rover

For eight years, Curiosity has roamed the surface of the red planet. The car-sized rover journeyed to Mars to answer one very important scientific question: Was the Martian environment ever habitable? Curiosity didn’t have to wait long to find the answer. The roaming rover soon discovered mineral and chemical evidence

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Try this at home: Build a Greenhouse for Mars

Build Your Own Greenhouse Objective Observe how a greenhouse functions as a plant support, and how the greenhouse affects the soil temperature and moisture levels, using plastic cups, soil, and water.  Background How can Mars support human life? If humans build colonies on Mars, they will need to be able

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#OTD: First Use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle – July 31, 1971

On this day, July 31, 1971, Apollo 15 became the first mission to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). The Apollo 15 LRV was driven by astronauts David Scott and Jim Irwin. About the Lunar Roving Vehicle The LRV was a lightweight, electric vehicle designed to operate in the low-gravity vacuum

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Clean room trivia: Week 5

This month’s trivia is all about clean rooms, which play an important role in protecting satellites, spacecraft, and equipment prior to launch. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Mission Monday: NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter still circling the red planet 14 years after arrival

In this week’s Mission Monday, we are featuring a NASA mission that has provided scientists with nearly 400 Terabits of data about the red planet. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has studied the red planet’s atmosphere and terrain from orbit since 2006 and serves as a key data relay station

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Top 10 NASA robotics photo gallery

From roaming rovers to robots that will mine the Moon, NASA’s got it all. Take a look at some of the agency’s robotic creations and cutting edge laboratories that are shaping the future of space exploration. Explore NASA’s technical side with our top 10 NASA robotics photo gallery! Learn more

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