Frank Rubio

Artemis astronaut feature: Frank Rubio

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Frank Rubio.  

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Perseverance

Solving Space – Perseverance

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. The exploration missions of today will fuel the deep space expeditions of tomorrow. One of these pioneering missions, Mars 2020, involves the Perseverance rover roaming the red planet with invaluable cargo that will help us learn more about ancient Mars as

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Launch Pad: Crew-3 launch

Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to liftoff soon. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission will launch four astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station as early as

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet 3 Hispanic space pioneers

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are going on a journey through the decades to celebrate the significant contributions Hispanic astronauts have made to the space program by highlighting three of these trailblazers. Franklin Chang Diaz Dr. Chang Díaz became the first Hispanic astronaut when NASA selected him in 1980. He

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Solving Space – OSIRIS-Rex

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. The exploration missions of today will fuel the deep space expeditions of tomorrow. One of these pioneering missions, OSIRIS-Rex, is on its way back to Earth with some precious cargo that just might help us learn more about our solar system.

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Space Center Houston to Close For Severe Weather

Due to severe weather, we will close at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and will remain closed through Sept. 14 to protect the safety of our guests and crew members. The center plans to reopen Sept. 15. However, we are monitoring weather conditions and will announce any further changes to the

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New Artifact: Apollo-Era Data Acquisition Camera

Travel though space history in our Starship Gallery timeline and see a new artifact – a 16mm Apollo-era data acquisition camera. This camera was used in training Apollo astronauts. A motion picture camera like this was mounted on the lunar rover to record mission activities. The film was later viewed

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Nicole Mann

Artemis astronaut feature: Nicole Mann

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Nicole Mann.  

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Lunar Rover

Pop Quiz: Rovers & surface exploration vehicles

As we push forward to explore new worlds with Artemis, it is important to look back at how the rovers and surface exploration vehicles of yesterday have inspired the designs for those of tomorrow. NASA has used these vehicles for transportation, to collect samples and run scientific investigations to learn

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Lunar Rover

Solving Space – Apollo-era lunar rover

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. As we prepare for a return to the Moon with Artemis, it is important to look back at how Apollo inspired NASA’s next giant leap. Many of today’s rover designs were inspired by perhaps one of the most iconic vehicles of

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