SEEC 2018

Photo Gallery: Best of SEEC

Each year, educators from across the world discover the latest STEM education resources at our Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC). At SEEC, attendees hear from NASA experts, network with fellow educators, go on tours of historic NASA locations, explore Space Center Houston exhibits, and take back new and exciting lessons

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Astronauts and Commercial Space Highlight SEEC 2022 Keynotes

This past year has been an exciting time in commercial spaceflight. As such, our Space Exploration Educators Conference keynote sessions this year will highlight the best of spaceflight. Our first keynote will bring together crew from STS-129 for a talk entitled, “You Never Know Who You Will Inspire: A candid

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Saturn V

Science in Action: Newton’s Second Law of Motion

Behind each rocket launch, there’s a basic scientific principle to explain what’s happening. Each month, in our new Science in Action series we uncover the science behind spaceflight. Chances are, you’ve heard of Newton’s three laws of motion. Today, we are taking a closer look at Newton’s second law and

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Ax-1 Mission patch

Launch Pad: Axiom Mission 1

Meet the four private astronauts flying into space for the Ax-1 mission. From left: Larry Connor, Michael López-Alegría, Mark Pathy, and Eytan Stibbe. Image credit: Axiom Space Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to lift off soon. In a historic first-of-its-kind flight, Axiom

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Demo-2 Launch

Photo Gallery: Rocket Launches

Space exploration is fueled by successful rocket launches, from the Saturn V launching the first humans to the Moon, to the success of the SpaceX Falcon 9, the world’s first reusable orbital class rocket! Through the decades, rockets have been modified and improved, built bigger, faster, and more powerful. They

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Explorer 1

Spacecraft Spotlight: Explorer 1

In our new Spacecraft Spotlight blog series, we are featuring different spacecraft and highlighting their unique features and significant contributions to the history of space exploration. This week we are spotlighting Explorer 1, America’s first satellite. Following the two successful Sputnik launches by the Soviet Union in 1957, America felt

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Women in STEM: Kate Rubins

There are so many amazing women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. In this series, we are shining a spotlight on a few of them. We hope you're just as inspired by them as we are. This month, we are highlighting NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, who has

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Meet Our Solar System: Mercury

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let's go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Mercury. Where is it? Mercury is the first planet of our solar system, sitting an

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Remembering NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford

Retired NASA astronaut Michael “Rich” Clifford died recently due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 69. Clifford went to space three times in his NASA career, spending 27 days and more than 665 hours in orbit. He also was the first NASA astronaut to make a spacewalk while docked

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Starlab: A Commercial Destination In Space

The first-ever free flying commercial space station will be launching this decade. Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the space station, known as Starlab. This will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and

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