Solving Space: James Webb Space Telescope

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. In anticipation of its upcoming launch, solve space today by unscrambling this image of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Later this week, the world’s most powerful space telescope will launch to provide scientists with an unparalleled gaze into our universe.

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Artemis I: About the CubeSat Payload

  Take a closer look at the upcoming Artemis I flight, a mission that will pave the way for future lunar exploration, in our newest blog series. When Orion blasts off for the first Artemis mission next year, so too will several CubeSats. These shoebox-sized satellites will catch a ride

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Staying Healthy in Extreme Conditions

The five hazards of human spaceflight are radiation, isolation and confinement, distance from Earth, gravity (or lack thereof), and hostile environments. To mitigate these factors, NASA partners with doctors and researchers around the globe, including the doctors at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). They seek to answer questions

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First all-woman spacewalk

International Space Station Crew Debrief: Expeditions 61 & 62

Relive the journey of Expeditions 61/62 with the mission’s astronauts in this video. Watch the video to hear from Luca Parmitano, Expedition 61 commander and Expedition 60 flight engineer; Christina Hammock Koch, Expedition 59/60/61 flight engineer; Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 60/61 flight engineer; Oleg Skripochka, Expedition 62 commander and 61 flight

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Rocket Park dedicated for George Abbey, former JSC Director

In a career that spanned five decades, George Abbey shaped NASA Johnson Space Center as much as anyone before or since. So it's fitting that a building there now bears his name. Earlier this month, JSC renamed Rocket Park after its former director, George Abbey. The building that houses the

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Solving Space: New Horizons

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of Pluto, captured by New Horizons during a flyby in 2015. Thanks to New Horizons, we now know a lot more about Pluto, its moons, and the Kuiper Belt, which will give researchers more

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Solving Space: Hubble Space Telescope

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of the Hubble Space Telescope, an orbital observatory that has helped scientists better understand our universe. The Hubble Space Telescope is named after an American astronomer, Edwin Hubble, who made many groundbreaking discoveries in

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Buy A Membership, Gift A Membership To A Deserving Educator

Want to give back to a deserving educator? Gift a Space Center Houston membership and activate learning outside the classroom for them. Now until Jan. 2, 2022, all memberships purchased at the Family level or higher, are eligible to gift a Dual level membership to a local educator. This includes

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Pop Quiz: Capturing Space

From “Earthrise” to astronaut selfies, space photography has shaped the way we see our home planet, life in space, and our solar system. Thanks to space photography, we can all tag along on missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond! From snapping photos in orbit above our world to capturing

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NASA's New Astronaut Class

NASA’s New Astronaut Class Announced

Have you heard? NASA just announced their newest astronaut class. These 10 recruits will spend the next two years in training to prepare for the missions of tomorrow. Yesterday, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced the 2021 astronaut class at Ellington Field in Houston. It's the first new astronaut class in

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