STS-56 Launch

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 2

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Spacewalk

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 1

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Remembering Astronaut Gerald Carr

Former astronaut Gerald Carr, who commanded the last Skylab mission, passed away Aug. 26, 2020 in Albany, NY. As commander of the Skylab 4 mission, Carr and his crew conducted a remarkable science program that included a wealth of biomedical investigations designed to test the effects of long duration spaceflight

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Peggy Whitson 8th spacewalk

Spacewalk trivia: Week 4

This month’s trivia features historic spacewalks and extravehicular activity. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more trivia on spacewalks!

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Richard Gordon suiting up

Top 10 photos of astronauts suiting up

Did you know temperatures in Earth’s orbit can be as cold as minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit and as hot as 250 degrees? Astronauts need suits to protect them from those extreme temperatures and harsh environments, but suiting up is no simple task. Getting into the heavy and complex suits requires

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First all-woman spacewalk

Spacewalk trivia: Week 2

This month’s trivia features historic spacewalks and extravehicular activity. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more trivia on spacewalks!

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Video: Virtual Astronaut Visit – Dr. Leroy Chiao

Hear first-hand space exploration stories from retired astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao in this May 29, 2020 Virtual Astronaut Visit. Chiao was selected as an astronaut in 1990 and is a veteran of four spaceflights. He logged a total of 229 days in space, including 36 hours of spacewalk time. He

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Astronaut Selection and Training Process

Though Space Center Houston is closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we are hosting our May Thought Leader Series virtually. As NASA begins to narrow the field of candidates for the newest astronaut class, we explored the astronaut selection and

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VR lab astronaut training

Top 15 astronaut training photos

Astronauts undergo extensive training to develop critical skills they will need to prepare for the challenges of their space exploration missions. Scroll through our top 15 images of astronauts in training and experience what is involved with readying space explorers to leave the Earth and work in orbit! Need more

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Astronaut Doug Hurley

Astronaut Friday: Doug Hurley

Today’s featured astronaut is a veteran of two spaceflights. He piloted both STS-127 and STS-135, logging over 27 days, and traveling greater than 11 million miles, in space to date. Prior to his selection by NASA in 2000, Doug Hurley was a fighter pilot and test pilot for the U.S.

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