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Mission Apollo: A timeline of the Apollo program

In less than a year, we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In anticipation of that momentous anniversary, we’re creating content around the Apollo Program. One fo the things we will be doing is creating infographics about different topics, including Apollo astronaut bios, Apollo mission recaps and the following one, which […]

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Astronaut Friday: Serena Aunon-Chancellor

It’s Friday on this here blog, which means it’s time to highlight an astronaut. Today, we’ll be diving into the career of one of the active astronauts on the International Space Station right now. Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor was selected as an astronaut in 2009 1) She searched for meteorites Case Western Reserve University runs the […]

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Explore NASA innovations at Technology Day

Hear from NASA experts about food science, environmental life support, planetary sciences and mission operations from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in Astronaut Gallery. Presentations include: Eating in Space – An Evolution of Food with Dr. Takiyah Sirmons, NASA research scientist supporting advanced food technology Smelling Coffee in Space and How This Helps […]

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On anniversary, Curiosity rover still exploring Mars

On Mars, there is a roving science laboratory with lasers and cameras and active science experiments as we speak. On Aug. 5, 2012, Curiosity landed on Mars and has been making tracks (and history) ever since. Let’s run through some quick facts about the Mars Science Laboratory. What’s it’s real name? Both? Both. The Mars […]

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NASA announces Commercial Crew astronauts

Soon, American astronauts will launch on missions to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. That may not seem like a monumental sentence, but it’s been six years and counting since the last Space Shuttle mission launched. Since then, any astronauts journeying to ISS had to go through Russia’s Roscosmos program. Astronaut Suni Williams will […]

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Expedition 54/55 astronaut debrief Aug. 7

What happens on the International Space Station? What did astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle do when they were aboard ISS? What experiments did they run? How did they sleep? Relive the journey of Expeditions 54/55 with the mission’s astronauts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, only at Space Center Houston. This is […]

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Space Center U launches Atmospheric Research program

Ever wonder what it’s like at the edge of space? How cold does it get? How much air pressure is at 100,000 feet? The upper layers of our atmosphere are generally unexplored. In the Space Center U Atmospheric Research program, participants join a high-altitude ballooning mission where they take on flight roles and become citizen […]

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AstroRad vest arrives at Space Center Houston

To survive deep space exploration, astronauts will have to weather radiation that is orders of magnitude greater than they’ve faced before. To keep them safe for an eventual trip to Mars and beyond, NASA has to get creative. One of the options currently getting ready for testing is created by StemRad and is called the […]

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Monday’s Space Links

Welcome to another week of marvelous space links. What happened since we last blogged about space stuff? Gizmodo covers some remarkable new images of Neptune. What’s even cooler is these images were gathered from Earth as opposed to an orbiting telescope like Hubble. Technology really is amazing. TechCrunch covers the feat by Blue Origin last […]

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Remembering Apollo 11’s moon landing

Last week, we looked back on the fun side of the first mission to land on the moon. On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, let’s tell the story of how these three intrepid explorers got there. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off atop a Saturn V rocket. The trip to […]

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